Oldest fossil brain found in Kansas (Videos)

When Alan Pradel of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris CAT scanned a 300-million-year-old fossilized iniopterygian from Kansas, he and his colleagues saw a symmetrical blob nestled within the braincase. ...

NASA Successfully Tests Parachute for Ares Rocket

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA and industry engineers successfully completed the second drop test of a drogue parachute for the Ares I rocket. The test took place Feb. 28 at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground near Yuma, Ariz.

Here's looking at you, fellow!

(PhysOrg.com) -- Already Charles Darwin investigated facial expressions of monkeys in order to find out how closely related humans and monkeys really are. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics ...

Star Wars to football scores, killer apps in a Telco 2.0 era

(PhysOrg.com) -- Software developed by European researchers will allow users to create compelling new software gadgets by mashing up web and telephone services. The system is so simple that anyone can make new mini-apps. ...

Unfolding 'nature's origami'

Sometimes known as "nature's origami", the way that proteins fold is vital to ensuring they function correctly. But researchers at the University of Leeds have discovered this is a 'hit and miss' process, with proteins potentially ...

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