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Big Plans, Small Satellites: CubeSats

A rendering of what the Cubesat might look like.

“A sparrow has the same number of internal organs as an ostrich,” joked Xinlin Li, professor at University of Colorado, Boulder’s department of aerospace engineering sciences, comparing the satellite of the $686,000,000 NASA project, the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, to his own team’s low-cost, compact satellite, part of the Colorado […]

 
 

Complex multicellular life discovered from before Cambrian explosion

Stromatolites dated to the Middle Cambrian Era

With the help of a team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Virginia Tech geobiologist Shuhai Xiao discovered fossils of some of the earliest known complex multicellular eukaryotes. The multicellular organisms found in the fossils from that time period, 600 million years ago, are more complex than expected (1). The […]

 
 

Satellite Detects Local Dips in Gravity Due to Ice Melting

Gravity maps of Antarctica and surrounding ocean have been improved thanks to higher resolution satellite measurements.

Data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica has caused changes in the Earth’s gravity field. The GOCE satellite measured the Earth’s gravity over the span of four years to better understand the […]

 
 

Hearing Affected by Sounds You Cannot Hear

Low frequency waves can cause just as much damage to human hearing as can loud, audible waves.

Researchers led by neurobiologist Markus Drexl at the Ludwig Maximilian University have found evidence that inaudible sounds could cause hearing loss. While many people know that exposure to loud, audible sounds for long periods of time can cause hearing damage, previously, research had yet to show evidence that inaudible sounds […]

 
 

New Study Reveals: “Why Wet Feels Wet”

While many take the ability to feel "wetness" for granted, the exact mechanism by which humans feel moisture remains a mystery.

Whether it’s the sticky, sweaty feeling of a humid day, or the feeling of stepping in puddle on a cold day, the sensation of wetness is very distinct. On October 1st, the Journal of Neurophysiology released an article that examined how animals detect wetness.  Until now, the underlying process was […]

 
 
 
 

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