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World’s largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Australia

World’s largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Australia

A team of paleontologists from the University of Queensland has announced the discovery of the world’s largest dinosaur footprint in Western Australia.

The massive footprint, measuring 5 feet and 7 inches in length, was discovered along a Walmadany beach in Australia’s Kimberley region. Paleontologists believe that it was left by a long-necked sauropod.

Mice entered human settlements far earlier than formerly thought: study

Mice entered human settlements far earlier than formerly thought: study

A new study has suggested that the common house mouse first entered human settlements far earlier than formerly thought but the despised pest had to fight a rival species.

For decades, researchers assumed that mice first came into contact with humans after they started cultivating and storing crops. However, the new study suggested that wild mice started entering human habitats from the very moment when they started to settle down and construct permanent structures.

NASA working on high-speed space internet project

NASA working on high-speed space internet project

U.S. space agency NASA is working on a LASER-based technology that could eventually become the high-speed internet of the sky.

The ongoing Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will allow NASA scientists to better understand the best ways to run laser communications systems. The new technology could enable unprecedentedly higher data rates for connections between spacecraft and scientists on Earth’s surface.

SpaceX to launch a used rocket next week

SpaceX to launch a used rocket next week

A Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida-based Kennedy Space Center Florida next week, marking the first time SpaceX will re-fly one of the rockets that it recovered from its past missions.

The 14-story-tall booster, which originally flew in April 2016, will carry a communications satellite into the orbit for Luxembourg-based SES SA.

Newly developed robotic skin is more sensitive than human skin

Newly developed robotic skin is more sensitive than human skin

A team of researchers at University of Glasgow claimed to have developed an electronic, self-powered robotic hand that is more sensitive to touch than a human hand.

Prof. Ravinder Dahiya, an electrical engineer at the university, explained that the new robotic skin is made of a single atomic layer of graphene, and is essentially a touch sensor.

SpaceX’s Dragon containing space research arrives in San Pedro

SpaceX’s Dragon containing space research arrives in San Pedro

An array of scientific samples, including research into new life-saving drugs, arrived in San Pedro inside SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft on Monday, a day after the spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

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