Archive for April 13th, 2017:

Science solves the mystery of shoelaces coming undone

Using a slow-motion camera and a series of experiments, mechanical engineers at University California Berkley found “shoelace knot failure” happens in a matter of seconds, and is triggered by a complex interaction of forces. Article source:

Atmosphere found around Earth-sized planet GJ 1132b

Image copyright DANA BERRY Image caption Artist’s impression of GJ 1132b: The planet’s thick atmosphere may contain water or methane Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-sized planet for the first time. They have studied a world known as GJ 1132b, which is 1.4-times the size of our planet and lies 39

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Early dinosaur relative walked like a croc

Image copyright Gabriel Lio Image caption New fossils found in 2015 help fill gaps in our knowledge of how Teleocrater looked One of the earliest relatives of dinosaurs had some features we associate today with crocodiles and alligators, a study suggests. Many palaeontologists have wondered what the earliest dinosaur relatives looked like, as the fossil

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