Archive: 02/15/2007

Rats' senses a whisker away from humans

The sophisticated way in which rats use their whiskers in their surrounding environments show significant parallels with how humans use their fingertips, according to new research carried out at the University ...

Feb 15, 2007 4 / 5 (4) 0

Nanotube, heal thyself

Pound for pound, carbon nanotubes are stronger and lighter than steel, but unlike other materials, the miniscule cylinders of carbon – which are no wider than a strand of DNA – remain remarkably robust even when chunks ...

Feb 15, 2007 4.7 / 5 (34) 0

Investigating the trochus 'El Dorado'

Scientific and indigenous knowledge must join together to better manage disappearing marine resources in developing countries, such as shark, trochus, and sea cucumber stocks on the islands to Australia’s north.

Feb 15, 2007 4 / 5 (4) 0

Grizzly bears feast on diverse diet

There’s no such thing as picky grizzly bears—they’ll eat almost anything they can find. A new University of Alberta study that tracked food habits of the Alberta grizzly bear living in the foothills sheds ...

Feb 15, 2007 3.3 / 5 (8) 0
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