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Robugtix's 3D-printed T8 spiderbot will terrify your friends for $1350 (video) - Engadget

Robugtix's 3D-printed T8 spiderbot will terrify your friends for $1350 (video) - Engadget | cool nerd stuff | Scoop.it
Robugtix's 3D-printed T8 spiderbot will terrify your friends for $1350 (video)
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Whether they run, jump or swim, there are plenty of robots around to be fearful of.
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Cave-dwelling glowworms observe their neighbors and synchronize their luminescence cycles to match one another

Cave-dwelling glowworms observe their neighbors and synchronize their luminescence cycles to match one another | cool nerd stuff | Scoop.it

The silk webs of glowworms (Arachnocampa tasmaniensis) look like diamond chandeliers, their glowing threads dangling from dark cave ceilings to attract and snare flying insects. A new study reveals that unlike rainforest glowworms, these cave-dwelling larvae of fungus gnats synchronize their glowing patterns so the colony shines brightest during the day. After collecting two species of Arachnocampa larva from Australia,one from a cave in southern Tasmania and one from a rainforest in Queensland, scientists recreated their environments in the lab and allowed the creatures to build their webs. Then they filmed the bioluminescence patterns of each species throughout the day. The cave-dwelling glowworms observe their neighbors and synchronize their cycles of luminescence to match one another , while the rainforest species do not, the team reports this month in Integrative and Comparative Biology. And though the rainforest species shine brightest at night, the cave dwellers peak during the day—a strategy the researchers think may help the species ensnare the most prey.


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Could TROPICAL FISH hold the key to multiple sclerosis? Transparent zebrafish ... - Daily Mail

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Could TROPICAL FISH hold the key to multiple sclerosis? Transparent zebrafish ...
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Exotic fish could hold the key to the development of new treatments for diseases like multiple sclerosis, Scottish scientists claim.
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Kite rider: The girl who fought back from the brink - CNN International

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Kite rider: The girl who fought back from the brink CNN International Kitesurfing is a fusion of some of the most exciting and challenging water sports, taking components of paragliding, surfing, windsurfing and wakeboarding before sprinkling some...
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Janice Bumgarner's curator insight, July 4, 2013 1:15 PM

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L.A. launches nation's largest solar rooftop program

L.A. launches nation's largest solar rooftop program | cool nerd stuff | Scoop.it
The program will pay residents for excess solar power they produce on their roofs, with the aim of generating enough to power 30,000 homes.
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Andrea Pearse's curator insight, March 25, 2014 1:01 PM

Using wasted space to generate renewable energy is a perfect example of sustainable thinking - that will aid in preventing the global energy crisis that we face.