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January 10, 2020

4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About -- Episode 38

Body surfing bees, unsinkable metal, faster space forecaster, and gutsy mealworms purge plastic!

Stanford researchers show that mealworms can safely consume toxic additive-containing plastic
Stanford University

Detecting solar flares in real time
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
University of Colorado Boulder
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU Boulder

Bees “surf” atop water
California Institute of Technology

Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink
Related technology by High-Intensity Femtosecond Laser Lab:
University of Rochester
Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics, and Physics in China

Credit: National Science Foundation

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