Archive: 03/8/2012

A test of the senses in the search for a shoal mate

Ever had to find your friend in a crowd? Imagine at a festival your mate saying: "I'll be wearing a yellow t-shirt by the hotdog stall behind the jazz stage." Using this information, you could walk around listening out for ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Ecology
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"Skyrim" and "Portal" stars at game conference

Sweeping medieval fantasy game "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" and addictive puzzle play in "Portal 2" won accolades at the world's largest gathering of game makers that wraps up Friday in San Francisco.

dateMar 08, 2012 in Software
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Brucellosis pathogen persists in Botswana buffalo

The term "bush meat" conjures up images of exotic animals hunted by men in traditional dress using handmade weapons. But in reality, bush meat is a lot closer to our North American venison, quail, and pheasant ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Ecology
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The Darwin-Wallace mystery solved

Thanks to a generous gift, National University of Singapore study traced historical shipping records and vindicated Darwin from accusations of deceit.

dateMar 08, 2012 in Evolution
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Teach your robot well (Georgia Tech shows how)

Within a decade, personal robots could become as common in U.S. homes as any other major appliance, and many if not most of these machines will be able to perform innumerable tasks not explicitly imagined by their manufacturers. ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Robotics
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