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How to erase fear from your brain

How to erase fear from your brain | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Amygdala activity predicts return of fear and correlates with recall of fear. Without disruption of reconsolidation (top), fear (yellow) returned. With disruption (bottom), fear did not return. (Credit: T.
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The disappearing web: Information decay is eating away our history

The disappearing web: Information decay is eating away our history | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The ability to distribute real-time information through social networks like Twitter is a powerful thing, but a new study points out that one of the downsides of this phenomenon is the fact that much of the content that gets linked to eventually...
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Finland is about to start using crowdsourcing to create new laws

Finland is about to start using crowdsourcing to create new laws | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The Finnish government has approved the technology behind a new 'Open Ministry' platform, which will act as a hub for citizens who want new laws voted on in the country's parliament. But could that work elsewhere?
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Super Powers for the Blind and Deaf: Scientific American

Super Powers for the Blind and Deaf: Scientific American | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The brain rewires itself to boost the remaining senses...
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'Tantalizing' hints of room-temperature superconductivity

'Tantalizing' hints of room-temperature superconductivity | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Doped graphite may superconduct at more than 100 ºC.
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Separating the Pseudo From Science - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Separating the Pseudo From Science - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Think of quack research as an inevitable homage to its legit counterpart.
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Plasma magnetoshell aerobreaking should be one thousand times better than aerobraking

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Oil from algae closer to reality through studies by unique collaboration of scientists

Oil from algae closer to reality through studies by unique collaboration of scientists | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A team of researchers that has been working on getting fuel-grade oil out of algae may be within four years of a near-commercial-scale production level.
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Microstructure breakthroughs to dramatically enhance material properties

Microstructure breakthroughs to dramatically enhance material properties | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
DARPA’s Materials with Controlled Microstructural Architecture program combines engineering principles developed for large structures with emerging fabrication techniques to engineer and control the architecture of a material’s microstructure and...
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Genes for face shape identified

Genes for face shape identified | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Scientists identify five genes that determine the form of the human face in a find that could lead to sketches based solely on DNA findings.
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Bionics Vs Stem Cells: Sci-Fi Becoming Reality As These Two Cool Technologies Advance

Bionics Vs Stem Cells: Sci-Fi Becoming Reality As These Two Cool Technologies Advance | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
I'm a big fan of stem cell technology and its future promise to do all kinds of pretty amazing things to fix up the human body.However, at the same time, bionics is pretty freaking remarkable as well, and holds enormous potential for improving human...
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The Education of Character: Teaching Control with a Cotton Ball | Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network

The Education of Character: Teaching Control with a Cotton Ball | Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
We think of school as a place where children learn new skills and knowledge. Young people come to class more or less ready to learn, their ...
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Artificial Intelligence, Powered by Many Humans - Technology Review

Artificial Intelligence, Powered by Many Humans - Technology Review | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing can create an artificial chat partner that's smarter than Siri-style personal assistants.
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Are We Really Getting Smarter?Americans' IQ scores have risen steadily over the past century. James R. Flynn examines why

Are We Really Getting Smarter?Americans' IQ scores have risen steadily over the past century. James R. Flynn examines why | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Americans' IQ scores have steadily risen over the past century. James R. Flynn examines why.
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The more people rely on their intuitions, the more cooperative they become, study shows

The more people rely on their intuitions, the more cooperative they become, study shows | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
It's an age old question: Why do we do good? What makes people sometimes willing to put 'We' ahead of 'Me?' Perhaps our first impulse is to be selfish, and cooperation is all about reining in greed.
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Neuroscience: Idle minds

Neuroscience: Idle minds | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists are trying to work out why the brain does so much when it seems to be doing nothing at all.
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Common Interpretation of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle Is Proved False: Scientific American

Common Interpretation of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle Is Proved False: Scientific American | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A new experiment shows that measuring a quantum system does not necessarily introduce uncertainty...
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Warp drive may be more feasible than thought, scientists say | KurzweilAI

Warp drive may be more feasible than thought, scientists say | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A ring-shaped warp drive device could transport a football-shape starship (center) to effective speeds 10 times faster than light (credit: Harold White) A...
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Human Muscle Regenerated With Animal Help

Human Muscle Regenerated With Animal Help | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Researchers are using extracellular matrix, a natural scaffolding that underlies all tissues and organs, from animals to engineer the growth of replacement tissue like limb muscle lost in injuries.
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Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing | TechWench.com

Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing | TechWench.com | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
New Medical Discovery A team of scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical breakthroughs...
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Why humans have evolved so fast

Why humans have evolved so fast | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A new idea could explain the incredible rate of evolution in the human lineage.
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New benchtop sequencers shipping; sequence genome in under a day

New benchtop sequencers shipping; sequence genome in under a day | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Nanopores: direct, electronic analysis of single molecules (credit: Oxford Nanopore Technologies)
Life Technologies began shipments of its new Ion Proton benchtop sequencing instrument on Thursday, but the sequencing race is still on.
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William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers Are (Thankfully) Almost Always Wrong | Underwire | Wired.com

William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers Are (Thankfully) Almost Always Wrong | Underwire | Wired.com | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Author William Gibson poses for a portrait at the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles.Photo: Jason Redmond/Wired One of science fiction's most visionary and d...
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Who (and what) can you trust?

People face this predicament all the time -- can you determine a person's character in a single interaction? Can you judge whether someone you just met can be trusted when you have only a few minutes together?
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Bacteria are social microorganisms: MIT researchers | KurzweilAI

Bacteria are social microorganisms: MIT researchers | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Distribution of antagonistic interactions in relationship to Vibrio phylogeny and genetic distance.
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