Researchers identified a new species of highly poisonous Brachycephalus ephippium, or pumpkin toadlet, in Brazil. Members of the Brachycephalus species can be hard to identify, due to the slight differences between them.
Scientists from HI-SEAS presented research on Hawaii’s lava tube at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2021. At the HI-SEAS research station, astronauts in training explore lava tubes in spacesuits to prepare for missions on Mars and the Moon.
A study by University of Cologne researchers revealed that deep-sea habitats contain an incredible diversity of animal life specific to each region. Scientists previously assumed the deep-sea basins had little diversity.
A new augmented reality heads-up display using LiDAR (light detection and ranging) could one day be used to highlight road hazards for drivers. The U.K. researchers who designed it are working on a version to test on the road.
Researchers shared methods for using fiber optic cables to detect earthquakes under Antarctic ice at the Seismological Society of America meeting. Their findings could help future climate change research.