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2014-01-19 03:33:34

Engineers from the University of Illinois have developed a new line of miniature, swimming bio-bots – the first class of synthetic structures capable of traveling through viscous biological fluids on their own.

2012-02-06 22:20:04

Researchers have found a way to study how our brains assess the behavior – and likely future actions – of others during competitive social interactions.

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2011-01-06 11:17:25

In one University of Illinois lab, invisibility is a matter of now you hear it, now you don’t.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.