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2015-03-25 10:20:02

This minuscule robot ain't no Robocop. It's actually the first robotic germ created by putting a humidity sensor on a tiny bacteria.

Mushrooms Create Their Own Wind To Spread Their Spores
2013-11-26 04:32:04

Mushrooms can alter the moisture of the air around them, effectively creating their own wind in order to help their spores disperse over a wide area.

2013-04-30 23:04:02

National Energy Technologies LLC, a Pennsylvania company, opens new region for distribution of food preservation mineral that also conserves energy from refrigeration.

Study Finds Bacteria Delay Survival Decisions
2012-11-26 14:57:56

Like a homeowner prepping for a hurricane, the bacterium Bacillus subtilis uses a long checklist to prepare for survival in hard times.

New, Less Expensive Nanolithography Technique Developed
2012-08-31 17:04:35

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new nanolithography technique that is less expensive than other approaches and can be used to create technologies with biomedical applications.

3-D Printers Could Be Next-Generation Toy Shop
2012-08-02 09:00:11

Computer scientists and graphics experts at Harvard collaborated to come up with an add-on software that translates video game characters into fully articulated action figures.

2012-05-23 19:29:28

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series describes a simple, inexpensive dip-and-dry treatment can convert ordinary silk into a fabric that kills disease-causing bacteria — even the armor-coated spores of microbes like anthrax — in minutes.

2012-04-29 23:01:23

Creature creation has always been fun for many players of Spore. Some players have already started using a chat widget known as Chatwing.

2012-03-28 09:09:08

When faced with life-or-death situations, bacteria — and maybe even human cells — use an extremely sophisticated version of "game theory" to consider their options and decide upon the best course of action, scientists reported here today.


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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.