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New Tyrannosaurus Species Discovered in Uzbekistan

New Tyrannosaurus Species Discovered in Uzbekistan

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2016 (ENS) – A newly discovered species of dinosaur, named Timurlengia euotica, lived about 90 million years ago and fills a 20 million-year gap in the fossil record of tyrannosaurs, finds new research...

 

Explorers to Search Antarctica for Dinosaur Fossils

Explorers to Search Antarctica for Dinosaur Fossils

  AUSTIN, Texas, February 1, 2016 (ENS) – An international team of scientists will begin a two-month journey to Antarctica on Tuesday to search for dinosaur fossils. They hope to find evidence that the frozen continent may have been...

 

U.S. Funds Solar Panel Pavement That Generates Power

U.S. Funds Solar Panel Pavement That Generates Power

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 10, 2015 (ENS) – A new type of solar pavement that can generate electricity and send it to the power grid is being developed by the U.S. company Solar Roadways, with funding from the federal government say...

 

New Camera Measures Greenhouse Gases

New Camera Measures Greenhouse Gases

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – Global warming will happen faster than previously believed, finds new research from Swedish scientists that measures natural methane emissions in a warming world using a unique camera...

 

Tree of Life With 2.3 Million Species Open for Changes

Tree of Life With 2.3 Million Species Open for Changes

  DURHAM, North Carolina, September 20, 2015 (ENS) – The relationships among living things, as they diverged from one another from the beginning of life on Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago, are shown for the first time in a comprehensive...

 

Human Ancestor, Homo naledi, Discovered in S. Africa

Human Ancestor, Homo naledi, Discovered in S. Africa

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 11, 2015 (ENS) – A new species of human relative has been discovered in a remote cave chamber  known as Rising Star in the Cradle of Humankind, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of Johannesburg....

 

Fuel-producing Plants Born of Wedding Nanoscience to Biology

Fuel-producing Plants Born of Wedding Nanoscience to Biology

  BERKELEY, California, September 9, 2015 (ENS) – Scientists have learned how to produce liquid fuel by creating artificial plants that make gasoline and natural gas using only sunlight – a process called synthetic photosynthesis. These...

 

Million-Year-Old Monkey Bone Found in Caribbean Cave

Million-Year-Old Monkey Bone Found in Caribbean Cave

  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 4, 2015 (ENS) – The fossilized bone of a monkey that lived 1.3 million years ago has been found in an underwater cave on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. A team of cave divers recovered...

 

World’s Glaciers Melting Faster Than Ever

World’s Glaciers Melting Faster Than Ever

  ZURICH, Switzerland, August 4, 2015 (ENS) – The current rate of glacier melt around the world is unprecedented in recorded history, new research by the World Glacier Monitoring Service demonstrates. Based at the University of Zurich,...

 

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

  By James Stafford TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, August 1, 2015 (ENS) – Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting...

 

EU Revokes Patent on Genetically Engineered Chimpanzees

EU Revokes Patent on Genetically Engineered Chimpanzees

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, July 7, 2015 (ENS) – The European Patent Office has revoked the patent EP1409646 held by Altor BioScience. After the U.S. company withdrew its controversial claims on genetically engineered chimpanzees,...

 

Lithium-ion Batteries Reinvented: Semisolid, Foldable

Lithium-ion Batteries Reinvented: Semisolid, Foldable

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 24, 2015 (ENS) – An innovative approach to manufacturing lithium-ion batteries promises to halve the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while boosting their performance and...

 

NASA’s Mercury Mission Ends With a Successful Crash

NASA’s Mercury Mission Ends With a Successful Crash

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 4, 2015 (ENS) – NASA’s 10-year-long planetary exploration mission to Mercury came to a planned end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 miles per hour, creating a new crater...

 

Human-Caused Earthquake Hazards Jump in Eight States

Human-Caused Earthquake Hazards Jump in Eight States

  RESTON, Virginia, April 26, 2015 (ENS) – The number of earthquakes triggered by human activities has soared since 2009 in the central and eastern United States. New research by the U.S. Geological Survey links the increase to industrial...

 

One Step Closer to Artificial Leaves That Convert Water to Fuel

One Step Closer to Artificial Leaves That Convert Water to Fuel

  PASADENA, California, April 1, 2015 (ENS) – Inspired by a chemical process found in leaves, researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed an electrically conductive film that could lead to devices that harness...

 

Daimler Cylinder Coating Saves Fuel, Cuts CO2 Emissions

Daimler Cylinder Coating Saves Fuel, Cuts CO2 Emissions

  LYON, France, December 3, 2014 (ENS) – Daimler’s new twin wire arc spraying process that reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from combustion engines, has captured another award. On Monday night, the German automaker...

 

Belgian Scientists Turn Sawdust Into ‘Green Hydrocarbons’

Belgian Scientists Turn Sawdust Into ‘Green Hydrocarbons’

  LEUVEN, Belgium, December 1, 2014 (ENS) – Belgian researchers have found a way to convert ordinary sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, scientists led by a team at the Katholieke Universiteit...

 

Largest Dinosaur Ever Found Unearthed in Argentina

Largest Dinosaur Ever Found Unearthed in Argentina

  PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, September 4, 2014 (ENS) – American and Argentine scientists have discovered and described an enormous new dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton of its type ever found. Dreadnoughtus schrani...

 

NASA Chooses Four Winning Climate App Designers

NASA Chooses Four Winning Climate App Designers

  MOFFETT FIELD, California, August 22, 2014 (ENS) – Reuben Cummings from Peoria, Illinois is designing a web application to map potential and actual climate-related environmental hazards such as wildfires, flood, and drought across...

 

Tortoises Learn Touchscreen Technology

Tortoises Learn Touchscreen Technology

  LINCOLN, UK, August 7, 2014 (ENS) – Tortoises have learned how to use touchscreens as part of a study which aimed to teach the land-dwelling reptiles navigational techniques. Led by Dr. Anna Wilkinson, from the University of Lincoln...

 
 
 
 

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