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Posts From Ethan France

Birds and Better Drones

Birds and Better Drones

Stanford scientists have invented a new device to measure the lift created by flying birds. This new machine provides the most accurate measures yet of aerodynamic forces, and has exciting implications on the development of small drones.

Secrets of the Earth’s Core: New research contradicts what we thought we knew

Secrets of the Earth’s Core: New research contradicts what we thought we knew

A new discovery shows that the earth’s core is more complex than we previously thought. What does this reveal about the planet’s early history?

A Plastic Eukaryote: One Step Closer to Artificial Life

A Plastic Eukaryote: One Step Closer to Artificial Life

Creating artificial life is not a new pursuit; in fact, scientists have been working on its components for years. A recent breakthrough by Dutch scientists has brought us leaps and bounds closer to a functional plastic cell.

Revamping Photosynthesis

Revamping Photosynthesis

Using genetic engineering, scientists are transforming plants into biological factories. Chloroplasts already produce the oxygen we breathe — could they produce medicine, too?

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Black Holes

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Black Holes

You’ve heard of black holes. They’re massive, they’re dense, and they can be inescapable even at the speed of light. But did you know that they sing, glow and spit out their food? If not, read on!