Flocking behaviour seen among visually equipped particles
Physicists see complex behaviour emerge from simple capacities.
The mathematics of hill walking
Big data and geographers combine to better calculate how to climb up slopes.
Microbots swarm and shape-shift
Chinese research shows tiny mass-produced bots can organise collectively depending on the environment.
Race against time: ethnicity of many crucial medical cell lines misclassified
For some diseases, ethnicity counts. But researchers have found some cell lines classified as African American are in fact European.
Hydro power can generate more carbon dioxide than it saves
Whole system analysis finds hydro dams damage downstream ecosystems.
Researchers make a million tiny robots
Nanofabbed bots are small enough to be delivered via syringe, raising all sorts of fantastic voyage possibilities.
Why do zebras have stripes? To confuse flies
Research suggests the trademark markings protect against insect bites
‘The most villainous act in the history of human civilisation.’
Mann, a professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University in the US and one of the most famous climate scientists in the world, is the man behind the infamous “hockey stick” graph, which came out in 1998 and for many became the first piece of understandable data that showed the effect humans were having on the climate.
New titanosaur fossil sheds light on dino evolution
“Exceptional” African specimen excites paelontologists