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September 24, 2014
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Research Paves Way for Cyborg Moth ‘Biobots’

North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely controlled moths, … Continue reading

March 6, 2014
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Die Reaktorkatastrophe von Fukushima verschärfte die Umweltsorgen der Deutschen

Nach dem Reaktorunglück in Fukushima am 11. März 2011 stieg der Anteil der Menschen in Deutschland, die sich sehr große Sorgen um die Umwelt machten, um 20 Prozent. So lautet das zentrale Ergebnis einer Studie auf Basis von Daten des … Continue reading

January 12, 2014
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Innovative soft robotics technology spawns new products

The robot gripper invented by researchers at the University of Chicago and Cornell University is now available commercially. Empire Robotics, the company founded to commercialize the invention, is taking orders for the limited first release of its product called VERSABALL, … Continue reading

August 1, 2013
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Water Geysers on Saturn’s Moon

A new study published in Nature this week describes the forces that control the jets of water and organic material that erupt from the icy surface of Enceladus, a moon of Saturn. UA scientists contributed data to the study. The … Continue reading

May 30, 2013
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Forecast for Titan: Wild Weather Could be Ahead

Saturn’s moon Titan might be in for some wild weather as it heads into its spring and summer, if two new models are correct. Scientists think that as the seasons change in Titan’s northern hemisphere, waves could ripple across the … Continue reading

February 17, 2013
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Get off my lawn: Song Sparrows Escalate Territorial Threats

Territorial song sparrows use increasingly threatening signals to ward off trespassing rivals. First an early warning that matches the intruder’s song, then wing waving – a bird’s version of “flipping the bird” – as the dispute heats up, and finally, … Continue reading

January 9, 2013
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Cassini Suggests Icing on a Lake

It’s not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA’s Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing lakes and seas of … Continue reading

December 13, 2012
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My, What Big Teeth You Have! Threatening Objects Appear Closer

When we’re faced with things that seem threatening, whether it’s a hairy spider or an angry mob, our goal is usually to get as far away as we can. Now, new research suggests that our visual perception may actually be … Continue reading