Roll-to-roll process prints thousands of cheap, flexible memory elements
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
Building a digital life form: OpenWorm, Open Source
Global wave of Flame cyber attacks called staggering
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Ramnit's heist bags 45,000 Facebook passwords
Silkworms spinning spider webs
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.
Dine or dash? Genes help decide when to look for new food
For worms, choosing when to search for a new dinner spot depends on many factors, both internal and external: how hungry they are, for example, how much oxygen is in the air, and how many other worms are around. A new study ...
Worms lead way to test nanoparticle toxicity
The lowly roundworm is the star of an ambitious Rice University project to measure the toxicity of nanoparticles.
Ancient fossils reveal rise in parasitic infections due to climate change
When seeking clues about the future effects of possible climate change, sometimes scientists look to the past. Now, a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri has found indications of a greater risk ...