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Perfect chocolate sheen on confection and sweets

White flecks on sweets with a chocolate glaze are harmless – but esthetically unappealing. More than just improper storage can diminish the glossy sheen. Researchers have discovered other weak points in ...

dateDec 01, 2014 in Other
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Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed

Under cover of darkness in the steamy jungles of the Seychelles thieves creep out to harvest the sizeable and valuable nuts of the famous coco de mer palm, and their activities are threatening its long-term ...

dateNov 23, 2014 in Ecology
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Startup has a way to put brains in DIY robots

(Phys.org) —Want to build a robot? Good. Want to add intelligence? Great. Two robotics innovators want to give makers an easy way to bestow brains on their robots. Meet Rex, a robot controller board, which ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in Robotics weblog
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Convenience of technology comes at a cost

As he rose to his feet from a knuckle-dragging crouch, primitive cave man wrapped his newly evolved opposable thumbs around the handy tools of his time - a club or spear - and instantly his life got easier. Two million years ...

dateNov 29, 2013 in Software
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Slippery eel slides towards disaster

Cupping a tiny, translucent eel in the palm of his hand, New York environmental researcher Chris Bowser shook his head in amazement. "This is worth about one dollar," he said.

dateMay 11, 2013 in Ecology
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