A new mobile autonomous robot could perform daily monitoring tasks while safely interacting with chickens in commercial chicken houses, according to researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). This advance could help farmers reduce the likelihood of disease outbreaks, lessen their labor costs, and allow them the freedom to take on more important tasks. (more…)
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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, or “biobots,” for use in emergency response. (more…)
PR-Agenturen manipulieren Texte auf Wikipedia im Auftrag von Unternehmen. Die perfide Unterwanderung ist kaum zu kontrollieren.
Die Online-Enzyklopädie Wikipedia ist eines der weltweit meistgeklickten Informationsportale im Netz. Weit über anderthalb Millionen Artikel zu kulturellen, historischen und wissenschaftlichen Themen finden sich allein auf der deutschen Wikipedia-Seite. Verfasst werden diese Einträge von freiwilligen Autoren, die dafür kein Geld bekommen. Das Prinzip des Online-Lexikons: Jeder kann Beiträge einstellen, kontrollieren, verbessern – auch anonym. Durch die Intelligenz der Masse soll ein gewaltiger Wissensspeicher entstehen, glaubwürdig und neutral. (more…)
As cancer treatment in pill form transforms how care is delivered, a new Michigan State University study underscores the challenges patients face in administering their own chemotherapy outside the supervised environment of a cancer clinic.
Chemotherapy pills can target specific cancers better than some traditional intravenous drugs, said Sandra Spoelstra, the MSU assistant professor of nursing who led the study. But they also can be difficult for patients to take. (more…)
EAST LANSING, Mich. — A team of Michigan State University researchers will soon be heading into the rainforests of Nicaragua to help an endangered species known as a Baird’s tapir co-exist with local farmers whose crops are being threatened by the animals.
The animals were thought to be extinct in that part of the world until just two years ago when the MSU team discovered them still living there through the use of “camera trapping” – the setting up of still and video cameras in order to “capture” the animal. (more…)
UD alumnus one of Popular Science magazine’s ‘Brilliant 10’ Young Scientists
University of Delaware alumnus Deva Ramanan has been named one of Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10” Young Scientists.
The designation places Ramanan on the magazine’s annual “honor roll” of the 10 most promising scientist for 2012.
Ramanan, who earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at UD in 2000, is an associate professor of computer science at the University of California Irvine (UCI). There he is working to improve a computer’s image recognition capability, or in simpler terms, a computer’s ability to “see people.” (more…)
PASADENA, Calif. – A NASA-led science team has created an accurate, high-resolution map of the height of Earth’s forests. The map will help scientists better understand the role forests play in climate change and how their heights influence wildlife habitats within them, while also helping them quantify the carbon stored in Earth’s vegetation.
Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; the University of Maryland, College Park; and Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, Mass., created the map using 2.5 million carefully screened, globally distributed laser pulse measurements from space. The light detection and ranging (lidar) data were collected in 2005 by the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System instrument on NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat). (more…)