Fruitflies

October 12, 2015
Researchers control fruit flies' hearts with a laser
October 12, 2015

Researchers control fruit flies' hearts with a laser

Scientists have directly controlled animals before, but these approaches tend to either require su...

By J. Fingas,   October 12, 2015
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May 27, 2014
Scientists use lasers to make fruit flies do a song and dance
May 27, 2014

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...

By S. Dent,   May 27, 2014
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April 18, 2013
Electron showers could create the nano-spacesuit of the future
April 18, 2013

Electron showers could create the nano-spacesuit of the future

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

By J. Volpe,   April 18, 2013
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October 17, 2009
Mad scientists figure out how to write memories to brains, take over Earth
October 17, 2009

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 watc...

By D. Murph,   October 17, 2009
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November 26, 2006
Scandinavian artist merges cellphones and fruit flies, world wonders why
November 26, 2006

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...

By C. Farivar,   November 26, 2006
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