A river unleashed | Science News

Removing a dam involves more than impressive explosions. Releasing a river like Washington state’s Elwha transforms the landscape and restores important pathways for native fish. Read the full story at sciencenews.org: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dam-demolition-lets-elwha-river-run-free Engineers built a pair of dams along the Elwha about a century ago to capture its waters and provide hydropower to a nearby … Read more

Looking ahead to 2017 | Science News

From CRISPR to Cassini, science stories on the horizon in 2017 won’t disappoint. We asked our intrepid beat writers what they’ll be looking forward to covering next year. Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/science-news-writers-look-ahead-2017 Filming, Production & Editing Helen Thompson Additional Video & Images Physics Matt Heintze/Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab ESO/Digital Sky Survey 2 CRISPR McGovern Institute for … Read more

Watch the 2017 hurricane season unfold | Science News

Smoke, sand and sea salt interact with hurricanes and other weather patterns from August to November 2017 in this supercomputer-powered visualization of atmospheric currents recently released by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/watch-nasas-mesmerizing-new-visualization-2017-hurricane-season Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Video Rating: / 5

[ScienceNews] (29)植物工場の新展開

2011年 5分  植物工場のなかでも完全人工光型と呼ばれるものは、光そのものも人工光源を用い、外部の環境とは完全に切り離して植物を生育させるタイプです。ほかの栽培方法と比較して、いったいそこにはどんなメリットがあるのでしょか?そこで、完全人工光型の研究施設としては日本最大規模となる大阪府立大学植物工場研究センターを訪ねました。学内のサインドイッチ店では使用するレタスをすべて植物工場産のものにするなど「学産学消」も試みられています。 JSTサイエンスニュース:http://sc-smn.jst.go.jp/sciencenews/ 暮らし 自然 人物 村瀬治比古 大阪府立大学植物工場研究センター 副センター長・教授 Video Rating: / 5 A new robot succeeds where other machines have failed at metamorphosis. By slipping into and stripping off various origami bodies, this cube-shaped robot gains new capabilities on the fly. Designing the origami exoskeletons that allow these bots to shape-shift took some “brilliant engineering,” says … Read more

Cassini’s timeline to destruction | Science News

On September 15, 2017, Cassini’s time in the cosmos will come to an end. Here is a play by play of how it’s all going down in the next few days. Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/titan-flyby-cassini-saturn-collision Our story on the mission’s final moments: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/rip-cassini-saturn-nasa NASA’s end of mission timeline: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/grand-finale/cassini-end-of-mission-timeline/ Cassini’s past exploits: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/the-journey/timeline/#launch-from-cape-canaveral Our past coverage … Read more