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The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have created RoboFly, the first wireless flying robotic insect. RoboFly is slightly heavier than a toothpick and is powered by a laser beam. 1 week
Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY A group of biologists has studied Nasonia parasitic wasps, which are about the size of a sesame seed, and they serve as one of the best models to... 6 days
Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster
SPACE.COM Pulses of light from infrared lasers can speed up computer operations by a factor of 1 million, and may have opened the door to room-temperature quantum computing. 4 days
Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster
LIVE SCIENCE Pulses of light from infrared lasers can speed up computer operations by a factor of 1 million, and may have opened the door to room-temperature quantum computing. 1 week
Long-term study reveals one invasive insect can change a forest bird community
SCIENCE DAILY Eastern hemlock forests have been declining due to a non-native insect pest. A new study presents some of the best data showing how the... 14 hours
Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria
PHYS.ORG A damaging bacteria with an uncanny ability to pass itself from insect mothers to eggs meets its genomic match in a tiny variety of parasitic wasp, a recent... 7 days
The farmer wants a hive—inside the world of renting bees
PHYS.ORG Almonds, blueberries, apples, melons – all of these fruits, and many more, rely on insect pollination. Some crops rely more on pollinators than others. Insect pollination isn't just... 24 hours
Common Ancestor of All Placental Mammals Was Insect-Eater: Study
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Wicked evolution: Can we address the sociobiological dilemma of pesticide resistance?
Science Magazine Resistance to insecticides and herbicides has cost billions of U.S. dollars in the agricultural sector and could result in millions of lives lost to insect-vectored diseases.... 7 days
Pesticide resistance needs attention, large-scale study
PHYS.ORG To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest evolution.... 7 days
Single-system solar tech cuts clean energy costs in half
PHYS.ORG Generating power from the sun isn't the problem. The technology has been there for decades. Storing that power efficiently, however, has been a challenge. 24 hours
Long-term study reveals one invasive insect can change a forest bird community
PHYS.ORG Eastern hemlock forests have been declining due to a non-native insect pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications... 1 day
Berlin agrees to compensate power firms for nuclear exit
PHYS.ORG The German government approved a draft law Wednesday that paves the way for energy giants RWE and Vattenfall to receive hundreds of millions of euros in compensation for the country's... 22 hours
The charts may be getting sadder but popular music has never been more varied
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In 1985, the best selling song in the UK was Jennifer Rush's The Power of Love. Thirty years later, it... 1 week
This Box Could Become the Coldest Spot in the Universe
LIVE SCIENCE Lasers and microgravity will chill this ice chest-size box to 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space. 3 days
Redstone family blocks move to dilute its CBS vote power
PHYS.ORG The struggle over the future of CBS Corp. took a new twist Wednesday as the holding company for controlling shareholder Shari Redstone said it revised the bylaws of... 1 week
Tidal range power plants hold potential for electricity generation
PHYS.ORG In theory, one third of global electricity needs could be provided by the world's tidal range, according to a new comprehensive state-of-the-art review of tidal range power plants. 2 days
X-rays from tabletop lasers allows scientists to peer through the 'water window'
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NASA Is Launching a Box of Lasers to Make the Coldest Spot In the Universe
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World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive
PHYS.ORG To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a... 5 days
As more solar and wind come onto the grid, prices go down but new questions come up
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Novel IR imaging offers rapid and reliable analysis of cancer tissues
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Here's the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station on Monday
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Leveraging imperfections to create better-behaved quantum dots
PHYS.ORG Potentially paving the way toward advanced computers, lasers or optical devices, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have revealed new effects in tiny electronic devices called quantum dots. 2 days
a space ant fires its lasers A space ant fires its lasers
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Optical tweezers -- mini 'tractor beams' -- help arrange artificial cells into tissue structures
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used lasers to connect, arrange and merge artificial cells, paving the way for networks of artificial cells that... 1 week
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Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees C helps most species hold their ground
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Mini tractor beams help arrange artificial cells into tissue structures
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used lasers to connect, arrange and merge artificial cells, paving the way for networks of artificial cells that act like tissues. 1 week
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ANU invites citizen scientists to search for exploding stars
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New views of Sun: Two missions will go closer to our star than ever before
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The charts may be getting sadder but popular music has never been more varied
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How high can seas rise? On a tropical isle, the answers are not always obvious
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Can anyone learn to sing? For most of us, the answer is yes
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Mini tractor beams help arrange artificial cells into tissue structures
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NICER mission finds an X-ray pulsar in a record-fast orbit
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Mini-antibodies discovered in sharks and camels could lead to drugs for cancer and other diseases
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