‘Black Beauty’ meteorite spotlights watery past on Mars

New research digs into the red planet's past to figure out where water on Mars actually came from.

U. Arizona
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology mars meteorites planets space water

Dark matter isn’t behind mysterious space signals

In the search for elusive dark matter, even a setback can open up new paths forward.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dark-matter galaxies neutrinos space

Genes link ‘Green Revolution’ to rice gone feral

Weedy rice is the result with cultivars of the crop go rogue. New research traces their origins to the "Green Revolution."

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture genomes rice

Machine learning predicts glass density and stiffness

A new way to predict the density and stiffness of glasses could offer better reinforcing fibers for composite materials in automobiles and wind turbines.

Kate McAlpine-Michigan
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology glass machine-learning material-science

Feathery dino from New Mexico was one of the last raptors

A newly discovered dinosaur called Dineobellator notohesperus was one of the last species of raptor. It also had feathers, researchers say.

Katherine Unger Baillie-Penn
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dinosaurs feathers velociraptor

Bricks can become ‘cameras’ to locate nuclear material

A new method can turn bricks into 3D "cameras" to help find clues in the hunt for weapons-grade nuclear materials.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology imaging-technology nuclear-weapons plutonium radiation

Dragon lizard is a brand new species in the Smaug family

Researchers have found a new species in the Smaug genus, named for the deadly dragon in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Natalie van Hoose-Florida
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~8 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology africa climate-change conservation lizards

Some blobby frog heads hide amazing spiny skulls

Beneath their slick skin, some frog skulls sport spines, spikes, and other skeletal secrets called hyperossification.

Natalie van Hoose-Florida
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology amphibians bones evolution frogs skeletons skulls

Speech recognition is half as accurate with black speech

The top five automated speech recognition systems—used by employers and courts—make double the errors when black speakers use them, research finds.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology bias race-and-ethnicity speech voice-technology

Bacteria used CRISPR way before humans did

"We humans have only recently begun to exploit nature's CRISPR-Cas systems, but as it turns out, we are not the first."

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology antibiotics bacteria competition drug-resistance genetic-engineering immune-systems parasites

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