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February 8th, 2018

Stratasys & SIA Engineering setting up aviation 3D printing center in Singapore

SIA Engineering (SIAEC), a Singapore-based aerospace company, is partnering with 3D printing giant Stratasys for the establishment of a 3D printing service center geared specifically towards 3D printing components for the commercial aviation industry. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180208-stratasys-sia-engineering-setting-up-3d-printing-service-center-for-commercial-aviation-in-singapore.html

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Ancient temple left neglected as Yemen war threatens history

Along a narrow road in Yemen choked by natural gas tankers and heavily armed soldiers lies an ancient temple neglected and threatened in a nation now at war. A soldier allied to Yemen’s internationally recognized government walks through the Awwam Temple, also known as the Mahram Bilqis, in Marib, Yemen [Credit: AP/Jon Gambrell]The Awwam Temple links a region now on …Continue reading →

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Better knowledge of evolution leads to greater acceptance of the concept

Prevailing theories about evolution state that belief in the concept is tied only to a person’s politics, religion or both. But according to new research out of the University of Pennsylvania published in BioScience, the journal of the American Institute of Biology, whether Americans accept or reject the subject also depends on how well they understand it. New research from …Continue reading →

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Giant viruses may play an intriguing role in evolution of life on Earth

We all know viruses cause colds and flu this time of year, but you might be surprised to learn that a virus may have played a key role in the evolution of nearly all life forms on Earth. Credit: Science Picture Co Collection Mix Subjects Getty ImagesIn a new study, a University of Iowa biologist identified a virus family whose …Continue reading →

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Newly discovered buildings reveal clues to ancient Egyptian dynasties

The archaeological excavation of an ancient Egyptian city at Tell Edfu in southern Egypt, led by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, has discovered well-preserved settlement remains dating to an important turning point in ancient Egyptian history, when the pharaohs began to renew interest in the provincial regions in the far south of their kingdom. The excavation site …Continue reading →

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3D scanning gets Stanford students up close & personal with animal bones

With the help of 3D scanning technology, Stanford University Libraries have turned almost 100 animal bones and bone fragments into digital 3D models. The 3D models can be used by zoologists and natural historians for teaching and research. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180208-3d-scanning-gets-stanford-students-up-close-and-personal-with-animal-bones.html

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Iberian Peninsula rodents migrated due to climate change 12 million years ago

The oldest studied rodent fauna in this work, which inhabited the Iberian Peninsula from twelve million years ago, progressively shifted north looking for humid environments to survive climate change that caused prominent dry and cold environments in central Iberia. According to an investigation leading by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). Life restoration of a flying squirrel (at the forefront) in …Continue reading →

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Unknown language discovered in Southeast Asia

A previously unknown language has been found in the Malay Peninsula by linguists from Lund University in Sweden. The language has been given the name Jedek. Jedek is an Austroasiatic language spoken by 280 people in northern Peninsular Malaysia [Credit: Niclas Burenhult]”Documentation of endangered minority languages such as Jedek is important, as it provides new insights into human cognition and …Continue reading →

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Viruses – lots of them – are falling from the sky

An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth’s atmosphere — and falling from it — according to new research from scientists in Canada, Spain and the U.S. Viruses and bacteria fall back to Earth via dust storms and precipitation. Saharan dust intrusions from North Africa and rains from the Atlantic [Credit: NASA Visible Earth]The study marks the first …Continue reading →

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Rainforest collapse 307 million years ago impacted the evolution of early land vertebrates

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have discovered that the mass extinction seen in plant species caused by the onset of a drier climate 307 million years ago led to extinctions of some groups of tetrapods, the first vertebrates to live on land, but allowed others to expand across the globe. This research is published in the journal Proceedings of …Continue reading →

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