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World of Warcraft Boosts Spatial Ability and Focus in Adults

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2012 02:41 PM
by APM
The game improves cognitive functioning in older players because it requires multitasking and use of brain based skills.
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Redesigning People: How Medtech Could Expand Beyond the Injured

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2012 01:13 AM
by APM
Radical human modification is coming, like it or not, by the end of this century if not earlier. How much are you willing to alter yourself?
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China paces to the Moon

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2012 01:09 AM
by APM
from rocket launchers and satellites to first citizen in space and, possibly, to first citizens on the Moon.
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Arctic sea ice decline may be driving snowy winters

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2012 12:47 AM
by APM
A relationship between melting ice in the Arctic regions and widespread cold outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere...
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Monkey controls robot hand through brain implants

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2012 09:12 AM
by APM
Sensors in a monkey brain monitor just 200 neurons enough to accurately interpret the monkeys movements and control a robotic hand
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Replacing Electricity With Light: First Physical Metatronic Circuit Created

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2012 09:05 AM
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researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are pushing circuitry forward in a different way, by replacing electricity with light.
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Andromeda galaxy exotic Xray signal is really a bright black hole

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2012 08:55 AM
by APM
An intensely bright Xray beacon shining in the Andromeda galaxy is actually a signpost for a hungry black hole
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Eavesdropping on the squid world

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2012 08:45 AM
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Marine biologists are starting to get a good idea now of how squid hear and how they react to sounds in the ocean.
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Making solar power competitive with coal

Posted in Science on 25th Feb, 2012 12:00 AM
by APM
By the end of the decade, U.S. manufacturers could make solar panels that are less than half as expensive as the ones they make now.
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galaxy may swarm with nomad planets

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2012 11:55 PM
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There may be 100,000 times more wandering nomad planets in the Milky Way than stars, and some may carry bacterial life
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Google Solve for X: Getting Big Stuff Done

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2012 07:50 PM
by APM
Much of the world has stopped innovating in a big way in the physical world for some decades. This is allowing those who are against science and have a skewed view of risk to make more inroads into slowing development.
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Computer modeling: brain in a box

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2012 11:03 AM
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Henry Markrams controversial proposal for the Human Brain Project (HBP) an effort to build a supercomputer simulation that integrates everything known about the human brain
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Faster than light neutrino a mistake caused by loose cable?

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2012 03:43 PM
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Since September, scientists have been scratching their head over results that appear to show neutrinos traveling between Switzerland and Italy faster than light would.
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India will start thorium based Reactor project in next 18 months

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2012 03:21 PM
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Indias government has decided to commence the construction of 300MW thorium based Advanced Heavy Water Reactor in the next 18 months, a senior official said.
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Is Apple building the largest solar array in the U.S?

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2012 11:04 AM
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Apple released its 2012 Facilities Report today, revealing the companys data center in North Carolina will be powered by Americas largest end user owned solar array.
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Sirtuin 6 can increase the lifespan of male mice by 15%

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2012 02:08 AM
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SIRT6 might extend life by protecting against metabolic disorders such as diabetes.
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