Robotic swimmer sheds light on microorganisms in motion

Just by moving around, microorganisms like bacteria and sperm are performing a remarkable feat. The effects of viscosity are amplified at small scales, which means a microorganism swimming in water is a bit like a person ...

How to improve teaching in programming

The way that schools currently teach programming is usually limited to various practical activities. The students get to experiment with programming, but they gain no general understanding of how technical devices in everyday ...

Remote control for plants

Plants have microscopically small pores on the surface of their leaves called stomata. These help plants regulate the influx of carbon dioxide for photosynthesis. They also prevent the loss of too much water and withering ...

Building a culture of high-quality data

The era of big data has inundated nearly all scientific fields with torrents of newly available data with the power to stimulate new research and enable inquiry at scales not previously possible. This is particularly true ...

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