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Dinosaur family tree completely re-written by new model that proposes they began far earlier than we thought - The Independent

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:50:35 GMT

The dinosaur family tree has been completely shaken up by a radical new computer programme. Scientists have turned our understanding of dinosaur evolution “upside down” and re-written the evolutionary history of dinosaurs. Theropods like the T Rex have ...

Why did the Germans build an 'artificial sun'? - Christian Science Monitor

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:08:00 GMT

Germany built what's being billed as an 'artificial sun' in the hopes of someday using real sunlight to make fake sunlight to produce sun-fuel, which we could use to power cars and other machines. Monitor's Best: Top 5 ...

Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied' - BBC News

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:21:26 GMT

The big earthquake that struck New Zealand last year may have been the most complex ever, say scientists. November's Magnitude 7.8 event ruptured a near-200km-long swathe of territory, shifting parts of NZ's South Island 5m closer to North Island.

Two thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, study finds -

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:42:20 GMT

Two thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, a study has shown. Scientists in the US found cancers are caused by random mistakes in the genetic code that occur when cells divide. The findings challenge the widespread view that ...

Skin powered by the sun? Energy-saving prosthetic limbs get better feeling - Daily Mail

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:03:00 GMT

LONDON, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amputees with prosthetic limbs may soon have much a better sense of touch, temperature and texture, thanks to the energy-saving power of the sun, British researchers said on Thursday. While prosthetics ...

2017 sees more rising temperatures and climate extremes, records show - Stourbridge News

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:53:57 GMT

WEATHER and climate extremes have continued into 2017, after last year saw record breaking temperatures, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said. Global average temperatures were 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels in 2016, slightly above ...

NASA to use laser communications technology for high-speed space internet - Business Standard

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:29:53 GMT

NASA is working on a laser communications technology that could become the high-speed 'internet' of the sky by enabling much higher data rates for connections between spacecraft and Earth. The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will ...

A 'carbon law' offers pathway to halve emissions every decade, say researchers - Phys.Org

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:00:34 GMT

On the eve of this year's Earth hour (25 March), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The authors argue a carbon roadmap, driven by a simple rule of thumb or "carbon law" of ...

NASA reports two new breaks in Curiosity rover's wheel - ExtremeTech

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:33:00 GMT

NASA's Curiosity rover will have been on Mars for five years come this summer, and it's held up surprisingly well. The rover's mission has been extended essentially indefinitely. As long as Curiosity can do science, NASA will make use of it. The harsh ...

Earth Hour: What is it and how you can take part in the global event - Grimsby Telegraph

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:42:01 GMT

2017 marks the tenth Earth Hour celebration and millions of people from around the world will switch off their lights to show their support for climate change. The global event - which was created by World Wide Fund for Nature (known as WWF) - is the ...