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In the middle of a cattle ranch near Gerlach, Nev., enclosed by a corrugated metal fence, are small pools of steaming water. Close to the surface of these pools, water temperatures reach about 90° Celsius; deeper down, it’s even hotter. Landowners have sectioned off the area around the pools and installed an overflow pipe to keep the water from seeping out and harming livestock or people.
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Years ago, Long realized there was something fishy about robots — that is, robots could be made to be fishlike.
Director of the Interdisciplinary Robotics Research Laboratory at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Long reflects on his career as a biologist who uses robots to study fish evolution. Up front, he tackles the social hazards that come with his occupation, fielding questions like, “What do robots have to do with biology?”
Though it might be true that the best model for any organis
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- NewsWings’ length, individual segments allow species to produce mating calls in range of frequencies.
- NewsSpecies thrives in Baltic Sea despite never reaching adulthood.
- NewsNew analysis reveals that the Arctic species dates back to about 600,000 years ago.
- NewsCell-based approach to new follicles takes hold in skin.