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Ants pay high price for night life

( —Despite being night creatures, Australian bull ants have trouble finding their way home in the dark. Scientists at Australia's Vision Centre (VC) have found that bull ants that travel at night take much longer ...

dateMay 28, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Optics: Statistics light the way

Millions of years of evolution have molded our eyes into highly sensitive optical detectors, surpassing even many man-made devices. Now, Leonid Krivitsky and his co-workers at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute and the A*STAR ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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