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Biochip tracks influenza in real time | KurzweilAI

Biochip tracks influenza in real time | KurzweilAI | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
Brown University researchers have created a reliable, fast flu-detection test that can be carried in a first-aid kit.
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Forever Young (BBC Documentary)

Please Subscribe To The EvolutionDocumentary YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/EvolutionDocumentary Broadcast (2005) The twenty-first century will be s...
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Brain Teaser: Einstein's Grey Matter On Display

Brain Teaser: Einstein's Grey Matter On Display | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
Parts of Albert Einstein's brain are going on display in London for the first time - alongside that of a famous mathematician and two murderers.
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How the Moon Evolved - Video Guided Tour

From epic asteroid bombardment and lava flow to man landing on its surface, the Moon has a rich and violent history. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is unco...
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Software automatically transforms movie clips into comic strips

Software automatically transforms movie clips into comic strips | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- While some comics today are still drawn by hand, many modern cartoonists use a variety of digital tools to create comics.
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Bionics: The next generation

Bionics: The next generation | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
A new generation of bionics which which can connect wirelessly with the nervous system and feel are under development.
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"Designer Electrons" Can Be Custom-Made for Future Devices | Popular Science

"Designer Electrons" Can Be Custom-Made for Future Devices | Popular Science | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
Electrons were fooled into behaving as though they were in a magnetic field, with no magnets around...
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Transmitting single photons between molecules for quantum communication | KurzweilAI

Transmitting single photons between molecules for quantum communication | KurzweilAI | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
Scientists at the ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light have used two molecules as antennas and transmitted signals in the form...
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How liveable are cities?

How liveable are cities? | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
This visualization shows the Cities Liveability Index (Economist Intelligence Unit). Each graph shows the different categories for each city, and they are color coded according to the continent they belong.
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Fetal Cells Gone Wild | Jena Pincott | Big Think

Jena Pincott describes cutting edge research on fetal cells and the powerful implications they have for healing.
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Sayonara Sweet Tooth | The Scientist

Sayonara Sweet Tooth | The Scientist | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it

Many carnivorous mammals have lost their sweet taste receptors. Loss of taste receptor function in mammals is a widespread phenomenon that independently evolved multiple times, and may be related to carnivorous mammals’ feeding behavior.

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10 Moons Every Person Should Know

10 Moons Every Person Should Know | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
Pretty much everyone can rattle off the names of our solar system's eight (formerly nine) planets, but ask the average person to list some moons and you'll be lucky if they can tell you more than two or three.
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The Arrow of Time feat. Sean Carroll

Why is the past different from the future? Caltech physicist Sean Carroll explains how the arrow of time is not an intrinsic property of physics, but rather ...
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Once-in-a-Lifetime Venus Event to Aid Planet Hunters | IdeaFeed | Big Think

Once-in-a-Lifetime Venus Event to Aid Planet Hunters | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
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The Magic of Seeds and the Science of Insuring Earth’s Future

The Magic of Seeds and the Science of Insuring Earth’s Future | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
What tiny parachutes and a man named Wolfgang have to do with the future of all living species.
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Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities

Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it

Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities (TED) by Rachel Armstrong. iPad, Kindle, Barnes & Noble. Rooted in cutting edge biology and materials science, as well as contemporary art, Armstrong's account of how we'd build biological cities feels at first like a thought experiment but evolves into a plausible vision of tomorrow's cities.


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Under the Microscope #6

Have you thanked your T-cells today? If not, check out this video of one attacking a cancer cell... In this video we see a killer T cell of the immune system attacking a cancer cell. Under the Microscope is a collection of videos that show glimpses of the n...

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Listen to solar storm activity in new sonification video

Listen to solar storm activity in new sonification video | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it

What does a solar storm sound like?  It's a 'sonification' of measurements from two spacecraft during the most recent storm. Take a listen in this video.

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Chinese human fossils unlike any known species - life - 14 March 2012 - New Scientist

Chinese human fossils unlike any known species - life - 14 March 2012 - New Scientist | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
The newly described Red Deer Cave people show an unusual mixture of modern and primitive features. Where did they come from?
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Captured: The First-Ever Images of Atoms Moving Inside a Molecule | Popular Science

Captured: The First-Ever Images of Atoms Moving Inside a Molecule | Popular Science | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it

Ohio State University researchers have captured the first-ever images of atoms moving within a molecule using a novel technique that turns one of the molecules own electrons into a kind of flash bulb. The technique has yielded a new way of imaging molecules, but could one day help scientists to intimately control chemical reactions at the atomic scale

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TEDxCambridge - Sara Lazar on how meditation can reshape our brains

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.


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Watch nanowires growing in real time

Watch nanowires growing in real time | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it
Nanowires are ultra-tiny metal threads that, under specific conditions, grow like plants out of chemical and metal substrates. Now, in this incredible video, you can see what they look like when they're growing.
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Video: Slime Mold Inspires Autonomous Brainless Undulating Robot | Popular Science

Video: Slime Mold Inspires Autonomous Brainless Undulating Robot | Popular Science | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it

A creepy new pulsating robot can ooze across a surface and pick its own path autonomously, using feedback from its ooze controls without requiring a smart command center. It’s modeled after slime mold, which can also make decisions without any sort of neural network.


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Welcome to your future android clone | KurzweilAI

Welcome to your future android clone | KurzweilAI | Snapshot Science | Scoop.it

Your Mindfiles + your DNA = your android clone 

As an experiment, the Terasem Movement Foundation has created Bina48, an android based on the mindfile of Bina Rothblatt, cofounder of the Terasem Movement Foundation.  Bina48 has gigabytes of information uploaded to a database. “She” continues to acquire new experiences and knowledge by interacting with people (using vidcams in eyes, face-recognition software, and Dragon voice-recognition software).

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