Study: Six-million-year-old “Millenium Man” was bipedal—but lived in trees
Stony Brook University — An analysis of the femur of one of the oldest human ancestors reveals the six-million-year-old “Millenium Man” was bipedal but lived in the trees. The research, led by Stony Brook University researchers and their team of international paleoanthropologists, could provide additional insight to the origins of human bipedalism and is published in Nature Communications.
▶ Read about the study at the Stony Brook Newsroom
WIthin SUNY’s 3 million alumni, the 64 colleges and universities educate some of the most talented individuals in the world. SUNY strives to educate its students by providing them with great knowledge that helps to lead them into successful careers.
With over 5,000 programs total, SUNY has build a solid platform for our students to grow and excel. From helping Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak build one of the first Apple computers, to creating security codes for the National Security Agency, to ensuring that their children are able to enjoy a bountiful and lively planet in centuries to come, our graduates’ intelligence blends with creativity and collaboration to expand the capacities of this generation.
Here are 8 SUNY alumni that have excelled in the area of science:
How to ship a 17-ton magnet from Long Island to Illinois
Popular Science — Physicists at a lab in Illinois needed a superconducting magnet to study muons, fleeting subatomic particles. The answer lay with a used magnet at Stony Brook University partner Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. If Fermi scientists could move it, they could have it. The magnet, however, couldn’t be dismantled. And it had to be shipped with the utmost care because a twist of even a couple of millimeters could irreparably damage its internal wiring.
▶ Read “How To Ship A 17-Ton Magnet” in Popular Science
If you follow along, we recently explored SUNY Alumni In Television and Movies This Semester to great acclaim! So, naturally, it is time to highlight talented SUNY alumni in music. This fits perfectly with the start of Round I of Music Madness, which pits 13 of some of the top musical artists in the SUNY system against each other to discover who is the voters’ favorite SUNY star.
Of those who have attended a SUNY school before this year’s Music Madness contestants, many have been awarded impressive recognition around the world. From single-man/woman bands to complete rock groups, the lineup of 10 Musicians That Made It Big After SUNY may surprise, intrigue, or confirm your beliefs about them!
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This month brought the first freeze across much of New York State and with it, snow. The end of the fall semester and beginning of the spring semester on SUNY campuses sees a lot of beautifully cold weather (AKA, activities). Since SUNY has campuses on Long Island, in New York City, the Adirondack Mountains, on a Great Lake, near the Canadian Border, and close to Niagara Falls, the weather itself varies but climate is very similar: cold, cold, cold!
If you’re anything like me, you always look for reasons to stay indoors and rationalize “guilty pleasures” like a few extra calories in a day or adventurous up-takings. So, in the spirit of Arctic-like temperatures, here are 5 Things That The Cold Weather Gives You Excuses To Do: