Category: science

Lucy had an ape-like brain

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J
A new study led by paleoanthropologists reveals that Lucy’s species Australopithecus afarensis had an ape-like brain. However, the protracted brain growth suggests that — as is the case in humans — infants may have had a long dependence on caregivers.

Vía All Top News — ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2UInNbz

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J
Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon dioxide and water into organic molecules and oxygen. On Earth, such a biohybrid could remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. On Mars, it would provide colonists with raw material to manufacture organic compounds ranging from fuels to drugs. The efficiency is greater than the photosynthetic efficiency of most plants.

Vía All Top News — ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2ylEeBC