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Archive | Science

The Impact of Agricultural Technology, Apps, and Social Media on World Hunger

Food insecurity is a growing problem in our world, but with the impressive impact of technology, joining the fight against world hunger has never been easier. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), nearly 820 million people worldwide experience food insecurity on a regular basis. Because this is such a […]

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Posted in Food, Science

Chicago Skyline Visible from Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer Michigan Due to Fata Morgana or Mirage Over Lake Michigan

An optical phenomenon, known as Fata Morgana or mirage, can occur over the waters of Lake Michigan when rays of light are bent when they pass through air layers of different temperatures in a steep thermal inversion. The thermal inversion or temperature inversion involves cold temperatures near the earth’s surface and warmer temperatures above, which […]

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Posted in Science, Word of the Day

Oldest Animal at Brookfield Zoo: A Short-Beaked Echidna Celebrates 50 on Saturday, March 23, 2019

On Saturday March 23, 2019, animal care staff at the Brookfield Zoo and guests celebrated a milestone birthday for Brookfield Zoo’s oldest animal. Adelaide, a short-beaked echidna, turned 50 years old. In honor of her birthday, Adelaide was presented with a nutritious birthday cake topped with one of her favorite food items—wax worms. Afterwards, guests […]

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Posted in Outdoors, Science

Giant Anteater Born to Tulum and Lupito at Brookfield Zoo, February 2019

Those venturing to Brookfield Zoo’s Tropic World: South America habitat can now be on the lookout for a new addition—a male giant anteater pup. Born on December 15, 2018, the pup spends the majority of his time hitching a ride on the back of his mom, Tulum. He will continue to do this for several […]

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Posted in Parks, Science

MIT Design Lab and Puma Testing Shoes That Use Bacteria to Sense Fatigue Levels

MIT Design Lab and Puma have teamed up to develop shoes that adapt to your feet. Using bacteria, the insoles sense fatigue levels based on sweat. The shoe fabric ventilates based on heat patterns in the foot. According to MIT Design Lab, the design team aims to make athletic gear highly adaptable, personalized, and future-proof. […]

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Posted in Science

You Can Now Clone Your Dog or Cat with Viagen Pets Service

Dog or cat owners can order a biopsy kit and have a vet collect a tissue sample, which is preserved and applied to a surrogate mother at a later date. Genetic preservation, the act of collecting a tissue sample and preserving it for a future date costs $1,600. Cloning — the act of replacing the […]

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Posted in Science

Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay Set to Close by University of Chicago

WISN 12 New featuring Yerkes Observatory with the largest refracting telescope in the world in 2013. The Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, owned by the University of Chicago is set for closure. University of Chicago is scheduled to cease operations at the 100 year-old observatory on October 1, 2018. Currently, there is no information […]

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VIDEO: SpaceX Celebrates Successful Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch from the Apollo 11 Launch Pad, Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX is celebrating its historic launch of the world’s most powerful rocket. Falcon Heavy launched into space carrying a cherry red convertible. CBS News Manuel Bojorquez reports. Falcon Heavy is a two-stage launch vehicle equal to eighteen Boeing 747s at takeoff. The launch vehicle uses three cores with nine engines for a total of 27 […]

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Posted in Science, SkyWatch

The Robot Revolution: The New Age of Manufacturing | WSJ Moving Upstream | Plus Cobots and Humanoid Robots

Hundreds of millions of jobs affected. Trillions of dollars of wealth created. These are the potential impacts of a coming wave of automation. In this episode of Moving Upstream, we travelled to Asia to see the next generation of industrial robots, what they’re capable of, and whether they’re friend or foe to low-skilled workers.  facebook […]

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Astronomical Winter Arrives Today at 10:28 AM CST with the Winter Solstice and the Harp Twins

The Winter Solstice is associated the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and occurs this year at 10:28 a.m. CST. Due to the tilt of the earth’s axis and the position of the earth in orbit, the northern hemisphere is tilted further from the sun, and the southern hemisphere is tilted […]

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Posted in Science, SkyWatch

Bat Locator App Will Make You a Citizen Scientist, Brings High Frequency Bat Sounds to Human Hearing Range

Citizen scientists who voluntarily collect and record data on bats, birds, frogs or other animals, have a new tool from a Boston-based company, Wildlife Acoustics, for finding bats. Danielle Gustafson, Board Member at Bat Conservation International, explains bat echolocation detection, which is facilitated by a technology company known as Wildlife Acoustics. The app with its […]

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Could Quantum Computers Overcome the Encryption Keys that Police Use to Prevent Eavesdropping on Police Communications?

Motorola, the main supplier of encrypted radios for police departments has reported for years that it is impossible to break their 256-bit key Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) feature. Their claim is that encryption keys are very complex and can change daily. Claims are made that breaking the AES 256 code with brute force could take […]

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