Wood ants spray formic acid from their abdomens as a defense. The acid gives off a pungent odor, but does’t hurt unless it gets into an open wound, which is most often caused by the ants biting with their powerful jaws. The acid fumes also irritate the nose and mouth causing coughing and choking.

Wood ants spray formic acid from their abdomens as a defense. The acid gives off a pungent odor, but does’t hurt unless it gets into an open wound, which... Read more »

The most satisfying fly swatters

With simply one swat, and you can eliminate a fly (or mosquito, or wasp) with this electrical fly zapper. It appears like a brilliant yellow tennis racket, just it’s... Read more »

Fresnel Diffraction Patterns

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ could trigger seizures. Here’s what to know before you go.

movie theater screen (DepositPhotos/) The flashing lights and images that you’ll witness if you appear to see the brand-new Star Wars flick may trigger problem for fans with epilepsy.... Read more »

I made some Lissajous Figures with some fiber optics

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Nine gifts for the literal tree hugger in your life

Treet yourself. (Lukasz Szmigiel vis Unsplash/) Trees are spectacular beings. They produce oxygen for people to breathe, sequester co2, and supply shade for numerous types, consisting of birds, rodents,... Read more »

Wyss Institute Researchers Demonstrate Machine-Guided Engineering of AAV Capsids for Gene Therapy

High-throughput artificial biology technique exposes concealed AAV functions and might assist fast-track future gene treatments Adeno-associated infections (AAVs) have actually ended up being the go-to car for providing healing... Read more »

Scientists Identify Critical Window for Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Neuroscientists at the University of Southampton have actually made a substantial advancement in comprehending how Alzheimer’s disease spreads out through the brain, finding a substantial duration of time where... Read more »

First-Ever HD Footage of a Cell Moving Through the Body

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Fujitsu Laboratories and Aichi Cancer Center in Japan Sign Comprehensive Joint Research Agreement to Drive Advances in Cancer Genomic Medicine with AI Technology

Utilizing AI technology to simplify details analysis and contribute to development in an emergent, yet crucial frontier of medical science Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Aichi Cancer Center(1) have actually effectively... Read more »