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Scientists discover nature's algorithm for intelligence - ExtremeTech

Scientists discover nature’s algorithm for intelligence<p>By on December 8, 2016 at 10:33 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

Neuroscience

How Drones Are Changing Our View of the World

Nanping, Fujian Province, China<br>Aaron Liu<p>1 of 17<p>Seeing the world from above is a metamorphic experience. A leafless tree becomes a spider web, a …

How to Transform Your Stress Into Insane Productivity, According to Harvard Psychologists

Stress is sometimes unavoidable — here’s how to turn it into your best friend.<p>We know that stress is bad for us, and that it causes everything from …

Neurons from stem cells replace damaged neurons, precisely rewiring into the brain

As shown in this <i>in vivo</i> two-photon image, neuronal transplants (blue) connect with host neurons (yellow) in the adult mouse brain in a highly …

Neuroscience

Scientists Assert That They've Found A Way to "Reverse Menopause"

Reversal of Menopause?<p>As women get older, their fertility rates drop as well, with their ovaries releasing less and less eggs until it finally comes …

Oxford study shows how tiny bacteria ‘wind farms’ could power electronics

A team of scientists from Oxford University used a virtual prototype to demonstrate how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to turn cylindrical rotors and provide a steady power source.<p>The study, published in the journal Science Advances, showed that the chaotic swarming effect of …

Why You Should Be Really Excited That Juno is at Jupiter

On July 4, NASA’s Juno spacecraft fired its engines for the 35-minute orbit insertion burn. The spacecraft’s nearly five year trek to Jupiter ended and its orbital mission began. It was an exciting moment for space nerds, but the casual observer might not have been thrilled. After all, we’ve been …

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

Singularity

Scientists capture most intimate view yet of human conception

Birds do it. Bees do it.<p>But until now, no one has been entirely sure how humans do it – at least at the molecular level.<p>Using high-powered X-rays and sophisticated computer algorithms, two teams of researchers – one based in Canada, one in Japan – have revealed the mysterious connection that allows …

Researchers created a robotic hand that is eerily human-like and can learn on its own

Typing out an email or setting up a pot of coffee are things we can do bleary eyed in the morning, but the movements our hands have to make to complete such tasks are truly complex, human skills.<p>That's why for robots to advance to the point where they can take care of our elderly or help clean our …

Robotics

How and Why Scientists Fudge Results, and What We Can Do About It

Just a few weeks ago, in one of his provocative and hilarious critiques of American culture, John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight, turned his discerning eye to scientific research. If you haven't seen it yet, it's worth the watch.<p>The topic hit home with me because my colleagues and I recently …

Research

How a chemist at Yale found a whole new way to take on cancer

It would spark a revolutionary approach to treating cancers, attract tens of millions in investments, and set rival companies on a scientific race. At the center of it all? A tiny garbage truck.<p>It's called the proteasome, and its job is to chew up and get rid of your cells' obsolete and broken …

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Physicists Just Discovered a Totally New Form of Light

Science, always keeping us on our toes.<p>Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn't follow our existing rules of angular …

Quantum Mechanics

Big, Beautiful Photos of Insane Physics Experiments Chasing The 'Ghost Particle'

Go big or go home.<p>Scientists call it the 'ghost particle'. It has almost no mass, travels at essentially the speed of light, and evaded scientific …

150 Scientists Just Met in Secret to Discuss Creating a Synthetic Human Genome

Get ready for it.<p>A very select group of scientists, lawyers, and industry leaders just met at Harvard Medical School in Boston to contemplate …

How the Israelis Captured Nazi Mastermind Adolf Eichmann

The tortuous route to apprehending the Holocaust’s chief henchman was full of surprises. No one could believe what squalor Eichmann lived in, or how …

Israel

Reviving Memory With An Electrical Current

Last year, in an operating room at the University of Toronto, a 63-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease experienced something she hadn't for 55 years: a memory of her 8-year-old self playing with her siblings on their family farm in Scotland.<p>The woman is a patient of Dr. Andres Lozano, a …

The Brain

Louis Theroux's 'A Different Brain' Uncovers The Heartbreaking Struggles Faced By Those With Brain Injury

The stories are heartbreaking, but there is hope.<p>It's estimated that one million people in the UK are living with the long-term effects of a brain …

On the Road Documenting Bioartists and Biohackers

Meet the duo behind DIYSECT, a web series that explores the politics surrounding a growing movement<p>While other graduates were starting their first jobs, in the summer of 2013 Mary Tsang and Ben Welmond, having completed their degrees at Carnegie Mellon, took to the road. Their plan: to film a …

Nature’s Epic Journeys shows an elephant society more civilised than ours - review

It’s always fun to catch a vegetarian lapsing: scoffing a sly bacon sandwich or secretly chowing down on some chicken. <b>Nature’s Epic Journeys</b> (BBC One) captured the wildlife equivalent: the first footage of elephants gorging on weaver bird nests – eggs, chicks and all. Well, it must be tough staying …

Wildlife

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

Watch Scientists Demonstrate the Anti-Aging Powers of a 'Second Skin’

Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s a tunable crosslinked polymer layer.<p>Aging stinks and most people hate it, which means there has never been any lack of products that claim to combat wrinkles and saggy skin. But a new "second skin," devised in part by scientists based at the Massachusetts …

Skin Care

Watch The Entire Evolution of The Universe in Less Than 3 Minutes

Incredible.<p>More than 13 billion years ago, everything in the Universe was contained inside a singularity tinier than a proton. There were no planets, …

What Are the Smartest Animals on the Planet?

Humans aside, <b>chimpanzees</b> would have to be at the the top of any consideration about relative intelligence of animals. They are most like us, sharing …

The Brain

Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.<p>Indian specialist Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who …

Spinal Cords

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

Sleep-Wake Cycle Controlled by Salts in the Brain

<b>Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a</b> …

Neuroscience