There was a lack of first rains that typically fall in the Ntwetwe Pan area starting September or October 2016, and become more abundant in November.
The first rains fell only at the end of January 2016, being an unprecedented case in Southern Africa.
—Charles Ginenthal, 1997 Many of the most obvious conflicts between science and religion involve timing issues—the dating of events in Earth’s history. Scott wrote: “It has long been acknowledged, though not always fully acted upon, that radiocarbon dating measurements are not definitive, i.e. “If a C14 date supports our theories, we put it in the main text.
Bible chronologies typically list Adam and Eve at about 4,000 BC. they do not produce precise age estimates.” Failing to acknowledge this lack of precision, a Nova program that aired in 2009 showed a paleontologist who had found a skeleton of an extinct animal deep in a cave. If it does not entirely contradict them, we put it in a foot-note.
A number of 42 representative African baobabs (Adansonia digitata) from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Barbados, Zambia and Sri Lanka were measured and investigated.
A new spectroscopic technique offers ultra-sensitive optical detection of radiocarbon dioxide.
The approach shows promise as a measurement tool in many fields, including carbon dating and greenhouse gas detection.
Image Credit: Saverio Bartalini, CNR Faster, cheaper carbon dating Current carbon dating processes require researchers to send a sample to a large facility with an accelerator mass spectrometer and then wait several weeks to get results back.
WASHINGTON — Researchers from Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO), within Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy have demonstrated a new compact spectroscopic instrument that offers a highly sensitive optical method for detecting radiocarbon dioxide concentration, which can be used to carbon date fossils and archaeological artifacts.
The instrument, which uses a new approach called saturated-absorption cavity ring-down (SCAR), is described in The Optical Society's journal for high impact research, .