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Silicon Valley tech lobbyists swarm Brussels

It usually takes companies a while to realize just how much damage Brussels can do to a profit margin.<p>For many of the world’s best known American …

This human-like circuit has 100 synapses

Scientists say a simple artificial neural circuit is a small but important step for artificial intelligence. The circuit of about 100 artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

520-Million-Year-Old Brains Preserved in Fool's Gold

A set of incredible fossils from southwest China reveals something amazing: 520 million-year-old brains, some preserved in fool's gold.<p>The brains belong to shrimplike creatures just a few centimeters long named <i>Fuxianhuia protensa</i>, which scuttled around the seafloor during the Cambrian Period. …

The Neuroscience of Gratitude

What are you most grateful for in this moment? Right here, right now. Seriously, stop and ask yourself. If you're having a tough day and aren't able to come up with anything off the top of your head, that's all the more reason to ask the question. The <i>New York Times</i> recently referenced a scientific …

Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

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Creative people’s brains really do work differently

What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist and creativity researcher Frank X. Barron set about finding out. Barron conducted a series of experiments on some of his generation’s most renowned thinkers in an attempt to isolate the unique spark of …

Creativity

IBM Research Thinks It's Solved Why The Brain Uses So Much Energy

It's exploring itself<p>We don’t know much about the brain. Scientists and researchers have poked and prodded parts of our most complex organ for centuries, giving names to the most obvious parts. But we still lack answers to fundamental questions, like what the brain does with most of its energy, or …

Not one, not two, but five new particles discovered with the Large Hadron Collider - ExtremeTech

By on March 24, 2017 at 8:41 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Operating at unprecedented …

Physics

No network? No problem for Google Docs on Firefox

If you use Google's G Suite apps and Mozilla's Firefox browser, good news: The two are going to get along much better.<p>The G Suite tools for word processing, spreadsheets, Gmail and other chores have worked better on Google's Chrome than on rival browsers in one important way: You can open and edit …

Google

How emotions are 'made': why your definition of sadness is unlike anyone else's

Lisa Feldman Barrett says we need to revamp our thinking on emotions. She’s a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, where she …

Emotional Intelligence

15 Powerful Lao Tzu Quotes That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘Homo sapiens as we know them will disappear in a century or so’

The visionary historian, author of two dazzling bestsellers on the state of mankind, takes questions from Lucy Prebble, Arianna Huffington, Esther Rantzen and a selection of our readers<p>Last week, on his Radio 2 breakfast show, Chris Evans read out the first page of <i>Sapiens</i>, the book by the Israeli …

Singularity

Coldest Place In The Universe? NASA Wants To Create It On ISS With Future SpaceX Cargo Mission

In the relative vacuum of outer space, it is very, very cold but even the coldest known place in the universe is not the coldest it can theoretically …

By 2030, half the world's oceans could be reeling from climate change, scientists say

More than half the world's oceans could suffer multiple symptoms of climate change over the next 15 years, including rising temperatures, acidification, lower oxygen levels and decreasing food supplies, new research suggests. By midcentury, without significant efforts to reduce warming, more than …

Phase Four's smallsat plasma thruster finds a ride to space

WASHINGTON — Phase Four Inc., a startup based in El Segundo, California, announced plans March 7 to conduct the first on-orbit demonstration of its …

Space Exploration

Autism News: Mapping Of Genomes Leads To Breakthrough Study On Disorder

A new study on Autism released Tuesday reveals 18 new candidate genes. Previously, researchers had identified 42 genes that they knew played a role …

The world's largest solar farm, from space

Just over two years ago, California's 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm was the world's largest solar project. A year later, the 579-megawatt Solar Star farm, also in California, laid claim to the crown, and in 2016, India's 648-megawatt Kamuthi Solar Power Project was top photovoltaic dog. However, …

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Nanocubes of this metal can generate fuel from CO2 using only sunlight - ExtremeTech

By on March 7, 2017 at 11:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers from Duke University …

The White House's favorite 'secure' messaging app is riddled with bugs

Confide recently made headlines when reports suggested government officials might be using the end-to-end encrypted messenger to leak confidential information straight from the White House. But now it turns out the app might not be as secure as they think.<p>Security researchers from Seattle-based …

How an Atari Chip Set Off a War Among Neuroscientists

This January, a video game chip started a scientific reckoning. It all began when some "microchip archaeologists" photographed the chip—the MOS 6502 …

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

A giant neuron found wrapped around the entire circumference of an animal brain could help explain consciousness

For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a mouse's brain, and it's so densely connected across both hemispheres, it could finally explain the origins of consciousness.<p>Using a new imaging technique, the team detected the giant neuron …

OK, WTF Is a Time Crystal?

Physicists have made a new phase of matter called a time crystal—but what does that even mean?<p>Last month, a team of physicists from UC Berkeley said they'd created a blueprint for a new phase of matter called a time crystal. Their paper, in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, turned what was once a pretty far …

Quantum Physics

Experts reveal the 5 personality traits you need to be truly happy

And if you don't have them already, you can change your personality.<p>Until recently, it was widely thought among psychologists that only two …

Psychology

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

Treating Parkinson's disease by solving the mysteries of movement: Scientists discover a brain circuit that controls walking and identify a new target for treating Parkinson's disease

Scientists discover a brain circuit that controls walking and identify a new target for treating Parkinson's disease<p>Two secrets of one of the brain's …

Method Identifies When Parkinson's Proteins Become Toxic to Brain Cells

<b>Researchers have used a non-invasive method of observing how the process leading to Parkinson’s disease takes place at the nanoscale, and identified</b> …

Smart cells teach neurons damaged by Parkinson's to heal themselves: Scientists creating white blood cells that teach brain cells to heal damage caused by degenerative neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease

Scientists creating white blood cells that teach brain cells to heal damage caused by degenerative neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease<p>As …