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Patent Watch: Man-Made Spider Silk

Patent Watch: Man-Made Spider Silk | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Spider silk proteins and methods for producing spider silk proteins
Dragline silk is the toughest kind of spider silk. By weight, it is tougher than Kevlar, which is used in bulletproof vests.
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Astronomers find a new type of planet: The 'mega-Earth'

Astronomers find a new type of planet: The 'mega-Earth' | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Astronomers announced today that they have discovered a new type of planet -- a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth. Theorists believed such a world couldn't form because anything so hefty would grab hydrogen gas as it grew and become a Jupiter-like gas giant. This planet, though, is all solids and much bigger than previously discovered 'super-Earths,' making it a 'mega-Earth.'
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A Stellar Discovery on the Milky Way's Far Side

A Stellar Discovery on the Milky Way's Far Side | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Five remarkable stars on the other side of our galaxy promise new insight into the outer reaches of our home turf
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What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes? | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
It is often claimed that periorbital dark circles are caused by tiredness or working too hard or even just staying up late. While this can be true, the truth is that your genes play a huge role here. So what exactly is happening when you get dark circles under or around your eyes?
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Monstrous Bones May Be That Of Largest Dinosaur That Ever Roamed The Earth

Monstrous Bones May Be That Of Largest Dinosaur That Ever Roamed The Earth | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A 130-foot long, 65-foot tall, 180,000-pound dinosaur believed to have been the largest creature ever to walk the Earth has been discovered by an agricultural worker in Argentina.
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Enabling cutting edge future internet research

Enabling cutting edge future internet research | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The problem with visionary research is that it often does not see the light of day. Facilities are often simply not available, or the experts needed to put scientific theories to the test cannot be found. This is true for a number of research fields, including cutting edge thinking on the future of ...
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Rambus lens-free camera is smaller than a pencil point, could give sight to all gadgets soon

Rambus lens-free camera is smaller than a pencil point, could give sight to all gadgets soon | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Science boffins at technology licensing company Rambus have managed to create a camera that doesn't use a lens. As a result it is tiny at 200-micrometres
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Ultra-fast, the robotic arm catches objects on the fly - YouTube

A robot developed by EPFL researchers is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five hundredt...
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A metal-eating plant has been discovered in the Philippines (Science Alert)

A metal-eating plant has been discovered in the Philippines (Science Alert) | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The new plant guzzles nickel without poisoning itself, and could be used to clean up polluted soil.
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‘What could be more interesting than how the mind works?’

‘What could be more interesting than how the mind works?’ | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Interview with Professor Steven Pinker as part of the Experience series.
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How did Egyptians build the pyramids? Construction mystery solved after University of Amsterdam wet sand experiment

How did Egyptians build the pyramids? Construction mystery solved after University of Amsterdam wet sand experiment | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Boffins have solved a puzzle that has baffled the world for centuries - how the builders of the Ancient Egyptian pyramids transported their gigantic blocks
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Google is building satellites to spread internet to the whole world

Google is building satellites to spread internet to the whole world | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The company is reportedly preparing to build 180 satellites that will provide internet to unserviced areas.
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Physicists create first man-made supernova

Physicists create first man-made supernova | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Physicists have developed and tested a method of creating a minute supernova in the laboratory that has all the characteristics presently known of galactic size
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The Face of Science

The Face of Science | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
It took six minutes, fifty-one seconds for Albert Einstein to become world famous. That’s how long the moon stood suspended before the face of the sun on May 29, 1919, eclipsing its light. Min
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12,000-year-old human skeleton found in underwater cave

12,000-year-old human skeleton found in underwater cave | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered what they say is the "oldest, most complete" human skeleton in the Western hemisphere, the National Geographic Society reports.
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New mathematical model reduces time to simulate natural disasters

New mathematical model reduces time to simulate natural disasters | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —The amount of time it takes to mathematically simulate the path of ash from a volcano eruption or a satellite collision can take hours, even days. However a new method, the Conjugate Unscented Transform (CUT), has shortened the process to minutes.
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Why humans evolved to love watching animals

Why humans evolved to love watching animals | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Humans are fascinated by watching our fellow animals – is that just an evolutionary hangover or something more profound?
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World's Oldest Sperm Found In Australia Is A ‘Staggering’ Discovery

World's Oldest Sperm Found In Australia Is A ‘Staggering’ Discovery | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A fossil holding the world’s oldest sperm was recently discovered in an ancient bat cave in Australia.
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Astronomers Discover Sun’s Long-Lost ‘Solar Sibling’

Astronomers Discover Sun’s Long-Lost ‘Solar Sibling’ | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A star born from the same cloud of gas and dust as the sun was recently discovered.
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Hello, Suckers

Hello, Suckers | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
This volume is full of unexpected revelations, not for the squeamish, starting with the fact that the preferred plural of “octopus” is “octopuses,” not “octopi.” Octopuses, we learn, can lurch onto land and can change color and shape in seconds. After 272 pages in the company of these animals, they no longer seem weird because of their four pairs of arms lined with suction cups. They’re weird because of the ways they contradict our ideas about intelligence. 
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Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No Adult Can Remember Being A Baby

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No Adult Can Remember Being A Baby | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Also known as "infantile amnesia."
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Alan Guth: What made the Big Bang bang

Alan Guth: What made the Big Bang bang | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Nearly 35 years ago, Alan Guth figured out what made the Big Bang bang. Finally, there’s evidence.
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Star cluster hurtling towards Earth

Star cluster hurtling towards Earth | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A galaxy has thrown out a star cluster towards Earth at more than two million miles per hour. But it is, thankfully, likely to miss our planet and “drift through the void between the galaxies for all time,” says the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
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