BlogArena

General blog about anything and everything of everyday's life.

20. Sep 2019

March 23, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

Tooth pushes back modern monkeys’ first ancestor three million years

The ancestor of all modern African monkeys was alive 3 million years earlier than previously thought and coexisted with members of a now-extinct branch of the monkey family tree, according to new evidence from anthropologists. “We pushed back the origin … Continue reading

December 27, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Piranha Kin Wielded Dental Weaponry Even T. Rex Would Have Admired

Taking into consideration its size, an ancient relative of piranhas weighing about 20 pounds delivered a bite with a force more fierce than prehistoric whale-eating sharks, the four-ton ocean-dwelling Dunkleosteus terrelli and – even – Tyrannosaurus rex. Besides the force … Continue reading

November 9, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Folding Funnels Key to Biomimicry

Berkeley Lab Finding that Protein Folding Funnels Also Apply to Self-Assembly Should Benefit Biomimicry and Nanosynthesis Proteins are able to self-assemble into a wide range of highly ordered structures that feature a diverse array of properties. Through biomimicry – technological … Continue reading

September 19, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Blind Cavefish Use Teeth to Find Their Way, New UMD Research Shows

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — In a single cave in Ecuador, a species of cavefish has evolved to do something perhaps unique to them, navigate with their teeth. The sensory use of these teeth, which are not in their mouths, but … Continue reading

January 22, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Ancient Domesticated Dog Skull Found in Siberian Cave

*A 33,000-year-old dog skull unearthed in a Siberian mountain cave presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication and, together with an equally ancient find in a cave in Belgium, indicates that modern dogs may be descended from … Continue reading

October 22, 2011
by Guest Post
0 comments

Manufacturing Goes Viral

*Researchers coax viruses to assemble into synthetics with microstructures and properties akin to those of corneas, teeth and skin* Using a simple, single-step process, engineers and scientists at the University of California at Berkeley recently developed a technique to direct … Continue reading

September 9, 2011
by Guest Post
0 comments

Scientists Simulate Seashells’ Structures

*Scientists have successfully created synthetic crystals whose structures and properties mimic those of naturally-occurring biominerals such as seashells.* *The findings, published in the journal Nature Materials, could be an important step in the development of high-performance materials, which could be … Continue reading

June 30, 2011
by Guest Post
0 comments

Caltech-led Researchers Measure Body Temperatures of Dinosaurs for the First Time

*Some Dinosaurs Were as Warm as Most Modern Mammals* PASADENA, Calif.—Were dinosaurs slow and lumbering, or quick and agile? It depends largely on whether they were cold or warm blooded. When dinosaurs were first discovered in the mid-19th century, paleontologists … Continue reading