Why do birds migrate at night?

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Why do birds migrate at night?

UT Southwestern Medical Center and SMU found migratory birds maximize how much light they get from their environment, so they can migrate even at night  DALLAS (SMU) – It was a puzzle about birds. Migratory birds are known to rely on Earth’s magnetic field to help them navigate the globe. And it was suspected that a [...]

2019-09-12T09:19:05-05:00 September 12, 2019|Categories: Plants & Animals, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

SMU paleontology grad named one of the AAAS IF/THEN ambassadors

The ambassadors are encouraged to share their stories of being women innovators, in hopes it inspires the next generation of women to get into science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] Myria Perez '18 and Louis Jacobs DALLAS (SMU) – SMU (Southern Methodist University) graduate Myria Perez '18 was one of 125 women innovators [...]

2019-09-10T16:31:38-05:00 September 10, 2019|Categories: Fossils & Ruins, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, Subfeature|

How do we get so many different types of neurons in our brain?

New SMU study may provide insight on how our brains are able to produce so many different types of neurons, which control everything we do DALLAS (SMU) – SMU (Southern Methodist University) researchers have discovered another layer of complexity in gene expression, which could help explain how we’re able to have so many billions of [...]

2019-09-05T16:02:02-05:00 September 5, 2019|Categories: Mind & Brain, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, Subfeature|

People transformed the world through land use by 3,000 years ago

Study sheds light on how the way our ancestors fed themselves changed our ecosystem DALLAS (SMU) – Humans started making an impact on the global ecosystem through intensive farming much earlier than previously estimated, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Evidence of the earliest domesticated plants and animals dates back to [...]

2019-09-23T15:13:41-05:00 August 29, 2019|Categories: Earth & Climate, Plants & Animals, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

Corey Clark wins Tech Titans Award

DALLAS (SMU) – Corey Clark, SMU professor and chief technology officer of BALANCED Media | Technology, has won Tech Titans’ 2019 Technology Inventor Award. The award recognizes the pioneering accomplishments a person, team or group has made to create breakthrough ideas or products that have advanced the disciplines of arts, education, energy, engineering, environment, medicine [...]

2019-08-29T08:07:52-05:00 August 27, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

Attackers could be listening to what you type

SMU researchers were able to detect what is typed with remarkable accuracy using just a smartphone DALLAS (SMU) – You likely know to avoid suspicious emails to keep hackers from gleaning personal information from your computer. But a new study from SMU (Southern Methodist University) suggests that it’s possible to access your information in a [...]

2019-08-22T07:35:17-05:00 August 12, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature, Technology|

SMU professor David J. Meltzer talks about the first people in the New World with MeatEater

DALLAS (SMU) – Imagine being one of the first Ice Age people in the New World and seeing a rattlesnake for the first time. Or encountering a plant you'd never seen before and wondering if it is a food source or something that could poison you. Professor David J. Meltzer from SMU (Southern Methodist University) [...]

2019-07-29T10:26:51-05:00 July 24, 2019|Categories: SMU In The News, Subfeature|

New map outlines seismic faults across DFW region

Study by SMU, UT Austin and Stanford scientists rates faults for potential earthquakes; Faults under DFW urban area viewed as lower quake hazard   DALLAS (SMU) – Scientists from SMU, The University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University found that the majority of faults underlying the Fort Worth Basin are as sensitive to forces [...]

2019-09-27T10:32:00-05:00 July 23, 2019|Categories: Earth & Climate, Energy & Matter, Feature, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|
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