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Smart microrobots that can adapt to their surroundings

One day we may be able to ingest tiny robots that deliver drugs directly to diseased tissue, thanks to research being carried out at EPFL and ETH Zurich. The group of scientists — led by Selman Sakar at EPFL and Bradley Nelson at ETH Zurich — drew inspiration from bacteria ...

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Fish recognize their prey by electric colors

The African elephantnose fish generates weak electrical pulses to navigate its environment. This localization sense apparently shows an astonishing similarity to vision, as a study by the University of Bonn now shows. The study demonstrates that different objects have different electrical “colors.” Fish use these colors for instance to distinguish ...

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These Wasp-Like Drones Lift Heavy Loads With Their Bellies

You might know wasps for their ability to brainwash cockroaches or inflict one of the most painful stings on Earth—one so powerful that the actual scientific advice to victims is to just lie down and scream until it passes. Lesser-known is the wasp’s superlative ability to carry loads that are ...

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Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps

Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps Image Conservatives “feel like the big social platforms, Facebook and Twitter, are not sympathetic to their views,” said Thomas Peters, the chief executive of uCampaign, which develops apps for Republican candidates and right-leaning causes.CreditCreditAndré Chung for The New York Times By Natasha ...

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DNA of early medieval Alemannic warriors and their entourage decoded

In 1962, an Alemannic burial site containing human skeletal remains was discovered in Niederstotzingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). Researchers at the Eurac Research Centre in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, and at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, have now examined the DNA of these skeletal remains. This ...

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Silicon Valley’s Giants Take Their Talent Hunt to Cambridge

Image The world’s tech powers have moved to Cambridge, England — including Microsoft, in the building at left — snapping up engineers and researchers, particularly in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence.CreditBenjamin Quinton for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Silicon Valley’s Giants Take Their Talent ...

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