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CT scan reveals ancient long-necked gliding reptile

Close up CT scan, composite image of fossil gliding reptile Mecistrotrachelos apeoros. Curved foot and...viously unknown, 220 million-year-old long-necked, gliding reptile may remain forever embedded in stone, but thanks to an industrial-size CT scanner at Penn St...

McBride shows DNA detective work with paper-eating bacteria that 'glide'

...ome carbohydrate polymers may be connected in both gliding microbes." McBride and his students have used F. johnsoniae to study the motility of gliding bacteria for more than a decade. They cloned "mutants" of F. johnsoniae that are unable to move, an...

Like a snail through the intestinal canal

...y material works simultaneously as a lubricant for gliding on and as a glue which the slug can grip hold of. An intestinal robot should also have a similar layer to use. To achieve this, an adhesive layer is added to the mucus-like properties, which allows the device to be stuck to the layer of mucus. The a...

Ancient birds flew on all-fours

... ancestor of modern-day birds took to the skies by gliding from trees using primitive feathered wings on their arms and legs, according to new research by a University of Calgary paleontologist. In a paper published in the journal Paleobiology, Department of Biological Sciences PhD student Nick Longrich chal...

UGA scientists unravel 'molecular inch-worm' structure of walking-pneumonia bacterium

...w that is accomplished. The new data indicate that gliding is essential for cell division in M. pneumoniae. ...an lungs, finding a way to stop such attachment or gliding could halt infections or make them far less severe. "M. pneumoniae accounts for 20 percent of com...

What's shaped like a pear and has 2 genomes? Check the pond

...obably notice an oddly furry, pear-shaped organism gliding along--and gobbling up everything in its path. This tiny predator has a big name-- Tetrahymena thermophila --and a big fan club among scientists, as a star organism for research into how cells work. Scientists have now sequenced, assembled, and ...

NRL scientists detect 'milky sea' phenomena

... the impression of sailing upon a field of snow or gliding over the clouds--all under the darkness of a moonless night. The glowing waters appear to extend to the horizon in all directions, and can last from several hours to several days. They are thought to be caused by enormous populations of bacterial bio...

Wright bros. upstaged! Dinos invented biplanes

...ctly from the ground, against gravity, without any gliding stage. Such long feathers around the feet would make it hard for Microraptor to run on the ground, says Chatterjee, supporting the idea that it was a tree dweller, thus reinforcing the trees-down theory. ...

Researchers reveal secrets of flying snakes

...er gliders, such as flying squirrels or lizards or gliding birds, maintain a constant wing structure, unlike ...r not the snake's choice of prey is related to its gliding ability is unknown. ...

Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

... Robert Dudley, a UC Berkeley expert on flying and gliding creatures ranging from hummingbirds and lizards to...ey to arrange a more scientific study of the ants' gliding behavior. They met up with Kaspari last summer in Panama for a week to videotape the same species of...

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