Archive: 01/04/2008

Vive the vole!

The gathering of data for research involving an animal usually involves invasive procedures or death for the experimental animals. But critical data may now be collected through a nonlethal procedure, according to a new paper ...

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Study finds that damaged land can restore itself

There is widespread interest in restoring land damaged by gravel-sand mining, but the high costs of such projects can be off-putting. A new study published in Restoration Ecology offers remarkable new evidence that these ...

dateApr 01, 2008 in Environment
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Soccer robots compete for the title

Robot soccer is an ambitious high-tech competition for universities, research institutes and industry. Several major tournaments are planned for 2008, the biggest of which is the 'RoboCup German Open.' From April 21-25, over ...

dateApr 01, 2008 in Robotics
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Continents loss to oceans boosts staying power

New research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science finds that the geological staying power of continents comes partly from their losing battle with the Earth's oceans over magnesium. Continents lose more than ...

dateApr 01, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Humans have more distinctive hearing than animals, study shows

Do humans hear better than animals? It is known that various species of land and water-based living creatures are capable of hearing some lower and higher frequencies than humans are capable of detecting. However, scientists ...

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