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Memories May Not Live in Neurons' Synapses

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The finding could mean recollections are more enduring than expected and disrupt plans for PTSD treatments.
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Night vision eyedrops allow vision of up to 50m in darkness

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2015 08:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that temporarily enable night vision.
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+21

Climate change does not cause extreme winters, experts say

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Cold snaps like the ones in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists have now shown that global warming tends to reduce temperature variability.
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Successful liftoff for NASA’s longest-ever manned mission

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 08:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko began their year-long stay in space on Friday as they headed for the International Space Station.
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+38

Brain has strong points at different ages

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
While some thinking skills begin to decline as one ages, researchers found that others don't peak until middle age or even later.
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+37

Dark matter even darker than once thought

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The results show that dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, and narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be.
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+15

Biotech company working on a cure for Colorblindness

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Injectable genes may make life in full color possible.
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U.S. engineering schools to educate 20,000 students to meet grand challenges

Posted in Business on 28th Mar, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
US schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers to tackle the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century.
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+26

Nanoparticles open blood-brain barrier for delivery of molecules

Posted in Hardware on 27th Mar, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Currently 98 percent of therapeutic molecules are blocked by the barrier, but a new technique opens the door to new treatments for brain diseases.
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+46

Bee behaviour mapped by using tiny trackers

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Understanding bee behavior is absolutely vital if we are to understand better why our bees are struggling and how we can reverse their decline.
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+27

Blood test uses human stem cells to predict severe drug reactions

Posted in Medicine on 27th Mar, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a blood test using human stem cells that predicts whether new drugs will cause severe side effects.
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+32

NASA aims to capture and bring back an asteroid boulder by 2025

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
In 10 years, our moon many get a tiny new moon.
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+24

Neuroscientists pinpoint cell type in the brain that controls body clock

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2015 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Could lead to treatments for jet lag, neurological problems, and metabolism issues, but one simple solution is to not use electronic devices before sleep.
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Why Don't Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We Do)?

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2015 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Research suggest an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human.
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Apple isn’t just satisfied reinventing health care, it’s targeting clinical trials as well​

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2015 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The tech industry now sees medicine as the next frontier for exponential growth.
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Facebook will soon support 360-degree videos in the News Feed & on Oculus

Posted in Online on 26th Mar, 2015 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Today Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will soon support 'spherical' 360-degree videos in its Newsfeed.
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+18