Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…
First, scientists have invented the first “porous liquid”, a liquid that has empty spaces at a molecular level that may be useful in a variety of industrial applications, including providing a way to capture carbon emissions and methane. Read more from Gizmodo.
Second, for the first time scientists have been able to map the weather of a planet outside our solar system. Wind velocities were measured for the exoplanet HD 189733b, and the winds were found to be traveling at up to 5400 mph, 20x the fastest wind speed on earth and seven times the speed of sound! Read more from Phys.org.
Third, a new species of duck-billed dinosaur discovered in Montana has been nicknamed “Superduck”, and may represent an evolutionary transition. Read more from Montana State University.
Those are just a few of the exciting things going on in the world of science this week. Have you heard about any other interesting science news lately? Leave a comment and let us know!