22 October 2022

Science News

Origin of Life: Energy Harnessing

The latest episode of “Long Story Short," an engaging and informative series of short animated videos on the challenges faced by models of chemical evolution, covers the issue of energy harnessing. The series is produced by the Center for Science & Culture of the Discovery Institute.

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Simulation of Cooling in a Magma Chamber: Implications for Geothermal Fields of Southern Peru

A peer-reviewed paper funded by the Geoscience Research Institute models the cooling rate of a granitic/volcanic magma chamber using convection as well as conduction. This study is part of an ongoing project to better understand processes that affect heat flow rates and hopefully can be useful in developing geothermal energy resources in southern Peru.

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Automatic Classification of Felsic, Mafic, and Ultramafic Rocks in Satellite Images from Palmira and La Victoria, Colombia

A peer-reviewed paper funded by the Geoscience Research Institute describes the automatic classification of several “granitic” rock types using machine learning techniques to analyze natural color and infrared satellite images. This introductory study is part of a project to identify different rock types as seen in readily available satellite pictures.

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Automated Machine Learning Pipeline for Geochemical Analysis

A recent peer-reviewed paper funded by the Geoscience Research Institute uses machine learning techniques to analyze large geochemistry data sets from granitic and volcanic rocks. This introductory study may aid in understanding factors that affect geological rates, including the effects of water.

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GC Session 2022: Faith and Science Devotional Presentations

GRI devotionals, exploring the relationship between Scripture, faith, and science

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On the Origin of Life, Computer Code, and Brownies

Review by Arthur G. Schwarz of the book “The DNA Question: Where Does the Information Come From?"

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Untangler of Knots: The Amazing Topoisomerase Molecular Machine

New graphic animation by the Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture illustrates the carefully orchestrated untangling activity of topoisomerase II, a molecular machine that only works because its amino acid sequence is highly specified to provide a special shape and structure necessary for its function—a hallmark of intelligent design.

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Origin and Development of Beaches

How are beaches originated? How long do they take to form?

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