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Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to potentially treat depression | UNC Health Talk

A UNC School of Medicine study has provided the first direct evidence that a low dose of electric current can enhance a specific brain pattern to …

The Brain

Protein maintains double duty as key cog in body clock and metabolic control

Around-the-clock rhythms guide nearly all physiological processes in animals and plants. Each cell in the body contains special proteins that act on …

Scientists Discover a New Part of the Human Body

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>by Jordan Rosenfeld <br>mentalfloss<p>When you woke up this morning, you did so with an entirely new body part—at least in the eyes of …

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The world's most powerful radio telescope: the Square Kilometre Array

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a huge project designed to sweep away many of the current roadblocks to astronomical progress. These include searching for the first celestial objects to form in the universe, investigating whether we need to develop a new theory of gravity, and looking for the …

Universe

Astronomers Have Already Made Shocking Discoveries About Pluto

Really, that was not supposed to happen.<p>On Wednesday afternoon, NASA released a hi-res photo of a tiny fraction of Pluto, taken by the New Horizons probe, that made everyone re-evaluate their understanding of the universe: Pluto has mountains—big ones, the size of the Rockies—and in the absence of …

Solar System

A theoretical trick allows scientists to describe quantum states of thousands of atoms

For a long time, quantum experiments were only carried out with a small number of particles. Even the behaviour of single atoms or molecules can be …

Why Is There Dark Matter?

Years ago I read an article by Martin Rees, in which he surveyed the options for what the dark matter of the universe might be. I forget the exact …

Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

Quantum physics is usually just intimidating from the get-go. It’s kind of weird and can seem counter-intuitive, even for the physicists who deal with it every day. But it’s not incomprehensible. If you’re reading something about quantum physics, there are really six key concepts about it that you …

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum physics proves that death is an illusion | (Grens)wetenschap | Earth Matters

<b>(Waking Times) Is death an illusion? Most scientists would probably say that the concept of an afterlife is either nonsense, or at the very least</b> …

Why Do Solids Have Energy Bands?

One of the most obviously quantum features of our universe is the discrete emission spectra we see from atoms. Every element in the periodic table absorbs and emits light of very particular frequencies, and these unique spectral lines are regularly used to identify the composition of various …

Quantum Mechanics

Meet The Memcomputer: The Brain-Like Alternative to Quantum Computing

This computer works like the brain: It stores and processes info simultaneously.<p>They underpin our economy, all mass communication, and at this point, even most of our government. But make no mistake, scientists are quickly learning that our traditional computers—from your laptop to our most …

'Quantum Jitter' to Reveal if We Live in a Hologram

In a new experiment called the “Holometer,” scientists are trying to answer some seemingly odd questions, including whether or not we live in a …

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Quantum Camera Sheds Light on 'Spooky' Physics

In late August, scientists at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Vienna, Austria, used a device called a “Quantum …

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Significant development in the understanding of macroscopic quantum behavior

For the first time, the wavelike behaviour of a room-temperature polariton condensate has been demonstrated in the laboratory on a macroscopic length …

The power of five

THERE is something the matter with matter. Around the world, several research groups have reported seeing a particle that does not fit comfortably …

Quantum Computing: How Computers Can Surpass Their Limits with Light

Robots, mathematics, physics, climate simulations: All of these things rely on computers and computing. Computers, though, are quickly reaching their …

10 Hypothetical Forms Of Life

In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, some have been accused of harboring a sense of “carbon chauvinism,” expecting other life-forms in …

After 85-year search, massless particle with promise for next-generation electronics found

"It's like they have their own GPS and steer themselves without scattering," Hasan said. "They will move and move only in one direction since they …

Extra set of guanines in DNA may function like 'spare' to help prevent cancers from developing

Telomere-lengthening procedure turns clock back years in human cells

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new procedure to increase the length of human telomeres. This increases …

Gene therapy partially reverses deafness in mice - ExtremeTech

By on July 16, 2015 at 12:24 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>An exciting new study published in …

Kathryn Fleming proposes engineering animals to thwart extinction

<b>Design Indaba 2015:</b> designer Kathryn Fleming has presented prototypes for new organisms that could be created using synthetic biology, including a …

Cleaner Living Through Smarter Microbiology

Petroleum-derived products undergo a complicated, energy intensive journey from the oil deposits deep underground to our homes, cars, and clothing. …

Basics of Biohacking

July 1, 2015<p>Is your body not functioning the way you want it to? How much time out of your daily schedule do you relinquish for exercise? Are you …

Engineering better food ingredients

Researcher <b>Todd Kuiken</b> is promoting informed<br>policy-making for the emerging food products being produced by synthetic biology processes.<p>Walk down any …

Agriculture

Engineered particles 'may become antibiotics of the future'

There is a pressing need for new approaches to fight harmful bacteria as the global threat of rising drug resistance appears set to outpace the rate …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …