A new perching mechanism lets a small robot cling to walls.
A mechanized buoy is faster than human lifeguards in some situations.
Up-to-date media reports about the way an infectious disease is spreading could dramatically reduce the severity of an outbreak, according to a new mathematical model.
When biomass burns to form charcoal, it stores carbon rather than releasing it as carbon dioxide. So could triggering forest fires save the planet?
Requiring utilities to use existing natural gas plants fully could markedly reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week:
A new theoretical model suggests that quantum entanglement helps prevent the molecules of life from breaking apart.
A Google staff engineer outlines a few of the Web application's next steps.
The techniques for indexing Chinese language websites could dramatically improve the speed of bioinformatic searches, according to research by SOSO, the third-largest Chinese search engine.
The relatively young company has both good points and coming challenges in common with the software giant.