Santanu Malakar

15 Added | 2 Magazines | 1 Follower | @malakar_sm | Keep up with Santanu Malakar on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Santanu Malakar”

How Information Theory Unifies Quantum Mechanics

A new framework ties together wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty with bits.<p>Two parallel mysteries of quantum mechanics, so-called wave-particle duality and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, are in reality one and the same. This is according to a new framework developed by physicists …

Quantum Mechanics

The women’s voices that make men feel all tingly – and why

Scientists say that have discovered that a man’s skin really does tingle when he hears a woman speak.<p>From Lauren Bacall’s killer line “You know how to whistle don’t you?” in the 1944 classic To Have and Have Not, to Mariella Frostrup’s honey-on-gravel huskiness, women’s voices have renowned powers …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

The Brain

What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up)

Working memory is like your brain's scratch pad, managing information as you go about your day. But our routine deluge of information can make us …

The World's Loudest Sound Caused Shock Waves 100,000 Times That of a Hydrogen Bomb

A lithograph of the eruption (circa 1888).<p>On 27 August 1883, the Earth made the loudest noise in recorded history. Emanating from the island of …

Papua New Guinea

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

In The Deep Ocean, Ghostfish Breaks Records

NPR's Rachel Martin takes a moment to talk about a new fish discovered in one of the deepest places on Earth.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Something is haunting the furthest depths of the ocean. And this isn't some Hollywood blockbuster we're describing. Researchers say they've discovered a ghostly …

Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

How Your Tablet Can Help Find an Ebola Cure

Mark McCaskill’s daughter is only 11 years old and so far knows only the most basic things about viruses and how they work. But she’s conducting …

Aliens

America’s next presidential election is about to look like an episode of “Dynasty”

When asked last year about the prospect of her son Jeb running for president, former first lady Barbara Bush responded that “…we’ve had enough Bushes.”<p>Apparently not.<p>On Dec. 16, former Florida governor Jeb Bush announced that he was “actively exploring” running for president, becoming the highest …

Government

Want To Enhance The Flavor Of Your Food? Put On The Right Music

Here's an experiment: take a bite of whatever food you have nearby and listen to some music, something with high notes. Now, take another bite, but listen to something with low notes.<p>Notice anything?<p>Researchers at the University of Oxford have been looking for a link between sound and taste. …

Anti-inflammatory drugs ‘could fight depression’

Scientists to launch £5m study that explores links between immune disorders and mental illness – and could lead to new treatments<p>Scientists at seven UK universities are to set up a research consortium aimed at exploiting a newly discovered link between immune disorders and mental illness.<p>The …

Unnerving security deficits uncovered at Frankfurt Airport | News | DW | 21.12.2014

The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag said in a report on Sunday that the European Commission investigators found it surprisingly easy to smuggle …