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Flatworm may help battle eye diseases

August 3rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The planarian flatworm, which is able to recreate missing parts of its body, is being studied intensely by researchers who believe the worm could hold the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Insects watch skies to navigate

January 18th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) How do insects such as butterflies, locusts and fruit flies navigate thousands of miles so precisely with only the unchanging sky in the foreground? Researchers now ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

World’s first super predator had acute vision

December 8th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) Over 500 million-year-old fossil eyes of the extinct Anomalocaris have been found in a pristine condition. They show the world's first apex predator had extremely acute ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ancient animals could see in dark

July 1st, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Scientits have discovered 515-million-year-old eye fossils which prove that ancient animals had excellent vision and could even see in the dark.Resembling "squashed eyes from a recently ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Artificial bee eye could improve visual navigation in mobile robots

August 7th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Scientists have created an imaging system that mimics a honeybee's field of view.The lightweight system could change the way we build mobile robots and small flying vehicles.The artificial ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify carbon nanoparticles toxic to adult fruit flies, but benign to larvae

August 8th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): Experiments on fruit flies conducted by Brown University researchers have led to the identification of certain types of carbon nanoparticles that can prove environmentally toxic to adults, but ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Top 10 technologies that can improve morning commute

January 26th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): A laser-based system called LightLane, which can help keep cyclists safe from fast moving vehicles, is being proposed as one of the newest technologies that can improve ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insect eye inspires ultra-thin image sensor

June 2nd, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (IANS) The amazing versatility of an insect's compound eye has inspired researchers worldwide into working on ultra-thin imaging systems. Features of these compound eyes, optimised over millions of years ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Ultra-thin artificial compound eye may soon be a reality

May 30th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena are trying to develop an ultra-thin image sensor based on the compound eyes ... Read more...

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Larva of mysterious crustacean could grow up to be a parasite

May 20th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have got a clue in solving the mystery behind a crustacean that has only been seen in the form of larvae, suggesting that the adult of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Failed experiment leads to confirming theory about dwindling number of cosmic rays

March 19th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
London, March 19 (ANI): The High Resolution Flys Eye (HiRes) cosmic-ray observatory in Utah, which had earlier captured tell-tale signs of cosmic rays, has got a negative result after some experiments, ... Read more...

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Oldest fossils of horseshoe crab discovered in Canada

January 29th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): The origin of the horseshoe crab has been pushed back by at least 100 million years with the discovery of two nearly complete fossil specimens in Canada.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a new way to make self-assembling compound eye structures

January 15th, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by admin
London, January 15 (ANI): A researcher in the United States has devised a technique to make tiny compound eye structures that self assemble, which he believes may revolutionise micro-imaging by providing an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |