Tag: Cockroaches

Woman Had Cockroach Stuck In Ear For 9 Days: Here Is Why Live Insects Could Crawl Into Your Body

Experts said cockroaches in the ear are not unusual because these insects are always looking for food. In the case of a Florida woman, it took nine days before parts of the cockroach’s body were completely removed from her ear.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Cockroach DNA Reveals Why These Household Pests Are Hard To Kill

DNA analysis revealed that roaches have expanded set of genes that allow them to thrive in filthy environments and consume toxic food. These genes also include those that allow these bugs to regrow broken limbs.

Animals March 21, 2018

New Classification Identifies Termites As Cockroaches With Social Hierarchies

Termites no longer have their own order in the insect kingdom. An update on the master list of insect names identified termites as a member of the cockroach family Blattodea.

Animals March 3, 2018

This Is How Cockroaches Survive After Ramming Head First Into Concrete Walls

Cockroaches are among the fastest in the insect world. However, its speed is not the only reason why it could survive collisions without getting injured.

Animals February 14, 2018

Cockroaches In PS4? Here's Why The Console Doubles As A Bug Hotel

The problem of cockroaches in PlayStation 4 units is much more prevalent than you may think, according to repairmen. Thankfully, there are some ways to prevent the console from being infested by the pests.

Video Games April 17, 2017

Doctors Pull Live Cockroach From Woman’s Skull After She Complains Of ‘Crawling Sensation’

In Chennai in India, doctors have successfully removed a live cockroach from a woman’s skull. The patient says she felt a weird, itchy sensation around her nose and eyes, prompting her to seek medical help.

Medicine February 7, 2017

Beware New York: Flying Cockroaches Are Coming To Skies Near You

Thanks to the hot weather, cockroaches are going to start flying around New York City. Hopefully, they won't land on anyone and ruin their day.

Animals August 15, 2016

Cockroach Milk Could Be The Superfood Of The Future

These pests might have some use after all. An international team of scientists found that cockroach milk is four times more nutritious than cow's milk and could be the future's superfood.

Animals July 26, 2016

Army Ants Inspire Scientists To Create Cooperative Robotic Cockroaches

VelociRoACHes get an upgrade and can now perform cooperative behaviors similar to army ants. Fine tuning the robots greatly impact rescue operations in the future.

Robotics May 8, 2016

Icky Cockroach Inspires Robots That Can Help In Rescue Operations During Disasters

Icky cockroaches may save your life someday. Researchers were able to find inspiration from the speed and flexibility of these insects in creating robots that can help rescue people during natural disasters.

FUTURE TECH February 9, 2016

Cockroaches Boost Biting Power Using Twitch Muscle Fibers: Here Are Other Insects With Powerful Mandibles

A new study conducted by the University of Cambridge discovered how cockroaches use the muscle fibers of their mandibles to generate a biting force up to 50 times stronger than their own body weight. This allows the creatures to chew through particularly tough materials such as wood.

Earth/Environment November 16, 2015

Super Bite: Experts Discover A Cockroach Can Bite With Force 50 Times Its Body Weight

Scientists aim to study the bite force of cockroaches. They found out that American cockroaches can bite with force 50 times its body weight and five times the relative force of a human being.

November 12, 2015

Biologists Discover Neurons That Govern How A Cockroach Walks

Scientists hacked into the brains of free-walking cockroaches and found the neurons responsible for motion control. The discovery could explain how other insect species behave and how they can be controlled.

Animals October 28, 2015

Russian Cockroach Robot Could Save Lives And Spy On People Too

Experts from Russia have unveiled a mini robot that looks and moves like a cockroach and can carry a portable mini camera to help save lives and... spy on you.

FUTURE TECH September 28, 2015

Engineers May Build Better Airplanes Due To Inspiration From Insect Legs

A team of researchers at the Trinity College in Dublin are studying how to incorporate different functionalities of insect legs with aircraft and hospital equipment designs in order to make them lighter and safer for users.

July 2, 2015

Cockroaches Can Be Adventurous Or Shy: How Individual Personalities Shape Group Behavior And Survival

Researchers have found that not only do cockroaches have personalities but that individual traits influence how they respond to each other and react to their environment as well.

Animals March 11, 2015

The Timid Cockroach: Researchers Find The Insects Have Personalities

Cockroaches may not seem warm and fuzzy, but they do exhibit individual personalities, researchers find. Some are shy, others more adventurous, and it all likely adds to their evolutionary success, scientists say.

March 10, 2015

Cyborg roaches, other bionic bugs may save you in the future. Good reason not to hate bugs?

Cyber-Roaches may be the EMTs of the future. Researchers from North Carolina State University are developing tiny electronic backpacks with technology that can help rescuers locate people trapped under debris more easily.

Internet Culture November 8, 2014

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