Category: Science

Why a robot can't yet outjump a flea

Smashing mantis shrimp. Snapping trap-jaw ants. Stinging jellyfish. Some of the fastest living things — at least over short distances read more

May 5, 2018

Surfaces that repel water can support efficient boiling if all air and vapor is removed from a system first, according read more

May 5, 2018

Researchers have built the first metal-free, dynamically tunable metamaterial for controlling electromagnetic waves. The approach could form the basis for read more

May 5, 2018

Engineered nanomaterials hold great promise for medicine, electronics, water treatment, and other fields. But when the materials are designed without read more

May 5, 2018

A new study describes how an updated version of the microscope slide can enable scientists to see tiny objects while read more

May 5, 2018

A new, stable artificial photosynthesis device doubles the efficiency of harnessing sunlight to break apart both fresh and salt water, read more

May 5, 2018

New research has shown for the first time that a social robot can deliver a ‘helpful’ and ‘enjoyable’ motivational interview read more