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Robot Ants Learn To Navigate A Maze
2013-03-29 10:50:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s commonly known that ants navigate by scent. As each ant randomly wanders in search for food or shelter, it leaves behind a trail of pheromones which other ants will then follow. The result is that famous line of ants leading to a family picnic or a particularly sticky spill. Though this behavior has been observed for centuries, it´s something which Simon Garnier from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and...

Swarms Of Tiny Robots May Be The Wave Of The Future
2013-03-28 14:55:21

Watch the video "Robot Swarms" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the UK are currently developing robot swarms that could eventually lead to a better understanding of how a group of machines could work in concert to accomplish a given task. The robotics team has been working with a group of 40 robots capable of acting as a group to perform tasks such as pushing an object across a floor. “There are a lot of swarm...

Status Means Being Heard For Ant Pupae
2013-02-08 15:31:26

Cell Press For young ants at the pupal stage of life–caught between larva and adulthood–status is all about being heard. The findings, reported online on February 7 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, add to evidence that ants can communicate abstract information through sound in addition to chemical cues. "One of the truly fascinating characteristics of social insects is their power of self-organization, which allows their societies to achieve amazing feats way...

National Geographic Celebrates 125 Years Of Scientific Exploration
2013-01-12 10:21:34

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This Sunday, The National Geographic Society will celebrate 125 years of intrepid exploration, pioneering science journalism and dazzling photography. If you´re like us, you can scarcely hear the name “National Geographic” without immediately calling to mind a vision of the magazine´s iconic yellow border framing some breathtaking image or hearing Elmer Bernstein´s rousing fanfare...

Tiny Robots Can Work Together On Complex Tasks
2012-12-15 06:30:57

[ Watch the Video: Robotics That Can Swarm Together ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at one US university have developed a team of 20 miniature robots which can work together on complex tasks, and now they are hoping to expand their work to mass-produce the machines and prove their usefulness in a vast array of different scenarios. The robots, which were created by University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll...

Flying Ant Day A Myth
2012-10-18 05:58:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the UK claims that the idea of an annual flying ant day, "when swarms of ants emerge and take to the air in a mass mating flight," is a myth. According to BBC News, data gathered by the Society of Biology showed two peaks in ant flying appearances over a  two-week period. The team mapped 6,000 sightings made by members of the public this year in an attempt to understand ant behavior. They hope to repeat the...


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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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  • 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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