Emma Flickinger

Class of 2019


  • Paleontologists discover early spiders had tails

    A previously undiscovered prehistoric arachnid has been found in Myanmar's rainforest, trapped in 100-million-year old amber. The arachnid fossil looks like a spider, but has a long tail.

    SciTech | February 12, 2018
  • RFID - a reliable solution to many widespread problems

    What does your debit card have in common with a smartphone, a library book, and an outdoor cat? All of these things are commonly equipped with a technology called Radio Frequency Identification, better known as RFID.

    SciTech | February 5, 2018
  • Focusing on science reduces bias in research funding

    When scientists apply for research funding and reviewers evaluate applications with a focus on the applicant's CVs, male scientists are more likely than female scientists to receive funding. When reviewers focus on the proposed research, the bias vanishes.

    SciTech | February 5, 2018
  • Secret hominin femur still an anthropological mystery

    A dusty, blackened thigh bone that may represent a "missing link" in human evolution was rejected from a major anthropologist conference this month, prompting frustration among the anthropology community and adding to the confusion surrounding a now-infamous specimen.

    SciTech | January 29, 2018
  • Receding salt lakes cause great economic damage

    Utah’s Great Salt Lake, an iconic 1700-square-mile natural feature that gives the state’s capital its name, is disappearing.

    The lake contains about half of the water it did in 1847, and the water level is still dropping. In 2016, it hit its lowest point ever recorded.

    SciTech | December 4, 2017

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