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Modern Computational Tools May Open a New Era for Fossil Pollen Research

One of the best sources of information on the evolution of terrestrial ecosystems and plant diversity over millions of years is fossil pollen.

Artificial Intelligence Reveals Hundreds of Millions of Trees in the Sahara

If you think that the Sahara is covered only by golden dunes and scorched rocks, you aren't alone. Perhaps it's time to shelve that notion.

Animal Mummies Unwrapped With Hi-Res 3D X-rays

Three mummified animals from ancient Egypt have been digitally unwrapped and dissected by researchers, using high-resolution 3D scans that give unprecedented detail about the animals' lives - and deaths - over 2000 years ago.

Researchers Unlock Secrets of the Past With New International Carbon Dating Standard

Radiocarbon dating is set to become more accurate than ever after an international team of scientists improved the technique for assessing the age of historical objects.

Google Launches Hieroglyphic Translator

Google has launched a new translator for Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics based on machine learning.

Fossil fuel-free jet propulsion with air plasmas

Humans depend on fossil fuels as their primary energy source, especially in transportation. However, fossil fuels are both unsustainable and unsafe, serving as the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and leading to adverse respiratory effects and devastation due to global warming.

A cheap organic steam generator to purify water

It has been estimated that in 2040 a quarter of the world's children will live in regions where clean and drinkable water is lacking.

3D printing and moon dust: an astronaut’s kit for future space exploration?

One of the major challenges related to space exploration is the development of production technologies capable of exploiting the few resources available in extra-terrestrial environment.

Innovative Technologies for Satellites

Some satellites are only slightly larger than a milk carton.

Using insect wings for improved medical implants

Some insect wings such as cicada and dragonfly possess nanopillar structures that kill bacteria upon contact. However, to date, the precise mechanisms that cause bacterial...

Scientists develop ‘backpack’ computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats

To truly understand an animal species is to observe its behavior and social networks in the wild.

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs, that are too expensive to ship from Earth.