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Gallery: Strange Nebula Shapes, What Do You See?

Gallery: Strange Nebula Shapes, What Do You See? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Wispy nebulas come in all shapes across the universe. What do you see?
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Scientists Have Created an Impossible Shape Made of Light — NOVA Next | PBS

Scientists Have Created an Impossible Shape Made of Light — NOVA Next | PBS | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Real, unmanufactured Möbius strips rarely occur spontaneously in nature. But now, scientists have rendered one out of light.
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Unboiling an Egg is Amazing, May Pave Way for Cheaper Cancer Treatments, Food Production

Unboiling an Egg is Amazing, May Pave Way for Cheaper Cancer Treatments, Food Production | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Scientists discover a way to unboil a hard-boiled egg in a matter of minutes. The discovery may help biotechnology firms develop cheaper drugs for cancer.
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The Speed of Light Can Vary

The Speed of Light Can Vary | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
By manipulating the structure of light pulses, scientists managed to slow down some photons and challenge textbook wisdom
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How one eye could save the other - Futurity

How one eye could save the other - Futurity | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Stem cells from one eye could be used to prevent a blinding scar on the injured cornea of the other, experiments with mice suggest.
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Organic matter detected on Mars | KurzweilAI

Organic matter detected on Mars | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
This self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager on Feb. 3, 2013 plus three exposures
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Artificial Intelligence: Hawking's Fears Stir Debate : DNews

Artificial Intelligence: Hawking's Fears Stir Debate : DNews | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking said the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. For real?
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Ancient creature discovered in the depths of the Arctic Ocean

Ancient creature discovered in the depths of the Arctic Ocean | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
In the depths of the Arctic Ocean, buried deep in the sediment, an ancient creature waited for over a million years to be discovered. Paul Valentich-Scott, from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (California), and three scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS, Menlo Park, ...
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Researchers Have Found That Plants Know They Are Being Eaten

Researchers Have Found That Plants Know They Are Being Eaten | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Vegetarians and vegans pay heed.
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Scientists in Tokyo have demonstrated what they say is the world's first 3D projection that floats in mid air. A laser that fires a pulse up to a thousand times a second superheats molecules in the...

Scientists in Tokyo have demonstrated what they say is the world's first 3D projection that floats in mid air. A laser that fires a pulse up to a thousand times a second superheats molecules in the... | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Scientists in Tokyo have demonstrated what they say is the world's first 3D projection that floats in mid air. A laser that fires a pulse up to a thousand times a second superheats molecules in the air, creating a spark which can be guided to certain points in the air to shape what the human eye perceives as an image. Matthew Stock reports.
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Artificial sweeteners may contribute to diabetes, controversial study finds

Artificial sweeteners may contribute to diabetes, controversial study finds | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
But researchers warn not to abandon sweeteners yet
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Webbed octobot swims speedily | Science News - YouTube

Adding a soft silicone web to a small robotic octopus helps the machine hit the gas. The first robot shown propels itself by snapping shut rigid plastic legs...
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An Atomic View of Brain Activity - YouTube

This, in all its molecular complexity, is what the bulging end of a single neuron looks like. A whopping 300,000 proteins come together to form the structure...
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Chicks Are Like Humans: They Map Numbers Spatially - From Left to Right

Chicks Are Like Humans: They Map Numbers Spatially - From Left to Right | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Just like humans, chicks associate smaller numbers with the left side and bigger numbers with the right indicating that mapping numbers from left to rights has its beginning prior to the emergence of the concept of numbers.
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Four-finned robot swims like a cuttlefish - YouTube

Full story: http://bit.ly/1FM2GZx By copying the undulating swimming skills of cuttlefish, a low-key underwater robot is able to tackle obstacles in its way
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What are the implications of extra dimensions for reality?

What are the implications of extra dimensions for reality? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
From World Science U, Science Unplugged provides hundreds of short video answers to a wide range of questions from "What is a Higgs Particle?" to "What happens to time near a black hole?"
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Thoughts make robot hand pinch and scoop - Futurity

Thoughts make robot hand pinch and scoop - Futurity | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Using only her thoughts, a woman with quadriplegia was able to manipulate a robot hand into four positions to reach, grab, and place a variety of objects.
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Saving information on a computer boosts human memory resources for new information | KurzweilAI

Saving information on a computer boosts human memory resources for new information | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
(Credit: iStock) The simple act of saving something, such as a file on a computer, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next, according
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Robotic-leg prosthetic allows amputees to walk normally | KurzweilAI

Robotic-leg prosthetic allows amputees to walk normally | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Amputee with robot-inspired artificial leg can walk at near-normal speed on a treadmill (credit: UT Dallas) Wearers of a new robotic leg can walk on a
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The man who hears colour

The man who hears colour | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Neil Harbisson was colour blind until an antenna was attached to his skull - now he can "hear" colours represented by musical notes.
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Scientists find 'hidden brain signatures' of consciousness in vegetative state patients

Scientists find 'hidden brain signatures' of consciousness in vegetative state patients | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Scientists in Cambridge have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state, which point to networks that could support consciousness even when a patient appears to be unconscious and unresponsive. The study could help doctors identify patients who are aware despite being unable to communicate.
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Sleep learning? New research shows how to make dozing brain work

Sleep learning? New research shows how to make dozing brain work | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Wouldn't it be nice if we could get a full eight hours of restful sleep but still have our brains working for us? Scientists now say that...
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Interactive Bionic Man, featuring 14 novel biotechnologies | KurzweilAI

Interactive Bionic Man, featuring 14 novel biotechnologies | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
NIBIB Bionic Man (click image to go the interactive site) (credit: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering) The National Institute of
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Bike Helmet Meets Black Box

Bike Helmet Meets Black Box | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A future smart bike helmet can track the rider's motion, determine if a crash was likely and call for help if the rider is incapacitated. Larry Greenemeier reports
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