Ubiquity Robotics Launches Beefy ROS Development Platform

With a payload of 100 kilograms, Magni aims to make it easy to prototype a useful mobile robot There are any number of robotics development platforms out there, and we’ve written about most of them—TurtleBots, iRobot Creates, and more recently robots like Misty. Generally, these platforms are intended to be used...
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Some frogs may be bouncing back after killer chytrid fungus

Tests show the invasive pathogen isn’t weakening even as some amphibian numbers rise It’s tough to be a frog once a killer skin fungus moves in. But, in Panama, the amphibians might be fighting back, researchers propose. More than a decade ago, an amphibian-killing chytrid fungus nicknamed Bd swept through the...
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Top Publications List of Biochemistry Journals

Rankings Journal Title Publisher h5-index 1 BioEssays John Wiley and Sons Inc. 51 2 Gerontology S. Karger AG 38 3 Current Drug Metabolism Bentham Science Publishers B.V. 37 4 Biological Chemistry Walter de Gruyter GmbH 34 5 Biochemia Medica Biochemia Medica, Editorial Office 31 6 Biochemistry Research International Hindawi...
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Soyuz Rocket Launches 4 New O3b Communications Satellites Into Orbit

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket successfully launched a quartet of O3b communications satellites into orbit today (March 9) for the Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES Networks. The Soyuz lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana at 12:10 p.m. EST (1710 GMT) after a 33-minute delay caused by bad weather....
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‘Marine Skin’ Wearable Tracks Animals Under the Sea

A crab helped test a wearable that could eventually track ocean creatures such as dolphins and whale sharks Humans aren’t the only ones who deserve comfortable wearables that track physical activity. A crab unwittingly became the first test subject for a lightweight sensor tag that could track animal movements in deep ocean environments. The...
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