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Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Nation's First Robotic Tour Guide For The Dinosaur Hall At Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum Of Natural History

...chosen in a contest, has a dome-shaped head and an ostrich like neck set on topof a cylinder-shaped body that moves on wheels. 'Sage' has the ability to detectand respond to the presence of people and lead them on a 15-minute tour of theDinosaur Hall using video and other information on demand in a multimedi...

Scientist says ostrich study confirms bird 'hands' unlike those of dinosaurs

... have done just that. They opened a series of live ostrich eggs at various stages of development and found wh...e 'hands' for grasping and raking. "Our studies of ostrich embryos, however, showed conclusively that in birds, only digits two, three and four, which correspo...

Geneticists tell ostrich farmers the secrets of sex

...chnique for distinguishing between male and female ostrich chicks using DNA extracted from feathers. This new...ell as being stressful for the birds. In addition, ostrich chicks must be around three months old before their sex can be distinguished in this way. For most b...

Succulent Karoo to benefit from $8 million in grants

...g, agricultural expansion and mining. Goat, sheep, ostrich and small game ranching dominate about 90 percent of the land. Although stock limits and grazing plans exist for much of the region, signs of overgrazing are evident across much of the landscape. The negative environmental impacts of mining for diamo...

East African artifacts support evolution of symbolic thinking in Middle Stone Age

..., bone artifacts, fish bones, mammal bones and two ostrich egg shell beads in association with an assembly of Middle Stone Age tools. There are other ostrich eggshell fragments that may represent debris from bead manufacture. The Middle Stone Age in East Af...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... lead to potential new treatments for breaking the cycle ... Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of the disease, ... lead to serious organ damage and, in some cases, ... on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, research assistant ... specific protein plays in promoting fibrosis. , "Our ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... most popular vaccine brands for children may not be ... some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving the market ... to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. ... driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon H. Jacobson, a ... science and of mathematics at the U. of I. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... published in the April issue of Immunity , ... for Medical Research, says it,s time to take a ... treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, ... molecules released into the bloodstream to fight an injury ... necessary for maintaining good health without inflammation, wounds ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... that as many as 10 million older Americans suffer ... and isolation. , However, new research a project ... Americans for six years found that Internet use ... by more than 30 percent. , "That,s a very ... professor of telecommunication, information studies and media who led ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ... review today examining the current state of knowledge of ... for improved global surveillance strategies to combat the emergence ... Ebola in West Africa that has claimed the lives ... Liberia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ...
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