Monthly Archives: April 2010

building the batboxes

So today has been all about building the BatBoxes. A pleasant jaunt to a grassy area near Scarborough Castle provided us with our spraypainting workshop (as well as a beautiful view to boot). After leaving our ‘modified sandwich boxes’ to …

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invisible communication

Bacteria can talk to each other: by using signaling molecules called autoinducers or pheromones they inform their neighbours as to whether or not it is worth switching certain genes on or off. This type of invisible communication, that is so enthusiastically …

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breakfast and arduino

The four Duemilanove boards for the sensor pods arrived this morning. Unfortunately the boards don’t quite fit the prototyped housing so a little modification will have to be carried out tomorrow. First ‘field’ test of the Ping sensors highlighted some …

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