ResearchBlogging editor’s selections: chimps with tools, moon-bases, shrinky dink science, and earthquake predictions

  • Uncovering the “Chimpanzee Stone Age”. First, from Brian at Laelaps we have a discussion of stone tool use in chimpanzees — and the archaeology of such tool use!
  • Will the Moon mess up a moon-base? For all the talk of setting up a base of operations on the Moon, it is quite easy to forget that it is a relatively hostile environment.  Emma at we are all in the gutter discusses clever attempts to evaluate damage to equipment that was left behind on our previous visits.
  • Shrinky Dinks Thermoplastics: Toying With Cutting Edge Research. In a technological advancement I would never have seen coming, Robert at Promega Connections discusses a new, potentially easy and inexpensive, technique for performing microfluidic research.  The inspiration for the work is Shrinky Dinks!
  • Science predicted the Chile’s Earthquake. Finally, Pablo of Astu’s Science Blog, who experienced the earthquake in Chile firsthand, explains how science predicted the force and the location of the earthquake remarkably well.

Check back next week for more “miscellaneous” suggestions!

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2 Responses to ResearchBlogging editor’s selections: chimps with tools, moon-bases, shrinky dink science, and earthquake predictions

  1. The Wife says:

    Did you send you video of the chimps at the Amsterdam Zoo using the stick to reach the nuts outside the cage?

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