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What's warming the cold-blooded iguana?

Now that dinosaurs no longer roam the Earth, scientists use modern animals to understand how their ancient ancestors reproduced, walked, and even how they regulated their body temperature. While researchers continue to debate ...

dateJan 13, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Tracing paths through a bottleneck

Automatic tracing of filamentary structures in medical images could improve drug screening and clinical diagnosis, and might also be useful for image analysis in other fields. Software to perform this complex task has been ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Why are the endangered dolphins of Hong Kong pink?

Take a trip around Lantau island in Hong Kong and you might see something surprising: a pod of pink dolphins. Technically, they're known as Chinese or Hong Kong white dolphins and are a variety of the Indo-Pacific humpbacked ...

dateDec 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Robotic worm for head surgery can cut around corners

Removing tumors from within the inner ear is a very delicate matter that typically requires surgeons to remove the entire mastoid bone. However, in the future, all doctors will need to do is cut a tunnel of 5 mm in diameter ...

dateNov 04, 2015 in Robotics
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