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Mobile microscopes illuminate the brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- By building a tiny microscope small enough to be carried around on a rats' head, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, have found a way to ...

Nov 03, 2009 5 / 5 (6) 0

Short heels make elite sprinters super speedy

What is it about elite sprinters that gives them the edge over non-sprinters in the 100m dash? Stephen Piazza from the Pennsylvania State University publishes his discovery, in The Journal of Experimental Bi ...

Oct 30, 2009 4.4 / 5 (5) 0

Squeezing More Crop Out of Each Drop of Water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Studies in China and Colorado by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators have revealed some interesting tactics on how to irrigate with limited water, based on a crop’s ...

Oct 09, 2009 3.8 / 5 (4) 0

Ig Nobel: Researchers named the cream of the crop

(PhysOrg.com) -- Newcastle scientists Dr Catherine Douglas and Dr Peter Rowlinson have won the Ig Nobel Prize for Veterinary Medicine for their work looking at reducing stress levels in dairy cattle. In a paper published earlier this year, they described how giving a cow ...

Oct 02, 2009 4.8 / 5 (6) 1

Our nostrils share a rivalry too, study finds

Your nostrils may seem to be a happy pair, working together to pick up scents. However, a study published online on August 20th in Current Biology reveals that there can actually be a kind of rivalry betwee ...

Aug 20, 2009 4.5 / 5 (2) 1

Researchers Release New Citrus Variety (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Citrus researchers at the University of California, Riverside have released a new mandarin (or tangerine) for commercial production. Named ‘DaisySL’ for Daisy seedless, the new fruit is ...

Aug 04, 2009 4.2 / 5 (6) 0