Newsletter No. 36
Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective
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A Utah State University student has found that beavers and their dams can protect desert river ecosystems from pollution, sediment runoff, and climate change. 🔗 Link
The wind turbines of the future may use AI to see birds and shut down when they approach. Tests with a system called IdentiFlight have shown a 84% reduction in eagle deaths when in use. 🔗 Link
A huge supply of water has been found on Mars, frozen at the bottom of Valles Marineris – the ‘Martian Grand Canyon’. Its area is greater than that of the Netherlands. It is both a resource to exploit and a scientific curiosity, as it may contain proto-life fragments. 🔗 Link
Village weavers typically build their nests in colonies with each pair weaving their own nest suspended from a tree branch. These weavers have devised a way of keeping predators, like snakes, out of the egg chamber. They will construct a second, secret entrance above the ceiling of the antechamber.
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The James Webb mirror is a 6.5m/21ft beast. It can also see infrared light way better than Hubble, which will reveal galaxies so far away they’re redshifted beyond the visible spectrum. It’ll show us the first stars and formation of the first galaxies – our best time machine yet.
@waitbutwhy on Twitter, The James Webb Mirror Is…
Every so often I see a Robin or a Blue Jay and am struck by how beautiful they are. It’s amazing how familiarity can slowly weave a veil over my eyes and, without warning, a stray breeze can send it fluttering up and away.
@JarodAnderson on Twitter, Tweets From Jarod K. Anderson