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Scientists put on horses in costumes to find out why zebras are striped

We know that many of the traits we see in animals are there because they have evolved by being somehow useful to the species. But evolution is chaotic and the supposed benefits of strange functions are not always obvious. Take for example zebra crossing. The black and white robes of the three zebra species that roam Africa have been a …

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Why do zebras have stripes? Scientists camouflaged horses to find out

What is black, white and striped everywhere – up to the head? Horses wearing zebra coats on a farm in the UK. The animals did not attend a masquerade. They were dressed for studies that explore a mystery that has puzzled scientists for more than a century. With solid layers of brown or gray, "most mammals are pretty boring," said …

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With the best air pressure sensor on Mars scientists find a mystery

Enlarge / The image of an InSight artist on the surface of Mars, showing the location of the weather sensors. NASA There is a new meteorologist on Mars. Although NASA's InSight probe landed on the red planet at the end of 2018 to measure the geology of the planet, mainly by listening to Marsquakes, it also brought with it some …

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MIT scientists make flexible superhero body armor inspired by … lobster

Imagine a sophisticated body armor that is tough because it is flexible, a shield that is mostly water but strong enough to prevent mechanical intrusion. Now imagine that this armor is not only strong, but also soft and stretchy, so that the wearer can effortlessly move his body parts, whether he is swimming in the water, running across the ground, …

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New galaxies found: Scientists have discovered 300,000 new galaxies with the LOFAR telescope

Over 300,000 other galaxies discovered A new map of the night sky has been released and hundreds of thousands of previously undiscovered galaxies are displayed on it. The 300,000 new galaxies were discovered in a study involving 200 scientists from 18 countries using a low-frequency telescope (LOFAR) in the Netherlands. The telescope can detect light sources that optical instruments can …

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Scientists are rigorously researching why grapes spark in the microwave

Sparks of hydrogel spheres due to microwave radiation. Photo: Khattak et al. (PNAS) An article published in a well-known science journal on Monday begins with the following sentence: "This is a well-accepted truth that a pair of intense microwave radiation-generated hemispheres will create sparks and ignite a plasma. "A universally recognized truth … but what causes this microwave miracle piece? …

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Mountains larger than Everest Deep Inside Earth revealed by scientists

Tech 07:13 19.02.2019 (updated 07:40 19.02.2019) Receive Short URL Earth's second largest earthquake allowed scientists to look into the terrain below the planet Superficial that reveal higher peaks than the Himalayas. Scientists were able to find the gigantic structures in seismic wave data taken during the earthquake in Bolivia in 1994, according to a study published in Science magazine on …

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Scientists developed an AI that is so advanced that it is too dangerous for publication

A group of computer scientists once supported by Elon Musk has raised a certain alarm by developing Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI), which they feel is too dangerous to make available to the public. According to OpenAI, a San Francisco-based non-profit company, its "chameleon-like" prediction system, called GPT-2, will receive only limited publication in a scaled-down version due to "concerns" Technology. …

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Scientists discover rare, 110 million old spider fossils with eerie glowing eyes

Scientists discover rare, 110-million-year-old spider fossils with eerie glowing eyes that help them hunt at night Spider-shining spiders were fossilized in exposed slate in South Korea Structure called tapetum behind the retina The study marks the first time that the tapetum was found in a fossil, and for the first time this type of spider, called Lagonomegopid, was kept in …

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