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'Thunderthighs' - a new species of dinosaur discovered

'Thunderthighs' - a new species of dinosaur discovered

Posted Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:22:00 GMT by Louise Murray

A new species of dinosaur, Brontomerus, literally 'thunderthighs', has been found in a quarry in Utah, USA. Named for it's extremely large thigh muscles, the larger than elephant-sized beast may have used them to kick fight predators or rivals.

'Thunderthighs' - a new species of dinosaur discovered

Biodiesel produced from wastewater microalgae

Biodiesel produced from wastewater microalgae

Posted Sun, 20 Feb 2011 10:04:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Scientists have developed a way to extract a new kind of biodiesel from microalgae. They have worked out that once the microalgae have been through the treatment system and purified the wastewater then it can potentially be used to run construction vehicles, buses and farm equipment.

Biodiesel produced from wastewater microalgae

John Michael Greer Looks Forward to Our Ecotechnic Future

John Michael Greer Looks Forward to Our Ecotechnic Future

Posted Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:33:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Book Review of an excellent road map to a possible future way of living. The American Archdruid - yes, he really is a druid - and ecological author John Michael Greer has written a book called The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World, a follow-on to his analysis of the short term predicament our society is in: The Long Descent.

John Michael Greer Looks Forward to Our Ecotechnic Future

Wind-powered car sails its way across continent

Wind-powered car sails its way across continent

Posted Wed, 16 Feb 2011 13:15:00 GMT by Astrid Madsen

The Wind Explorer, a wind-powered vehicle recently completed journey across Australia. You've heard of solar powered cars, now it's time to welcome wind powered vehicles, which by and large avail of the same basic technology - bar the kites and the turbine!

Wind-powered car sails its way across continent

Did some dinosaurs survive the mass extinction?

Did some dinosaurs survive the mass extinction?

Posted Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:59:00 GMT by Michael Evans

A new method of dating indicates that a New Mexico dinosaur was alive 700,000 years after the ''mass extinction'' of all the others. Is it possible that the previously accepted date is wrong? Researchers from the University of Alberta have cast shadow of doubt on this timescale after they examined a fossilised hadrosaur bone that was discovered in New Mexico.

Did some dinosaurs survive the mass extinction?

Evolution stumbling block to strong scientific education in US

Evolution stumbling block to strong scientific education in US

Posted Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:31:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The reluctance of US high school science teachers to teach evolutionary biology is causing a major stumbling block in the provision of a sound scientific education. Evolution is one of those things that you either believe in or you don't and recent research indicates that more than half of US public school science teachers are not strong advocates of evolutionary biology.

Evolution stumbling block to strong scientific education in US

Lithium-air batteries a thing of the future, scientists say

Lithium-air batteries a thing of the future, scientists say

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:37:00 GMT by Rachel England

Advances in battery technology such as lithium-air batteries are unlikely to happen soon. Electric vehicles are gaining popularity around the world, but their potential for becoming completely mainstream remains hampered by the limited range of their lithium-ion batteries.

Lithium-air batteries a thing of the future, scientists say

Scientists find value in waste incineration ash

Scientists find value in waste incineration ash

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:25:00 GMT by Rachel England

Fly ash treatment proves environmental winner. MSWI reduces the volume and weight of social refuse and generates power as it is burnt. The resulting fly ash contains a variety of sought-after elements, including silica, aluminium, iron, calcium and bromine. However, it also contains elements of lead, zinc, mercury and cadmium (among other heavy metals), making it a hazardous waste material and as such it is predominantly sent to landfill.

Scientists find value in waste incineration ash

Electric dreams? or is there a drive towards electric vehicles

Electric dreams? or is there a drive towards electric vehicles

Posted Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:39:00 GMT by Simon Kent

The drive towards electric vehicles pick up speed. China is set to create at least 10 million electric car charging points by 2020. A heavy dependence on foreign oil, plus significant CO2 levels are leading the country to push towards a more environmentally friendly transport infrastructure.

Electric dreams? or is there a drive towards electric vehicles

The impact of oxygen-poor oceans on the early evolution of animals

The impact of oxygen-poor oceans on the early evolution of animals

Posted Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:09:01 GMT by Michael Evans

How fluctuations in levels of oceanic oxygen affected the early evolution of animal life. The accepted view of the Earth's history is that for its first four billion years it was in an anoxic state and that about 600 million years ago the oceans became oxygen-rich to approximately the degree that they are today.

The impact of oxygen-poor oceans on the early evolution of animals

Bigger hybrids are on a roll

Bigger hybrids are on a roll

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:04:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Hybrid vehicles get bigger and better with significant numbers expected to be on the road by 2015. Hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius have been the automotive success-story of the last decade, and this has fuelled growth in hybrid power for bigger vehicles like buses and trucks. Hybrid vehicles use electric power to supplement the polluting and inefficient internal combustion engine (ICE) which powers most vehicles using petrol or diesel.

Bigger hybrids are on a roll

No nearer to reasons for Neanderthals' extinction

No nearer to reasons for Neanderthals' extinction

Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:47:58 GMT by Michael Evans

US study indicates that Neanderthal extinction was not due to dietry deficiency. Archaeologists cannot agree whether Neanderthals are a separate human species or a subspecies of modern humans.

No nearer to reasons for Neanderthals' extinction

Did modern man originate in Israel?

Did modern man originate in Israel?

Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:00:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Israeli archaeologists believe that remains found in a cave indicate that Homo sapiens roamed Israel 400,000 years ago.

Did modern man originate in Israel?

Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:37:14 GMT by Paromita Pain

Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26th December 2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed. The Federal Government of Germany contracted the Helmholtz Association, represented by the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, to work on and execute an early warning tsunami system in the Indian Ocean

Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:11:14 GMT by Michael Evans

A team from the NASA Lunar Research Institute concludes that the Earth, Moon and Mars were formed as the result of massive solar impacts. It is known that siderophile, or metal-loving elements such as gold and platinum are common to the mantles of Earth, the Moon and Mars and new research has shown that massive impactors delivered this abundance during the final phase of planet formation

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

Posted Mon, 27 Dec 2010 06:28:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

El Sidron in Spain was always a site of mystery thanks to pair of human jawbones discovered there in 1994. They were thought to date back to the Spanish Civil War. In paper released on this week scientists have said that those bones belonged to Neanderthals who died 50,000 years ago.

Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

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How sloths breathe upside down

Posted Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:34:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Jellies delicious for this fish

Posted Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Leatherback logging in the Atlantic

Posted Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:10:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Swimming sloths with aquatic adaptations

Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:17:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Fantastic ancient fauna precedes mammal evolution

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

Skin cancer selected our ancestors?

Posted Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The right whale, by satellite

Posted Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:43:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Hawaiian rise in endangered species

Posted Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:11:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Flores Human Dwarf Debate

Posted Sun, 02 Feb 2014 17:01:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Flying and genome size: it’s true about the reduction!

Posted Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:03:42 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Crop diversification may help protect farmers from climate change

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The two faces of social networking for kids

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:26:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Georgia Tech develop early warning system for tsunamis

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 08:09:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Will Facebook Go Green by Earth Day?

Posted Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:29:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Neutron probe reveals bacteria's light-gathering secrets

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:50:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The natural forest community depends on plants that depend on soil

Posted Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:47:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Smaller, cheaper and greener Toyota Prius c

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:52:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Murder by the cannibal neighbours

Posted Sun, 24 Nov 2013 20:30:02 GMT by JW Dowey

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

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

Bacterial enzyme one billion years old

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong