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Date:3/9/2011

icial," said Grace. "It is extraordinarily sensitive, built of nano-scale components, and it is capable of self-repair. A better understanding of its operation may lead to the development of improved artificial infrared sensors for medical, industrial and defense applications."

According to Grace the snakes readily learn to sit and orient properly and push the buttons to indicate their understanding of the situation.

The grant supports two graduate students and two undergraduate student researchers. Doctoral candidate Bill McLamb is studying the proteins that may be the molecular sensors of infrared radiation in snakes. Doctoral candidate Sherri Emer, in collaboration with Harvey of the School of Psychology, is training the snakes to perform complicated tasks.

To date, Grace has received more than $1.5 million in funding for his work on the snakes' infrared sensing ability.


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