Author: Kevin Banks

Burrowing birds plant vegetation in a desert landscape

Burrowing birds create pockets of rich plant life. In the desert coastal deserts of Peru, tiny patches, surprisingly rich in plant life, dot the landscape. Scientists say that birds can hide behind it. Researchers at the National University of San Marcos in Lima, report to Peru in the October Journal of Drylands that they dig […]

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Dog behaviors are linked to breed genetics

Your dog’s ability to learn new tricks may be less a product of your extensive training than basic genetics. Among 101 dog breeds, scientists found that certain behavioral traits, such as learning ability or hostility, are more common in genetically similar breeds. While past studies have studied the genetic basis of dog behavior for specific […]

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Wearable tech that calls an ambulance

Wearable tech that calls an ambulance in an emergency A team of researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is developing a wearable technology that monitors the health status of older people. Working with the Department of Geriatrics at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU), KTU is developing a multi-sensor and controller system that automatically […]

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UPS starts deliveries medical samples

UPS is one step closer to delivering drones nationwide. The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that it had granted UPS a certificate of operation for limited UAV delivery services throughout the United States. Over the past six months, UPS has already delivered 1,100 deliveries of medical samples to the Raleigh Hospital, North Carolina, as part […]

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Emotion tracker Sence tracks 64 emotions using ‘heart rate variability’

Planexta has introduced its Kickstarter campaign for the first emotion tracker for electrocardiography (ECG) technology, Sence. The technology helps users to understand their emotional state by measuring more than 64 emotions using heart rate variability (HRV), while simultaneously monitoring events that might trigger certain feelings. HRV is as accurate as an ECG, which is 250 […]

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