Researchers are investigating whether an anti-itch medication that targets a specific part of our nerve cells can make morphine — which targets a different part–more effective. The findings suggest it can.
Scientists have shown that a type of foam long studied by scientists is able to block particular wavelengths of light, a coveted property for next-generation information technology that uses light instead of electricity.
Researchers are first to combine 3D climate modeling with atmospheric chemistry to explore the habitability of planets around M dwarf stars, which comprise about 70% of the total galactic population.
Astronomers detected a giant planet orbiting a small star. The planet has much more mass than theoretical models predict.
EPFL scientists have developed a soft artificial skin that provides haptic feedback and – thanks to a sophisticated self-sensing mechanism – has the potential to instantaneously adapt to a wearer’s movements.
Algorithm enables one audio signal to glide into another, recreating the ‘portamento’ effect of some musical instruments.
How people interpret musical notes depends on the types of music they have listened to.
A 21st century nuisance for parents may have proved deadly to early man.
Supercomputer simulations of galaxies have shown that Einstein’s theory of General Relativity might not be the only way to explain how gravity works or how galaxies form.
An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to “sniff out” and better identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumours.
New research suggests how to get large numbers of people engaged in participating during a live performance like a concert — or a lecture — and channel that energy for a sustained time period.
A new Bielefeld University study shows how, without being aware of it, healthy people sometimes mis-attribute touch to the wrong side or even a completely different part of their body.
Graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries, strokes or heart attacks.
Can water reach minus 263 degrees Celsius without turning into ice? Yes it can, say researchers, if it is confined in nanometer-scale lipid channels.
Paleontologists have just reported the world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed ‘Scotty,’ lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago.