Tag Archives: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man

Research: Whale fossil provides key to unlock date of East Africa’s mysterious uplift

Paleontologists have used a fossil from the most precisely dated beaked whale in the world to pinpoint for the first time a date when East Africa’s mysterious elevation began. The 17 million-year-old fossil is from the Ziphiidae family. It was discovered 740 kilometers … Continue reading

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Lewis Binford’s legacy of change and innovation

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Research Spotlight: Digital dino track a roadmap for saving at-risk natural history resources

Portable laser scanning technology allows researchers to tote their latest fossil discovery from the field to the lab in the form of lightweight digital data stored on a laptop. But sharing that data as a 3D model with others requires … Continue reading

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Tune In: Green power

As Earth Day 2008 approaches, the search for alternative and renewable energy has taken on new and urgent importance. SMU’s Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, in association with Shade Tree Studios, has put together a video showing … Continue reading

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