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Advances In Science

Science news and discoveries made possible through the contributions and work of the Estate Foundation and the Morrison Fellowship Prize.

Paleontologists have just reported the world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed 'Scotty,' lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago. [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700,000 years. Researchers found proof of this incredible journey thanks to a group of asteroids close to Jupiter. [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge - and also change shape. Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials with 4D printing that could lead to better shock absorption, morphing airplane or drone wings, soft robotics and tiny [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares some of his latest images highlighting some hidden gems. [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Algorithm designs optimized machine-learning models up to 200 times faster than traditional methods. [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Consuming a daily modest amount of high-fructose corn syrup -- the equivalent of people drinking about 12 ounces of a sugar-sweetened beverage daily -- accelerates the growth of intestinal tumors in mouse models of the disease, independently of obesity, according to new research. [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A new type of hydrogel material could soon make assembling complex microfluidic or soft robotic devices as simple as putting together a LEGO set. [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Direct coupling of two molecules of nitrogen: chemists have achieved what was thought to be impossible. This new reaction opens new possibilities for one of the most inert molecules on earth. [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Engineers have designed a metamaterial device that can solve integral equations. The device works by encoding parameters into the properties of an incoming electromagnetic wave; once inside, the device's unique structure manipulates the wave in such a way that it exits encoded with the solution to a pre-set integral equation [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children and less depression in boys ages 9 to 11. [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The first survey of methane vent sites off Washington's coast finds 1,778 bubble columns, with most located along a north-south band that is in line with a geologic fault. [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The asteroid's rotation rate is also increasing, and scientists continue refining the plan to collect a regolith sample next year. [...]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
When jets of charged particles from the sun hit our magnetosphere, some of the ensuing ripples travel towards the north and southern poles and get reflected back. The resulting interference allows... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
By tracking duetting choir singers, researchers found that when an individual singer's pitch drifts off tune their partner's tend to too. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers aiming to lower the cost of mealworms were able to double the worms' size, but the larger larvae had fewer eggs and weaker offspring. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A new model suggests smashing killer space rocks with insufficient force could let gravity pull the pieces back together. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2019, Continue reading at the source
I'm very pleased to announce the publication of the March Equinox issue of The Planetary Report: “Inside the Ice Giants.” The print issue shipped to members yesterday! [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Emily Lakdawalla introduces an at-a-glance spacecraft locator to The Planetary Report. [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A GREAT QUEST is underway to discover Earthsize worlds in their stars' habitable zones. Along the way, astronomers have been surprised to learn that the most typical size of planet in our galaxy is one with no counterpart in our own solar system. [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2019, Continue reading at the source
As of mission end on 30 October 2018, Kepler had detected 1,815 planets or planet candidates in multi-planet systems. All 726 such systems are drawn here. [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2019, Continue reading at the source