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Spider silk spun into violin strings

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2012 12:03 AM
by APM
A Japanese researcher has used thousands of strands of spider silk to spin a set of violin strings.
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Can Computers Catch You Telling a Lie?

Posted in Science on 5th Mar, 2012 11:59 PM
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Research suggests that software might be better than law enforcement officials at detecting a lie. But will it really work?
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Oceans acidifying at unprecedented speed

Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2012 03:55 PM
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Greenhouse gas emissions may be acidifying the oceans at a faster rate than at any time in the last 300 million years.
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Proposed National Goal of doubling launches every year

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2012 02:45 PM
by APM
Is it possible to double the number of permit holding private launches every year for the rest of the decade? That would mean 1,280 liftoffs in 2019 an average of 3 1/2 per day.
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Computer modelling: Brain in a box

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2012 08:27 PM
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Henry Markram wants 1 billion Euros to model the entire human brain. Sceptics dont think he should get it.
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Peter Diamandis: Abundance Is Our Future (New TED Video)

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2012 08:27 PM
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Peter Diamandis believes we have never been readier to solve the worlds most pressing challenges.
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Robot Fish Moves to the Head of the School

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2012 08:05 PM
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researchers have discovered that by mimicking nature, a robotic fish can transform into a leader of live ones.
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Oxygen envelops Saturns icy moon

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2012 08:00 PM
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A Nasa spacecraft has detected oxygen around one of Saturns icy moons, Dione.
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The $46 iPhone Geiger counter

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2012 07:51 PM
by APM
Japanese non profit organization Radiation Watch has released a $46 Geiger Counter iPhone peripheral
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Giving waste water the power to clean itself

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2012 07:21 PM
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A technique that combines two forms of renewables, one relying on bacteria and the other on salt water, generates electricity and cleans waste water at the same time.
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Russian Mogul Plans To Plant Our Brains In Robots And Keep Them Alive Forever

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2012 08:43 PM
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The US Avatar initiative doesnt go far enough. A massive venture of his own that he hopes will put the Pentagons project to shame.
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Commercial suborbital balloon flight facility takes shape

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2012 04:44 PM
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The Near Space Corporation this week said it would begin developing a $6.9 million phase of what it says is the first commercial high altitude balloon flight facility in the country.
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Google: Technology is making science fiction real

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2012 01:35 PM
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Eric Schmidt predicts that rapid advances in technology will soon transform science fiction into reality. Driverless cars, robots and telepresence...
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How memory formation is triggered by stem cells

Posted in Science on 29th Feb, 2012 05:49 PM
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Researchers have discovered an answer to the long standing mystery of how brain cells can remember new memories while also maintaining older ones.
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Low Levels of Omega 3 Fatty Acids May Cause Memory Problems

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2012 09:16 PM
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A diet lacking in omega 3 fatty acids, nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause your brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities
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World of Warcraft Boosts Spatial Ability and Focus in Adults

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2012 02:41 PM
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The game improves cognitive functioning in older players because it requires multitasking and use of brain based skills.
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