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Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

A new material developed by University of Colorado Boulder engineers can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, allowing a literal square peg to morph and fit into a round hole before fully reverting to its original form. The controllable shape-shifting material, described today in the journal ... Read More »

Dating the ancient Minoan eruption of Thera using tree rings

New analyses that use tree rings could settle the long-standing debate about when the volcano Thera erupted by resolving discrepancies between archeological and radiocarbon methods of dating the eruption, according to new University of Arizona-led research. “It’s about tying together a timeline of ancient Egypt, Greece, Turkey and the rest ... Read More »

IMD to forecast floods using new system, soil study data

Currently, the Central Water Commission issues flood warnings. IMD DG K J Ramesh told a News agency that the national weather agency was preparing to launch this service from the next month by using the Flash Flood Guidance System for the first time in the country. In a first for ... Read More »