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Why can't you remember being a baby? Science explains.

Why don't you remember being a baby? How come you barely remember being a young child? How come a three-year-old can remember things that happened — but will then have no memories of that day a few years later?<p>THE NEW BRAIN CELLS OF YOUNG ANIMALS MAY BE MESSING UP THEIR MEMORIES<p>These questions have …

Physicist suggests speed of light might be slower than thought

(Phys.org) —Physicist James Franson of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has captured the attention of the physics community by posting an …

Can We Build a Gaming PC on a Console Budget?

There's no debating that a souped-up gaming PC will outperform an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 any day of the week, but it'll also cost you a lot more at checkout. However, what about a gaming PC that isn't top of the line, say, one that was built for $550?<p>This is the question we put to the test: …

Kilauea's Volatile Beauty Captured At Night (PHOTOS)

Each of the Hawaiian islands are or once were active volcanoes, springing forth from a hotspot in the middle of the Pacific Plate. Kilauea, one of five active volcanoes in Hawaii, has erupted continuously, more or less, since it formed some 300,000 to 600,000 years ago. It might be the world’s most …

NASA finds hidden water ocean in Saturn moon, may contain alien life

NASA has found a subterranean ocean in Enceladus, "a large underground ocean of liquid water." According to the space agency, this may be a potential …

New ‘liquid metal’ will let you print circuits on paper, T-shirts, or even leaves

Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.<p>Need an RFID …

We must become a multi-planet species

The technology to reach nearby planets is possible, and one astronaut thinks we must colonise other worlds for our long-term survival.<p>One person who would like to see humans living outside the Earth in our lifetime is former astronaut Jeff Hoffman. The technology to reach nearby planets is …

Carbon Dioxide

Physicists use geometry to understand 'jamming' process

(Phys.org) —University of Oregon physicists using a supercomputer and mathematically rich formulas have captured fundamental insights about what …

What 'Obsolete' Object Just Tripled Its Kickstarter Target, Netting $2.4 Million in 48 Hours?

Here's an unexpected one: Just two days ago the Pono went live on Kickstarter, and within 24 hours quickly smashed through its $800,000 target at a …

Audiophile

Researchers closer to unravelling the aerodynamic mystery of flying snakes

An ornate, lime-green snake hangs from a branch. Upon spotting a predator, it suddenly propels itself into the air, flattening and wiggling its body until safely landing in a faraway tree.<p>Flying snakes are elegant gliders that have evolved a special skill that sets them apart. In two new studies, …

Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe

Cosmologists hope for a field-rocking announcement next week.<p>What's the latest cosmology gossip? According to the Guardian, the field is awash with rumors that next week, American scientists will announce the detection of gravitational waves: incredibly small ripples carrying energy across the void …

Meet the hardware, software and science projects bound for the International Space Station this month

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>After problems forced a delay from a scheduled launch this weekend, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off later …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

Universe

Photographer's Sleep Paralysis Inspires Dark and Surreal Images

Photographer Nicolas Bruno has been haunted by episodes of sleep paralysis since he was 15-years-old. To understand his trauma, imagine waking up but being unable to move. While your mind is caught between sleeping and waking, you are confronted with terrifying visions such as an intruder in the …

Sleep

Google | The Next Web

All stories in Google<p>How Google and Apple solve one of photography's biggest problems<p>Google Photos yesterday upped its AI game by allowing users to cobble together slideshows of their favorite images with a ...<p>Bryan Clark<p>Google taught AI to multitask with an intense gaming sesh<p>Google's DeepMind …

The generation dependent on the phone charger

<b>The European Parliament is voting on whether to have a single charger for all phones. Shorter battery lives mean many are prisoners to their chargers, notes Harry Low.</b><p>It's a common sight. We see people plugging in at airports, on trains and in the office. Charging hubs have been springing up at …

Gear & Gadgets

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

The working Lego keyboard of your nerdy dreams is here

A Lego builder tackles the challenge of crafting a working keyboard out of Lego bricks and has to make some entertaining substitutions for traditional keys.<p>Back in 2005, Lego tinkerer Jason Allemann attempted to build a prototype of a working keyboard out of Lego using the membrane from a curved …

Lego

These submarine drones will predict the weather months in advance

In the next decade, US Navy scientists will be able to predict the weather as far as 90 days into the future with the help of mathematical models, satellites, and submarine drones.<p>The mathematical models are the most important element in the ocean and weather prediction cocktail. But making those …

Climate Change

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint

About six months ago, a group of physicists in the U.S. working on the Large Hadron Collider addressed a problem they've been having for a while: Whenever they had meetings, everyone stuck to the prepared slides and couldn't really answer questions that weren't immediately relevant to what was on …

Scientists Make Largest Quark, Solving A 20-Year Mystery

Researchers have found the "final" predicted way of making top quarks, the largest subatomic particle.<p>Top quarks are the heaviest of subatomic particles, and are prime components of all matter--everything from mayonnaise to your big toe. But while they are in virtually everything, they are …

Man gets bionic hand with sense of touch nine years after accident

Dennis Sorensen says he could feel texture and shape of objects thanks to electric signals from artificial limb<p>A man who lost his left hand in a fireworks accident has described how he could feel things that he had not been able to feel for more than nine years after testing a bionic replacement …

Bionic hand gives amputee real feeling – video report

A bionic hand that allows the wearer to experience genuine feeling has been developed in Switzerland. The prosthetic limb returns the sensation of touch to users by connecting sensors to nerves in their arm. The first tester, amputee Dennis Sorensen, says he is delighted with the invention

Win a chance to hear about the highs and lows of drugs

Win tickets for a lecture at the Royal Institution<p>Humanity's relationship with narcotics is long and fraught, comprising both the highs of drug-induced transcendence and the deepest lows of human misery. Throughout history, mankind has dabbled with mind-altering substances, from the earliest …

Hearing improves after a week of blindness

A study suggests that the loss of one sense – vision – can improve another sense – in this case, hearing – by altering the brain circuit.<p>Simulating …

A uniquely human brain area?

It’s called the ventrolateral frontal cortex. It’s a part of the brain involved in human processes, such as strategic planning and …

The Brain

In The Brain, Distances In Space, Time, And Social Relationships Look The Same

A brain-scanning study finds a small region of the brain that treats "far from me," "distant acquaintance," and "later" as similar concepts.<p><i>The coffeeshop is nearby.<br>We're close friends.<br>My birthday seems so far away.</i><p>In English, at least, we use the same words to describe spatial, social and temporal …

U.S. Census

Three Ways To End Life On Earth, According To 1962

A disturbing thought experiment (with diagrams) by Cold War-era scientists<p><i>This article, written by Martin Mann, originally appeared in the September 1962 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine. "Man's Last Big Blast," published just a month before the Cuban missile crisis, describes in frightening detail</i> …

History

Water Spotted on Solar System's Largest Asteroid, Raising Questions About Life There

The dwarf planet Ceres releases water vapor from two locations, scientists say.<p>Water spewing from icy volcanoes or ice patches may adorn our solar system's largest asteroid and smallest dwarf planet, known as Ceres, an international astronomy team says, instantly raising questions about the …