Sarah Mosinski

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Are these termite-inspired robots the construction crews of the future?

A collective robotic intelligence can be created to build large structures using simple rules programmed in a swarm of robots.<p>Inspired by termite …

Robotics

There's More Than One Way To Cure Diseases With Genes

A recent roundup in The Economist looks at a few new ideas for gene therapy.<p>Many people have inherited genes that are making them sick, or will, one day. Troublesome genes are part and parcel of being human. In the future, however, doctors may have some fixes, ranging from giving their patients …

Genetics

Scientists find gene linking brain's grey matter to intelligence

LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers have found a gene linking intelligence to the thickness of so-called “grey matter” in the brain, and say their discovery could help scientists understand how and why some people have learning difficulties.<p>An international team of scientists analyzed DNA samples and …

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook - review

My name is Sherlock Homes. It is my business to know what other people don't know."<br>-- Sherlock Homes in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" (1892)<p>Are you Sherlocked? Do you wish to hone your thinking and observational skills to meet the high standard set by Sherlock Holmes? Maybe you want to …

‘Scaffold’ map reveals brain’s weak spots

For the first time, neuroscientists have systematically identified the white matter “scaffold” of the human brain, the critical communications …

The Week In Numbers: How To Seal A Gunshot Wound, Sochi's Snow Strategy, And More

<b>15 seconds</b>: the time it takes this simple new invention to seal a gunshot wound with tiny sponges<p><b>$15,000</b>: the price of the first consumer ATV with airless tires, which never go flat<p><b>9 hours</b>: the battery life of the Skully P-1, the first motorcycle helmet with a digital head-up display and 180-degree …

New Crocodile Species Found In West Africa

It diverged from its most closely related kin about 7 million years ago.<p>Meet the west African slender-snouted crocodile. It looks quite similar to slender-snouted crocs in central Africa. But a recent investigation found that it is in fact a different species, and separated from its central African …

West Africa

Giant New Jellyfish Species Washes Ashore Down Under

According to researchers, we can expect a lot more of this sort of slimy event.<p>What appears to be a giant living blob washed ashore a beach in southern Tasmania, where it was discovered by a family. Turns out it is a new species of lion's-mane jellyfish.<p>Government scientist Lisa-ann Gershwin told …