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Physicists use geometry to understand 'jamming' process

(Phys.org) —University of Oregon physicists using a supercomputer and mathematically rich formulas have captured fundamental insights about what …

'Chicken From Hell' Dinosaur Named

A bird-like dinosaur, which has been called the “chicken from hell” and was some 7 feet tall and 500 pounds when it roamed western North America, finally received a scientific name on Wednesday.<p>The creature was formally introduced to the scientific community as Anzu wyliei. Scientists also …

Humans Can Detect One Trillion Different Odors

Take that, bloodhounds!<p>It used to be thought that human noses could only detect around 10,000 smells, although many scientists thought that was probably a bit too low. A new study suggests that number is much higher--that humans can distinguish among 1 trillion different scents.<p>“Ten thousand is …

Biology

New ‘liquid metal’ will let you print circuits on paper, T-shirts, or even leaves

Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.<p>Need an RFID …

Why is Venus so bright?

Venus is the 3rd brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon. Why?<p>Even though Jupiter is bright also (and up before dawn now, with the moon …