Light is made of individual photons, and these particles do not usually interact with each other. But a team of physicists from MIT and Harvard have successfully made three photons interact to create a new form of light - a breakthrough that could open a path toward using photons in quantum computing.
Researchers have developed an electronic skin that can heal itself - and is fully recyclable. The e-skin is a thin, translucent material with sensors embedded to mimic function and mechanical properties of human skin such as sensing pressure temperature, humidity and air flow.
Neuroscientists at University of California have identified 'anxiety cells' in the brain’s hippocampus. The finding, so far demonstrated with mice, could lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders in humans because the cells probably exist in humans, too, researchers say.
A study at Virginia Tech has found that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of hosts. Delicious-smelling individuals are usually the preferred targets, but swatting at them or performing other defensive behaviours – can teach them to stay away, researchers say. "Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing exactly what attracts a mosquito … Continue reading Mosquitoes Target Delicious-Smelling Individuals – But Swatting Teaches Them To Stay Away (For Days)
The Sun is losing mass as it’s getting older. As a result, its gravitational pull is weakening and the orbits of all the planets in our solar system are expanding. To earthlings, the effect of broadening of Earth’s orbit will likely remain minuscule as it’s expanding at the rate of less than an inch a year.
Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley have claimed to track a thought racing across the brain. The finding confirms how the prefrontal cortex coordinates complex interactions between different regions in the brain - to help us act in response to what we perceive.
If you push something, it will move in the direction of force applied. But if you push an object with negative mass, it will move against the direction of applied force. Creating a particle with negative mass seems practically impossible. But now physicists have developed a device that can create particles with negative mass.
Through direct satellite observation, scientists have for the first time shown that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion.
Ever felt tired and sluggish after eating sugar or a startling number of ginormous meals? That’s the effects of a sugar crash, which researchers at New Zealand have shown can impair cognitive performance – in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.