Monthly Archives: April 2013

Supersonic flight brings Virgin Galactic closer to space tourism

Supersonic flight brings Virgin Galactic closer to space tourismNews from Los Angeles Times: With a sonic boom that resounded above the Mojave Desert, a rocket plane belonging to British billionaire Richard Branson’s commercial space venture Virgin Galactic got one step … Continue reading

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Researchers Put Sense of Touch in Reach for Robots

Researchers Put Sense of Touch in Reach for RobotsNews from New York Times: Department of Biomedical Engineering/Georgia Institute of Technology In a video produced by the robotics lab at Georgia Institute of Technology, a robotic arm is shown adjusting a … Continue reading

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Waters off Northeast US coast unusually warm, says NOAA

Waters off Northeast US coast unusually warm, says NOAANews from Christian Science Monitor: Sea surface temperatures on the Northeast US Continental Shelf reached the highest recorded in 150 years, says an advisory issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. From … Continue reading

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Do Whales Have Culture? Humpbacks Pass on Behavior

Do Whales Have Culture? Humpbacks Pass on BehaviorNews from National Geographic: Jane J. Lee Whether it’s learning a new song, figuring out how to use tools to forage for food, or picking up the local customs, learning from others is … Continue reading

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Pulsar-dwarf star system shows Einstein more than relatively right

Pulsar-dwarf star system shows Einstein more than relatively rightNews from Los Angeles Times: Albert Einstein has been dead for nearly 60 years, relatively speaking, and he’s still being tested. Theoretically, at least. General relativity, the theory for which the German-born … Continue reading

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Monkeys Are Adept at Picking Up Social Cues, Research Shows

Monkeys Are Adept at Picking Up Social Cues, Research ShowsNews from New York Times: By Jeffery DelViscio, Pedro Rafael Rosado, Robin Lindsay, Abe Sater and Kriston Lewis Even Monkeys Learn to Eat Local: A new study on groups of vervet … Continue reading

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Researchers: ‘Flipperbot’ could help turtle conservation

Researchers: ‘Flipperbot’ could help turtle conservationNews from Science Recorder: One new robot can mimic baby sea turtles so closely, researchers hope that studying it could teach us more about the living shell-backed creatures and how to protect them. Dubbed the … Continue reading

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Making of Europe unlocked by DNA

Making of Europe unlocked by DNANews from BBC News: 23 April 2013 Last updated at 12:39 ET The Neolithic was a period of momentous cultural and demographic change DNA sequenced from nearly 40 ancient skeletons has shed light on the … Continue reading

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Oldest Temple in Mexican Valley Hints at Human Sacrifice

Oldest Temple in Mexican Valley Hints at Human SacrificeNews from Discovery News: A newly discovered temple complex in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, reveals hints of a specialized hierarchy of priests — who may have committed human sacrifice. The evidence … Continue reading

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Microraptor terrorized land and water new dino research reveals

Microraptor terrorized land and water new dino research revealsNews from SlashGear: It might sound like a killer drone, but the Microraptor was in fact an airborne terror that could harass fish as much as it did birds and mammals in … Continue reading

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