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Nylons made from shrimps

Scientists are investigating how shell waste from crustaceans could be turned into polymer precursors as a substitute to petroleum-derived solutions.

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Materials Science
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The ecological badminton robot (w/ video)

A robot to play with! A childhood's dream has now come true for researchers at the Flanders' Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) in Belgium. Wim Symens and his team pioneered the development of the first robot ever to play ...

dateJan 30, 2013 in Robotics
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Europe fends off alien species

To help decision makers mitigate the consequence of alien plant and animal invasion, an EU-wide database maintains a black list of these unwelcome biological invaders.

dateJan 28, 2013 in Ecology
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Aquaculture: Helping blue turn green

Producing sea shells and algae alongside fish could provide both an environmentally friendly and economically viable solution to make Mediterranean aquaculture sustainable.

dateJan 21, 2013 in Ecology
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The artificial finger

To touch something is to understand it – emotionally and cognitive. It's one of our important six senses, which we use and need in our daily lives. But accidents or illnesses can disrupt us from our sense of touch.

dateAug 14, 2012 in Engineering
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