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2015-02-04 09:29:18

Engineers from Germany and Japan have reportedly developed a new type of sensor that has led to the creation of an electric suit capable of giving humans a magnetic sixth-sense.

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2014-09-30 05:27:07

Add dolphins to the list of species that are sensitive to magnetic stimuli, as a new study published Tuesday in Naturwissenschaften – The Science of Nature revealed that the creatures alter their behavior when swimming near magnetized objects.

2014-06-04 15:19:56

Exposure to iron pipes and steel rebar, such as the materials found in most hatcheries, affects the navigation ability of young steelhead trout by altering the important magnetic "map sense" they need for migration.

Dogs Poop According To The Earth's Magnetic Field
2014-01-03 04:44:08

Ever wonder why your dog turns in circles before relieving himself? A new study published Friday in the journal Frontiers in Zoology may hold the answer.

2012-07-10 14:53:07

Migratory birds and fish use the Earth’s magnetic field to find their way.

Earth’s Magnetic Field Gives Pigeons Built-in GPS
2012-04-27 04:53:47

Certain neurons in the brains of pigeons encode the direction and intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field, giving the birds an inborn internal global positioning system, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science.

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2011-06-22 06:05:00

Research published this week in the journal Nature Communications shows that a light-sensitive protein found in the human eye can act as a “compass” in the magnetic field when implanted into the eyes of Drosophila (flies).

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2011-02-25 09:18:02

From the very first moments of life, hatchling loggerhead sea turtles have an arduous task.

2010-02-23 14:38:21

Iron containing short nerve branches in the upper beak of birds may serve as a magnetometer to measure the vector of the Earth magnetic field (intensity and inclination) and not only as a magnetic compass, which shows the direction of the magnetic field lines.

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2010-01-25 10:22:04

UMass Medical School neurobiologists use transgenic fruit flies and monarch butterfly transgenes to help define magnetoreception mechanism.


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