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Energy-Efficient Robot Inspired By Atlantic Razor Clam Dynamics
2014-03-25 13:36:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have built a robotic clam that is able to replicate how an Atlantic razor clam can burrow itself into the sea soil using very little energy. The Atlantic razor clam is able to dig itself through sea soil at about 0.4 inches per second and can dig up to one-fourth of a mile using the amount of energy equivalent to a AA battery. "The clam's trick is to move its shells in such a way as to liquefy the soil around its body,...

2010-03-15 14:38:00

OCEAN SHORES, Wash., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fourth Annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival and Chowder Cook-off will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010, from 10 AM to 6 PM. A variety of events and activities, including the Chowder Cook-off, with celebrity guest host Kathy Casey, will take place in the Ocean Shores Convention Center and surrounding venues. Admission is $2 for Adults, with Children under 12 admitted free. There is also a clam dig scheduled for this year, pending final...

2009-11-22 12:18:22

Technology to be presented at Fluid Dynamics Conference in Minneapolis, Nov. 22-24, 2009 To design a lightweight anchor that can dig itself in to hold small underwater submersibles, Anette (Peko) Hosoi of MIT borrowed techniques from one of nature's best diggers -- the razor clam. "The best anchoring technology out there is an order or magnitude worse than the clam - most are two or three orders worse," says Hosoi, whose group is presenting this work next week at the 62nd Annual Meeting of...

2005-09-06 16:28:09

Durham, N.C.  - Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that the naturally occurring marine toxin domoic acid can cause subtle but lasting cognitive damage in rats exposed to the chemical before birth. Humans can become poisoned by the potentially lethal, algal toxin after eating contaminated shellfish. The researchers saw behavioral effects of the toxin in animals after prenatal exposure to domoic acid levels below those generally deemed safe for adults, said Edward...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.