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brine shrimp
2014-10-01 07:43:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1957, the world was introduced to Sea Monkeys, and people were fascinated. Sea Monkeys were advertised in nearly every popular comic book, and even made a trip to space with Astronaut John Glenn in 1998 aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The public's fascination with the tiny brine shrimp known as Sea Monkeys mostly stems from the fact that the dehydrated eggs hatch, develop and mate given little more than a tank of salt water....

2014-09-30 08:39:42

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caringo® today announced that it is exhibiting its comprehensive approach to software-defined object storage, Caringo Swarm(TM), in Booth No. 1242 of the Gartner Symposium/ITXpo 2014 in Orlando, Florida October 5-9. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120619/LA26635LOGO Caringo Swarm slashes the complexity of legacy storage while ensuring data is protected and accessible from any application, location or device. Swarm turns standard...

monarch butterflies
2014-09-25 05:17:30

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Large blue blobs appearing on weather radar last week above southern Illinois and central Missouri likely belonged to a swarm of Monarch butterflies, according to officials at the US National Weather Service in St. Louis. According to Kim Bell of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the radar masses indicated the presence of moderately heavy rain, but those readings were observed on a day that was otherwise bright and clear. There was no...

2014-09-15 08:22:46

SAN MARCOS, Calif. and TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- REGEN Energy is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Malcolm as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Malcolm brings with him over 30 years of experience in the software industry, during which time he was named as inventor on over 150 patent applications in over 20 countries worldwide. He joins REGEN from Power Assure, a pioneer in energy efficiency for data centers, where he was President and CEO....

swarmies
2014-08-19 02:30:47

Steven Siceloff, NASA's Kennedy Space Center A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as the moon searching for and gathering resources just as an ant colony does. Building on the research conducted at the University of New Mexico, the engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida have been developing programs that tell...

collaborative robots
2014-08-15 08:13:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have created the first-ever thousand-robot flash mob, according to research appearing Friday in the journal Science. Lead author Michael Rubenstein, a research associate at SEAS and the Wyss Institute, and his colleagues developed the self-organizing swarms of machines, which...

What Is The Mystery Behind Starling Flocks?
2014-07-22 03:30:31

University of Warwick The mystery behind the movements of flocking starlings could be explained by the areas of light and dark created as they fly, new research suggests. The research, conducted by the University of Warwick and published in the journal PNAS, found that flocking starlings aim to maintain an optimum density at which they can gather data on their surroundings. This occurs when they can see light through the flock at many angles, a state known as marginal opacity. The...

frozen red fire ant raft
2014-06-13 05:22:15

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Solenopsis invicta - the destroyer of picnics and bane of exposed limbs everywhere - is better known by its common name, the red fire ant. Aside from S. invicta's propensity to swarm and attack, it turns out this insect is also one of the more talented engineers in the animal kingdom. Never is this more true than when the colony, threatened by flooding from rain, a sprinkler or a borderline psychopathic child armed only with a cup of...

ants beat google
2014-05-28 05:02:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Classic literature has touted the work ethic of ants and scientists have determined that they have the largest brains of any insect. Now, researchers have also discovered that the creatures' group processing skills when it comes to foraging for food would put the most complex online search engines to shame. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of German and Chinese scientists explain that the...

2014-05-27 11:44:07

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques. An individual ant searching for food walks in random ways, biologists found. Yet the collective foraging behavior of ants goes well beyond that, as a mathematical study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals: The animal movements at a certain point change from chaos to order. This happens...


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Red Locust, Nomadacris septemfasciata
2013-07-10 15:41:21

The red locust (Nomadacris septemfasciata) is a species of grasshopper that is native to Sub-Saharan Africa, where it prefers to swarm moist areas like seasonal floodplains. It can be found in areas with grain, its main food source, and areas with some tree cover. Adults are typically brownish-tan in color and can reach an average body length between 2.4 and 3.3 inches depending upon the sex, with females growing larger. Young individuals of this species can vary in color depending upon which...

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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'.