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Outsmarting nature during disasters

The dramatic images of natural disasters in recent years, including hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami, show that nature, not the people preparing for hazards, often wins the high-stakes ...

dateFeb 17, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Robotic fish aids understanding of how animals move

The weakly electric black ghost knifefish of the Amazon basin has inspired Northwestern University's Malcolm MacIver and an interdisciplinary team of researchers to develop agile fish robots that could lead to a vast improvement ...

dateFeb 15, 2014 in Robotics
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Many small exoplanets found to be covered in gas

During its four-year mission, NASA's Kepler space telescope discovered thousands of "planetary candidates" in our Milky Way galaxy—the vast majority of which are almost certainly actual planets. But before scientists can ...

dateJan 08, 2014 in Astronomy
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