Latest News

New potential for touch screens at your fingertips

Our sense of touch is clearly more acute than many realize. A new study demystifies the ?unknown sense? with first-ever measurements of human tactile perception. When a finger is drawn over a surface, vibrations occur in the finger. People feel these vibrations differently on different structures. The friction properties of the surface control how hard we press on the surface as we explore it. A high friction surface requires us to press less to achieve the optimum friction force.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Outreach program gets cessation help to smokers of low socioeconomic status

  • Yoga has potential to reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease

  • How does prostate cancer form? Parkinson's Link?

  • Why are UK teenagers skipping school?

  • Subtle but important memory function affected by preterm birth

  • Quality of parent-infant relationships, early childhood shyness predict teen anxiety

  • Early caregiving experiences have long-term effects on social relationships, achievement

  • Fine particulate air pollution linked with increased autism risk

  • Is there a better way to treat substance use in adolescents with co-occurring mental health disorders?

  • Scientists map out how childhood brain tumours relapse

  •