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Now, bug sensors to help save crops

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 18:52

Scientists have developed an inexpensive wireless sensor to classify different insect species with up to 99 per cent accuracy, that could help protect crops from insect damage and limit the spread of insect-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.

This insect wears world`s tiniest 3D glasses!

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 14:42

Have you read about sophisticated hunter insects called praying mantis in textbooks? Now, see them hunting with the world`s tiniest 3D glasses.

Bees navigate using `light` in the sky

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 21:53

Bees use a pattern of light in the sky invisible to humans to direct one another to a honey source, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Wasp attacks kill 19 in China, over 580 injured

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 13:08

At least 19 people were killed and over 580 injured in a surge of insect attacks since July in western China, local health officials said.

New hybrid camera combines human, insect vision

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 14:53

Researchers have developed a lens that combines the focusing ability of a human eye with the wide-angle vision of an insect eye to capture images with depth.

I’ts like mother, like daughter, like father, like son, when it comes to lifespans

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 12:29

Evolutionary biologists have shown that the proverb: like mother, like daughter; like father, like son, also applies to inheriting a long life at least for fruit flies.

Insect discovery sheds light on climate change

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 12:33

Biologists have discovered a new, extinct family of insects that will help scientists better understand how some animals responded to global climate change and the evolution of communities.

Fruits and veggies still stay alive after harvest

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:23

A new study has revealed that the fruits and vegetables we buy in the grocery store are actually still alive.

Video shows how moths use their bodies to hover

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 21:01

Super slow-motion footage of a moth in flight has revealed how insects use their bodies to hover.

Flies learn to forgo sweet foods

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 09:54

Flies quickly learn to opt for less sweet food sources that offer more calories and nutritional value, a study has found.

Pesky insects too play ecological role

Last Updated: Saturday, October 06, 2012, 11:06

Getting rid of pesky insects, such as mosquitoes, ants and roaches may be fraught with adverse consequences, depriving plants of their taste and high yield, suggests a new study.

Soon, cars that reads your mind

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 19:25

A new concept car has been developed by a Japanese automobile company that monitors your face to help predict what you’ll want to do next.