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Scaring grasshoppers could hit the whole of ecosystem


June 15th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Grasshoppers, stressed by the fear of an attack by spiders, could harm our ecosystem dearly by consuming a greater quantity of carbohydrate-rich plants, similar to what ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bangkok’s insect food: protein-rich cricket cookies, bamboo-worm pizzas (Feature with pics)


March 25th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 25 (IANS) These appetizers are also crispy and crunchy although the extra pairs of legs and tentacles do not make them look so yummy like your regular chicken ... Read more...

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Insect inspires ultra-strong alternative to plastic


December 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Insect cuticle has inspired scientists to develop a new material that duplicates its exceptional strength, toughness and versatility. Low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material called ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Grasshopper swarm destroys crops in Kathua district


August 30th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanKathua (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 30 (ANI): Farmers in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district and adjacent areas have been hit by a swarm of grasshoppers.The new species of grasshopper ... Read more...

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Torres keeps Liverpool guessing about his future


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 22 (ANI); Ace Spanish striker Fernando Torres is keeping Liverpool guessing on his future, as new coach Roy Hodgson revealed that their 50 million pounds-rated striker has yet to ... Read more...

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Robots designed with insect instincts


June 29th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Making leaps in the field of artificial intelligence, an engineer has created a grasshopper-inspired jumping robot. Mirko Kovac, a young robotics engineer from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Grasshopper infestations hampering normal life in Wyoming


March 30th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Newcastle, Mar 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Massive grasshopper infestation is hampering normal life in the prairies of northeastern Wyoming. They cause a lot of devastation and havoc when they disrupt the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Some American Provinces Dread A Destructive Grasshopper Invasion In the Upcoming Summer


March 30th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Grasshopper invasions have assumed mythic pitches on the barren pampas of northeastern Wyoming. The grasshoppers engulf thoroughfares, wolf T-shirts off clotheslines and gulp down ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Grasshopper Invasion Threat In West This Summer


March 30th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Newcastle, March 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) This summer, according to the findings of the federal research team, could turn to be a nightmare for farmers and ranchers in South Dakota, North ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why do some birds listen rather than look for mates?


December 28th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Seeing is believing, but certain bird species have figured out that bird songs can tell them what they need to know to find the right mate. Andrew DeWoody, associate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Some birds prefer mates with good voices rather than looks


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Looks can be deceiving when it comes to finding the right mate. But certain bird species have figured out that a voice can help them make the right ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robotic grasshopper to help explore Mars’ rocky geography


July 6th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Scientists have come up with the first robotic grasshopper based on the spring mechanism the insect has to propel itself, which may help explore Mars' rocky terrain.The Jollbot ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robot that jumps like a grasshopper, rolls like a ball developed


December 5th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A student at the University of Bath has developed a robot that can jump like a grasshopper and roll like a ball.The researcher hopes that the creation, ... Read more...

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Grasshoppers and crickets identified as ideal trackers of climate change


September 15th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 15 (ANI): The fact that grasshoppers can be used to tack climate changes, has worked in their favour, as they, along with bush crickets, have been identified as the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stephen Hawking to unveil handless clock that shows time with the help of light


September 15th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London , September 15 (ANI): Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking is going to unveil a remarkable clock that has no hands and shows time with the help of light.According to a report ... Read more...

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Haryana faces a grasshopper problem


August 15th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Farmers in some districts of Haryana are a worried lot as they face an invasion of crop-destroying grasshoppers. The pests are destroying crops and the state's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Grasshoppers invasion delights residents in Kohima


June 29th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Vibou Ganguly Kohima (Nagaland), June 29 (ANI): Catching a grasshopper is something many children enjoy for the thrill it involves. But in the State capital of Nagaland, Kohima, several people of ... Read more...

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