Roll-to-roll process prints thousands of cheap, flexible memory elements
Ramnit's heist bags 45,000 Facebook passwords
Immortal worms defy aging
Researchers from The University of Nottingham have demonstrated how a species of flatworm overcomes the ageing process to be potentially immortal.
Building a digital life form: OpenWorm, Open Source
Global wave of Flame cyber attacks called staggering
Tiny amounts of alcohol dramatically extend a worm's life, but why?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Minuscule amounts of ethanol, the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, can more than double the life span of a tiny worm known as Caenorhabditis elegans, which is used frequently ...
Biologists identify unique way catfish locate prey
Animals incorporate a number of unique methods for detecting prey, but for the Japanese sea catfish, Plotosus japonicus, it is especially tricky given the dark murky waters where it resides.
Researchers discover flat worms retain memories even after decapitation
Silkworms spinning spider webs
Worm seeks worm: Researchers find chemical cues driving aggregation in nematodes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have long seen evidence of social behavior among many species of animals, both on the earth and in the sea. Dolphins frolic together, lions live in packs, and hornets construct ...
Gumby-like flexible robot crawls in tight spaces (w/ video)
Harvard scientists have built a new type of flexible robot that is limber enough to wiggle and worm through tight spaces.
'Worm speak' uses chemicals to communicate
(PhysOrg.com) -- A species of small, transparent roundworms have a highly evolved language in which they combine chemical fragments to create precise molecular messages that control social behavior, reports ...
Stash of stem cells found in a human parasite
(Phys.org)—The parasites that cause schistosomiasis, one of the most common parasitic infections in the world, are notoriously long-lived. Researchers have now found stem cells inside the parasite that ...
Oldest fossils of large seaweeds, possible animals tell story about oxygen in an ancient ocean
Almost 600 million years ago, before the rampant evolution of diverse life forms known as the Cambrian explosion, a community of seaweeds and worm-like animals lived in a quiet deep-water niche under the sea ...