Archive: 29/06/2011

Scientists develop sensitive skin for robots

Robots will soon be able to feel heat or gentle touching on their surfaces. Researchers at Technische Universitaet Muenchen are now producing small hexagonal plates which when joined together form a sensitive skin for "machines ...

dateJun 29, 2011 in Robotics
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Farm animal disease to increase with climate change

Researchers looked at changes in the behaviour of bluetongue – a viral disease of cattle and sheep - from the 1960s to the present day, as well as what could happen to the transmission of the virus 40 years into the ...

dateJun 29, 2011 in Ecology
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Green facades are the future

Green facades and roofs are a current trend in building. Researcher Marc Ottele focused specifically on facades and sees considerable benefits in creating vertical vegetation. Among other things, the plants help to absorb ...

dateJun 29, 2011 in Other
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Natural-born consumers

What do fast-food restaurants have in common? Why are women more likely to become compulsive shoppers and men more likely to become addicted to pornography? Why do men's testosterone levels rise when they drive expensive ...

dateJun 29, 2011 in Social Sciences
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