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2015-01-05 10:16:08

While natural selection suggests having a greater number of partners and a genetically diverse group of offspring would be most beneficial, some creatures still opt to settle down with a single partner to raise a family. This is a theory as to why.

Predatory Characteristics Of Extinct Sea Scorpion Reexamined
2014-07-11 10:42:07

Scientists from Yale University studied the extinct pterygotid eurypterid, a giant sea scorpion, the largest arthropod that ever lived. It was always believed to be a fierce predator, but a recent study revealed that may not have been the case.

Built-in Biological Sunscreen Allows Mantis Shrimp To See The Reef In A Whole Different Light
2014-07-04 03:48:19

In an unexpected discovery, researchers have found that the complex eyes of mantis shrimp are equipped with optics that generate ultraviolet (UV) color vision.

Mantis Shrimp Is Stronger Than Airplanes
2014-04-23 03:00:09

Inspired by mantis shrimp, researchers design composite material stronger than standard used in airplane frames.

Spearing Mantis Shrimp Uses Muscle Power To Attack Enemy
2012-11-23 13:23:57

Spearing mantis shrimp must eat plenty of spinach, because scientists have determined it is their muscle power that thrusts them towards their enemy's doom.

2012-06-13 10:29:50

A scientist from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) may be onto an ocean of discovery because of his research into a little sea creature called the mantis shrimp.

Shrimp Fight Club: 'Holy Grail For Materials Engineers'
2012-06-08 09:50:14

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside are looking to nature for inspiration in creating stronger vehicle frames and body armor.

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2011-06-27 07:20:33

The eye of the peacock mantis shrimp has led an international team of researchers to develop a two-part waveplate that could improve CD, DVD, blu-ray and holographic technology, creating even higher definition and larger storage density.

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2009-10-26 10:30:00

The next generation of optical devices could borrow inspiration from the spectacular eyes of the mantis shrimp.

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2008-03-20 02:10:00

Mantis shrimp can see the world in a way that had never been observed in any animal before


Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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