At MorphoSource.org, playing with fossils is not only allowed, it’s encouraged. The online database is home to oodles of digital 3-D scans of bones from both extinct and modern-day creatures. Anyone with an Internet connection is free to peruse the images, manipulate and rotate specimens and even download instructions to 3-D print them.
So far, scientists have contributed images...
To track down neuroscientist Corey Hart, you could stop by his laboratory, located on the second floor of DrexelUniversity’s medical building in Philadelphia. Or, you could visit the lab of Luciftias Neurocam, located in the virtual world of Second Life.
Luciftias is Hart’s digital alter ego, or avatar. Like his real-life counterpart, Luciftias tracks the...
Biologists studying tool use in a tropical crow species have fastened tiny video cameras to the birds and recorded their search for food.
"We are the first ones to do this on wild birds," says Christian Rutz of the University of Oxford in England. He and his Oxford colleagues attached cameras to the tail feathers of New Caledonian crows so that the devices look...
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A drug-discovery effort using more than a million personal computers worldwide has identified thousands of compounds that could form the basis of a cure for anthrax, researchers at the University of Oxford in England announced March 8.
The anthrax project rested upon a strategy known as distributed computing, in which individuals download a special screensaver to their Internet-...