Archive for the ‘Science General’ Category

Nanogirl Dr Michelle Dickinson: Can your pet predict an earthquake?

The idea that animals can predict earthquakes has been around for centuries, with records dating back to 373 BC claiming that animals including snakes, rats and weasels abandoned the city of Helice in Greece days before a devastating…

At the Bottom of the Ocean, a Surprising, Gloomy Discovery

Almost two miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, on a lonely outcrop of bare rock 100 miles from Costa Rica, researchers on a geological expedition found something odd. As their remotely controlled submersible sunk through the black waters tow…

Polarized object detection in crabs: a two-channel system [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

Melanie Ailin Basnak, Veronica Perez-Schuster, Gabriela Hermitte, and Martin Beron de AstradaMany animal species take advantage of polarization vision for vital tasks such as orientation, communication, and contrast enhancement. Previous studies have …

Powering advances in wireless connectivity for the future

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces an important milestone in its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) effort. In collaboration with an industry consortium of 28 networking companies and associations, NSF is supporting the devel…

Free online tool could help women decide on breast reconstruction

A new study published in Psycho-Oncology has revealed that a free web-based decision aid that helps women with breast cancer make decisions regarding reconstruction surgery after mastectomy is likely cost-effective. BRECONDA (Breast Reconstruction De…

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