Fruitflies

10.12.15
Researchers control fruit flies' hearts with a laser
10.12.15

Researchers control fruit flies' hearts with a laser

Scientists made flies' hearts beat in harmony thanks to genetic tweaks and laser beams.

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05.27.14
Scientists use lasers to make fruit flies do a song and dance
05.27.14

Scientists use lasers to make fruit flies do a song and dance

What with their simple genetics and ultra-brief lifespan, poor fruit flies are the go-to insect fo...

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04.18.13
Electron showers could create the nano-spacesuit of the future
04.18.13

Electron showers could create the nano-spacesuit of the future

Historically, whenever man or beast's been bombarded with massive amounts of radiation the results...

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10.17.09
Mad scientists figure out how to write memories to brains, take over Earth
10.17.09

Mad scientists figure out how to write memories to brains, take over Earth

Call us crazy, but we're guessing one Gero Miesenböck of the University of Oxford has been wat...

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11.26.06
Scandinavian artist merges cellphones and fruit flies, world wonders why
11.26.06

Scandinavian artist merges cellphones and fruit flies, world wonders why

We know that Scandinavians have a reputation for high-tech and ultra-liberal attitudes, but this on...

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