Archive for December 11th, 2016:

Green delight as Trump’s Irish wall plans withdrawn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Doonbeg golf course has suffered from significant erosion over the years Donald Trump’s plan to erect a huge sea wall at his Irish golf course has been withdrawn in the light of stiff opposition. The original application cited rising sea levels as a result of climate change as

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Jumping robot inspired by bush babies

Media captionScientists in California have built an extremely agile robot Scientists in the US have unveiled an athletic robot which takes its inspiration from bush babies. Salto the robot can perform multiple vertical jumps in a row – making it a champion robot athlete. Bush babies, or galagos, can jump five times in four seconds,

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Rare tiny creatures found in loch near Kinross

Image copyright Jim Davy/University College London Image caption An image from a scanning electron microscope of Loch Leven ostracods, including two rare Cytherissa lacustris Tiny crustaceans previously recorded at two locations in the British Isles have been found in a loch near Kinross. Cytherissa lacustris, a species of creature called ostracods, only grow to about

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