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Bats save energy by drawing in wings on upstroke - R & D Magazine

Bats save energy by drawing in wings on upstroke - R & D Magazine | HMSScience | Scoop.it
R & D MagazineBats save energy by drawing in wings on upstrokeR & D MagazineA new analysis by biologists, physicists, and engineers at Brown University reveals the subtle but important degree to which that pressure has literally shaped the flapping...
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Brain under threat | The Why Files

Brain under threat | The Why Files | HMSScience | Scoop.it
In just a moment, our brains can go from calm, deliberate and focused, to alert, agitated and aroused. New neural networks get activated during the transition.
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Tiny fossil tells big tale | Science News for Kids

Tiny fossil tells big tale | Science News for Kids | HMSScience | Scoop.it
Scientists use a single finger bone from ancient, humanlike Denisovans to study their connection to modern people and Neandertals...
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Cars of the future | Science News for Kids

Cars of the future | Science News for Kids | HMSScience | Scoop.it
New cars will be smarter, safer, more efficient — and able to drive themselves.
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New Technology Allows Better Extreme Weather Forecasts: Scientific American

New Technology Allows Better Extreme Weather Forecasts: Scientific American | HMSScience | Scoop.it
New technology that increases the warning time for tornadoes and hurricanes could potentially save hundreds of lives every year...

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What Caused the Yosemite Hantavirus Outbreak?: Scientific American

What Caused the Yosemite Hantavirus Outbreak?: Scientific American | HMSScience | Scoop.it
With the Yosemite tourists having died from this normally high-altitude illness, we spoke with an infectious disease expert to see if hantavirus could spread to other areas of the country...

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Soil: Key to solving the food crisis? | The Why Files

Soil: Key to solving the food crisis? | The Why Files | HMSScience | Scoop.it
Could soil help? One-third of soils are degraded. In fighting desertification, erosion and nutrient loss, some soil-restoring techniques solve multiple problems.
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Wave power | The Why Files

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The first ocean wave energy-capturing device with a permit to connect back to a public power grid will enter the Pacific next month. How much power could the U.S. potentially harness from the waves crashing into its the coastline?
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Scents of science | Science News for Kids

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Better understanding of the sense of smell inspires research into everything from whales to electronic ‘noses’...
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Melting Glaciers Liberate Ancient Microbes: Scientific American

Melting Glaciers Liberate Ancient Microbes: Scientific American | HMSScience | Scoop.it
The release of life-forms in cold storage for eons raises new concerns about the impacts of climate change...

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The Sky Is the Limit for Wind Power: Scientific American

The Sky Is the Limit for Wind Power: Scientific American | HMSScience | Scoop.it
The amount of power to be reaped from tapping low- and high-altitude winds dwarfs global demand...

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