Scientists Shut Down Reproductive Ability, Desire in Pest Insects

Aug. 26, 2013 — Kansas State University entomologists have helped identify a neuropeptide named natalisin that regulates the sexual activity and reproductive ability of insects.

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Drones Tasked With Finding Mosquito Breeding Ponds

Just when you thought you knew everything they were doing with drones…..

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Tick-Killing Robot to Enter the Wild Next Year

Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:45 pm

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jim Squire’s daughter got a tick one day, and so did his dog.

The engineering professor didn’t like it.

Shortly afterward, a colleague at Virginia Military Institute brought him a souvenir from a robotics competition: a little tank-treaded robot chassis.

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33 Bizarre New Ant Species Discovered

By Douglas Main, Staff Writer July 31, 2013

A total of 33 previously unknown ant species have been discovered in Central America and the Caribbean. The nearly blind ants live in leaf litter and rotten logs in rainforests and are all quite tiny, each less than one-twelfth of an inch (2 millimeters) in length, according to new research.

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