Creating satellites that could travel flat and transform themselves into a dish shape would make space exploration easier, say researchers.
Creating colloidal diamonds, a long-awaited photonic technique, could change the development and use of optical technologies over the next decade.
Kitchen robots can do a lot of things but picking up a clear or shiny object remains the things of robot nightmares. A color camera may solve the problem.
White blood cells called neutrophils may be central to the immune system overreaction that can kill COVID-19 patients. Could rod-shaped particles help?
You can't separate your subjective experience of an object from the way you perceive it, a study finds. That means we don't see objects as they really are.
Simulations may solve the mystery of why some asteroids like Bennu have a "spinning top" shape. The work points to the origins of these kinds of asteroids.
"...natural enemies can be more abundant when agricultural landscapes are made up of smaller farm fields." Natural enemies mean fewer pests eating crops.
The skeletal shapes of objects—picture a stick figure—is a key tool to help us in object recognition.
A new robot can make tools from separate parts by reasoning about shape, function, and how they can fit together—a technique known as "MacGyvering."