Nature’s rare colour, blue, owes its existence to bee vision
At a dinner party, or in the schoolyard, the question of favourite colour frequently results in an answer of “blue”. Why is it that humans are so fond of blue? And why does it seem to be so rare in the world of plants and animals?
Nano-thin piezoelectrics advance self-powered electronics
A new type of ultra-efficient, nano-thin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies and even deliver pacemakers powered by heart beats.
Bio-inspired: How lobsters can help make stronger 3D printed concrete
New research shows that patterns inspired by lobster shells can make 3D printed concrete stronger, to support more complex and creative architectural structures.
Too much information: the COVID work revolution has increased digital overload
Interference with our brain's goal-directed functioning is increasing with ever more tools for virtual communication and collaboration.