Core Sciences

  • New photodetector is a shining light

    Ultra-thin prototype can see the full spectrum.

    Australian engineers appear to have raised the bar for photodetector technology, developing a device that is incredib...

    Engineering September 23, 2020
  • The fisheye lens goes flat and wide

    Panoramas possible with a single piece of glass.

    Fisheye lenses let photographers take panoramic views in a single shot but, because they are made from multiple piece...

    Engineering September 22, 2020
  • How our brains make educated guesses

    Cells work together to combine memories, study shows.

    British scientists say they have identified how cells in the brain work together to combine memories of separate expe...

    Biology September 18, 2020
  • Time does fly when we’re having fun

    Scientists identify neurons that skew our perception.

    If time seems to go more slowly when you’re boiling the kettle or waiting for a bus, it might not just be your imagin...

    Biology September 17, 2020
  • Why peas in a pod are like they are

    Genetics ensure appropriate distancing, study suggests.

    The expression “like peas in a pod” usually refers to looking alike, but there’s actually more to the story. Open ...

    Biology September 15, 2020
  • Helping keep computer chips cool

    Integrated system proves effective and power-efficient.

    When it comes to computer chips, smaller is better. Manufacturers are continually trying to shrink their size and pac...

    Engineering September 10, 2020
  • Research that gets to the point

    Mathematicians consider how stone forests form.

    Stone forests are as mysterious as they are majestic.  It is not certain exactly what forces created the rock formati...

    Mathematics September 9, 2020
  • Children’s brains hear language differently

    Research suggests this also helps them recover from neural injury.

    Young children use both brain hemispheres to understand language, neuroscientists say, which may explain why they app...

    Biology September 8, 2020
  • Turning buoyancy on its head

    French researchers have floated boats “upside down” on liquid.

    At risk of stating the obvious: boats float on top of water. Yet French researchers have seemingly inverted gravity a...

    Core Sciences September 3, 2020
  • How brain flexibility emerges in infants

    Imaging provides new insights into mental capacity.

    Scientists say they’ve discovered that cognitive flexibility, a critical higher order brain function, starts developi...

    Biology September 1, 2020
  • Green light for new coupling tool

    Trigger turns photochemical reaction on and off.

    Australian researchers have reported the development of a new molecular coupling tool combining green light and pH tr...

    Chemistry August 26, 2020
  • To be safe in a crowd, be like a locust

    Engineers inspired to design new collision-avoidance device.

    US engineers are trying to develop a low-power collision detector for robots, drones and even self-driving cars that ...

    Engineering August 25, 2020
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