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Understanding quantum tunnelling

Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Here’s how it works<p>The recent claim from Stark Industries Lockeed Martin that a compact fusion …

Scientists can now simulate curved space-time in a lab - ExtremeTech

By on October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When discussing quantum physics, …

Quantum Mechanics

Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time

Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. However, researcher Nikodem Szpak may have found a way to simulate that bend without facing oblivion. …

First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study

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How does the brain pay attention?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the next big mystery of the brain and the upcoming exodus from Earth.<p><b>Brain</b> <br>Anatomy of attention <br>Alan Lightman | New Yorker | 1 October 2014<br>Brain scans tell us what the brain does – or least, where it reacts – when subjected to particular stimuli. …

Artificial Intelligence

The Brilliant Ten: Jonathan Viventi Builds Devices That Decode Thoughts

His brain implants could one day halt epileptic episodes and allow amputees to control prostheses with their minds.<p>Jonathan Viventi spent his early 20s engineering wireless technologies for cellphones. These days, he’s applying the same skills to medicine. As a bioengineer at New York University’s …

Can sugary drinks ruin teens' memory? - Futurity

Could teens develop memory problems if they consume lots of sugary drinks? Studies with adolescent rats suggest it's quite possible.

Nano 'missiles' help kill cancer through the power of green tea

Many will tell you that green tea is good for your health, but researchers at Singapore's A*STAR might just make it a literal life-saver. They've developed nanoscale drug delivery "missiles" that use a key ingredient from green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), to kill cancer tumors more …

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The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including an amazing aurora and a Mexican moonscape.<p><b>More galleries</b> <br>Smoking aerobatics and lurid lightning<p>Wading rhinos and wasp nests<p>Hoverbike prototypes and hitching robots<p>Speeding warbirds and a luminous Super …

Space Exploration

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, from fire-bombing airliners to awesome black holes.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>An eerie aurora and a night-time launch<p>Smoking aerobatics and lurid lightning<p>Wading rhinos and wasp nests<p>Hoverbike prototypes and hitching …

Photos

Cyborgs: The truth about human augmentation

What is it like to be a cyborg? In his last regular column for BBC Future, Frank Swain explores the biggest misconceptions about bionic limbs, microchip implants and beyond.<p>At the height of summer, when London was baking in unseasonable heat, I made an ill-fated trip to the Serpentine lido in …

Singularity

Should we engineer animals to be smart like humans?

What if it were possible to engineer animals to be as intelligent as us? As Tim Maughan discovers, we may have already started.<p>Human beings have long believed that it is our unique level of intelligence that separates us from other animals. Our ability for higher learning, creative thought, and – …

Singularity