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World's Most Powerful Optical Microscope: Microscope Could 'Solve the Cause of Viruses'
Meditation Beats Dance for Harmonizing Body and Mind
Songbird's Strategy for Changing Its Tune Could Inform Rehab Efforts

World's Most Powerful Optical Microscope: Microscope Could 'Solve the Cause of Viruses'

Previously, the standard optical microscope can only see items around one micrometre -- 0.001 millimetres -- clearly.

Meditation Beats Dance for Harmonizing Body and Mind

The body is a dancer's instrument, but is it attuned to the mind? A new study from the University of California, Berkele [...]

Songbird's Strategy for Changing Its Tune Could Inform Rehab Efforts

Young male Bengalese finches practice their boisterous mating song hundreds of times a day, comparing their melody to th [...]

Homoplasy: A Good Thread to Pull to Understand the Evolutionary Ball of Yarn

A review paper recently published in Science by David Wake, Marvalee Wake and Chelsea Specht, all currently National Science Foundation grantees, suggests that studying examples of homoplasy can help scientists analyze the overwhelming deluge of genetic data and information that is currently being generated.

For example, studying situations where a derived trait surfaces in two lineages that lack a recent comm [...]

Homoplasy: A Good Thread to Pull to Understand the Evolutionary Ball of Yarn

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Plug-and-Play Multi-Core Voltage Regulator Could Lead to 'Smarter' Smartphones, Slimmer Laptops and

Plug-and-Play Multi-Core Voltage Regulator Could Lead to 'Smarter' Smartphones, Slimmer Laptops and

Today's consumers expect mobile devices that are increasingly small, yet ever-more powerful. All the bells and whistles, [...]

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Surgical Instruments With Electronic Serial Numbers

Surgical Instruments With Electronic Serial Numbers

Gone are the days of having to compromise on surgeons' demands because of the limitations associated with metal processi [...]

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New Technique for Improving Robot Navigation Systems

New Technique for Improving Robot Navigation Systems An autonomous mobile robot is a robot that is able to navigate its environment without colliding or getting lost. Unmanned robots are also able to recover from spatial disorientati [...]

Mating Mites Trapped in Amber Reveal Sex Role Reversal

Mating Mites Trapped in Amber Reveal Sex Role Reversal In a paper published March 1 in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, researchers Pavel Klimov and Ekaterina Sidorchuk describe an extinct mite species in which the tradit [...]

Technique for Measuring Methane Gas from Cattle Flatulence

Technique for Measuring Methane Gas from Cattle Flatulence Recently, scientists developed a methane release measuring technique as way of tracking the discharge of the gas without disrupting the regular management of the herd. This is part [...]
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