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Glass Fibers May Open Door To Neuromorphic Computing

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers have demonstrated how neural networks and synapses in the brain can be reproduced using glass fibers made that are sensitive to light, known as chalcogenides.

Arctic Sea Ice Hit A Forty-Year Low This Winter

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

The maximum extent of Arctic sea ice occurred early this year, and, at 5.61 million square miles, was the smallest in four decades.

Neuropsychology: Power Naps Produce A Significant Improvement In Memory Performance

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Psychologists have shown that a short nap lasting about an hour can significantly improve memory performance.

Possible Fatty Acid Detected On Mars

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

A fatty acid might be among the molecules discovered on Mars by Curiosity. However, it's not possible yet to determine if the compound has a biological or non-biological origin.

Researchers May Have Solved Origin-of-life Conundrum

Posted in Featured, Science on 19th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

The crash of meteors on early Earth likely generated hydrogen cyanide, which could have kick-started the production of molecules needed to make the first cells.