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Frontiers in Aerospace Engineering Online Webinars: Intelligent Aerospace Systems – Science & research news

This Webinar Series is presented by a Specialty Chief Editor of the Frontiers in Aerospace Engineering journal, Professor Kelly Cohen (University of Cincinnati) and members of the Intelligent Aerospace Systems Editorial Board. Growing trends in Artificial Intelligence coupled with increasingly autonomous aerospace systems are...

Having good friendships may make for a healthier gut microbiome – Science & research news

By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer Researchers show for the first time that monkeys that are more sociable – eg, grooming or being groomed more often, and with more grooming partners – have a healthier gut microbiome. For example, they have more of the beneficial...

Colorado State University forms open access publishing agreement with Frontiers – Science & research news

Colorado State University supports its researchers in making their research more widely available. As part of this support, Colorado State University Libraries has entered an institutional membership agreement for open access publishing with Frontiers. This institutional agreement means that eligible Colorado State University researchers may...

Smart ‘Joey’ bots could soon swarm underground to clean and inspect our pipes – Science & research news

By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer Researchers from the University of Leeds have developed the first mini-robot, called Joey, that can find its own way independently through networks of narrow pipes underground, to inspect any damage or leaks. Joeys are cheap to produce, smart, small,...

Vast phytoplankton blooms may be lurking beneath Antarctic ice – Science & research news

by Angharad Brewer Gillham, Frontiers science writer Researchers using NASA’s Earth observing system find that Antarctic sea ice allows enough light in to let hidden phytoplankton bloom in the Southern Ocean. Until now, we thought the packed sea ice of the Southern Ocean blocked all light...

World’s heaviest flying bird may be self-medicating on plants used in traditional medicine – Science & research news

By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer Researchers show that great bustards in Spain prefer to eat two plant species with compounds active in vitro against protozoa, nematodes, and fungi: corn poppies and purple viper’s bugloss. Males, who spend much time and energy on sexual displays...