Monthly Archives: May 2015

Prosthetic Limbs, Controlled by Thought

Prosthetic Limbs, Controlled by Thought Engineers have made a robotic arm that is controlled just like a normal arm. It has 26 joints, can lift up to 45 pounds, and has over 100 sensors to feel texture. The arm can … Continue reading

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North Pole Disappearing

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/150525-north-pole-expeditions-arctic-climate-change/ National Geographic and many other people think that expeditions to the North Pole should be postponed,  maybe forever.  In 2009 Thomas Ulrich went to the North Pole. He took a picture showing how thin and dangerous the ice was … Continue reading

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Standing Room Only

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/classroom-solutions/2009/07/videos-classroom-tours In all of the classrooms at Hackley and at many other schools, kids sit down in class. The students spend majority of their school day sitting down. Sitting down too much is not healthy and results in child obesity. … Continue reading

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Wolves on Isle Royale

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/only-three-wolves-left-michigan-island Wolf populations on Isle Royale have gone down because of inbreeding and the ice bridge melting down. The wolf populations on Isle Royale have gone done because some wolves with bad genes breed with other wolves and cause the … Continue reading

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News Brief: As Timely As It Gets

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/news-brief-timely-it-gets The new atomic clock won’t gain or lose a second in about 15 billion years. It works by measuring the ticking of strontium atoms with laser light shining on them. The scientists added shielding and thermometers. They help keep … Continue reading

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Humans and Neandertals mated more recently than thought

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/humans-and-neandertals-mated-more-recently-thought?tgt=nr DNA from bones of a man named Oase contains around 4.8 and 11.3% DNA from a Neandertal, which is closely related to Homo sapiens which are humans. The immense amount of DNA means that humans and Neandertals have been … Continue reading

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Researchers develop a novel device to image the minute forces and actions involved in cell membrane hemifusion

http://phys.org/news/2015-05-device-image-minute-actions-involved.html Did you know that  cells are biological wonders? Well if not, you will now learn that throughout the billions of years with the existence of planet Earth these tiny little little organisms have evolved to corroborate the tiniest levels … Continue reading

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A break through for hitting moving targets

http://news.discovery.com/tech/militarys-self-steering-bullets-can-hit-moving-targets-150429.htm In what some people might consider a horrifying development, the U.S. military has passed a key milestone in creating self-steering bullets. Using technology created by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, experienced and novice shooters alike demonstrated that they … Continue reading

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Plastic Polluting Our Oceans

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/tiny-plastic-big-problem?mode=topic&context=60   Plastic has wound up at sea! Scientists think about 10% of the planet’s plastic has come to sea. Tiny bits of plastic called microplastic have spread in the oceans and have even melded with rocks to create a … Continue reading

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Birds ‘weigh’ peanuts and choose heavier ones

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150522174719.htm Many birds feed on seeds, acorns or nuts. These nuts have shells and birds cannot see inside of them. In order to see inside, birds have to break all the shells, which often takes time and hard effort! How … Continue reading

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