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Hovering Bats
November 26, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Bats flying in a wind tunnel while scientists explain how the creatures hover.
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Robofish: School Like Real Fish
November 26, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Created at the University of Washington by Prof. Kristi Morgansen, these robotic fish form an underwater wireless network, sharing information spontaneously acting like a school of flesh and blood fish.
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Bear Bones Approach to Osteoporosis
November 26, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
The bear fact is that hibernating ursines don't lose bone mass even though they're inactive for months. Could human bones be taught this trick?
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Video - Just Like Magic
November 25, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
When magician looks up on final "toss," study subjects reported seeing the ball move to top of screen and vanish. In 2nd clip, the palming is obvious.
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Bugs Dive Deep
November 25, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Some bugs trap oxygen bubbles against their body and live underwater. Bugs can dive as deep as 98 feet (30 meters) without bursting their bubbles, the scientist discovered.
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Video - Sun and Skin: A Complex Relationship
November 25, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Your sunscreen blocks UV rays. But those same light wavelengths make vitamin D, triggering beneficial immune system responses.
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Video - Katy Settles In
November 25, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Katy, a 19-year-old female orangutan, was relocated to Great Ape Trust of Iowa from the Los Angeles area. She's among the first additional orangutans to be transferred to Des Moines.
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Meet Rocky the Orangutan
November 25, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Rocky - The most visible orangutan in entertainment today, young Rocky has been transferred to Great Ape Trust from Los Angeles. He will become part of The Trust's non-invasive scientific research pr…
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Video - How does Bird Flu spread?
November 25, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
How does Bird Flu spread? Airborne? Food-borne?
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Video - Orangutan Charades
November 25, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
A Sumatran orangutan, Gina, age 42, at the Durrel Wildlife Conservation Trust. She gestures for food from experimenter Gordon Hunt, only to receive half a banana. (The infant orangutan in the backgro…
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BROKE - Butterflying:
November 25, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Superbot moves across the floor in a butterfly motion. Credit: USC Information Sciences Institute
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An Earth Day Message from a Personal Submersible
November 25, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Greetings and wishes from inner space by science correspondent Dave Brody. Music by Jonn Serrie
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Video - Smart Betty
November 25, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Betty uses a hooked piece of wire to fish for food.
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Video - Watch and Learn
November 25, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
A human foster parent demonstrating food-retrieval with a twig tool to Uek, a young female crow.
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Video - Elephant Doppelgangers
November 24, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Elephants Maxine and Patty investigate their reflections on their 1st day of mirror exposure.
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Video - Light Goes Backward
November 24, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
In a schematic depiction, just as the pulse enters the material, a second pulse appears on the far end of the fiber and flows backward.
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Video - Voice Joystick: A Sound-Steered Mouse
November 24, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
In development for paralysis patients, this computer peripheral device picks up where speech recognition leaves off. User's vocal inflection and dynamics are translated to cursor movement, machine co…
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Video - The End of the Earth
November 24, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Harsh "katabatic" winds and saring cold temperatures challenge life in Antartica during winter. Narrated by Joseph Campanella
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Video - Slope Climb
November 24, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Superbot mounts an inclined sand dune, river bank, and room.
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Video - Safer Ski Resort Snow: Just Add Bacteria!
November 24, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Snow machines at ski resorts use a questionable protein + bacteria slush to encourage water to freeze. A new mix of microbes may be better.
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Video - Friendly Keyboards
November 24, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
The fastest-growing category of work-related illness: office ergonomic disorders. Innovative specialty keyboards to the rescue.
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Video - Catch a Panda
November 24, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
A student camps atop a mountain in China to catch a giant panda.
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Video - Seeing Double
November 24, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
A camera embedded in the mirror films Happy on her third day of mirror exposure. She repeatedly raises her trunk while backing in and out of the mirror location, presumably as a way of testing her re…
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Alzheimer's Switch
November 24, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Protein "plaques" on brain cells cause dementia. But scientists may be able to "turn them off".
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Video - X Marks the Spot
November 24, 2008, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Happy the elephant on her first day of marking. She repetitively touches the mark or mark area with her trunk while in full view of the mirror.
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