Archive: 08/25/2006

Cardiff's bees calculation sets industry buzzing

Researchers at Cardiff University's Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC) developed the procedure, or algorithm, after observing the "waggle dance" of bees foraging for nectar. The algorithm enables companies to maximise ...

dateAug 25, 2006 in Mathematics
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Surf's Up -- And One Coastal Microbe Has Adapted

California beachgoers may look lazy. But just a few miles off shore, scientists have discovered that a common coastal strain of cyanobacteria works diligently to thrive in choppy, polluted waters.

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Astronomers React to Pluto's Planetary 'Demotion'

Several Johns Hopkins University astronomers described a decision Thursday to strip Pluto of its planetary status as a "muddled" ruling that is unlikely to settle ongoing debates over how to define a planet and whether the ...

dateAug 25, 2006 in Astronomy
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Physiology Allows Crucian Carp to Survive without Oxygen

Cooling water temperature during the fall prompts the crucian carp to store vast amounts of glycogen in its brain to keep the brain functioning and healthy from February to April, when there is no oxygen left ...

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