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Can Your Favorite Song Make You Smarter?

Posted by on September 30, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Can Your Favorite Song Make You Smarter?

When we hear our favorite music, our thoughts tend to shift inward, activating the default mode network (DMN) a network of brain regions that’s active when a person is awake but at rest. Our favorite songs also seem to spark a conection between our auditory circuts and the hippocampus, a region responsible for memory and emotions.

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‘Cloaking’ Device Uses Ordinary Lenses To Hide Objects Across Range Of Angles

Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
‘Cloaking’ Device Uses Ordinary Lenses To Hide Objects Across Range Of Angles

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new technologies—to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed at the University of Rochester, not only overcomes some of the limitations of previous devices, but it uses inexpensive, readily available materials in a novel configuration.

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Complex Organic Molecule Found In Interstellar Space

Posted by on September 28, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Space with 0 Comments
Complex Organic Molecule Found In Interstellar Space

Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth.

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Black Holes DON’T Exist According to Scientist Who Claims Mathematical Proof

Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Science, Space with 0 Comments
Black Holes DON’T Exist According to Scientist Who Claims Mathematical Proof

An American physicist claims she has mathematically refuted the existence of black holes in our universe. The new theory combines Steve Hawking’s radiation theory with quantum theory’s fundamental law that no information ever disappears from the universe. Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill maintains she managed to merge two seemingly contradicting theories, Einstein’s theory of gravity and a fundamental law of quantum theory.

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Seat of Selflessness Found in Brains of Extreme Altruists

Posted by on September 25, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Seat of Selflessness Found in Brains of Extreme Altruists

Altruism has posed a puzzle for psychologists and evolutionary biologists for centuries. Why is it that humans will help others even to their own detriment?

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On/Off Switch For Aging Cells Discovered By Scientists

Posted by on September 24, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
On/Off Switch For Aging Cells Discovered By Scientists

An on-and-off “switch” has been discovered in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging. This switch points to a way to encourage healthy cells to keep dividing and generating, for example, new lung or liver tissue, even in old age. In our bodies, newly divided cells constantly. However, most human cells cannot divide indefinitely -– with each division, a cellular timekeeper at the ends of chromosomes shortens. When this timekeeper becomes too short, cells can no longer divide, causing organs and tissues to degenerate, as often happens in old age. But there is a way around this countdown, researchers have found.

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High-Speed Gondolas Envisioned for NYC

High-Speed Gondolas Envisioned for NYC

A new proposal envisions a high-speed urban gondola that would offer commuters swift transport between Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, reducing travel times.

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New Evidence That We Could Grow Vegetables On Mars And The Moon

Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Space with 1 Comment
New Evidence That We Could Grow Vegetables On Mars And The Moon

Could we grow a garden in the soils of Mars and the Moon? A new study digs down deep into the interstellar dirt and says that, yes.

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Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers

Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers

Wolverine, Ghost Rider, the Incredible Hulk — all of these characters have at least one awesome trait in common: the ability to heal themselves. And now, the Pentagon wants to give ordinary people this superhuman capability.

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Google Acts Like Privatized NSA: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Google Acts Like Privatized NSA: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

In interviews with BBC and Sky News, WikiLeaks founder explains how Google’s behavior, though legal, is like that of surveillance agencies.

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Five Most Awesome Things that Happened with Space This Week (2MIN Video)

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Space with 0 Comments
Five Most Awesome Things that Happened with Space This Week (2MIN Video)

Video of the five most awesome things that happened with space this week:
(5) The Hubble Space telescope finds the smallest known galaxy containing a “supermassive” black hole.
(4) Boeing, SpaceX win contracts to build ‘space taxis’ for NASA
(3) Mysterious satellite launched from Florida by Atlas 5 rocket
(2) NASA conducts recovery drills for next generation space capsule
(1) MAVEN spacecraft close to entering Mars orbit — and it won’t be alone

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Massive 5,000-Year-Old Stone Monument Revealed in Israel

Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Massive 5,000-Year-Old Stone Monument Revealed in Israel

A lunar-crescent-shaped stone monument that dates back around 5,000 years has been identified in Israel. Located about 8 miles (13 kilometers) northwest of the Sea of Galilee, the structure is massive.

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What Is the Universe? Real Physics Has Some Mind-Bending Answers

Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Space with 0 Comments
What Is the Universe? Real Physics Has Some Mind-Bending Answers

Science says the universe could be a hologram, a computer program, a black hole or a bubble—and there are ways to check

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Martian Meteorite Yields More Evidence Of the Possibility Of Life On Mars

Posted by on September 16, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Space with 0 Comments
Martian Meteorite Yields More Evidence Of the Possibility Of Life On Mars

A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists.

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MIT Robotic Cheetah

Posted by on September 15, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
MIT Robotic Cheetah

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah. (Learn more: http://bit.ly/1CZToFe)

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