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  • Scientists Have Created Brain Implants That Could Boost Our Memory By Up To 30%

    Scientists Have Created Brain Implants That Could Boost Our Memory By Up To 30%

    via Business Insider : Our memories could one day get a boost from a new brain implant device, according to a new study. Researchers looked at how our brains naturally process memories in order to mimic what they do with micro-electric shocks. The device can boost performance on memory tests by up to 30%, according to the study. We’d all love to have a better memory. If there was a tool that could make us […]

  • Can Humans Live FOREVER? Scientists Finally Have The Answer

    Can Humans Live FOREVER? Scientists Finally Have The Answer

    via Express : Scientists have continually looked at ageing as if it were a disease and have tried to cure it. From enhancing certain proteins which protect cells from ageing to extending telomeres – fragments of DNA which cap both ends of each chromosome and protect against the wear and tear of natural ageing – scientists have tried to halt the ageing process. But now, experts say they have conclusive proof there is no way […]

  • Flowers Use ‘Blue Halo’ Optical Trick To Attract Bees, Say Researchers

    Flowers Use ‘Blue Halo’ Optical Trick To Attract Bees, Say Researchers

    via The Guardian : Flowers might seem like one of life’s simple pleasures, but it turns out there might be more to them than meets the eye. Researchers have discovered that certain species of flowering plants boast tiny ridges on their petals that, thanks to variations in their height or spacing, scatter light to cast a blueish hue over the blooms. While the effect is not always visible to humans, it can be spotted by bees […]

  • Researchers Have Designed a Type of Aluminum That’s Lighter Than Water

    Researchers Have Designed a Type of Aluminum That’s Lighter Than Water

    via Futurism : A team of researchers from the U.S. and Russia have discovered a way to make aluminum that’s lighter than water. The team accomplished the task using computational modeling, and replaced the carbon atoms in a diamond with aluminium tetrahedron. A WHOLE NEW ALUMINUM The aluminum we have at our disposal will sink when placed in water, but a team of researchers from Utah State University (USU) and the Southern Federal University (SFU) in […]

  • How Science Found a Way to Help Coma Patients Communicate

    How Science Found a Way to Help Coma Patients Communicate

    via Guardian : In 20 December 1999, a young man pulled away in his car from his grandfather’s house in Sarnia, Ontario, with his girlfriend in the passenger seat beside him. Scott Routley, who was 26, had studied physics at the University of Waterloo and had a promising career in robotics ahead of him. But at an intersection just a few blocks from his grandfather’s house, a police car travelling to the scene of a crime […]

  • Why Midsized Animals Are the Fastest on Earth

    Why Midsized Animals Are the Fastest on Earth

    via Science : An elephant should run faster than a horse—at least in theory. That’s because big creatures have more of the type of muscle cells used for acceleration. Yet midsized animals are the fastest on Earth, a trend that researchers have long struggled to explain. Now, an analysis of nearly 500 species ranging from fruit flies to whales has an answer: The muscle cells in big animals run out of fuel before the creatures can […]

  • Feeling ‘hangry’ is a very real thing – science says so

    Feeling ‘hangry’ is a very real thing – science says so

    Via Metro : We’ve all been there – with hours to go between mealtimes, that furious rage bubbles up. You’re feeling ‘hangry’: that’s when hungry meets angry, for those of you at the back. Long thought of as a highly relatable old wives’ tale, that feeling of ‘hanger’ has now been proven to have some scientific basis. According to New Scientist, there is a link between blood sugar levels and the hormones that trigger aggression and […]

  • How Plants Grow Like Human Brains

    How Plants Grow Like Human Brains

    via ScienceDaily : Plants and brains are more alike than you might think: Salk scientists discovered that the mathematical rules governing how plants grow are similar to how brain cells sprout connections. The new work, published in Current Biology on July 6, 2017, and based on data from 3D laser scanning of plants, suggests there may be universal rules of logic governing branching growth across many biological systems. “Our project was motivated by the question of […]

  • How Giant Atoms May Help Catch Gravitational Waves from the Big Bang

    How Giant Atoms May Help Catch Gravitational Waves from the Big Bang

    via COSMOS : There was a lot of excitement last year when the LIGO collaboration detected gravitational waves, which are ripples in the fabric of space itself. And it’s no wonder – it was one of the most important discoveries of the century. By measuring gravitational waves from intense astrophysical processes like merging black holes, the experiment opens up a completely new way of observing and understanding the universe. But there are limits to what LIGO […]

  • Why Fake News Goes Viral: Science Explains

    Why Fake News Goes Viral: Science Explains

    Via LiveScience : People’s limited attention spans, plus the sheer overload of information on social media may combine to make fake news and hoaxes go viral, according to a new study. Understanding why and how fake news spreads may one day help researchers develop tools to combat its spread, the researchers said. For example, the new research points toward curbing the use of social bots — computer programs that automatically generate messages such as tweets that […]