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Ants Depend On A Tiny Neck Joint To Do Heavy Lifting: Study
2014-02-11 08:34:20

[ Watch the Video: Neck Joint The Key To An Ant's Strength ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We have known and celebrated the strength of the tiny ant, but never really understood how it was achieved, until now. A new study from Ohio State University, published in the Journal of Biomechanics, reveals that the real secret to the ant's legendary strength may lie in its tiny neck joint. The findings show that the neck joint of a common American field ant can...

2013-07-16 10:41:42

Ants keep a collection of ‘snapshots’ taken close to the nest so they can find their way home from unfamiliar locations. This is the discovery of scientists at The Vision Centre (VC) and the Research School of Biology at the Australian National University, who found that Australian jack jumper ants, just by briefly scanning the panorama, can quickly determine where their nest is from 15 meters away, even from areas that they have never visited before....

Search And Rescue Robots Could Be Modeled On Ants
2013-05-22 04:49:38

[ Watch the Video: Learning Principles of Underground Locomotion From Ants ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While ants can spoil a picnic, and fire ants are despised for their painful bites, the tiny creatures are masters at tunneling, and this expertise could be put to good use. Researchers are now looking at how fire ants manage to tunnel quickly through even fine, loose sand in an effort to aid the design of search-and-rescue robots. A team from the...

Australian Sugar Ants Walk In Circles When Lost
2012-11-12 10:45:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For us humans, being lost isn´t all that much fun, often leading us to walk around in circles as we try to find our way. Apparently, some animals follow similar patterns. Researchers studying Australian sugar ants have found that putting these social insects in an unfamiliar setting can immediately trigger a ℠lost´ reaction. Furthermore, their research shows that an ant´s habitat can determine how it navigates...

2011-06-01 00:06:51

Alice: Madness Returns releases June 14th, be the first to own one of these Epic Weapons collectibles (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 Alice: Madness Returns sees an older Alice struggling to recover from the horrible trauma of her past. She sets out to discover these answers in a Wonderland that seems even more horrible and dark than before. Alice: Madness Returns releases June 14th, 2011, but why wait? Get the Alice: Madness Returns Vorpal blade now through Epic Weapons. This new Vorpal blade...


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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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