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Eggshells suggest dinosaurs were truly warmth-blooded – Sky Data

The debate over whether dinosaurs were cold-blooded like modern reptiles or warm-blooded like modern birds has been reignited by a new study analysing fossilised eggs.New research by scientists at Yale in the US has analysed the chemistry of dinosaur eggshells, finding the way oxygen and carbon atoms were arranged within them suggested they were formed…

Biodiversity theory backed by island fowl files – Nature.com

NEWS AND VIEWS 19 February 2020 Analysis of a unique global data set reveals how the species diversity of birds is affected by the properties of archipelagos and offers a way to test an influential theory. Has this improved our understanding of island biodiversity patterns. Kostas A. Triantis & Kostas A. Triantis is in the…

Chuffed birthday, Nicolaus Copernicus | Human World – EarthSky

In 1543, Copernicus tried to show the world that medieval beliefs of an enclosed, Earth-centered universe were wrong. Instead, he said, Earth revolves around the sun. His work set off what’s known today as the Copernican Revolution. This engraving by an unknown artist is called Empedocles Breaks through the Crystal Spheres. It first appeared in…

World’s oldest salamander chanced on in Siberia – Fox News

Scientists have discovered the world's oldest salamander, a 167-million-year-old specimen found in Siberia.Four fossilized backbones of the ancient salamander were unearthed, including the atlas at the top of the spine that allows the head to nod. The fossils were found at an animal graveyard called Berezovsky quarry, where other prehistoric creatures, including dinosaurs, reptiles, fish…

SpaceX Launches 60 Sats, Dunks One other Booster – AVweb

After a day’s delay, SpaceX successfully placed another 60 of its Starlink satellites into orbit, but it was unable to recover the first stage to its customary floating platform. Video depicts the rocket returning from its mission but does not show that it “landed softly next to the platform,” as SpaceX representatives claim. Nevertheless, the…

Growing crystals to generate random numbers – Phys.org

Credit: Matter (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2020.01.024 A team at the University of Glasgow has developed a novel way to generate random numbers by using the randomness inherent in crystal growth. In their paper published in the journal Matter, the group describes using chemistry to generate random numbers for use in other applications. Generating random numbers has…

Random gene pulsing generates patterns of existence – Phys.org

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of Cambridge scientists working on the intersection between biology and computation has found that random gene activity helps patterns form during development of a model multicellular system. We all start life as a single cell, which multiplies and develops into specialised cells that carry out different functions. This complex…

Geek Lab: Moon, Mars, Earth align before dawn – ABC10

In today's Geek Lab, Carley Gomez was in Elk Grove with a cosmic photographer to catch the rare Moon-Mars occultation event before dawn on Tuesday.Moon, Mars, Earth align before dawn | Geek LabFollow Carley Gomez: https://www.facebook.com/carleyagomez/https://www.instagram.com/carleygomezhttps://twitter.com/CarleygomezSubscribe at: https://goo.gl/vai8EuFind ABC10 online: https://www.abc10.com/Sign up for our newsletter: https://www.abc10.com/email Stream ABC10 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details...Stream ABC10 on Amazon Fire:…

Cheap Nanoparticles Pave the Manner for Carbon-Neutral Gas – WIRED

The Svartsengi power station sits on the banks of the Blue Lagoon, an artificial geothermal spring and one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions. For decades, it has supplied Icelanders with geothermal electricity and heat. The rub is that extracting this renewable energy from the ground requires fossil fuels to run the pumps. So in…

Daily Crunch: Apple blames coronavirus for earnings miss – TechCrunch

Apple says the coronavirus outbreak will hurt its manufacturing and sales, Jeff Bezos makes a big commitment to fighting climate change and SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 18, 2020. 1. Apple will miss revenue forecast as coronavirus impacts its manufacturing and sales In a letter to investors, Apple said…

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The arena by the eyes of 1 photographer

(CNN) — Whether traveling through the vast floodplains of Africa or Thailand's lush mangrove forests, when photographer Michael Poliza explores the world, he practices one principle: take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.Over the last two decades, Poliza has traveled to almost 180 countries to capture vibrant and spirited photos focused on intimate…

Why we prefer to have an even time social entrepreneurs

Athe end of 2019 I had the chance to participate to Unleash as a “ mentor”. Unleash is an amazing program gathering hundreds of social entrepreneurs building social startups in a week, to address the Sustainable Development Goals.At this event something became clear, the tools used to support for profit or even mixed non/for profit…

10 teams draw shut Aarohan Social Innovation Awards

The Infosys Foundation on Wednesday felicitated winners of the second edition of the ‘Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2019’, which recognise and reward individuals, teams, and NGOs for creating innovative solutions to support the underprivileged and marginalised in India.Five teams won the ‘Gold Award’ with a prize of ₹20 lakh for each team. The ‘Silver Award’…

Infosys award for three

Youngsters develop sewer cleaning robot Three young engineers from the State who developed Bandicoot, a robot designed to clean manholes, have been selected for the Gold award of the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards instituted by the Infosys Foundation. The award comprises a cash prize of ₹20 lakh.Rashid K., Vimal Govind M.K. and Nikhil N.P. won…

EU Tax Commissioner Slams US Plans on Tech Tax

A global reform of the taxation of corporate digital revenues is very unlikely if the United States continues backing a "safe harbour" plan which would allow firms to choose how to be taxed, European Union tax commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday. Outdated cross-border tax rules are set to be rewritten under a joint pledge…
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