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Mosquitofish Mating Strategies Change In The Presence Of Predators
2013-10-11 12:44:08

North Carolina State University When predators lurk nearby, male Bahamas mosquitofish (Gambusia hubbsi) change mating strategies, rejecting elaborate courting rituals for more frequent and sometimes forceful encounters with females. But as a recent North Carolina State University study shows, mating strategies aren’t the only things changing for G. hubbsi when predators abound. The shape and size of the male fish’s genitalia are also linked to the presence or absence of predators....

Study Aims To Speed Up Construction Projects And Identify Trouble Areas
2013-09-05 15:35:32

North Carolina State University Research from North Carolina State University identified factors that cause construction site managers to schedule more time than necessary for specific tasks. Understanding these factors and whether they can be reduced or eliminated could help the industry complete construction projects more quickly. At issue is a construction planning concept called a time buffer. A time buffer is the difference between how long it should take to accomplish a task based...

2013-08-08 23:03:39

CHF presents Dr. Kathryn Meurs of North Carolina State University with the Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research Award. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will present Dr. Kathryn Meurs of North Carolina State University with the Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research Award on August 10 at the National Parent Club Canine Health Conference. Dr. Meurs was selected to receive this biennial award based on her critical contributions to...

Natural Processes ‘Channeled’ By Self-Healing Solar Cells
2013-08-08 10:56:15

North Carolina State University To understand how solar cells heal themselves, look no further than the nearest tree leaf or the back of your hand. The "branching" vascular channels that circulate life-sustaining nutrients throughout leaves and hands serve as the inspiration for solar cells that can restore themselves efficiently and inexpensively. In a new paper, North Carolina State University researchers Orlin Velev and Hyung-Jun Koo show that creating solar cell devices with...

New Technique Allows Closer Look At How Radiation Damages Materials
2013-08-06 12:41:39

North Carolina State University A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has developed a technique that provides real-time images of how magnesium changes at the atomic scale when exposed to radiation. The technique may give researchers new insights into how radiation weakens the integrity of radiation-tolerant materials, such as those used in space exploration and in nuclear energy technologies. "We used high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) to...

Soft Robotic Devices Using Water-based Gels Created By Researchers
2013-08-02 10:04:46

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating devices out of a water-based hydrogel material that can be patterned, folded and used to manipulate objects. The technique holds promise for use in "soft robotics" and biomedical applications. "This work brings us one step closer to developing new soft robotics technologies that mimic biological systems and can work in aqueous environments," says Dr. Michael...

Researchers Use Liquid Metal To Build 3-D Structures
2013-07-09 14:28:19

North Carolina State University [ Watch The Video 3D Printing of Liquid Metals at Room Temperature ] Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. "It's difficult to create structures out of liquids, because liquids want to bead up. But we've found that a liquid metal alloy of gallium and indium reacts to the oxygen in the air at...

Mapping Out How To Protect Species And Preserve Biodiversity
2013-06-27 13:20:33

North Carolina State University In stunning color, new biodiversity research from North Carolina State University maps out priority areas worldwide that hold the key to protecting vulnerable species and focusing conservation efforts. The research, published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pinpoints the highest global concentrations of mammals, amphibians and birds on a scale that´s 100 times finer than previous assessments. The findings can be used to...


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'.