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Brown University scientists have found that a species of bat uses blood flow to reshape its tongue while feeding. The quick dynamic action makes the tongue an effective “mop” for nectar and could even inspire new industrial designs.+ More details
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Researchers at Brown University have developed a robotic bat wing that is providing valuable new information about dynamics of flapping flight in real bats. More info: http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/02/robobat For a high-resolution download of this video, please email email@example.com+ More details
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A video on the global trend toward Austerity budgets featuring Mark Blyth, the author of Austerity: The history of a dangerous idea (http://www.amazon.com/Austerity-The-History-Dangerous-Idea/dp/019982830X) Directed by Joe Posner. Produced by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies (www.watsoninstitute.org) in association with the Global Conversation (www.globalconversation.org) and Global Media Project (www.globalmediaproject.net). Mark Blyth is a professor of International Political Economy at Brown University and is writing "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea," forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2011. Citations & More Information: 2 Trillion Dollar Hole http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/be8041b6-34fa-11de-940a-00144feabdc0.html 5-50% of GDP http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/spn/2009/spn0925.pdf Wage Stagnation http://www.workinglife.org/wiki/Wages+and+Benefits:+Real+Wages+(1964-2004) More on balance sheets and recessions http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Grail-Macroeconomics-Lessons-Recession/dp/0470823879 Credits: Featuring Professor Mark Blyth Directed by Joe Posner Photography by Ian McAlpin Co-Producer: Lindsay Richardson Asst Camera: Phil Gara Asst Animator: Emily Roberts Music: Joe Posner+ More details
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A new study in Nature reports that two people with tetraplegia were able to reach for and grasp objects in three-dimensional space using robotic arms that they controlled directly with brain activity. They used the BrainGate neural interface system, an investigational device currently being studied under an Investigational Device Exemption. One participant used the system to serve herself coffee for the first time since becoming paralyzed nearly 15 years ago. Video credit Mike Cohea/Brown University.+ More details
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Did you know that 20% of the food grown in the US never makes it off the farm? That's 6 BILLION pounds of food that could be feeding people. A lot of that produce is perfectly good but was rejected by supermarkets. Why? Because it looked a little different - too big, too small, not perfectly round. We've come up with a way to redefine beauty in produce - Because every fruit and vegetable deserves to be loved. Imperfect is a social venture founded by three food entrepreneurs passionate about reducing food waste. We give consumers the chance to buy delicious, wonky-looking produce at a discount. So instead of going to waste, all those odd-looking fruits and vegetables will be helping Americans eat healthier, at a price they can afford. Our first product is a 10-15 pound of box of assorted seasonal "ugly" produce that you get every week. And the best part?? It costs 30% less than the same produce at a grocery store. We are launching our service in Oakland and Berkeley this summer, and we couldn't be more excited to get to work! You can help support our work at http://igg.me/at/imperfectproduce Check out our website at http://imperfectproduce.com Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/imperfectproduce Follow us on twitter @imperfectfruit Video by: Keith Heyward Music: Jahzzar Logo Image by: Uli Westphal+ More details
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Bat wings are like hands: meaty, bony and full of joints. A new Brown University study finds that bats take advantage of their flexibility by folding in their wings on the upstroke to save inertial energy. The research suggests that engineers looking at flapping flight should account for wing mass and consider a folding design. More info: http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2012/04/foldflap+ More details
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Bats appear to use a network of hair-thin muscles in their wing skin to control the stiffness and shape of their wings as they fly, according to a new study. The finding provides new insight about the aerodynamic fine-tuning of membrane wings, both natural and man-made. More info: http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2014/05/batwing+ More details
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