Archive | November, 2012

Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, house dust mite

I do like a word game or puzzle. Biking Becky was just wondering on twitter what is the etymology of the scientific binomial for the house dust mite, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. My first guess is dermato = skin and phagoides means eating, so skin-eating. The ptero part of the name threw Becky because she was thinking […]

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Asimov on the three laws of robotics

Laws of Robotics are essentially the rules by which autonomous robots should operate. Such robots do not yet exist but have been widely anticipated by futurists, novels, in science fiction movies and for those working in or simply interested in research and development in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence are important pointers to […]

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