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Insects as inspiration to improve aircraft

Trinity College professor David Taylor and his team of researchers In Dublin, Ireland are researching how to incorporate the way insect legs function with aircraft designs to help create them safer, reduce the aircraft weight and improve durability. The researchers chose insects…

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Japanese zoo is trying to improve the reputation of cockroaches

With an approximate 4000 species on the planet, cockroaches are famous for being able to survive almost anywhere. Most commonly they are found in people kitchens or roaming around the house or outside at night. A spokeswoman for Shunanshi Zoo in western…

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Ancient lipstick recipe include crushed insects

It is believed that ancient Mesopotamian women were the first women to invent and wear lipstick. According to the belief, they crushed semi-precious jewels and used them to decorate their lips. Ancient Egyptians extracted red dye from a fungi called focus-algin, iodine…

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Protecting your home from Ants

Ants can become a major nuisance for homeowners. They can be very difficult to eliminate and usually invade homes in large numbers. DIY ant control can be dangerous if not used or placed properly and it only works to get rid of…

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Spiders use wind to sail across water like ships

Lead researcher Morito Hayashi from the Natural History Museum, London said on SMH that they found that spiders actively adopt postures that allow them to use the wind direction to control their journey on water using their legs as sails and their…

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Highest concentration of Diving Tarantula’s found in the Northern Territory.

Hidden from outsiders and deep within lands controlled by traditional Aboriginal owners an estimated 25,000 diving tarantulas live along a 10 kilometre stretch of floodplain. The head of Queensland’s Museum’s arachnological division, Dr Robert Raven believes that there are more species of…

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