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Re: Interesting science stories that don't warrant their own thread thread
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2011, 04:24:00 AM »
Dinosaur-era feathers sealed in amber

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Bits of filaments and feathers trapped in amber 79 million years ago offer an unusually wide-ranging view of what late dinosaurs and early birds were wearing.



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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2011, 12:32:19 PM »
Fish Uses Tool to Dig Up and Crush Clams

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The first video of tool use by a fish has been published in the journal Coral Reefs by Giacomo Bernardi, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

In the video, an orange-dotted tuskfish digs a clam out of the sand, carries it over to a rock, and repeatedly throws the clam against the rock to crush it. Bernardi shot the video in Palau in 2009.



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« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2011, 05:48:58 PM »
'Molecular Wipe': Potential Treatment for 'Pink Eye' Epidemic

One day after getting underway on one of my subs I came down with a bad case of pink eye. This would be not worth mentioning except my job when we got underway was Periscope Operator. For 6 hours I was on one periscope or the other taking bearings to landmarks for navigation and keeping a lookout for other vessels when I wasn't taking rounds. I went to the corpsman, he identified it as pink eye, and I told him I had been the Periscope Operator. Between pulling out of port and my catching pink eye about 20 people had used the scopes. He turned pale, muttered "Awwww shit", handed me some alcohol swaps and told me to wipe down the eyepieces, while he went to tell the CO. No one else caught it tho.
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« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2011, 09:42:57 AM »
World's First Energy-Storage Membrane Devised

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The cost involved in energy storage is also drastically reduced. With existing technologies based on liquid electrolytes, it costs about US$7 to store each farad. With the advanced energy storage membrane, the cost to store each farad falls to an impressive US$0.62. This translates to an energy cost of 10-20 watt-hour per US dollar for the membrane, as compared to just 2.5 watt-hour per US dollar for lithium ion batteries.
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Re: Interesting science stories that don't warrant their own thread thread
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2011, 01:50:00 PM »
Just want to find the thread a little easier.

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« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2011, 10:02:17 AM »
Transcending Time: Great Long-Term Datasets | Wired Science | Wired.com

Includes Lenski's 20 year E. coli experiment and an island's wolf-moose population study that's been running since 1958.
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Re: Interesting science stories that don't warrant their own thread thread
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2011, 10:51:46 AM »
100,000-year-old ochre toolkit and workshop discovered in South Africa


I intially read that as early South Africans used fried ocra as tools.

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