Droplets of water combine, and then jump from the insect's water-repellent wings
Butterflies face more bumpy, turbulent skies than previously thought. Insights into their flight could help make micro-aerial vehicles more maneuverable
The pirate perch species is found to be able to mask its proximity from potential targets, suggesting that more organisms have this ability than previously thought
Some physicists are relying on a phenomenon called superposition to fill in their NCAA men's basketball tournament selections
Satellites could be used to beam down powerful data encryption keys that rely on entangled photons. The vacuum of space could solve the distance problem encountered in sending quantum signals on Earth...
The pigment's chemistry could be incorporated into modern applications. For instance, inkjet printers could fabricate devices with the pigment's near-infrared-emitting property
Plasma flows like a liquid but has the consistency of ketchup on a small scale. This new insight could help researchers better model the motion of blood in the human body
Genomes and language provide clues on the origin of Homer's classic
Neuroscientist Stephen Macknik and colleagues have determined that the famous illusion in which balls seemingly jump from cup to cup manipulates our minds more with distraction than with social cues...
This year's awards showcase the interplay between art and science