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Micro Fuel-Cells May Turn Insects Into Spies
2012-01-10 11:01:18

Is this the stuff that sci-fi movies are made of? Researchers have been working to outfit insects with tiny electronic sensors in hopes of creating insects that can be used in applications ranging from search-and-rescue to espionage, reports John Roach for MSNBC. Researchers recently published findings in the Journal of the American Chemistry Society which suggests that they are close to solving the problem of finding a reliable power source for the bug-borne sensors. Batteries alone...

2012-01-06 14:43:53

Case Western Reserve University scientists take step toward cyborg An insect's internal chemicals can be converted to electricity, potentially providing power for sensors, recording devices or to control the bug, a group of researchers at Case Western Reserve University report. The finding is yet another in a growing list from universities across the country that could bring the creation of insect cyborgs — touted as possible first responders to super spies — out of science...

2010-09-29 00:00:00

OKAYAMA, Japan, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayashibara Biochemical Laboratories, Inc. based in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, has confirmed that the naturally-derived functional saccharide trehalose has the effect of inhibiting fat cell hypertrophy. The finding will be presented to the 31st conference of the Japan Society for the Study of Obesity (JASSO), scheduled to be held at Maebashi Terrsa in Gunma Prefecture on October 1 and 2. << Focuses >> - Confirmation of...

2009-07-21 12:57:29

Arctic springtails (Megaphorura arctica) survive freezing temperatures by dehydrating themselves before the coldest weather sets in. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Genomics have identified a suite of genes involved in controlling this extreme survival mechanism.Melody Clark led a team of researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Novi-Sad, Serbia, who studied the arthropods. She said, "This is the first in-depth molecular study on the underlying...

2009-04-30 12:00:00

Cryoprotectants needed to preserve eggs for reproduction need to be given in stages, albeit rapid ones, say scientists who have developed a mathematical model that predicts optimal time for loading and unloading these drugs.Their studies in Rhesus monkey eggs, which are very similar to human eggs, show that a two-step process of easing into and out of the drugs needed to help protect eggs at subzero temperatures dramatically reduces the amount eggs contract and expand in the process.These...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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