Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 13, 2017
Racial profiling of Latino immigrants influences families differently
Immigration policies focusing on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications on immigrants and their family members, many of whom are US citizens, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher.

Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work
Newly described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an 'evolutionary hangover' managed to escape them.

Vapor harvesting gets the edge
Surface wettability has little effect on atmospheric water gathering, but edge structure is crucial.

Analysis finds defeat of Hannibal 'written in the coins of the Roman Empire'
Analysis of ancient Roman coins has shown that the defeat of the Carthaginian general Hannibal led to a flood of wealth across the Roman Empire from the silver mines of Spain.

Bumper stickers make often impersonal highways a space for social interaction
A University of Kansas researcher documented bumper stickers as he drove more than 10,000 miles on the interstate system in the eastern half of the United States.

Experiments cast doubt on how the Earth was formed
New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken.

Fewer defects from a 2-D approach
Flatter materials have fewer imperfections, which makes for better solar cells and light sensors.
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