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Worm-inspired material strengthens, changes shape in response to its environment
MIT A bio-inspired gel material developed at MIT could help engineers control movements of soft robots. 7 days
Bio-inspired gel material could help engineers control movements of soft robots
PHYS.ORG A new material that naturally adapts to changing environments was inspired by the strength, stability, and mechanical performance of the jaw of a marine worm. The... 7 days
[Neuroscience] Dendrites are more active than expected
Science Magazine Dendrites occupy more than 90% of neuronal tissue. However, it has not been possible to measure distal dendritic membrane potential and spiking in vivo over a long period of time. Moore – [Read More] 3 days
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Transgender college freshmen drink more, experience more blackouts, study shows
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New brain-inspired cybersecurity system detects 'bad apples' 100 times faster
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Sharers rather than authors more important on social media
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Croc horror: Love lost after Aussie teen reptile stunt
PHYS.ORG A British backpacker who inspired a drunk Australian teenager to swim in crocodile-infested waters, narrowly avoiding death, said Tuesday she was not impressed by the fraught romantic gesture. 6 days
New catalysts mimic human vision
SCIENCE DAILY Light sensitive molecules trigger vision inside our retinas. This phenomenon inspired researchers to create a new family of eco-friendly catalysts activated by purple LEDs for unprecedented transformations. 6 days
Transgender college students more likely to experience negative consequences from drinking
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Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn
SCIENCE DAILY 'Why do I have to learn this?' It's a common question among youth, but new research suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than... 5 days
NASA’s PUFFER Robot Can Explore Extreme Terrains | Video
SPACE.COM The origami-inspired Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robots (PUFFER) is being designed to take on the hard to reach terrains on future NASA missions. 7 days
US Military's 'Gremlin' Program Lets Pilots Launch and Snag Drones in Midair
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US Military's 'Gremlin' Program Lets Pilots Launch and Snag Drones in Midair
LIVE SCIENCE The fairy tale-inspired "Gremlin" program aims to launch and retrieve drones in midair. 3 days
'Tree-on-a-chip' passively pumps water for days
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An increasing proportion of women who are 60 years of age and older are drinking
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[This Week in Science] Dendrites are more active than expected
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Accounting for sex differences in biomedical research
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Medical News Today: Mouse study paves way for more effective antidepressant
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Mouse study paves way for more effective antidepressant
MNT A new mouse study tests the effect of an enzyme inhibitor on depression-like symptoms, and finds it to act more quickly than traditional antidepressants. 6 days
Saiga antelopes much more flexible than originally thought
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Female guppies with larger brains found to favor more colorful mates
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New study shakes the roots of the dinosaur family tree
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New catalysts mimic human vision
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Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines
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Mutants in microgravity
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