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Crazy ants learn to neutralize fire ants' deadly venom

In what researchers at the University of Texas believe is the first example of its kind, crazy ants have found a way to detoxify fire ants' venom.

By Feb. 13, 2014

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Med student's practice exam takes very real turn

UVA medical student Ryan Jones discovers that an actor portraying symptoms of abdominal aortic aneurysm actually had the potentially deadly condition.

By Jan. 3, 2014

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NASA unveils 6-foot 'superhero robot' Valkyrie

Designed to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, this "female" robot could be the precursor to robo-astronauts that will help colonize Mars.

By Dec. 10, 2013

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MIT's super-speedy robot fish makes flashy escape

Researchers have created a "soft" robofish powered by carbon dioxide that can swim around on its own and execute a critical escape maneuver just as fast as a real fish.

By Mar. 13, 2014

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Hoptroff No 10 is world's first atomic pocket watch movement

If you have at least £10,000 spare and don't mind wearing radioactive matter about your person, this could be the timepiece for you.

By May. 2, 2013

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Ring covered in human skin gives design the finger

Fashion designer Sruli Recht combines a 4-inch piece of himself with a gold ring to create a unique fashion accessory that comes with a DNA certificate. Got $470,000 to spare?

By Jan. 24, 2013

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Headless Kenshiro muscle-bot gets ripped at the gym

Kenshiro, born at the University of Tokyo, represents the latest attempt to create a musculoskeletal machine that moves like a human. Who needs a head?

By Dec. 12, 2012

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Bleeding internally? Seal it with this DARPA foam

This injectable foam expands in the body to compress internal wounds. Animal tests have shown it reduces blood loss six-fold.

By Dec. 10, 2012

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Wireless network could monitor breathing

The same University of Utah engineers who built wireless networks that see through walls are now redirecting their efforts to noninvasively measure the breath of hospital patients and newborns.

By Sep. 20, 2011

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Hair clip inspires device that clamps down traumatic bleeding

The ITClamp could reduce traumatic bleeding deaths in combat zones and following civilian accidents by helping minimize blood loss before surgery.

By Apr. 6, 2012