Science

University Of Minnesota Scientists Create Breathing Lungs

July 31, 2010

Scientists at the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center and Medical School have achieved another research first — creating breathing lungs in the laboratory. This innovation comes two years after another group of University of Minnesota researchers used a similar technique to create a beating heart in the laboratory.

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FutureShock: Synthetic Life

May 22, 2010

Craig Venter and team make a historic announcement: they’ve created the first fully functioning, reproducing cell controlled by synthetic DNA. He explains how they did it and why the achievement marks the beginning of a new era for science.

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The First Hints Of A Dinosaur’s True Colors

February 13, 2010

Scientists have found evidence of some of the original coloration of a dinosaur that lived about 125 million years ago, showing that it had rings of orange-brown bristly feathers around its tail.

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Source Of The Northern Lights Discovered

July 27, 2008

Scientists have discovered the source of the Aurora Borealis.

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Links for 1/31/06 – Minnesota Music, Megafloods

January 31, 2006

David Erickson’s links for 1/31/06.

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