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Science Scanner: Curiosity’s Mars Selfie, Jurassic Caterpillar & an X-ray of Dark Matter?

Posted June 25th, 2014 at 7:26 pm (UTC-5)
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Odd X-ray Signal Might be Sign of Dark Matter Strange X-ray emissions from galaxy clusters– hundreds of galaxies connected to each other by gravity–are providing clues about mysterious dark matter. Dark matter–if it really does exist–is thought to be invisible, doesn’t produce or attract light, and makes up a majority, 84.5 percent, of the matter […]

Science Images of the Month

Posted March 28th, 2014 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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New Robot Crawls Like a Sea Turtle

Posted April 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)

Researchers have designed a robot that crawls like a sea turtle which could help inspire future multi-terrain robots that would also be able to swim and walk. The new robot, dubbed “Flipperbot,” was designed to allow scientists to learn more about the locomotion of animals such as seals, sea turtles and mudskippers. Its creators, from […]

Living Microorganisms Found High Above Earth

Posted February 1st, 2013 at 8:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Scientists have discovered a considerable number of living microorganisms, including bacteria, in the middle to upper regions of the troposphere, the region of our atmosphere that’s about seven to 20 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology said their findings might help other scientists learn more about the role microorganisms […]

Coral Sounds Alarm When Threatened

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Coral reefs provide one of the world’s most vital ecosystems and some of these reefs are in danger of being destroyed. While people are to blame for much of the destruction, nature also plays a role. Encroaching species of seaweed with poisonous compounds on their surfaces are one of nature’s threats. The toxic seaweed begins […]

Glove Improves Sensation, Motor Skills for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 6:51 pm (UTC-5)
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Researchers in Georgia have developed a glove which seems to improve touch sensation and motor skills for people with severe spinal cord injuries. The Mobile Music Touch (MMT) looks like a regular workout glove, except for the small box mounted on the back. Along with a piano keyboard, the glove is used to help people […]