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2013-11-04 23:26:16

Mike Fischer of Fischer’s Pest Control provides tips and tricks to keep infestations out of houses during the holiday season. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 The holidays are coming up, and with them comes an influx of a variety of pests. Fortunately, if homeowners are proactive, there are preventative measures they can take to help prevent these seasonal infestations, said Mike Fischer, owner of Fischer’s Pest Control. “As the Las Vegas Valley gets cooler, certain areas...

RoboRoach Project Not Getting Rave Reviews From PETA
2013-11-01 14:33:01

[ Watch the Video: PETA Doesn’t Like The Idea Of Remote-Controlled Roaches ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this year a new Kickstarter campaign launched that allowed people to fund a project to control cockroaches using an iPhone, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is finally speaking out against the project, months later. RoboRoach is a device that hijacks a cockroach’s antennae, allowing a user to tell the insect to turn...

Mapping Out The Unknown With Cyborg Bug Swarms
2013-10-16 15:10:20

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at North Carolina State University are looking to bugs, namely cockroaches, to help them with a mapping problem. The researchers are looking to map tricky spaces, such as collapsed buildings, by letting a swarm of cyber cockroaches, dubbed biobots, explore such areas. NCSU published a paper -- "Topological Mapping of Unknown Environments using an Unlocalized Robotic Swarm" -- of the research being conducted by Dr. Edgar...

Remote Control For Dogs
2013-09-03 13:21:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Canines are already powerful weapons against drug smugglers and natural disasters, but man's best friend is about to get a little more help. Scientists writing in the International Journal of Modeling, Identification and Control say they have created a way for humans to control a dog using a remote control. The team created a device equipped with a microprocessor, wireless radio, GPS receiver, and an 'attitude and heading reference...

2013-06-27 23:48:11

Offering one of the most comprehensive examinations of Canadian and American bugs and pests on the market, entomologist Dr. Roger Fogain’s new book published by FriesenPress, provides practical advice on controlling almost all of North America’s pesky and dangerous bugs and pests. With experience in 36 countries Fogain says hot, dry and humid summers leave more irritants and carnage behind if bug and pest problems are not correctly identified and quickly addressed. TORONTO, CANADA,...

Scientists Use Video Game Tech To Control Cockroaches
2013-06-25 18:42:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Cockroach cyborgs are apparently becoming more and more popular, with researchers now turning to video games to help steer the insects via autopilot. One group of researchers launched a Kickstarter campaign called RoboRoach that allows you to control a cockroach using your smartphone through re-engineering the insect's antennae. Now, researchers have incorporated Microsoft's motion-sensing Kinect system into an electronic interface...

Cockroaches Go High Tech With New RoboRoach
2013-06-12 04:26:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new Kickstarter project wants to allow you to own and control your own cyborg cockroach. The RoboRoach is the world's first commercially available "Insect Cyborg" that involves neuroscience and engineering. Researchers from "Backyard Brains" created a device that allows you to install a pack to the antenna of a cockroach and control the insect using an app available on the iPhone. "Our RoboRoach is an innovative marriage of...

Sugar Is Not Always Sweet To Some German Cockroaches
2013-05-24 05:26:13

[ Watch the Video: Glucose Aversion in Cockroaches ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Glucose is a simple form of sugar that is a common ingredient in roach-bait poison. Unfortunately, sugar isn´t always sweet to German cockroaches, especially those that avoid the roach baits. Entomologists from North Carolina State University show the neural mechanism causing the aversion to glucose in a new study published in the journal Science. Bitter receptors in the...

Top 10 New Species Announced By Scientists
2013-05-23 14:09:02

Arizona State University Researchers call for massive mission: discover 10 million species in 50 years An amazing glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate on Earth are just three of the newly discovered top 10 species selected by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. A global committee of taxonomists – scientists responsible for species exploration and classification – announced its...

New Algorithms Give Household Robots A Helping Hand
2013-02-25 18:42:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online With a few adjustments through algorithms, MIT researchers found a way to give household robots an extra hand. Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory will be presenting two papers at this year's IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, showing robots could use algorithms to compensate for physical shortcomings. One paper describes an algorithm that enables a robot to...


Latest Cockroach Reference Libraries

Darwin Termite, Mastotermes darwiniensis
2013-08-13 11:55:09

The Darwin termite (Mastotermes darwiniensis), also known as the giant northern termite, is a species of termite that can only be found in northern areas of Australia. This species is the only member of its genus and the only living member of the family Mastotermitidae. It does not typically occur in large groups, but if food, water, and space are adequate, populations can number in the millions. This typically occurs in areas where natural conditions have been altered including near piles of...

Scutigera coleoptrata
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: House Centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata. Credit: Bruce Marlin/Wikipedia  (CC BY 3.0) Scutigera coleoptrata is one of many species of house centipedes. This species is native to the Mediterranean, but it is capable of moving to other region of the world including most of Europe, South America, North America, and Asia. It is thought to have first ventured from its native range into Mexico and Guatemala, and its range has now stretched into Argentina in the south and Canada in...

Moniliformis moniliformis
2014-01-05 00:00:00

Moniliformis moniliformis is a species of acanthocephalan parasite that can infect humans, though it rarely does. Human infections have been reported in the United States, Iran, Iraq, and Nigeria. It has been found in rats all over the world, and usually is found in cats, dogs and, in Poland, red foxes. Intermediate hosts are usually beetles and cockroaches. This parasite, like other acanthocephalans, does not have a digestive tract. It absorbs nutrients through the tegument (external...

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2005-08-25 11:23:00

Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea. The names of the order are derived from Greek blatta, meaning "cockroach". There are roughly 3,500 species in 6 families. Cockroaches exist worldwide, with the exception of the polar regions and in elevations above 6,500 ft (2,000 m). Among the most well-known species are the American cockroach (Periplaneta Americana) which is about 3 cm long, and the German cockroach (Blattella germanica) about 1.5 cm long. Tropical cockroaches are often...

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2005-08-25 11:19:50

The Madagascar hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) is a large cockroach which is originally from the island of Madagascar off the African coast. They are large and wingless and grow up to 2.5" in length and are brown to black in color. The insect makes a hissing sound for communication. They can live up to two years. It is a very popular pet because of its hissing sound and large size, and interesting appearance. It has become a popular insect in Hollywood movies, featured...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.