We are driven to determine if the “truth is there”. If we had all the pieces, they might fit together and bridge the gap to a greater understanding.
The team will collect evidence and analyze data for unexplained weather events from a scientific perspective to determine if they are natural or require another explanation. The nine-month study will begin in the fall and the results will be shared with the public.
“I have spent most of my career as a cosmologist. I can tell you we don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of,” said astrophysicist David Spiergel, who will lead the team.
To get you started, here are some other unusual things we learned this week.
around the universe
Mysterious fast radio bursts have long intrigued astronomers because they don’t understand why a thousandth of a second flashes bright in space.
The celestial body continuously released weaker radio waves between the repeated explosions. Another fast radio burst is known to do this, leaving astronomers wondering if there is more than one type of such unexplained phenomenon.
It is a living thing.
For the first time ever, scientists have learned how to grow human-like skin with a robotic finger.
According to the researchers, this advance is a step closer to giving robots the look and feel of living things.
Researchers are interested in adding a vascular system that can help the skin maintain itself, nails grow, and even sweat. Possessing human-like hands could one day enable robots to help us with an amazing array of tasks.
Meet Fernanda. She’s so important in the Galapagos, we don’t blame you if you sing a version of ABBA’s “Fernando” in her honor.
The only small turtle living on Fernandina Island in the Galapagos archipelago was found in 2019. Its discovery shocked scientists because they believed the Fernandina tortoise had become extinct, especially given the island’s highly active volcano.
A new genetic study has revealed that Fernanda is indeed a species indigenous to her island, especially when compared to the DNA of a male turtle specimen collected from the island in 1906.
The Creativity Helicopter fights against the misty winter’s shadow on Mars.
The bones, from an animal that lived 125 million years ago, likely belong to a newly discovered species. But scientists need more information to make a decision.
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