Science

August 10, 2020

Scientists Create 3D-Printed Terra Cotta Tiles to Encourage Coral Reef Growth

Long-suffering coral reefs may begin to regrow with a promising new technology. The coral population has declined heavily due to red tides, pollution, and increased water traffic in the Double Island area of Sai Kung. For a restoration project commissioned by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), marine scientists and architects from the University of Hong Kong (HKU)

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August 4, 2020

Giant Andean Condor Can Fly Without Flapping Its Wings for Over 5 Hours

Looking at an Andean condor, one might wonder how such an enormous bird flies at all, let alone achieves an altitude of over 16,000 feet (5,000 meters). This giant species of vulture can have a wingspan of 10 feet and a body weight comparable to a human toddler, between 20 to 30 pounds. Recently, researchers at Swansea University collaborated with scientists in Argentina to study the flight of Andean condors in their habitat.

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July 27, 2020

Amazing Video Shows the Earth and the Moon’s Perspective of Each Other

Gazing at the moon via telescope, photography, or simply lying out in an open field is a majestic perspective we earthlings are commonly afforded. Although we long to experience seeing the earth from the moon's perspective, the reality is that public trips to the moon are yet to exist. However, there just may be a solution thanks to the innovative mind of planetary scientist James O’Donoghue.

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July 20, 2020

Smithsonian Takes a Look at the World’s Most Interesting Insects

Representing 80% of all animal species, insects are some of the most abundant animals on Earth. And yet, there is so much that your average person doesn't know about these fascinating creatures. Thankfully, Smithsonian has taken it upon itself to highlight some of the most fascinating examples of these colorful animals with the Smithsonian Handbook of Interesting Insects. Each insect was selected from the 34 million specimens located in London's Natural History Museum.

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