The Great Salt Lake’s Northern Arm in Utah has reached it record lowest altitude of 4,191.6 feet above sea level. The inland sea is literally on the verge of becoming the Great Salt Lakebed as it loses its enormity and reaches a dangerously low level. A new set of rules are being formulated to preserve the lake’s ecological strength and economic role.
Robotic mules called ‘AlphaDogs’ will not be used by Marines any time soon. This is because the machines have been found very noisy for use in a combat situation. Google’s parent Alphabet-owned-robotics-company Boston Dynamics has been working with the research division of the Pentagon DARPA for the creation of the robots designed for carrying supplies for troops.
Geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast commenced a research to find out the sequence of genomes of the skulls of four Irish citizens. The aim of the study, which was published on December 28 2015 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is to determine the origins of the Irish people.