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Grazing Red Kangaroos Use Their Tail As An Extra Leg
2014-07-02 10:22:22

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new multi-institutional study of red kangaroos, it has been found that when grazing on all fours, these marsupials use their tail as an extra leg. While grazing, the tail helps with movement by pushing the kangaroo forward as it walks. The study, published online in Biology Letters, was co-authored by Associate Professor Maxwell Donelan from the Simon Fraser University, and Associate Professor Rodger Kram from...

2014-06-23 23:12:53

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Designing Flexible Robots Based On Seahorse Tail Armor
2013-05-02 10:13:33

WATCH VIDEO: [Seahorse Armor Offers Insight Into Robotic Design] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to materials science professor Joanna McKittrick of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), “The study of natural materials can lead to the creation of new and unique materials and structures inspired by nature that are stronger, tougher, lighter and more flexible.” In November of last year, redOrbit...

Regenerated Lizard Tails Not A Perfect Match To Original Tail
2012-10-10 08:47:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some lizards have the innate ability to re-grow their tails when their original one gets severed. However, this natural regenerative ability does not occur in a perfect way. In other words, the new tail, based on studies by a team of scientists from two Arizona schools, is quite different from the original appendage it replaces. Scientists from Arizona State University and University of Arizona examined the anatomical and...

Robotic Tail Wagging Mind Reading Fun
2012-09-25 08:40:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is so much easier to know how your cat feels than your boyfriend or girlfriend, right? The position of the ears, the movement of the tail; they give you more clues to go by. Well, maybe you can play pin the tail on the boyfriend, now. Neuro Ware, the makers of this year's hit gizmo, Necomimi — the kitty ears that read your brain waves and move to display them — has started working on a robotic tail that moves...

Dinosaur Attracted Mates Much Like A Peacock
2011-11-07 13:46:40

A new study says that a species of dinosaur may have acted like a Las Vegas showgirl in order to attract males. Oviraptor dinosaurs had a fan of feathers similar to a flamenco dancer in Las Vegas, along with a flexible tail. The scientists said this dinosaur species may have flashed these feathers to attract attention in a way similar to the modern-day peacock. Scott Persons, a doctoral student at the University of Alberta, presented the research at the Society for Vertebrate...


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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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