01/23/2014 - 03:00

Scientists from Imperial College London and two Japanese institutions explored whether physical interaction improved the way people performed in a computer-based task where they were using a joystick-like device. They were connected by a virtual elastic band to the same type of device operated by another person, who was hidden from view.


11/05/2013 - 18:50

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined with an international team to engineer and measure a potentially important new class of nanostructured materials for microwave and advanced communication devices. Based on NIST's measurements, the new materials—a family of multilayered crystalline sandwiches—might enable a whole new class of compact, high-performance, high-efficiency components for devices such as cellular phones.


09/20/2013 - 08:50

While you are browsing online, you could be squandering memories – or losing important information.
Working memory enables us to filter out information and find what we need in the communication, says Erik Fransén, Professor in Computer Science at KTH.


07/16/2013 - 07:14

Imagine a transportation system where vehicles communicate directly with each other in real time, giving drivers warnings about traffic delays, allowing a single driver to control multiple vehicles or routing vehicles around hazardous road conditions. Those are all aspects of the “intelligent transportation” concept. And researchers have developed a model to improve the clarity of the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) transmissions needed to make that concept a reality.


07/05/2013 - 22:25

Psychologists report for the first time that specific brain regions are associated with the successful spread of ideas, often called "buzz. " These regions in the brain are called temporoparietal junction (TPJ) and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DMPFC).

06/13/2013 - 12:47

Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias. For some people, these fears of social situations can be especially acute: For example, individuals with Asperger’s syndrome often have difficulty making eye contact and reacting appropriately to social cues. But with appropriate training, such difficulties can often be overcome.