New Clues From Brain Structures of Mantis Shrimp | UANews

Mantis shrimp have mushroom bodies in their brains, structures that are well known from insects but not from crustaceans. The findings of a study question the most commonly held scenario retracing how brain structures evolved in arthropods._UA News


NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Study Our Solar System’s “Ocean Worlds”

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will use its infrared capabilities to study the “ocean worlds” of Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus, adding to observations previously made by NASA’s Galileo and Cassini orbiters. The Webb telescope’s observations could also help guide future missions to the icy moons.

A new robot mimics vertebrate motion

Based on X-ray videos, EPFL scientists have invented a new robot that mimics the way salamanders walk and swim with unprecedented detail: a tool for understanding the evolution of vertebrate locomotion._EPFL

Smart socks to revolutionise diabetic care

Doctors will be able to remotely monitor diabetic people for a potentially life-threatening condition thanks to the development of socks which measure foot temperature. Research by Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with Copenhagen / San Francisco-based Siren Care, has led to the development of electronic smart socks which inform users of the early signs of diabetic foot ulcers._Nottingham Trent University

The tiniest color picture ever printed

Researchers of ETH Zurich and ETH start-up company Scrona achieve a new world record! They have printed a color picture depicting clown fishes around their sea anemone home. This picture is as tiny as the cross-sectional area of a human hair. _ETH Zurich

Details from the inner life of a tooth

Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures, for example in carbon-fiber materials and bones. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Lund, Charité hospital in Berlin and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have now developed a new computed tomography method based on the scattering, rather than on the absorption, of X-rays. The technique makes it possible for the first time to visualize nanostructures in objects measuring just a few millimeters, allowing the researchers to view the precise three-dimensional structure of collagen fibers in a piece of human tooth._Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Connecting Vehicles

-Υπολογιστικό πλαίσιο για τη βελτιστοποίηση της ροής της κυκλοφορίας θα μπορούσε να είναι η αρχή μιας οδικής επανάστασης
– Computational framework for optimizing traffic flow could be the beginning of a road revolution