A new algorithm called ArtEmis can scan paintings and explain the emotion they convey, researchers report. It could improve the way computers "see."
March 29, 2021 • ~6 min
A new study sheds light on a once-elusive phenomenon known as a "turbulent dynamo," an astrophysical process that amplifies magnetic fields.
March 26, 2021 • ~5 min
A new kind of soft robot that looks like a dragonfly and doesn't use any electronics could hunt for signs that indicate environmental changes in water.
March 26, 2021 • ~8 min
"What we were interested in is, when is carbon not diamond?" Finding the answer involves something called a diamond anvil cell.
March 25, 2021 • ~7 min
A new picture that showcases the magnetic fields of a black hole will help us understand more about the massive energy jets they can fire off into space.
March 24, 2021 • ~5 min
A complex network of wing, muscle, and nervous system genes give fruit flies what it takes to become champion fliers.
March 23, 2021 • ~6 min
Following school closures in spring 2020 due to COVID-19, children's reading fluency in the US is roughly 30% behind what's expected in a typical year.
March 22, 2021 • ~9 min
Birds breathe with greater efficiency than humans due to the structure of their lungs: looped airways that facilitate air flows that go in one direction.
March 19, 2021 • ~5 min
Newly found fossils of different stages in the life cycle of the ancient lamprey may upend our ideas about the origins of vertebrates.
March 19, 2021 • ~6 min
How did life on Earth start? Researchers say it could've been billions and billions of lightning strikes unleashing the planet's phosphorus.
March 18, 2021 • ~5 min