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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Real-life termites inspire the construction robots of the future

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago Robot termites that can work as a team US scientists showed off tiny robots that can tackle tasks much like real-life termites, working collectively ... at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. Some direction is needed for the technological termites, known as TERMES, which were built as part of a four-year project ...

  2. Queenslander

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to flow beneath and provide a cooling effect on balmy summer days. The elevation also protects the home from the voracious termites that are prevalent in the tropics and allows flood water (also ...

  3. Nature's riches from the Amazon

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... frogs draw their poison from prey such as ants, termites and spiders in their native habitat,' Young explains. 'Here we isolate them from those insects and feed them with fruits, so ... honey from hives and remove insects such as termites from their nests. Flowers rely on kinks for pollination. Tse describes: 'As the honey-drinkers go from blossom to blossom in the wild, ...

  4. More temple termites means more money

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Hung Shing Temple in Ping Shan, Yuen Long, has been closed for emergency repairs after termites were found eating more wooden beams supporting the grade-two historic building. Villagers obtained a HK$1 million repair grant, the maximum amount allowed, from the government to fix a beam but it was recently found more beams had been damaged. They say the grant is inadequate. ...

  5. Forbidden City calls in termite team

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Termite busters from Zhejiang have been sent to Beijing to rid the Forbidden City of the insect scourge eating away at the imperial timber. Xinhua reported on Sunday ... specialist from the Palace Museum Administration, did not deny the termite report, but would only say the report was flawed. An administration spokeswoman yesterday said there had been restoration ...

  6. News - World

    Chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 08:47am by AP

    ... is the largest free-standing museum in the United States dedicated to insects. It houses thousands of live bugs, including beetles, cockroaches, wasps, bees, ants and termites. It also has a butterfly ... and served. There is a Tiny Termite Cafi with bug-free foods for the less-adventurous eaters. “We get every range of reaction in here,” said Zack Lemann, the museum’s animal and visitor programs ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Malibu divided over fears of toxic chemical cover-up in public school

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by GDN

    ... (PCB), which were used decades ago to tackle termites. Dozens of parents came forward to report children with respiratory problems. This year the Santa Monica-Malibu unified school district ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Table Talk

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:04am by Susan Jung

    ... fillet with chanterelles, ginger and Chinese red dates; braised pork belly with sarcodon aspratus; sautéed abalone with termite mushrooms (right); and double-boiled chickpea soup with matsutake ... ganbajun mushroom rolls with preserved ginger; pan-fried US oysters with termite mushrooms; and smoked Hainan duck with sarcodon aspratus mushrooms. Bookings: 2369 1111, ext 3991 MADAM SIXTY ATE ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Science news in brief, September 29, 2013

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters, AFP, NYT

    ... Termites' poop may be their secret to survival Scientists trying to understand why wood-eating termites are so resistant to extermination have come up with a repugnant explanation. Termites' practice of building nests out from their faeces creates a scatological force field that Florida scientists now believe is the reason biological controls have failed to stop ...

  10. A lick of paint has a healing touch

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and termites that can kill them or cause them to fall, endangering pedestrians. The study, led by Dr Chiu Siu-wai, a fungus expert at Chinese University's school of life sciences, has found ...




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