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Hurricane Marie Could Swallow Smaller Storm Karina
Images from space show the massive Hurricane Marie poised to swallow another tiny storm off the Pacific coast.
LiveScience.com, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

How Delivery Drones Could Monitor Their Own Health
The day when people can order products online and have them delivered by a drone may not be far off. But to make sure these packages make it to their destinations, scientists have created a program that lets drones monitor their "health" midflight.
LiveScience.com, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

What Is Electrical Engineering?
Electrical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the technology of electricity, including circuitry, power generation, machine control and communications.
LiveScience.com, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

Fear, safety and the role of sleep in human PTSD
The effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment may hinge significantly upon sleep quality, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System in a paper published today in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

Researchers discover why Listeria bacterium is so hard to fight
The harmful and potentially deadly bacterium Listeria is extremely good at adapting to changes. Now research from University of Southern Denmark uncovers exactly how cunning Listeria is and why it is so hard to fight. The discovery can help develop more efficient ways to combat the bacteria.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

Gamblers are greedy bird-brains, research finds
Gamblers show the same tendencies as pigeons when they make risky decisions, new research has shown.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

Concerns grow over Iceland volcano
Overnight earthquakes raise fears that magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could be heading towards another large volcanic system, scientists say.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

Sorting cells with sound waves
Researchers have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could be used to detect the extremely rare tumor cells that circulate in cancer patients' blood, helping doctors predict whether a tumor is going to spread.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

Animals first flex their muscles: Earliest fossil evidence for animals with muscles
A new fossil discovery identifies the earliest evidence for animals with muscles. An unusual new fossil discovery of one of the earliest animals on earth may also provide the oldest evidence of muscle tissue -- the bundles of cells that make movement in animals possible. The fossil, dating from 560 million years ago, was discovered in Newfoundland, Canada.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

What can 14th century Venice teach us about Ebola, other emerging threats?
The way in which the Italian city of Venice dealt with the outbreak of the plague in the 14th century holds lessons on how to even mitigate the consequences of today's emerging threats, like climate change, terrorism, and highly infectious or drug-resistant diseases, says one researcher.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:49:52 GMT

Sheepdogs found to use simple rules to herd sheep
Sscientists used GPS technology to understand how sheepdogs do their jobs so well.
World Science, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:33:41 GMT

Movie recreates in detail past visit to far-off moon
Scientists working with NASA restored 1989 footage from the Voyager 2 spacecraft to make a map and film of Neptune's moon Triton.
World Science, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:33:41 GMT

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