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Das Internet macht vergesslich! Sokrates wusste schon lange, was Harvard-Psychologen jetzt herausgefunden haben » MENSCHEN-BILDER » SciLogs - Wissenschaftsblogs

<b>Das Internet hat unsere Möglichkeiten zum Nachschlagen von Informationen multipliziert, macht uns aber auch abhängig. Psychologen haben in einer</b> …

Kernfusion ist die Zukunft der Energie

Ich bin fest davon überzeugt, dass Fusion die einzige sinnvolle Energiequelle für unseren imensen Energiehunger ist. Zusammen mit den regenerativen …

World's tiniest motor can fit inside a cell and spin as fast as a jet engine

At less than one micrometer in size, the microscopic nanomotor could revolutionise controlled medical drug delivery.<p>Developed by researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, a microscopically tiny motor is the smallest, fastest, and longest-running nanomotor to date.<p>…

Building the highway for big data

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Ron Kasabian, Intel Corporation, and Charles Zedlewski, Cloudera.</i><p>Your data is trying to go places, and when it does, it will uncover operating efficiencies and new revenue streams that will reinvent business models. But right now, it’s stuck in a data traffic jam …

A Tractor Beam Made of Sound

It can't pull a spaceship into the Death Star, but the acoustic tractor beam is the most powerful yet created.<p><b>Scientists have created a sonic tractor beam</b>. And it's not simply an amazing proof of concept: This beam pulls with a billion times more force and can tow objects a million times larger …

Physics

NASA Is About to Test a Mega-Parachute at the Edge of Space

If the largest ever supersonic parachute works, we'll be a step closer to putting a human on Mars.<p>The key to a successful Mars landing is the same thing that matters in landing on any planet: You have to slow down before you hit the ground.<p>That's why scientists are testing a new supersonic …

A New Idea For Colonizing Space: Send Our DNA, Assemble Ourselves Once We Get There

I mean, it’s just too hard to send actual humans, right?<p>It’s difficult to send people far into space. Why not send bacteria instead? That’s the simple foundation behind one decidedly out-there idea for sending humans to live on other planets in the future.<p>“Our best bet for space exploration could …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

Der Mond, eine echt schwere Geburt

Ausgespuckt oder abgesprengt? Wie die Erde ihren Trabanten bekam, ist ungeklärt. Erstmals deuten winzige chemische Spuren im Mondgestein auf eine …