Adam Murphy

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What is the biggest problem facing the world today? David Cameron wants to know

David Cameron wants to solve the world's biggest problem. What do you think it is?<p>The Prime Minister is launching a competition to identify the world's biggest problem. Once this has been determined, he will offer £1 million of cash to the person who works out the answer.<p>The competition is modelled …

Decoding 'the Most Complex Object in the Universe'

The human brain contains some 100 billion neurons, which together form a network of Internet-like complexity. Christof Koch, chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, calls the brain "the most complex object in the known universe," and he's mapping its connections in hopes …

Video: How black holes emit x-rays

At team of astrophysicists says it has shown, for the first time, that high-energy light emission is not only possible, but inevitable when gas is …

Black Holes

Going Wireless and Restoring Memories: The Incredible Future of Brain Implants

Neuroprostheses are already bridging the divide between man and machine to treat diseases and allow paralyzed people to move prosthetic limbs. And the next generation of brain-machine interfaces will be even more incredible.<p><b>In some ways, the human brain isn't much</b> different from a computer. Both …

Is the future of clean energy a pond of algae in every backyard?

Driving through the countryside in the south of France, you would probably be charmed by the vineyards and delighted at the thought of drinking fine …

Wanna Be A Rock Star? NASA Needs Help Tracking Asteroids

It won't be quite like Bruce Willis in <i>Armageddon</i>, but maybe you'll feel just as much a hero.<p>The White House and NASA are seeking the public's help in hunting for asteroids that could someday smash into Earth. They're also looking for a perfect space rock to capture so that astronauts could go there …