Author Archives: integratedsci

Climb walls like a gecko?

For years, scientists have studied geckos climbing ability, with the hopes of creating technology that mimics the grip of their feet.  In 2014, DARPA demonstrated the possibility of climbing a glass wall with nothing more than gecko inspired paddles. Gecko’s … Continue reading

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Animals do what?!

Recently, several articles have been published regarding the strange behavior or identity of animals.  For example… Did you know that the praying mantis has been known to eat hummingbirds?  While all 2500 species are known to be predators, 12 species … Continue reading

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New dinosaur findings

A new specimen of a feathered dinosaur has been found encased in amber.  The amber, roughly the size of an apricot was discovered in Myanmar.  A 1.4 inch section of a tail was encapsulated. Photo credit: Lida Xing The dinosaur … Continue reading

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Climate Change

There has been a significant media firestorm in the past few days about the science of climate change.  There are some basic facts that scientifically prove the Earth is changing.  Carbon dioxide absorbs heat.  More CO2, more heat gets trapped.  … Continue reading

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Close look at a comet

The European Space Agency (ESA) has spent considerable time in the last year trying to understand comets – using 67P as the model. 67P – photo credit ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA This comet was orbited by a satellite, Rosetta, … Continue reading

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What I did on my summer vacation, Pt 1

I traveled to 4 national parks in Utah and Colorado – Capitol Reef – where plate tectonics created the Waterpocket Fold and settlers from 1500 years ago left their mark.  There are also the remnants of old uranium mines in … Continue reading

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In case you missed Shark Week…

  The Discovery Channel, as always, has shown us some amazing things!  Just a few highlights – you can check out the ultrasound of a pregnant tiger shark, hammerheads hunting black tip sharks, and the reason for the surge in … Continue reading

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