"We found that children who had been coded at some point with physical abuse were more likely to have also been brought in for treatment of a fingertip injury."
Feb. 13, 2020 • ~2 min
When it comes to making errors on your smartphone touchscreen, it's all in the thumbs. But it's length, not thickness, that matters.
Feb. 12, 2020 • ~4 min
The AuraRing system can track hand movements and the user's finger, which could allow finer control over games, smartphones, VR, and more.
Feb. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
Harvard researchers have devised what they hope is a better way to disinfect hands, using tiny aerosolized nanodroplets of water and nontoxic disinfectants that not only leave hands sterile, but use so little water the hands stay dry.
Jan. 23, 2020 • ~11 min
Extremely rare lemurs called aye-ayes have long, spidery fingers for spearing grubs. Scientists have just discovered that they have "pseudothumbs," as well.
Oct. 21, 2019 • ~4 min
A test of mobile typing speed reveals that the gap between mobile and desktop has narrowed. You can try the texting speed assessment for yourself.
Oct. 7, 2019 • ~3 min
For the first time, Harvard researchers have captured images of individual viruses forming, offering a real-time view into the kinetics of viral assembly.
Oct. 2, 2019 • ~5 min
A robotic gripper's gentle grasp could make it a safer coworker on an assembly line, say researchers.
Sept. 12, 2019 • ~3 min
A new e-glove can help people with prosthetic hands feel pressure and temperature, while also giving prostheses the softness and warmth of real skin.
Sept. 4, 2019 • ~3 min
"...this is another instance where you're seeing that staying physically active affects your overall health and your cognitive health."
Aug. 23, 2019 • ~2 min