Students Use Satellites to Check for Ticks

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using state-of-the-art NASA satellite information, about a dozen students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., are busy checking state forests ...

Finger-pricks a thing of the past

ETH-Zurich researchers have developed a new kind of sensor that can immediately gauge whether a person is suffering from type 1 diabetes upon coming into contact with their breath.

Researchers examine real-time search behavior

(PhysOrg.com) -- Where do you go to find information online? Increasingly, people are looking to both traditional search engines and 'real-time' sites such as Facebook and Twitter for answers to questions and problems.

NIST releases successor to venerable handbook of math functions

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) and its printed companion, the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions, the much-anticipated successors ...

Simple Robot Climbs Through Tubes (w/ Video)

Last week was the IEEE's International Conference on Robotics and Automation, held in Anchorage, Alaska. One of the most interesting robots was a simple -- and fast -- bot designed to climb easily through tubes.

Size Matters: Eavesdropping on Sexual Signals

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the animal kingdom, sexual signals often are manifested as displays of bright coloration or, in the case of crickets, as loud song.

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