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    It takes about one millisecond for a hedgehog flea to go from resting to jumping, but high-speed video technology lets researchers see it in super slo-mo. The technique helped settled a decades-old…

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    • Shimmering Giant Honeybees


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      If a hornet was nearby, the bees would flip into action, creating a very fast rippling effect. If the hornets remained, or dared to get closer, the shimmering would increase. Kastberger says shimmering…

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      • Lutetia fly-by


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        Simulation showing view of Lutetia from Rosetta during flyby on 10 July Credits: ESA/AOES Medialab

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        • Strange Attraction


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          In the absence of pheromones, flies engage in unnatural courtship behavior. In this movie, two males attempt copulation with each other's heads. Credit: Jean-Christophe Billeter et al, Nature 2009

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          • How cancer cells move and spread


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            Breast cancer cells (shown in green) individually peel off from the main tumor when they get a "go" signal from a type of growth factor called TGF-beta. Cells can also move in clumps, but…

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            • Bose Einstein Condensate Simulation


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              In a gas that’s cold enough, the wavelets of matter we call atoms become long and shallow, lose their individuality and blend into one. At least, that’s what happens in a state of matter…

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              • PLANETARY SWIRL


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                In a new theory of planet formation, planets develop inside the cores of giant gas clumps. Showing the birth of a super-Earth (a planet several times the mass of Earth), the beginning of this simulation…

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                • FLOWERS ABLOOM


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                  When growing cells crowd the outer margins of lily petals, shown here in a mathematical simulation, the edges ruffle and the flower unfurls. Credit: PNAS

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                  • QUICK-DRY


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                    When a furry animal shakes itself dry, it gyrates at a frequency that is optimized for its size. Mice and other small creatures shake fast; bigger beasts, such as bears, more slowly. Credit: Andrew…

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                    • TWIST AND PULL


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                      Unlike traditional laser beams, solenoid beams in proposed tractor-beam devices contain a bright spiral of energy woven into their light, shown in this video. Credit: David Grier/New York University

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                      • Walking on Wings


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                        Looking at a vampire bat on a treadmill shows how the bat walks by stepping forward on one wing at a time. Found in 'Fifty-two things to do with a bat wing' at http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/39767/title/Fifty-two_things_to_do_with_a_bat_wing Credit:…

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                        • Control bouncing


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                          Moving black dots in these videos represent a man with beat deafness, Mathieu, and another volunteer attempting to bounce in time to a merengue tune. Only Mathieu consistently misses the beat. Credit:…

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