News tagged with flying

Commercial drones on the horizon

Internet retail giant Amazon.com hopes eventually to deliver packages by using flying robots, self-guided drones akin to those used by the military. The concept conjures images of holiday skies clouded with ...

Dec 04, 2013
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A new, flying jellyfish-like machine (w/ Video)

Up, up in the sky: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... jellyfish? That's what researchers have built—a small vehicle whose flying motion resembles the movements of those boneless, pulsating, water-dwelling creatures.

Nov 24, 2013
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NASA's next 'top model,' the fruit fly

NASA finds the common fruit fly—Drosophila melanogaster—quite an attractive "model," but not in the way you might think. This tiny insect is a biomedical research model that can reveal the basis for he ...

Nov 14, 2013
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Why do fruit flies live so long?

Queen's University professor Adam Chippindale (Biology) and PhD candidate Christopher Kimber appear to have revealed an anomaly in the evolutionary theory of aging.

Nov 08, 2013
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Edited RNA + invasive DNA add individuality

The story of why we are all so different goes well beyond the endless mixing and matching of DNA through breeding. A new study in the journal Nature Communications, for instance, reports a new molecular mechan ...

Nov 08, 2013
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In battle against flies, don't toss old bulbs

Restaurants and supermarkets could save millions of dollars by hanging on to bug zapper bulbs instead of tossing them every year as they normally do, a new University of Florida study has found.

Nov 01, 2013
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Gimball: A crash-happy flying robot (w/ Video)

Gimball bumps into and ricochets off of obstacles, rather than avoiding them. This 34 centimeter in diameter spherical flying robot buzzes around the most unpredictable, chaotic environments, without the ...

Oct 30, 2013
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