Archive: 01/16/2014

Feast or fancy? Black widows shake for love

(Phys.org) —A team of Simon Fraser University biologists has found that male black widow spiders shake their abdomens to produce carefully pitched vibrations that let females know they have "come a-courting" ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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High court could weigh in on cellphone searches

The U.S. Supreme Court decided 40 years ago that police do not need a search warrant to look through anything a person is carrying when arrested. But that was long before smartphones gave people the ability to take with them ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Telecom
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Special yeast reduce alcohol, improve wine

A team of Australian researchers has taken a giant step towards controlling a growing problem in the wine community. They have identified special yeast that produce a lower level of alcohol, helping to preserve the flavor. ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Human arm sensors make robot smarter (w/ Video)

Using arm sensors that can "read" a person's muscle movements, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a control system that makes robots more intelligent. The sensors send information to ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Robotics
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Sludge as new sentinel for human health risks

Thousands of chemicals serving a variety of human needs flood into sewage treatment plants once their use life has ended. Many belong to a class of chemicals known as CECs (for chemicals of emerging concern), ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Environment
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