The May 2012 science podcast of “Beer with BMSIS” is now available. This month, Zach Adam discusses ” Proto-erotica: Looking for evidence of sex in 1.4 billion year old rocks, and wondering how common it is to find aliens that do it too “. Tune in for a fascinating conversation.Read more
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BMSIS scientist Sanjoy Som and collaborators from the University of Washington in Seattle published in ‘Nature’ a method to calculate the air density 2.7 billion years ago by measuring fossil raindrop imprints. The work, coupling experiments of falling raindrops with theoretical predictions of raindrop dynamics, allowed the scientists to constrain atmospheric density to at most 2x present levels, but rainfall statistics favor an air density more probably between 0.5x – 1.05x present levels. Read more in Extended Summary!Read more
BMSIS Scientists Michael Busch, Jacob Haqq-Misra, Seth Baum and Dimitra Atri were featured in article entitled “What do you say to an alien” that was published on February 11th 2012 in the New York Times. What Do You Say to an Alien? David Sandlin By SAM ROBERTS Published: February 11, 2012 www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/sunday-review/messages-to-et.html THIRTY-FIVE years ago, a gold-plated record was lofted into the cosmos with a greeting card for the first extraterrestrials who found it. The golden plaque, attached to the Voyager spacecraft, was […]Read more