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June 23, 2017
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Everyone has different ‘bad spots’ in their vision

The ability to distinguish objects in peripheral vision varies significantly between individuals, finds new research from UCL, Paris Descartes University and Dartmouth College, USA. For example, some people are better at spotting things above their centre of vision while others are better at spotting things off to the right. Continue Reading →

June 22, 2017
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How Living Structures Can Better Protect Our Coastline

Waves, tides, storms and hurricanes can all take a toll on the coastline, eroding the land and rewriting the shoreline. Those changes can put infrastructure and communities at risk. But researchers are rolling out new guidelines to help create more effective “living shorelines” that protect against erosion while improving environmental quality. Continue Reading →

June 20, 2017
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Altes Ägypten: Erstmals gesamtes Erbgut von Mumien entziffert

Die nächsten Verwandten der alten Ägypter stammten aus dem Nahen Osten – Kaum Genaustausch mit Afrika südlich der Sahara

Erstmals konnte ein internationales Wissenschaftlerteam Genmaterial von ägyptischen Mumien aus der Zeit um 1.400 v. Chr. bis 400 n. Chr. umfassend rekonstruieren und analysieren. Bei drei Individuen konnte das Team unter Führung von Professor Johannes Krause sowie weiteren Forscherinnen und Forschern der Universität Tübingen und des Max-Planck-Instituts für Menschheitsgeschichte in Jena sogar das Genom entschlüsseln. Continue Reading →

June 18, 2017
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A New Paradigm in Parachute Design

X-ray studies showing the microscopic structure of spacecraft parachute fabrics can fill in key details about how they perform under extreme conditions

As skydivers well know, it’s a good idea to look before you leap—and to pack a trusty parachute, too. A weighty spacecraft zooming toward a planet’s surface at several miles per second will, after enduring a superhot atmospheric entry, also benefit from careful planning and a reliable parachute. Continue Reading →