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Posts tagged locusts

August 2, 2010

 

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Ravaging Locusts Swarm At Random

When a swarm of locusts hits, it devastates everything in its path. It would be helpful to know when they are coming... but scientists say no such luck.

July 14, 2009

 

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Collision Avoidance And Star Wars-Watching Locusts

Scientists are using knowledge gained from Star Wars-watching locusts to help cars of the future avoid collisions. Learn how on this Moment of Science.

December 1, 2005

 

Sticking with the Crowd Can Save Your Life

Close your eyes and imagine that you’re a Mormon cricket. Why, you ask? Well, Mormon crickets are interesting. Like desert locust, they sometimes form large bands that march across the landscape of northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado, and basically eat everything in their way. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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