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New technology will create brain wiring diagrams

The human brain is composed of billions of neurons wired together in intricate webs and communicating through electrical pulses and chemical signals. …

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between general relativity and quantum mechanics — the two …

Physics

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant planet and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days, while traveling at speeds up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or …

Space Exploration

Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle astronaut John Young has passed away

He was the 9th person to walk on the Moon, and flew in space 6 times<p>Veteran astronaut John Young archived a number of milestones over the course of his 42 year career at NASA: a Navy pilot who served during the Korean War, he flew in space six time with some of the agency’s biggest programs, was …

NASA

Scientists are developing self-healing robot muscles that work just like our own

We often think of robots as superior to ourselves, but when it comes to the abilities afforded us by our muscles, robots have a hard time keeping up. …

Robotics

Experiments Show The Effects of a Fourth Spatial Dimension

Wow.<p>We're used to dealing with three physical dimensions and one extra dimension of time as we move through the Universe, but two teams of scientists …

Physics

Buried For Up to 50,000 Years, a Perfectly Frozen Cave Lion Cub Was Just Found in Siberia

There is talk about cloning!<p>With its head resting on its paw, the remains of a cave lion cub found frozen in Siberia could have been sleeping in the …

13 signs you're smarter than you realize

• <b>There's a Quora thread where users share common signs of high intelligence. Some of those signs are supported by scientific research.</b>• <b><br>They include curiosity, adaptability, and even a tendency to procrastinate.</b>• <b><br>We rounded up some of those signs below — so you can see which ones describe you.</b><p>Everyone …

Fossilized teeth dating back 9.7 million years could 'rewrite' human history

Dental remains discovered by German paleontologists who were sifting through gravel and sand in a former bed of the Rhine River could potentially lead to a “rewriting” of human history.<p>The fossilized remains of what are believed to be great ape teeth, an upper right first molar and an upper left …

This Robot Can Complete a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Hello, future.<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the …

Robots

'A lot of promise' for nanorobots to treat breast cancer, says Montreal doctor

Breast cancer conference in Montreal addresses scientific advancements, support for patients<p>Cancer patients in Montreal could be the cusp of being …

Researchers from Oregon use 3D bioprinting to create blood vessels for alternative root canal treatment

Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have developed a process involving a bioprinter that can engineer blood vessels in …

Breakthroughs

Water circling a drain provides insight into black holes

Water waves scattering off a vortex can exhibit rotational superradiance, an effect predicted to appear in black holes.

Astrophysics

Will An Asteroid Hit Earth? NASA Discovers 10 'Potentially Hazardous' Objects

NASA scientists discovered more than 100 new space rocks over the past year — 10 of which were potentially hazardous. The space agency’s asteroid …

Space Exploration

Not your uncle's helicopter: SureFly will be at Paris Air Show

(Tech Xplore)—Workhorse, the people behind SureFly, have a dramatic opener on their company site. "After 78 years, the helicopter has been …

Aerospace

The secret to a long and healthy life? Eat less

Permanently cutting the daily calories you consume may turn out to have a profound effect on your future life, according to some tantalising scientific studies.<p>In a restaurant setting sometime in the not-too distant future, a man and a woman are on their first date. After the initial nerves …

Longevity

CRISPR kills HIV and eats Zika 'like Pac-man'. Its next target? Cancer

There’s a biological revolution underway and its name is CRISPR.<p>Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?<p>WIRED …

Hydrogen Bonds Have Been Directly Detected For The First Time

We've hit next-level physics.<p>For the first time ever, physicists have managed to directly detect a hydrogen bond within a single molecule - meaning …

Chemistry

Future Robots As Mothers And Fathers Depend On The Future Of Humans

As far-fetched as it may seem today, there are a couple of compelling reasons why some humans may one day be born without either a mother or father …

Robots

Could our cells one day be connected to our smartphone? Research suggests yes

The Internet of Things is on the rise — there are connected refrigerators, connected TVs, and connected fitness trackers. Those fitness trackers, …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Mechanics

China Used Crispr to Fight Cancer in a Real, Live Human

Do you remember President-elect Trump holding forth on the campaign trail about “China beating us at our own game”? Well, it's true, as long as the …

Genetics

They may save us yet: Scientists found a way to turn our carbon emissions into rock

Earlier this year, a project in Iceland reported an apparent breakthrough in the safe underground storage of the principal greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide — an option likely to be necessary if we’re to solve our global warming problem.<p>The Carbfix project, run by a leading Icelandic producer of …

Climate

Now — And The Physics Of Time

Time is elusive and enigmatic. The moment <i>now</i> is ephemeral.<p>Quandaries and confusion about time date back as far as Aristotle and Augustine, and as recently as Einstein and Feynman.<p>Physicists understand much about time, how its flow varies depending on velocity and gravity, but they haven't reached …

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head, Say Physicists

Universal time doesn’t add up.<p>Out of all the pressures we face in our everyday lives, there’s no denying that the nature of time has the most …

Physics

Martian architects wanted: NASA calls for design ideas using existing Mars resources

As NASA ramps up talk of a manned missions to Mars, it is turning to the public to help build the infrastructure to keep us there. The freshly …

Robert Mueller

Meson f0(1710) could be so-called “glueball” particle made purely of nuclear force

Terms to describe the strange world of quantum physics have come to be quite common in our lexicon. Who, for instance, hasn't at least heard of a …

Physics

Spanish cancer patient gets a 3D-printed titanium rib cage

Is there anything 3D printers can't do? A 54-year-old Spanish man, who had a cancerous tumor in his chest wall, was recently fitted with a 3D printed sternum and rib cage. While the first-of-its-kind implant seems like a Marvel Comics experiment with Adamantium, in reality, it was an ingenious, …

Look At This Ferrari Designer’s Slick Spaceship Idea

The perfect choice for an intergalactic midlife crisis<p>Sure, space travel is cool, but rarely do iconic spacecraft look like works of art. Design constraints and real-world realities leave rockets less fantastical than those envisioned in fiction, and even the beloved Space Shuttle resembled a …

Intergalactic