Earth Times Logo
RSS Feed Google+ Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest


Science & Technology News

Leaping Lizards and Self-righting Robots

Leaping Lizards and Self-righting Robots

Posted Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:22:00 GMT by Dave Collier

A multidisciplinary team of researchers have investigated how lizards use their tails to improve their ability to jump successfully. The separation between biology and engineering has been ignored in an interdisciplinary research project carried out at UC Berkeley.

Leaping Lizards and Self-righting Robots

An Ichthyosaur and other Tales

An Ichthyosaur and other Tales

Posted Thu, 05 Jan 2012 08:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Valentin Fischer of the University of Liege, with several others, including Darren Naisch of the School of Earth Sciences at Southampton University, have illuminated the dark recesses of ichthyosaur biology with the unveiling of a new species.

An Ichthyosaur and other Tales

Brucellosis is an ancient disease

Brucellosis is an ancient disease

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:31:00 GMT by James Mathews

In Michigan, two teams of University researchers have just confirmed the existence of brucellosis in some ancient skeletal remains.

Brucellosis is an ancient disease

A brighter, more reliable future with LED lighting

A brighter, more reliable future with LED lighting

Posted Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:42:33 GMT by Dave Collier

A survey by the Energy Saving Trust has found numerous benefits in the adoption of LED lighting. The light-emitting diode (LED) is not a new invention. First created in 1927, they have slowly become an integral part of our daily lives.

A brighter, more reliable future with LED lighting

'Penguin' mini-sub will explore ocean depths

'Penguin' mini-sub will explore ocean depths

Posted Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:22:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A mini-submarine, shaped like a penguin, has been created by a German university team to dive 6,000 metres and locate amazing deep-sea creatures and valuable raw materials.

'Penguin' mini-sub will explore ocean depths

Collecting comet samples

Collecting comet samples

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 02:02:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Around 2014, one of those orbiting comets will come close enough for a real grab at its contents. Hovering above the target comet, sub-surface samples could be precisely taken from even the most forbidding area of the body.

Collecting comet samples

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:27:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A privately-funded space travel service, involving the world's largest aircraft, is planned to take-off in five years. Stratolaunch Systems, headed by philanthropist and businessman Paul G Allen and aerospace leader Burt Rutan, is the American company behind the air-launch space travel.

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Elephant v. Man

Elephant v. Man

Posted Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:54:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The first 'men', Homo erectus, are known to have eaten elephant. Instead of berries and nuts and shellfish from the shore, the steaks must have created a few full stomachs.

Elephant v. Man

Lake sediment is time capsule

Lake sediment is time capsule

Posted Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:21:02 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Sediment around the great lakes can provide invaluable data about life today and in the past, say experts from the Large Lakes Observatory, in the USA.

Lake sediment is time capsule

 Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 22:20:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rat empathy? The rat, love it or loathe it, has a distinct movie persona, a top reputation for intelligent scavenging, and is a good pet. Researchers have now given it an almost human character.

Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Possible gypsum deposit may reveal Martian mysteries

Possible gypsum deposit may reveal Martian mysteries

Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2011 19:40:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Data from the Mars rover, Opportunity, shows a possible gypsum deposit that would suggest the presence of water in the past.

Possible gypsum deposit may reveal Martian mysteries

Plant insect-repellent used in Stone Age

Plant insect-repellent used in Stone Age

Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2011 18:19:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Leaves from the river wild-quince plant was used 77,000 years ago in South Africa to ward-off mosquitoes, scientists have found.

Plant insect-repellent used in Stone Age

Mammoth cloning possible

Mammoth cloning possible

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Japan and Russia are collaborating at last. It's all on behalf of a mammoth found a few months ago in Batagay in the Sakha Republic (in Siberia). The search for material is a result of the long-standing cooperation between Kinki University and the Mammoth Museum in the city of Yakutsk.

Mammoth cloning possible

Tokyo fuels OK!

Tokyo fuels OK!

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Tokyo today is full of small electric cars, but the worldwide thirst for automobilia japonica is less predictable. It's up to Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda and the rest to keep up with demand for various combinations of environmental technology for both city and rural needs.

Tokyo fuels OK!

Learning to read the fossil language

Learning to read the fossil language

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:08:00 GMT by Ines Morales

A new study and its implications for the research on paleo-environmental issues. Just how accurate can the fossil record be, when it comes to things like weather cycles or the finer points of ecological health in the global environment?

Learning to read the fossil language

Mars Attracts

Mars Attracts

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:02:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

After poor performances from several recent expeditions, not forgetting the infamous 1999 metric measurement mix-up, the biggest Mars rover yet, Curiosity, is on its way from earth to the red planet.

Mars Attracts

Scitech News Archives Page : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 

Bees = humans, in false memory at least.

Posted Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Dragons increase in species numbers.

Posted Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:10:06 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution: chemical weapons destroyed in US

Posted Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:55:21 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fascinating new squid behaviour in nature

Posted Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Chimpanzee losses and successes.

Posted Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:46:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bats fly high and DNA techniques are classy

Posted Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:51:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Pluto approached by "strange" probe

Posted Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:17:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Astronomers rule (in their universe)

Posted Thu, 01 Jan 2015 10:15:11 GMT by JW Dowey

Mammals that cannot see in the light

Posted Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:02:11 GMT by JW Dowey

A giant leap for frog-kind.

Posted Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:34:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Elephant v. Man

Posted Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:54:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New crash-proof battery is 25% lighter

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 08:11:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Fantastic ancient fauna precedes mammal evolution

Posted Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Thermo-learning from Nest Labs

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Niches and speciation in orca

Posted Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:26:48 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Saving the world from global warming, digitally

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:37:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Radar results from Japan disaster offer hope for tsunami warning system

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

How coral could be the secret for sunscreen pill

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:41:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Oldest woolly rhino emerges from frozen wilderness

Posted Sat, 17 Sep 2011 15:05:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Semiconductor uses solar power to take H2 from water

Posted Wed, 11 May 2011 17:22:00 GMT by Gracie Valena