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Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A 'Giant Brain'

Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A 'Giant Brain' | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The idea of the universe as a 'giant brain' has been proposed by scientists - and science fiction writers - for decades. But now physicists say there may be some evidence that it's actually true.

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Fascinating: How Transparent Glass Frogs Mate

Fascinating: How Transparent Glass Frogs Mate | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Rainy season is also mating season for the glass frogs of Panama. First, the female collects water from a leaf in order to hydrate the eggs inside her. She then releases them for the male to fertilize.

 
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Could the Tiny Zebrafish Teach Us to Cure Blindness?

Could the Tiny Zebrafish Teach Us to Cure Blindness? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

By learning how zebrafish regenerate their retinas, researchers could figure out how to help humans do the same
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Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise | KurzweilAI

Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Hate treadmills? No prob. The Tranquility Pod uses “pleasant sound, gentle vibration, and soothing light to transport the body, mind, and spirit to a
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Brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than previously thought, say UCLA scientists | KurzweilAI

Brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than previously thought, say UCLA scientists | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Neuron (blue) with dendrites (credit: Shelley Halpain/UC San Diego) The brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than was previously
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IBM-led international research team stores one bit of data on a single atom | KurzweilAI

IBM-led international research team stores one bit of data on a single atom | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Scanning tunneling microscope image of a single atom of holmium, an element that researchers used as a magnet to store one bit of data. (credit: IBM Research
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The Best Speech about Humanity - Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan gives the best speech ever about humanity and how foolish we behave. Pale Blue Dot is one of the most important and reflective speeches about th
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Researchers Find Myopia-Causing Cells in Retina | Medicine, Neuroscience | Sci-News.com

Researchers Find Myopia-Causing Cells in Retina | Medicine, Neuroscience | Sci-News.com | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at Northwestern University has discovered a type of retinal ganglion cell that may cause myopia when it dysfunctions.
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An ultra-low-power artificial synapse for neural-network computing | KurzweilAI

An ultra-low-power artificial synapse for neural-network computing | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

(Left) Illustration of a synapse in the brain connecting two neurons. (Right) Schematic of artificial synapse (ENODe), which functions as a transistor. It

 
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Life on Mars: Preparing for the Red Planet

Life on Mars: Preparing for the Red Planet | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Six people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate human exploration of Mars. We chronicle their mission in 360 video.
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How to build your own bio-bot | KurzweilAI

How to build your own bio-bot | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Bio-bot design inspired by the muscle-tendon-bone complex found in the human body, with 3D-printed flexible skeleton. Optical stimulation of the muscle tissue
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No ink required: paper can be printed with light

No ink required: paper can be printed with light | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—In an effort to curb the adverse environmental impacts of paper production, researchers in a new study have developed a light-printable paper—paper that can be printed with UV light, erased by heating to 12
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Japan researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

Japan researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Could flashing the "peace" sign in photos lead to fingerprint data being stolen?
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Why 10 Daily Tons of Ant Poop Keep This Rainforest Thriving

Why 10 Daily Tons of Ant Poop Keep This Rainforest Thriving | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

The soil in the rainforests of Barro Colorado is packed with nutrients, but where does it come from? The answer lies high up in the canopy, where a remarkable, prolific species of nest-building ants drops its waste.

 
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Smartphones may be changing the way we think

Smartphones may be changing the way we think | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
We rely on our digital devices to connect with others and for memory and navigation shortcuts. What is that doing to our brains?
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First nanoengineered retinal implant could help the blind regain functional vision | KurzweilAI

First nanoengineered retinal implant could help the blind regain functional vision | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Activated by incident light, photosensitive silicon nanowires 1 micrometer in diameter stimulate residual undamaged retinal cells to induce visual sensations.
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How to control robots with your mind | KurzweilAI

How to control robots with your mind | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The robot is informed that its initial motion was incorrect based upon real-time decoding of the observer’s EEG signals, and it corrects its selection
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Groundbreaking technology rewarms large-scale animal tissues preserved at low temperatures | KurzweilAI

Groundbreaking technology rewarms large-scale animal tissues preserved at low temperatures | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Inductive radio-frequency heating of magnetic nanoparticles embedded in tissue (red material in container) preserved at very low temperatures restored the
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Image recognition app scans paintings to act like Shazam for art

Image recognition app scans paintings to act like Shazam for art | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A smartphone app uses image recognition to let users scan artworks in galleries for extra information and curate their own digital collection
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Scientists have found a way of growing human tissue on apples - BBC News

Scientists have found a way of growing human tissue on apples - BBC News | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Ottawa have developed a way of growing human cells and tissue on apples.
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Brain-computer interface advance allows paralyzed people to type almost as fast as some smartphone users | KurzweilAI

Brain-computer interface advance allows paralyzed people to type almost as fast as some smartphone users | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Typing with your mind. You are paralyzed. But now, tiny electrodes have been surgically implanted in your brain to record signals from your motor cortex, the
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Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
MSU engineering researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
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Terahertz wireless could lead to fiber-optics speed in-flight and mobile metropolitan internet | KurzweilAI

Terahertz wireless could lead to fiber-optics speed in-flight and mobile metropolitan internet | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Terahertz wireless links to spaceborne satellites could one day make gigabit-per-second connection speeds available to anyone, anytime, anywhere on the face of
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These Microscopic Bots Could Swim through the Bloodstream to Deliver Drugs

These Microscopic Bots Could Swim through the Bloodstream to Deliver Drugs | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Chemists create micro swimmers that can be controlled by light
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Researchers confirm the existence of a 'lost continent' under Mauritius

Researchers confirm the existence of a 'lost continent' under Mauritius | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Scientists have confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago.The piec
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