SciTech

3D simulation could replace some zebrafish in labs

Scientists have developed the first data-driven modeling framework capable of simulating zebrafish swimming in three dimensions.

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Male fruit flies rationally choose how to rank mates

A complex series of experiments shows that male fruit flies, when presented with a pair of females as potential mating partners, display a key component of rational choice: transitivity.

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Using electricity, not molecules, to switch cells on and off

Microelectronics has transformed our lives. Cellphones, earbuds, pacemakers, defibrillators – all these and more rely on microelectronics’ very small electronic designs and components. Microelectronics has changed the way we collect, process and transmit information.

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Sand absorbs high-speed projectiles better than steel

If someone is firing projectiles in your direction, you might be safer hiding behind a sand block rather than a steel wall, new research shows.

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