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Caterpillars’ gut movements inspire soft-body robot design


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): "Weird movements" in the guts of freely crawling caterpillars could improve the design and development of soft material robots, according to researchers at Virginia Tech.The interdisciplinary research team, ... Read more...

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Males who serenade females get more sex


June 12th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Females of an Asian species of water strider keep their genitalia hidden to avoid any forceful copulation attempts, and expose them only after males produce a courtship "song" ... Read more...

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To swat a fly in the first shot just aim a bit ahead


August 29th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): The age-old mystery of how the elusive fly just eludes the swish of the swatter may have finally been solved, with a researcher claiming that aiming a ... Read more...

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