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Deep-sea Fish Inspire Robotic Feeding Model
Researchers use "Bassbot" to study suction feeding
March 31st, 2014
"Bassbot" reveals suction action used by most fish.
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With Study of Asbestos, Geologists Take on Key Health Problem
Molecular dynamic snapshot of a human lung protein
February 21st, 2014
A new breed of geologists investigates the connection between living organisms and earth materials.
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Tiny Neighbors Keep Coral Reefs Clean
Gobies control turtleweed
January 10th, 2014
When coral reefs call, the goby fish come to the rescue.
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Catch the Fever … Particle Fever
Cern under construction
March 17th, 2014
Particle physics takes center stage in this upcoming documentary.
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Caught on Camera: Ice-Dwelling Sea Anemone
New sea anemone species lives on ice
January 30th, 2014
The underside of the Ross Ice Shelf held more than just a view of the ice.
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Scientists Take On Coffee-Loving Pests
A Colombian coffee plantation
December 30th, 2013
Genetic research from across the ocean poised to help coffee bean growers in Columbia.
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Stir It Up: Naming of Caribbean Reef Parasite Creates Controversy
a newly discovered species of Caribbean crustacean is named after Bob Marley
October 25th, 2013
Paul Sikkel and reggae star Amlak Tafari discuss the recent controversy of naming a parasite after Bob Marley.
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Protecting Vulnerable Freshwater Aquifers Critical Task
groundwater flowing through limestone aquifers
February 28th, 2014
Visualizing the groundwater flow in these areas helps scientists better understand the risk involved.
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How Military Services Impacts Returning Veterans
Screenshot from NSF military service impact video
January 27th, 2014
From health to marriage, military service has some surprising impacts on returning veterans.
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Simulating Vorticity in a Supercell Thunderstorm
steamwise vorticity ina supercell thunderstorm simulation still
December 18th, 2013
Researchers used the Longhorn supercomputer to show how wind velocity and vortex lines combine to form a vortex ring at the top of the updraft.
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