Plant and human genome researchers have uncovered myriad pathways toward understanding health and longevity, determining genes that code for things like disease tolerance and nutrient needs. A new bug gene-sequencing project aims to do the same — only the goal is to find genomic Achilles’ heels, to help people kill insects more easily.
Flight researchers and computer scientists get all sorts of cool tools to study honeybees, hoping the insects can help point the way to better UAV flight patterns, solutions to computing problems and even environmental monitoring. But what about the bees?
It's a well-known tenet of psychology that to overcome your fears, you have to face them. But in some cases, that's difficult or even impossible to do -- how do you face your fear of falling, for instance? According to a new Spanish study, augmented reality could provide an answer.
An augmented reality system did a bang-up job of freaking out people with cockroach phobia, the study says. No word yet on whether it helped the patients overcome those fears -- so far, the goal was simply to find out whether an AR system could sufficiently induce anxiety.
Bark beetles plague the forests of Canada so furiously you'd think rivers of blood and the death of the firstborn would follow hot on their heels. So far, no one has stopped the beetle rampage that has destroyed 33 million acres of trees in British Columbia. However, scientists at Northern Arizona University (NAU) may have devised a way to turn back the beetle tide using sound recordings.