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Dinosaurs wiped out by meteorite equivalent to 10bn Hiroshimas – The Times

Rhys Blakely, Science Correspondent A tourist attraction in California. An asteroid crash 66 million years ago in the Gulf of Mexico was lethal to dinosaurs on the continentALAMY Scientists have revealed the most detailed picture yet of the day an asteroid ended the reign of the dinosaurs, finding vivid evidence of how a giant sulphur cloud…

New prosthetic legs let amputees feel their foot and knee in real-time – Engadget

The researchers worked with two patients with above-the-knee, or transfemoral, amputations. They used an Össur prosthetic leg, which comes with a microprocessor and an angle sensor in the knee joint, IEEE Spectrum explains. The team then added an insole with seven sensors to the foot. Those sensors transmit signals in real-time, via Bluetooth to a…

Fermilab achieves world-record field strength for accelerator magnet – Phys.org

Fermilab recently achieved a magnetic field strength of 14.1 teslas at 4.5 kelvins on an accelerator steering magnet — a world record. Credit: Thomas Strauss To build the next generation of powerful proton accelerators, scientists need the strongest magnets possible to steer particles close to the speed of light around a ring. For a given…

Building blocks of bird babble identified – Phys.org

The chestnut-crowned babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps) examined in the study, that lives in the Australian outback, is a highly social bird. Credit: Niall Stopford A new study by an international team headed by the University of Zurich sheds light on whether animal vocalizations, like human words, are constructed from smaller building blocks. By analyzing calls of…

Rare Meteorites May Have Formed During Large Impact on Wet Mars – Space.com

An artist’s depiction of water on ancient Mars. (Image: © NASA/GSFC) The birthplace of two meteorites from Mars was apparently a zone with two craters: new findings that scientists might use to unlock secrets on the Red Planet.The older of those two craters may have formed during an impact, which triggered boiling water to burst…

Binnington’s day with Cup starts with parade in hometown

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario — Jordan Binnington left his hometown for St. Louis Blues training camp in September as the No. 4 goalie on the depth chart.Ten months later, he returned home on top of the hockey world, a local kid done good whose perseverance to never give up was embraced by an entire community.There Binnington…