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International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Artificial antenna helps 'cockroach robot' scurry along walls
Can a robot learn to navigate in the dark like a cockroach? A Johns Hopkins engineering undergrad, working in his professor's robotics lab, has built a flexible, sensor-laden antenna to make it possible.
Johns Hopkins University
Domesticated pig's wild origin mapped
Scientists from the Uppsala University and the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences worked together to map the wild origins of the domesticated pig. The findings show that the wild boar was domesticated several times in different parts of Europe and Asia. The study is being presented in today's issue of the scientific journal Science.
American Journal of Infection Control
Study: Soap and water work best in ridding hands of disease viruses
The largest, most comprehensive study ever done comparing the effectiveness of hand hygiene products shows that nothing works better in getting rid of disease-causing viruses than simply washing one's hands with good old-fashioned soap and water.
Contact: David Williamson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Double volcanic eruption in Eastern Russia
Acquired from orbit 800 kilometres away, this Envisat image shows two volcanoes erupting simultaneously on Russia's snowy Kamchatka Peninsula this week.
Journal of Great Lakes Research
Aggressive aquatic species invading Great Lakes
Foreign species, such as zebra mussels and carp, are invading the Great Lakes and changing the ecology of this vital ecosystem. A study from McMaster University published in the March issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research suggests that for the round goby, a recently introduced fish species, their ability to wrest territory from native fish plays a key role in their dominance of the Great Lakes.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
New Journal of Physics
Black holes influence knowledge of the universe
Black holes have a reputation for voraciously eating everything in their immediate neighborhood, but these large gravity wells also affect electromagnetic radiation and may hinder our ability to ever locate the center of the universe, according to an international research team.
Fractured leg bone not the end of Tutankhamen mystery
Original X-rays of Tutankhamen's body, taken by scientists at the University of Liverpool, could throw new light on the mystery of the young King's death.
Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist
Anthropologists have constructed the world's first complete articulated Neanderthal skeleton to expand public and scientific understanding of the group, as well as of the differences between Neanderthals and modern humans.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers develop mouse model for studying blinding diseases in humans
Researchers at the University of Utah have developed genetically engineered mice that closely mimic what happens to humans who suffer from the juvenile, or dry, form of age-related macular degeneration. The findings are reported in the March 4, 2005 early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (www.pnas.org).
National Institutes of Health, Knights Templar Eye Research Foundation, Ruth and Milton Steinbach Fund, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Macular Vision Research Foundation, Research to Prevent Blindness, Val and Edith Green Foundation, Simmons Foundation
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
New scale predicts recovery of consciousness from coma after brain injury
A Northwestern University researcher has developed the first truly reliable measure of neurobehavioral functioning during coma from severe brain injury that predicts recovery of consciousness up to one year after injury, with up to 86 percent certainty.
Department of Veterans Affairs, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
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