LiveScience: Newfound dino looks like creepy love child of a turkey and ostrich

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LiveScience: Newfound dino looks like creepy love child of a turkey and ostrich

A new giant bird-like dinosaur discovered in China has been named for SMU paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs, Corythoraptor jacobsi, by the scientists who identified the new oviraptorid.

The New York Times: Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride

The New York Times covers the research of SMU locomotion expert Dr. Peter Weyand and his SMU Locomotor Performance Lab in "Bolt is the fastest sprinter ever in spite of — or because of? — an uneven stride that upends conventional wisdom."

Better than Star Wars: Chemistry discovery yields 3-D table-top objects crafted from light

A scientist’s dream of 3-D projections like those he saw years ago in a Star Wars movie has led to new technology for making animated 3-D table-top objects by structuring light.

Does symmetry matter for speed? Study finds Usain Bolt may have asymmetrical running gait

SMU study suggests the right and left legs of world champion sprinter Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, may perform differently, defying current scientific assumptions about running speed.

Dallas Innovates: SMU Researchers, Gamers Partner on Cancer Research

Adding the processor power of the network of "Minecraft" gamers could double the amount of computer power devoted to the SMU research project.

Dallas Innovates: Mobile Makerspace Once Known as SparkTruck Rolls Into Town

A big, boxy California truck is being adopted by Southern Methodist University and will be retooled for Texas to help teachers fuel the creative spark in students.

SMU law research: Dallas County gun-surrender program yields few results, needs improvement

A team of SMU law students who spent the past year studying Dallas County’s gun-surrender efforts say the program can be improved and have presented recommendations.

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