Friday, July 29, 2011

Science of the Week, 7/29/11

I can't believe July is almost over. Then again, the Fourth of July weekend already seems distant. Such are the joys of a middle-aged memory. Anyway, here are some interesting science news articles from this week:

The world's first "printed" aircraft

Researchers turn on, then turn off, social awkwardness in mice

Material created at Purdue lets electrons "dance" and form new state

Bionic microrobot mimics the "water strider" and walks on water

New invisibility cloak hides objects from human's view

Researchers graft smell receptors onto nanotubes

Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can they turn off the social awkwardness in humans?

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

That would make a great story idea--turning a nerd into the life of the party. Would he or she feel more comfortable with his/her original personality?

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