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Jellyfish Killing Robots Developed in Korea

Jellyfish Killing Robots Developed in Korea

Jellyfish population is increasing globally. They don’t only sting thousands of people but they also cause damage to the cooling systems of power reactors. Now researchers from Korea developed a new tool set to eliminate them – an autonomous robot ...

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British Researchers Induced Out-of-Body Experience

British Researchers Induced Out-of-Body Experience

Researcher working with volunteers during the experiment (Credit: Anglia Ruskin University) A recent study, conducted researchers from the UK and Swiss shows that information about heartbeat can be used to change how people experience their own body and self and ...

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Laurie O’Keefe-Ant Insect Society

Laurie O’Keefe-Ant Insect Society

The profession of medical and biological illustration is an elite one, with very few members. Of those at the top of their game is Laurie O’Keefe, who created the image featured this week, “Ant Insect Society.” Ms. O’Keefe has a ...

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The Next Step in Evolution?

The Next Step in Evolution?

Scientist from Radboud University, the Netherlands, recently published an article describing a new evolutionary model. While this study relies on Darwin’s familiar writings, this approach differs by suggesting a new hierarchy, allowing scientists to partially predict the next step in ...

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Robotic Fish Blend In

Robotic Fish Blend In

Researchers at the University of Leeds in England have developed a robotic fish, called “Robofish”, capable of blending in with real fish; at least inside an aquarium or tank. The new fish should provide insight into group dynamics as well ...

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Biological Clock Operate on a 24-hour Cycle?

Biological Clock Operate on a 24-hour Cycle?

Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, have recently found the way in which our biological system knows to operate on a 24-hour cycle. This discovery, in the form of a single tiny molecule, holds the clue to the ...

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Sea Lamprey’s Genome Mystery

Sea Lamprey’s Genome Mystery

Researchers have discovered that the sea lamprey, which emerged from jawless fish first appearing 500 million years ago, dramatically remodels its genome. Shortly after a fertilized lamprey egg divides into several cells, the growing embryo discards millions of units of ...

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The World’s First Bionic Goose

The World’s First Bionic Goose

Not quite the object of science-fiction movies, but futuristic nonetheless – we present you the world’s first bionic goose. In a first operation of its kind, vets in the UK have fitted a two-week old gosling with a bionic leg. ...

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Planning Ahead Bacteria

Planning Ahead Bacteria

Scientists from the Weizmann Institute in Israel, led by Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel, have recently shown that bacteria can anticipate certain future events in their environment and prepare for the upcoming changes. According to the scientists, these findings do not only ...

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Buckyballs Prevent Water Biofouling

Buckyballs Prevent Water Biofouling

Researchers at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina have shown that buckyballs could prevent bacteria and other contaminants from attaching to water pipes and the membranes used to filter water in filtration plants. When bacteria attach to these surfaces, they ...

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