The big data storage question
Is there an answer that ticks all the boxes?
Data is being created at a breakneck speed, and researchers have their hands full trying to figure out what to do wit...
What drones can tell us about penguins
Algorithm works out the logistics and saves a lot of time.
How do you keep a close and regular eye on 300,000 nesting pairs of Adélie penguins spread over two square kilometres...
New school of thought on how fish swim
Robots reveal the value of vortex phase matching.
Do fish save energy by swimming in schools? New technology suggests the answer to this old question is yes. German...
Small spirals could have big impact
Twistronics meets the world of non- Euclidean geometry.
This microscopic, twisting spiral was "grown" by depositing sheets of 2D material over a substrate curved slightly by...
Microscopy gets boost from z-splitter prism
Researchers unveil a new and versatile technique.
US researchers say they have developed a simple way to capture high-quality 3D images of live cells and organisms wit...
Looking at perovskite in a new light
Australian team tackles a stability problem.
Australian researchers may have overcome a significant hurdle in the global quest to develop next-generation perovski...
How AI can affect our choices and decisions
We seem more comfortable telling all to robots.
By TaeWoo Kim, University of Technology Sydney Have you ever used Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri or Amazon Alexa t...
Barbara Liskov gets with the program
From chess endgames to the top award in computing.
If you’re sitting in front of an internet-connected computer reading this, using an operating system and application ...
A new attempt to get water from the air
Solar system works even in dry regions, researchers say.
US and Korean researchers say they are a step closer to developing a practical way to extract drinkable water directl...
The science behind our sense of touch
There are some surprising similarities with earthquakes.
European researchers have developed a new universal scaling law for the sense of touch, and it’s paving the way for a...
Diamonds not behaving like diamonds
With a tweak they can do more than just insulate.
Scientists may have found a way to make diamonds more like metal. That probably won’t excite jewellers, but it could ...
Can robot cars drive more like us?
Researchers develop a model based on managing risk.
Robot cars would be a bit less robotic if they drove a bit more like us, Dutch researchers suggest. And they may have...