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Researchers Find Hottest Temperature On Earth In Meteorite Impact

Researchers Find Hottest Temperature On Earth In Meteorite Impact

The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 2,370°C (4,298°F) – just shy of half the sun’s temperature, researchers have discovered. The record high was caused by an asteroid impact which led to the formation of the 28-kilometer diameter Mistastin Lake crater in Canada. Researchers have long known there was a large impact in the Labrador region (the mainland portion ... Read More »

Researchers Convert Optical Data into Soundwaves

Researchers slow down data to make it easier to catch

In a breakthrough that could help usher in a new generation of super-fast light-based computers, engineers in Australia have succeeded in storing light-based information as sound waves on a computer chip. Photons (the elementary particles of light) are hard to handle at the microchip level, so they are translated into electrons. This takes a fair amount of energy, creates a ... Read More »

Intel And Waymo, expand self-driving car collaboration

Intel And Waymo, expand self-driving car collaboration

Waymo—the Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet—said Monday it’s using Intel chips as part of a compute platform that allows its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to process huge amounts of data so it can make decisions in real time while navigating city streets. The chip-maker publicly stated today that it has been partnering ... Read More »

Schizophrenia may up death risk by three-fold, says new research

Schizophrenia may up death risk by three-fold, says new study

People who suffer from schizophrenia have three times higher risk of death and are more likely to die younger, says new research. “Our study shows that individuals with schizophrenia are not benefitting from public health and health care interventions to the same degree as individuals without schizophrenia,” says Dr. Paul Kurdyak, senior author, CAMH and ICES Scientist and Director of ... Read More »

New Giant Necked Sea Monster Identified In Germany

New Giant Necked Sea Monster Identified In Germany

A team of German and Swedish researchers have identified a new long-necked marine reptile species of the early Jurassic. The fossilized bones of a plesiosaur, an extinct long-necked marine reptile from the Age of Dinosaurs, have been identified by paleontologists from the Naturkunde-Museum Bielefeld in Germany and Uppsala University in Sweden. The remains are about 190 million years old and ... Read More »

Mars isolation test will end this weekend after eight months (Video)

Mars isolation test will end this weekend after eight months

After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization. The experiment was specially designed to replicate conditions on Mars, and to test the social and psychological effects a real manned mission to the red planet would pose to humans. The research ... Read More »

Toronto real estate broker gunned down

Toronto real estate broker gunned down

A 54-year-old Toronto real estate broker has been identified by police as the man shot and killed inside a restaurant in the city’s Entertainment District on Saturday night. Police say Giannini was gunned down shortly before 9 p.m. inside Michael’s on Simcoe, a steakhouse located in the area of Simcoe and Adelaide streets. Paramedics arrived to find the victim absent ... Read More »

Experts identify new “top predator” prehistoric crocodile

Experts identify new "top predator" prehistoric crocodile

Researchers have identified a new species of crocodile that lived around 95 million years ago and preyed on everything from turtles to dinosaurs. Dubbed the Deltasuchus motherali, the ancient beast was discovered by a local teenager, Austin Motheral. Motheral worked with paleontoligists from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, who spent a decade excavating the bones. They found that adults ... Read More »

DFO: Another Right whale found dead in Gulf of St. Lawrence

DFO: Another Right whale found dead in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Fisheries officials say another dead Right whale has been discovered in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. DFO says the whale was found Friday morning, this marks the eleventh confirmed North Atlantic right whale death in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this year. DFO says there will be an attempt to recover and perform a necropsy on the right whale next ... Read More »