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How Your Brain Experiences the Passage of Time

How Your Brain Experiences the Passage of Time | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

Scientists have located a specific set of neurons that indicate how time passes, confirming that the brain plays an essential role in how we experience the passage of time.


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Nicholas Christakis: If You're So Free, Why Do You Follow Others?

If You're So Free, Why Do You Follow Others? The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence.


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If We Feel Too Busy, It's Probably Due to Having Too Much Free Time

If We Feel Too Busy, It's Probably Due to Having Too Much Free Time | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

A forthcoming study finds that keeping busy with selfless tasks greatly expands our perception of how much time we have. Christie Nicholson reports


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A New Home For Computer Screens: The Face

A New Home For Computer Screens: The Face | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
The rise of Internet-connected smartphones and advances in display-projection technology are accelerating the development of devices that overlay digital images atop a person's view of the physical world.

 

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Awakening: Synthetic Biology on the Verge of Revolutionizing the Evolution of Life [Videos]

Awakening: Synthetic Biology on the Verge of Revolutionizing the Evolution of Life [Videos] | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

"Synthetic biology" is the next stage in the evolution of biology as a science. In its purest form, and indeed for purists, it emerged as the idea of applying engineering principles to life science: characterising and cataloguing bits of DNA so they can be assembled into unnatural genetic circuits.

 

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Forget Google Glasses: Our ‘Smart Phones’ Will Soon Be Contact Lenses

Forget Google Glasses: Our ‘Smart Phones’ Will Soon Be Contact Lenses | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

You wake up in the morning, rub your sleepy eyes. As you’re getting ready to face the day you put in your contact lens, which will make the Internet and all your files, playlists, GPS, favorite apps, and addicting games literally available with the blink of an eye. Scientists are already at the animal testing phase of the technology that will make this possible.


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Once considered mainly 'brain glue,' astrocytes' power revealed

Once considered mainly 'brain glue,' astrocytes' power revealed | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

A type of cell plentiful in the brain, long considered mainly the stuff that holds the brain together and oft-overlooked by scientists more interested in flashier cells known as neurons, wields more power in the brain than has been realized, according to new research published March 29 in Science Signaling.


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Can Science End War?

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From designing brain implants to urging us all to have more sex, scientists have spent decades searching for a cure for conflict.

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Causation Warps Our Perception of Time

Causation Warps Our Perception of Time | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

Research has shown that our perceptual system seems to pull causally-related events together – compared to two events that are thought to happen of their own accord, we perceive the first event as occurring later if we think it is the cause and we perceive the second event as occurring earlier if we think it is the outcome.


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Physicists extend special relativity beyond the speed of light

Physicists extend special relativity beyond the speed of light | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
Now two physicists – James Hill and Barry Cox from the University of Adelaide in Australia – have shown that Einstein's theory of special relativity can be logically extended to allow for faster-than-light motion. They're quick to point out that their finding in no way contradicts the original theory, but simply provides a new aspect of it.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-physicists-special-relativity.html#jCp

 


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Hidden portals in Earth's magnetic field

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A favorite theme of science fiction is 'the portal' -- an extraordinary opening in space or time that connects travelers to distant realms.  A good portal is a shortcut, a guide, a door into the unknown.

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Transfer Data Through The Human Body To Your Devices

Transfer Data Through The Human Body To Your Devices | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
Ericsson aims to turn our anatomy into a USB key -- a bridge between gadgets with its 'Connected Me' technology.

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Imagination may be more important than knowledge: The eight types of imagination we use

Imagination may be more important than knowledge: The eight types of imagination we use | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

Imagination is the ability to form mental images, phonological passages, analogies, or narratives of something that is not perceived through our senses. Imagination is a manifestation of our memory and enables us to scrutinize our past and construct hypothetical future scenarios that do not yet, but could exist. Imagination also gives us the ability to see things from other points of view and empathize with others.


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Could we create a perfect society by tweaking two areas of the human brain?

Could we create a perfect society by tweaking two areas of the human brain? | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
Want to create an egalitarian utopia? A rigid hierarchical hellscape? (Or an egalitarian hellscape and hierarchical utopia, depending on your politics?) You might just need to stimulate or suppress two crucial parts of the human brain.

 

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NASA releases infrared map of the entire universe

NASA releases infrared map of the entire universe | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
After fourteen years of preparation and three years of collecting data, we now have an atlas of the entire infrared sky. This image is just the capstone for a cosmic map that contains 18000 images and 560 million different objects.

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Twenty top predictions for life 100 years from now

Twenty top predictions for life 100 years from now | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

Last week we asked readers for their
predictions of life in 100 years time. Inspired by ten 100-year predictions made by American
civil engineer John Elfreth Watkins in 1900, many of you wrote in with your
vision of the world in 2112.

Many of the "strange, almost impossible" predictions made by Watkins came
true. Here is what futurologists Ian Pearson (IP) and Patrick Tucker (PT) think
of your ideas.

 
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