Search results for frugal science

Materials Science Apr 29, 2019

Engineering ECM-like fibers with bioactive silk for 3-D cell culture

Biological tissues are built when cells anchor to specific sites on a 3-D microfiber network in an extracellular matrix (ECM). Scientists are keen to recreate biological tissues in the lab using bioinspired tissue engineering ...

Space Exploration Nov 10, 2013

Frugal Mars mission launchpad for India in global space market

India's bid to become the first Asian nation to reach Mars sets a new benchmark for frugal interplanetary travel and puts it in a perfect position to grab more of the $300-billion global space market, experts say.

Social Sciences May 14, 2015

Even flush families find value in frugality

Middle-income earners are just as thrifty as those less well-off when it comes to budgeting the family finances, QUT research has found.

Astronomy Jul 20, 2010

Finding frugal aliens: 'Benford beacons' concept could refocus search for intelligent extraterrestrial life

( -- For 50 years, humans have scanned the skies with radio telescopes for distant electronic signals indicating the existence of intelligent alien life. The search — centered at the SETI Institute in Mountain ...

Analytical Chemistry Apr 08, 2014

Inspired by a music box, Stanford bioengineer creates $5 chemistry set (w/ video)

( —Manu Prakash won a contest to develop the 21st-century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music box, is small, robust, programmable and costs $5. It can inspire young scientists and also address developing-world ...

General Physics Nov 25, 2014

Tropical parasite uses swim stroke not shared by any other creature

For many bacteria and parasites looking to get a load of the fresh nutritional bounty inside your body, the skin is the first and most important gatekeeper. Schistosomas, however, scoff at this barrier and burrow right on ...

Computer Sciences Nov 21, 2018

Capturing the frugal beauty of complex natural tessellations

Surface tessellations are an arrangement of shapes which are tightly fitted, and form repeat patterns on a surface without overlapping. Imagine the pattern of a giraffe's fur, the shell of a tortoise and the honeycomb of ...

Ecology May 16, 2019

New research finds cane toads use poison as a last resort

Cane toads are exhausted by releasing their deadly toxin and will go to great lengths not to release it. They far prefer to run or freeze when a predator approaches.

Security Jun 20, 2018

Thousands of Swedes are inserting microchips into themselves – here's why

Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards, into their bodies. Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need ...

Plants & Animals Jan 23, 2018

Toxin in centipede venom identified

A team of researchers from several institutions in China has identified the toxin in golden head centipede venom. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes how they found ...

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