Towards a color holographic video future

Researchers at MIT's Media Lab have created a new approach to generating holograms that could lead to color holographic-video displays which are significantly cheaper to manufacture than today's experimental, monochromatic displays. The same technique could also increase the resolution of conventional 2-D displays.

DNA technique reveals ancient hair and eye color

Researchers have discovered that a new method of establishing hair and eye color from modern forensic samples can also do the same for ancient human remains.

Vesta's black patches reveal carbon-rich asteroid impacts

New data from NASA's Dawn mission bears out the theory that the dark color of the protoplanet Vesta is caused by the impact of carbon-rich asteroids.

Jupiter's Trojan asteroids show their true colors

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, WISE, has uncovered new clues about the Jovian Trojans - asteroids that orbit the sun on the same path as Jupiter in two 'packs'.

Are New England fall colors set to disappear?

New England is gradually losing its famous fall colors, says the National Science Foundation.

Squishy robot changes color for camouflage

Harvard researchers have developed a soft-bodied robot, based on a starfish, that can camouflage itself when required - or color itself brightly.

Rover camera shows Red Planet in color

The Curiosity rover's sent back the first images from its color Mast Camera (Mastcam), along with a 360-degree panorama of Gale Crater.

Birds prefer pooping on red cars

If birds poop on your shiny red car more than on those of your neighbors, don't take it personally: it's just the color.

Fish cells inspire color-changing clothes

British researchers have mimicked the camouflaging abilities of creatures such as squid and zebrafish, in research that could help soldiers stay out of sight.

What color is the Vesta asteroid?

Since last July, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting the asteroid Vesta and transmitting gigabytes of images and other relevant data.

Colored dinosaur feathers found trapped in amber

A University of Alberta research team has discovered a remarkable collection of Cretaceous feathers trapped in tree resin.

Color TV helps you dream in color

Young people are much more likely to dream in color, Japanese researchers report - and one reason could be the spread of color television.

DNA can show hair colour of criminals

Forensic investigators will now be able to tell the hair color of an unknown perpetrator from DNA traces.

Eight-year-olds publish in top scientific journal

A group of British schoolchildren have achieved an honor only to be dreampt of by many scientists - having a paper accepted for publication by a prestigious Royal Society journal.

'Blast badge' allows instant diagnosis of exposure to explosive shock

A new cap badge could allow immediate diagnosis of the severity of exposure to explosive blasts on the battlefield.

Hanvon to debut first color E Ink e-reader

The first color E Ink-powered e-reader is expected to make its debut at a Tokyo electronics show on Tuesday.

Google upgrades search engine with refined UI

Google has upgraded its popular search engine with a refined user interface (UI)  that allows users to fully experience the "increasing richness" of the web.

The iPad vs. 3DTV: Which is more revolutionary?

I was at a joint Intel/HP event at DreamWorks yesterday and Jeffrey Katzenberg spoke to us about 3D and how it was likely the biggest thing to happen since color.

Can Amazon's next-gen Kindle take on Apple's iPad?

Amazon's recent acquisition of multitouch screen company Touchco hints that the Seattle-based corporation has big plans for its next-generation Kindle.