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2009-08-27 16:00:00

Scientists at the University of the West of England are to design the first ever biological robot using mould.Researchers have received a Leverhulme Trust grant worth £228,000 to develop the amorphous non-silicon biological robot, plasmobot, using plasmodium, the vegetative stage of the slime mould Physarum polycephalum, a commonly occurring mould which lives in forests, gardens and most damp places in the UK.  The Leverhulme Trust funded research project aims to design the first...

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2008-03-13 10:25:00

A new study examining social behavior suggests certain individuals are genetically programmed to cheat and often will do"¦providing they can get away with it.The researchers looked at slime molds "“ microscopic single-cell organisms or amoebae that are forced to cooperate with one another when food is in short supply. Studying slime molds at the cellular level provides the scientists with a unique insight into the genes that may also influence human behavior.The international...

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2006-08-15 07:32:20

In times of plenty, the uni-cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum leads a solitary life munching on bacteria littering the forest floor. But these simple creatures can perform heroic developmental acts: when the bacterial food supply dries up, Dictyostelium amebas band together with their neighbors and form a multi-cellular tower designed to save the children. In a forthcoming study in Nature Chemical Biology, investigators at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Medical...


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2009-01-20 20:31:33

The Pacific Hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii) also known as the Slime Eel, is a species of hagfish that is found in the mesopelagic (600 to 3000 feet deep) to abyssal (13,000 to 21,000 feet deep) Pacific ocean, near the ocean floor. In many parts of the world, including the USA, hagfish-skin clothing, belts, and other accessories are advertised and sold as "yuppie leather" or "eel-skin". Hagfish, however, are not true eels. This is a jawless fish, as it evolved to lose this trait from the early...

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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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