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General Physics Jul 18, 2019

New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets

Inventors of centuries past and scientists of today have found ingenious ways to make our lives better with magnets—from the magnetic needle on a compass to magnetic data storage devices and even MRI (magnetic resonance ...

Astrobiology Jun 25, 2019

Researchers model how octopus arms make decisions

Researchers studying the behavior and neuroscience of octopuses have long suspected that the animals' arms may have minds of their own.

Ecology Jun 28, 2019

S.Africa halts Cape Town octopus fishing after 2 whales die

South Africa on Friday halted octopus fishing off Cape Town after two whales died when they became entangled in lines attached to octopus traps, the government said.

Plants & Animals Jun 28, 2019

What squid neurons and an octopus on ecstasy can teach us about ourselves

Cephalopods—the group of animals that includes octopus, squid, and cuttlefish—are well known for their incredible color-changing abilities. But these tentacled weirdos have also played a vital role in our evolving understanding ...

Other Jun 27, 2019

Video: The future of sunscreen begins with cuttlefish

The pigments in the skin of cephalopods, including squid, octopus, and cuttlefish, can absorb ultraviolet radiation.

Materials Science Jul 03, 2019

Inspired by snails, researchers invent a reversible adhesive strong enough to hold a person

Superglue is incredibly useful—right until you end up attached to your craft project. But a new adhesive invented by University of Pennsylvania scientists is just as strong as standard superglue, and far more forgiving. ...

Nanomaterials May 22, 2019

Octopus-inspired wearable sensor

Wearable electronics that adhere to skin are an emerging trend in health sensor technology for their ability to monitor a variety of human activities, from heart rate to step count. But finding the best way to stick a device ...

Ecology May 09, 2019

Low oxygen levels could temporarily blind marine invertebrates

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have found that low oxygen levels in seawater could blind some marine invertebrates.

Environment Jun 06, 2019

Artificial reef makes its debut at Sydney Opera House

What began as a low-tech construction made from milk crates has morphed into something decidedly more elegant with the unveiling of a purpose-built artificial reef for Sydney Harbour.

Nanophysics May 10, 2019

Smallest pixels ever created could light up color-changing buildings

The smallest pixels yet created—a million times smaller than those in smartphones, made by trapping particles of light under tiny rocks of gold—could be used for new types of large-scale flexible displays, big enough ...

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