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Rice's silicon oxide memories catch manufacturers' eye

(Phys.org) —Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass …

Scientists threaten to boycott €1.2bn Human Brain Project

The world's largest project to unravel the mysteries of the human brain has been thrown into crisis with more than 100 leading researchers threatening to boycott the effort amid accusations of mismanagement and fears that it is doomed to failure.<p>The European commission launched the €1.2bn (£950m) …

Hamsters, pizzas and playgrounds

Once again, it's caturday, which means it's time for us to relax and recover from that most recent post-World Cup game hangover by watching animals doing fun stuff!<p>This week's cute animal videos were inspired by a piece I wrote a little while ago, about a study of wheel-running behaviour in wild …

New nanowire growth mechanism observed

(Phys.org) —A mechanism of growth of anisotropic metal oxides that was predicted 20 years ago has been observed for the first time by researchers at …

Eavesdropping on Neurons - MIT Technology Review

A new automated version of one of neuroscience’s most important techniques, patch clamping, makes it much easier and faster for scientists to tap …

Red Fish, Blue Fish: Where The Fish Flesh Rainbow Comes From

From red to white to orange to blue, fish flesh can land almost anywhere on the color spectrum.<p>What's behind this huge variation? A lot of things — from genetics to bile pigments. And parsing the rainbow can tell us something about where a fish came from, its swimming routine and what it ate.<p><b>Red</b> …

Scientists believe a hidden “ocean” lies deep within Earth

They believe there might be three times as much water deep underground as exists in all the world’s surface oceans.<p>A study published in the journal …

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Resonance: from swings to subatomic strings

Resonance crops up when we talk about music, art and ideas. But that's nothing compared to how widely it appears in science.<p>Related Stories<p>Vibrations …

If You Think Humans Have Chimps Beat, This Study Will Have You Rethinking Your Theory

There's a lot of bad stuff in the world for sure. But let's all take a minute to consider just how lucky we are that chimps don't look particularly good in business attire. If they did, we might be working for them.<p>Chimps are way stronger than we are, of course, and studies have shown that their …

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Fermi Paradox: Where Are the Aliens?

The Fermi Paradox seeks to answer the question of where the aliens are. Given that our star and Earth are part of a young planetary system compared …

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Sleep may help memories form by promoting new synapses| Mo Costandi

Research in mice suggests that sleep aids memory by promoting the formation of new nerve cell connections<p>If you’ve just learnt something new and want to improve your chances of remembering it, you’d do well to sleep on it. Whether you’re learning to play a musical instrument or revising for exams, …

Scientists dispute whether computer 'Eugene Goostman' passed Turing test

A computer program named Eugene Goostman which imitates a Ukrainian teenager with a quirky sense of humour and a pet guinea pig has won an artificial intelligence competition at the Royal Society in London.<p>The program convinced 10 out of 30 judges at the nation's most prestigious scientific …

NASA successfully uses laser to transfer video from the space station to Earth

An experiment on the International Space Station has successfully beamed high definition video back to Earth with a laser–a feat that could someday …

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