News tagged with grasshoppers

New fungi could curb grasshopper populations

(PhysOrg.com) -- Beneficial fungi that could help manage grasshopper populations are being tested by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and university colleagues.

Jan 07, 2011
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Swarm robotics: Hop, jump and stick (w/ Video)

A swarm of flying robots soars into a blazing forest fire. With insect-like precision and agility, the machines land on tree trunks and bound over rough terrain before deploying crucial sensors and tools to track the inferno ...

Jun 29, 2010
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Grasshopper outlook strikes fear on Western range

(AP) -- Grasshopper infestations have taken on mythic tones here on the arid prairie of northeastern Wyoming - they blanket highways, eat T-shirts off clotheslines and devour nearly every scrap of vegetation ...

Mar 28, 2010
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Scientists 'grow' edible insects in Costa Rica

The day when restaurants will serve garlic grasshoppers or beetle larva skewers is getting closer in Costa Rica, where scientists are "growing" insects for human consumption.

Feb 03, 2010
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