High Resolution Imaging Reveals Puzzling Features Deep in Earth’s Interior

Animation of the Earth’s layers. New research led by the University of Cambridge is the first to obtain a detailed ‘image’ of an unusual pocket of rock at the boundary layer with Earth’s core, some three thousand kilometers beneath the surface. The mysterious area of ​​rock, which is located almost directly beneath the Hawaiian Islands, … Read more

Engineering Features: Salvador Balkus ’22: A data-driven mindset | College of Engineering

Salvador earned his BS in data science from UMass Dartmouth and will further his studies at Harvard University. Salvador Balkus was recently awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, becoming the third recipient in UMass Dartmouth’s history of awardees. The fellowship … Read more

Growing their own gardens teaches DD2’s special education students food science and life skills | Features

SUMMERVILLE – On a sun-soaked day in April, the students in Robin Heard’s special education class at Sand Hill Elementary School were outside taking care of their garden. Their classroom overlooks the “Sandpiper Seedlings” beds where the students – mostly fourth and fifth graders – gestured to the different vegetables, listing their favorites. Popular choices … Read more

Tapping birch trees: A sweet mix of science and art | Community Features

A form of magic is performed annually in the basement of a former University of Alaska Fairbanks cafeteria. A team at the OneTree lab in the Lola Tilley building collects and transforms thousands of gallons of tree sap into an elixir of award-winning syrup. To get the sap needed for this potion, a rotating group … Read more

Jim Gaffigan Talks Linoleum and the Sloan Science in Cinema Initiative

In case you did not realize, Jim Gaffigan is not new to acting. He got 116 credits in IMDb, and he turned in some spectacular performances in recent years. The most recent is as the lead in Colin West’s moving dramedy Linoleum, which was honored Tuesday at the San Francisco International Film Festival as this … Read more

Scientists explain abundant features on Jupiter’s moon Europa

How double ridges on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may form over shallow, refreezing water pockets within the ice shell. Credit: Justice Blaine Wainwright. Radar data from Greenland suggests that shallow water pockets may be common within Europa’s ice shell, increasing the potential habitability of the Jovian moon’s ice shell. Europa is a prime … Read more

Explanation for formation of abundant features on Europa bodes well for search for extraterrestrial life – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Europa is a prime candidate for life in our solar system, and its deep saltwater ocean has captivated scientists for decades. But it’s enclosed by an icy shell that could be miles to tens of miles thick, making sampling it a daunting prospect. Now, increasing evidence reveals the ice shell may be less of a … Read more

March: BrisEngBio | News and features

A new center for engineering biology will build on Bristol’s success in synthetic biology and accelerate translation of its pioneering research to address global challenges and boost the UK’s bioeconomy. By applying engineering principles to living systems, engineering biology aims to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges in health, food security, and the … Read more

New model predicts how geographic features influence evolutionary outcomes

Credit: Pixabay / CC0 Public Domain Biologists have developed a new method to measure the extent to which regional geographic features — including barriers between regions, like mountains or water — affect local rates of speciation, extinction and dispersal for species. As a test case, they successfully used their model to delineate the movement and … Read more

New fluorescent DNA label reveals nanoscopic cancer features – BIOENGINEER.ORG

PITTSBURGH, March 4, 2022 Researchers have developed a new fluorescent label that gives a clearer picture of how DNA architecture is disrupted in cancer cells. The findings could improve cancer diagnoses for patients and classification of future cancer risk. PITTSBURGH, March 4, 2022 Researchers have developed a new fluorescent label that gives a clearer picture … Read more