Advanced flow sensing abilities enable fish to perform complex hydrodynamic manoeuvres. Understanding these is key to constructing viable artificial sensors.
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Is there really such a thing as an unbiased search result? While the majority of us rely on Google to provide us with unbiased information, the reality is very different. Behind every algorithm is always a person, a person with a set of personal beliefs that no code can ever completely eradicate. As such, the idea of the unbiased, clean search result is, and is likely to remain, a myth.
Economic and development measures such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Total Factor Productivity (TFP) have been well-known to specialists in Britain and elsewhere for decades. Labour productivity is a core component of both measures, although perhaps it shouldn't be. We need to develop more sophisticated measures of social and economic activity in response to emerging economic and environmental challenges.