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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.

A whale shark named Anne swam all the way across the Pacific from Coiba National Park in Panama to the Marianas Trench, setting a record as the longest-recorded migration. [...]
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Losing an arm doesn't have to mean losing all sense of touch, thanks to prosthetic arms that stimulate nerves with mild electrical feedback. Researchers have developed a control algorithm that regulates the current so a prosthetics user feels steady sensation, even when the electrodes begin to peel off or when [...]
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A new report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as one in 59 among children aged 8 years in 2014 (or 1.7 percent). [...]
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Physicistshave observed the quantum mechanical Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox in a system of several hundred interacting atoms for the first time. The phenomenon dates back to a famous thought experiment from 1935. It allows measurement results to be predicted precisely and could be used in new types of sensors and imaging methods [...]
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The world fell in love with plastics because they're cheap, convenient, lightweight and long- lasting. For these same reasons, plastics are now trashing the Earth. Chemists have just announced another major step toward waste-free, sustainable materials that could one day compete with conventional plastics. [...]
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Smashing mantis shrimp. Snapping trap-jaw ants. Stinging jellyfish. Some of the fastest living things -- at least over short distances -- are also the smallest. A new mathematical model explores how the smallest and speediest things on Earth generate their powerful jumps, snaps, strikes and punches. The model could help [...]
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, Continue reading at the source
In three landmark studies,researchers report how they have systematically profiled every cell in developing zebrafish and frog embryos to establish a roadmap revealing how one cell builds an entire organism. The findings represent a catalog of genetic 'recipes' for generating different cell types and provide an unprecedented resource for the [...]
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, Continue reading at the source
An innovative, eel-like robot developed by engineers and marine biologists can swim silently in salt water without an electric motor. Instead, the robot uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself. The foot-long robot, which is connected to an electronics board that remains on the surface, is also virtually [...]
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A far-from-comprehensive look at the oath of office. [...]
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Space Advocacy 101 is a new (and free!) online course to help space fans become empowered space advocates. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
New research shows that a surprising amount of water survives simulated asteroid impacts, a finding that may help explain how asteroids deposit water throughout the solar system. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Using high-powered laser beams, researchers have simulated conditions inside a planet three times as large as Earth. The pressures achieved in this study, up to 1,314 gigapascals (GPa), allowed researchers to gather the highest-pressure X-ray diffraction data ever recorded and generate new, more robust models for the interior structure of [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The Bora people in the northwestern Amazon use drums to send language-like messages across long distances. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The International Laser Ranging Service, or ILRS, will lend its services to the LightSail 2 mission. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
What do we already know about Ryugu, and why is it so hard to know what it looks like? Hayabusa2 Mission Manger Makoto Yoshikawa [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Lawns mowed every two weeks hosted more bees than lawns mowed every three weeks. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Happy Monday! Here's a picture of Prometheus. You may think it's a picture of Saturn. Look hard, toward the bottom, and you'll see Prometheus, doing its part to keep the F ring in line. [...]
Mon, Apr 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A new study claims it's easier to accurately whistle a melody than to sing it. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
What a cool photo of OSIRIS-REx's sample return capsule! But wait, what's that black dot near the top? [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A personal story recounts how a NASA team used a microscopic imager to take a selfie of the Opportunity rover. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018, Continue reading at the source