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How to catch hair from a bear

Brown bears' hair and droppings contain their DNA. This is important for research and management of brown bears. All good in theory, but how does one practically go about collecting DNA?

dateNov 04, 2015 in Ecology
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Signal replicas make a flexible sensor

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have shown how signals from the spinal cord adjust the sensitivity of hair cells in the inner ear to accommodate shifts in head position associated with active locomotion—thus ...

dateSep 04, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Gecko grippers moving on up

A piece of tape can only be used a few times before the adhesion wears off and it can no longer hold two surfaces together. But researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are working on the ultimate ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Space Exploration
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