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  • humans
  • Cockroaches and humans have neurons that function in a similar way, so when you observe the cockroach responding to the signal from your phone, you are also seeing how human neurons respond to a signal. (slate.com)
  • The force was equivalent to a sumo wrestler hitting a jogging Revzen with a flying tackle, the professor said, adding that cockroaches are much more stable than humans. (umich.edu)
  • Scientists focused on the slender and small brown German cockroaches, which live all over the world in homes, offices and apartment buildings -- anywhere humans tread and leave crumbs behind. (timeslive.co.za)
  • The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences notes that oriental cockroaches can carry gastrointestinal diseases and can cause allergic reactions in humans. (ehow.com)
  • Because of their long, persistent association with humans, cockroaches are frequently referred to in art, literature, folk tales and theater and film. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cockroaches are depicted through animation, and the humans are depicted through live-action footage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Swarms
  • The character Dr. Berenbaum (based on the University of Illinois entomologist) suggests that it is actually swarms of cockroaches that are responsible for most UFO sightings because they can generate an electrostatic field which can be illuminated dependent on atmospheric conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • roach
  • Cockroach", or some variant of it is also used as a nickname, for example Boxing coach Freddie Roach, who was nicknamed La Cucaracha (The Cockroach) when he was still competing as a fighter. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master - Freddy Krueger kills Debbie by transforming her into a cockroach and trapping her inside a roach motel before crushing the trap. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cockroaches are brought to the races by the participants but the roach could also be bought at the venue of the races. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, although it is widely known as the "German cockroach" in English-speaking countries, in Germany in turn, it is known as the Russian roach. (wikipedia.org)
  • Oriental cockroaches can be elusive in that a casual inspection of an infested dwelling during the day may show no signs of roach activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • incest
  • Cryptic in nature and merging several genres, mainly sci-fi and drama with sporadic dark humor and surrealist touches, Red Cockroaches' morally ambiguous incest story has gathered as many fans as detractors making it a modern underground cult movie. (wikipedia.org)
  • behavior
  • New cockroach behavior discovered by University of California, Berkeley, biologists secures the insect's reputation as one of nature's top escape artists, able to skitter away and disappear from sight before any human can swat it. (redorbit.com)
  • mistaken
  • It is very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the casual observer the two appear nearly identical and may be mistaken for each other. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is very similar in appearance to the American cockroach and may be easily mistaken for it. (wikipedia.org)
  • steer
  • Amateur neuroscientists can steer the cockroach left and right after the surgery. (slate.com)
  • Researchers from the iBionicS lab at North Carolina State University have created a remote-control system to stimulate and steer cockroaches, they reported at the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society last month. (discovermagazine.com)
  • prefers
  • Although a flesh-eating cockroach swarm prefers to feed on rot and carrion, these ravenous creatures do not balk at attacking living creatures as large as an elephant if given a chance. (google.com)
  • Madagascar
  • For on-screen moments, TV shows and movies often employ the Madagascar hissing cockroach due to its large size and very slow speed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Damnation Alley - A post-apocalyptic Salt Lake City, Utah is infected with a four-inch long, flesh-eating mutant variety (played by the Madagascar hissing cockroach). (wikipedia.org)
  • Bug - also starred Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, this time able to produce fire from their abdomens, wreaking havoc. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, at the Loyola University Maryland, the event of cockroach racing is called "Madagascar Madness: The Running of the Roaches. (wikipedia.org)
  • The students of General Entomology wing of the university train Madagascar Cockroaches for short sprints as also for marathon racing. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, instead of solving the murder he pursues his interest in cockroach racing, taking a jar of Madagascar roaches to a conference. (wikipedia.org)
  • Researchers
  • Apparently, a team of researchers led by Jose Halloy of the University Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium crafted "cockroach-sized robots that interacted with their living counterparts. (engadget.com)
  • Running cockroaches start to recover from being shoved sideways before their dawdling nervous system kicks in to tell their legs what to do, researchers have found. (umich.edu)
  • To arrive at their findings, the researchers sent 15 cockroaches (one-by-one, in 41 trials) running across a small bridge onto a placemat-sized cart on wheels. (umich.edu)
  • The researchers say the new findings might imply that the biological brain, at least in cockroaches, adjusts the gait only at whole-step intervals rather than at any point in a step. (umich.edu)
  • We should definitively pay more attention to cockroaches and other simple 'societies' as they provide researchers with a good models for co-operation and emergent properties of social life, that we could extrapolate to more sophisticated societies, like ours," says Lihoreau. (redorbit.com)
  • insect
  • Cockroaches may not be the obvious choice to turn into a cyborg but it is hoped that the insect will help us learn more about how our brain works. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • reproductive
  • They're replicated the mysterious power of the jewel wasp, also known as the emerald cockroach wasp, which incorporates the cockroach into its reproductive cycle in a most gruesome way. (foxnews.com)
  • pesticides
  • Fogger-type residual pesticides are ineffective at controlling oriental cockroaches, according to Penn State University's College of Agricultural Sciences. (ehow.com)
  • bacteria
  • This remarkable species of South American cockroach, Lucihormetica luckae, owes its fluorescence to bacteria. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Cockroaches can carry a wide range of diseases, as a wide reservoir of bacteria, like salmonella and staphylococcus, and virus, like polio virus, can survive in their digestive system for months to years after being ingested into their body. (reference.com)
  • The reservoir of bacteria can even be passed through the cockroaches in their droppings. (reference.com)
  • Cockroaches can pick up disease-causing bacteria, such as Salmonella, on their legs and later deposit them on foods and cause food infections or poisoning. (wikipedia.org)
  • life cycle
  • What was considered unnatural for the newborn cockroaches was that their carapace had darkened in colour much earlier, in comparison with natural-condition cockroaches who develop that darker tone later in their life cycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Later it was reported that Nadezhda's grandchildren, born to one of the space-born insects, had given birth on earth to normal cockroaches, with a life cycle and development pretty similar to that of any other cockroach. (wikipedia.org)
  • novel
  • Cockroaches (Norwegian: Kakerlakkene, 1998) is a crime novel by Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø, the second in the Harry Hole series. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the book Revolt of the Cockroach People, an autobiographical novel by Oscar Zeta Acosta, cockroaches are used as a metaphor for oppressed and downtrodden minorities in US society in the 1960s and 70s. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cockroach Cooties is a children's novel by Laurence Yep. (wikipedia.org)
  • salmonella
  • So, at last perhaps the cockroach is finally of use to humankind rather than invading our homes and spreading salmonella, dysentery, gastro-enteritis and typhoid. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • Kunst, who was not involved in the study, described German cockroaches as 'filthy little creatures' because they can carry salmonella. (timeslive.co.za)
  • signals
  • After a few minutes, the cockroach will adapt to its cyborg fixture and will stop responding to the signals. (slate.com)
  • In a separate but similar experiment, they implanted electrodes into the legs of seven cockroaches to measure nerve signals. (umich.edu)
  • thorax
  • It is, however, slightly smaller than the American cockroach, and has a yellow margin on the thorax and yellow streaks at its sides near the wing base. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • Place prepackaged cockroach bait in areas where you have found the largest population of roaches. (ehow.com)
  • However, even though they would soon die in the outdoors on their own, German cockroaches have been found as inquilines ("tenants") of human buildings as far north as Alert, Nunavut. (wikipedia.org)
  • Oriental cockroaches can be found in usually damp places such as sewer pipes, sink drains, and any other form of damp areas in households. (wikipedia.org)
  • scientists
  • Greg Gage and Tim Marzullo, the co-founders of Backyard Brains , a small startup company of scientists and engineers, created the tiny backpack the cockroach wears and designed the kit that allows the user to attach all the pieces themselves. (slate.com)
  • Israeli scientists have figured out how to turn cockroaches into zombie slaves. (foxnews.com)
  • Nadezhda (Russian: Надежда, Hope) was a cockroach that was sent into space during the Foton-M 3 bio-satellite flight between September 14 and 26, 2007 by Russian scientists. (wikipedia.org)