The Face behind the Skull
Researchers can now use CT scans to predict physical characteristics from a skull, as reported in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.
Twitter Opens Its Cage
—Melinda Wenner Moyer
Twitter announced in February that it will make all tweets available to researchers for study.
What Is It? Kidney Stone
This kidney stone can be found at Wellcome ImagesK. The new lens design for kidney stone removal was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
By the Numbers—Mach 7
The U.S. Office of Naval Research publicized this superspeedy innovation in marine warfare weaponry.
Surf’s Up on Titan
The news about Titan’s methane seas made waves at the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Craving more information on the sweet-receptor drug NewMet? Check out Elcelyx Therapeutics.
Check out the study in Nature Nanotechnology. (Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group)
By the Numbers—50 & 80 AUs
Nature reported this astronomical finding.
Meeting of the Puzzlers
Read a profile of Martin Gardner from the December 1995 issue of Scientific American here.
Computer scientist Karl-Johan Karlsson presented his hacking technology at the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences.
The full story on Johns Hopkins University’s synthesized yeast chromosome can be found here.
—Jason G. Goldman
The surprising finding on urban-dwelling bees was published in Ecosphere, by the Ecological Society of America.
A Milestone on the Long and Winding Road to Fusion
You can access a longer version of this fusion energy breakthrough story here.