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Improving Biomedical Technologies Using Squid Skin Protein
2014-07-18 03:48:01

The common pencil squid (Loliginidae) may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body.

New Hybrid Energy Transfer System Developed
2014-05-28 11:13:55

Scientists from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield and Crete, have developed a new hybrid energy transfer system, which mimics the processes responsible for photosynthesis.

2014-02-11 10:55:11

Scientists have studied a visual illusion first discovered by Galileo Galilei, and found that it occurs because of the surprising way our eyes see lightness and darkness in the world.

Researchers Use Squid Protein To Create High-Tech Camouflage
2013-09-11 11:35:27

In another instance of technology inspired by nature, researchers say they’ve created a camouflage coating modeled after the Pencil Squid that could one day be particularly useful to the US Military.

Color Change Mechanism Squid And Octopi
2013-07-26 09:47:07

Researchers have discovered the mechanism responsible for the dramatic color changes in underwater creatures such as the squid and the octopus.

Scientists Look At How The Brain Compensates For Speed
2013-05-08 18:47:22

Researchers from the University of California in Berkeley have finally pinpointed the area of the brain responsible for not only seeing fast-moving objects, but responding to them as well.

Sophisticated Primitive Reflexes And Dizziness
2013-02-15 06:13:06

Our brains are capable of doing some amazing things. Yet, there are some processes which, while sophisticated enough, are mostly thought of as common and basic. For instance: The reflex which allows us to keep our eyes focused on one point while our heads are moving about.

2012-03-13 10:51:41

With the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament set to begin, college basketball fans around the United States are in the throes of March Madness.

2011-07-13 19:22:00

PHOENIX, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 3D release of the final Harry Potter film this week, leading visual neuroscientists at Barrow Neurological Institute say 3D illusions not only provide great entertainment, but might also tell us a lot about how our brains function. Top researchers Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD, and Stephen Macknik, PhD, have spent years examining the correlation between vision and the brain.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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