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Curbing Climate Change

Scientists widely agree that humans are the dominant cause of rising global temperatures. Now, a new study shows that people’s perceived risk from extreme...
stroke paralysis

Computer Game Highlights Stroke Paralysis Partly Due to a Lack of...

Patients who have suffered a stroke – where the blood flow to the brain is interrupted by a clot or bleed – often experience...
optical network

Development of a New Optical Communications Network System with Flexible Scalability

An intermediate controller was developed to control multivendor products installed in a common system. The developed system permits users to optimize quickly and easily...
brain health

Just 4,000 Steps a Day Can Lead to Better Brain Health

Walking more than 4,000 steps a day can improve attention and mental skills in adults 60 and older, according to UCLA research published December...
brain data

WWII Code-Breaking Techniques Inspire Interpretation of Brain Data

By statistically analyzing clues intercepted through espionage, computer science pioneers in the 1940s were able to work out the rules of the Enigma code, turning...
nanoelectronic chip

The Coldest Chip in the World

Even scientists like to compete for records, which is why numerous working groups worldwide are using high-tech refrigerators to reach temperatures as close to...
robotvideo

Brittle Stars Inspire New Generation Robots Able to Adapt to Physical...

Researchers at Tohoku University and Hokkaido University have, for the first time, succeeded in developing a robot capable of immediately adapting to unexpected physical...
computer system

Computer Systems Predict Objects’ Responses to Physical Forces

Josh Tenenbaum, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences at MIT, directs research on the development of intelligence at the Center for Brains, Minds,...
germs

Thinking About Germs Makes People Concerned About How They Look

Simply thinking about potential infection seems to increase people’s concerns about their own physical appearance, especially if they are chronic germ worriers, according to...
quantum computers

Error-Free into the Quantum Computer Age

In order to reach their full potential, today’s quantum computer prototypes have to meet specific criteria: First, they have to be made bigger, which...
fragile X syndrome

IU Study Finds Link Between Fragile X Syndrome Gene and Uncontrolled...

Researchers at Indiana University have found a previously undetected link between the gene that causes fragile X syndrome and increased tissue growth. The link...
robotsvideo

Helping Hands Guide Robots as They Learn

Like toddlers, robots can use a little help as they learn to function in the physical world. That’s the purpose of a Rice University...
plasma turbulence

Study Sheds Light on Turbulence in Astrophysical Plasmas

Plasmas, gas-like collections of ions and electrons, make up an estimated 99 percent of the visible matter in the universe, including the sun, the...
Regenerative

Is Regenerative Engineering the Future of Tissue, Organ Repair?

Over the past 65 years, organ transplants — considered the “gold standard” of surgery — have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. But what if...
climatevideo

As Climate Warms, Mice Morph

New research by McGill University biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in...
infants

Babies Understand Cost-Reward Tradeoffs Behind Others’ Actions, Study Says

Watching someone reach for the first cup of coffee in the morning involves more than seeing a hand reach for a mug. Observers can...
drought

Engineers Model the California Reservoir Network

For the first time, engineers at Caltech have developed an empirical statewide model of the California reservoir network. The model was built from data...
memory storage

Controlling Spin for Memory Storage

Tohoku University researchers have developed a computational simulation that shows that using ultrafast laser pulses to excite electrons in a magnetic material switches them...
quantum computing

Quantifying Quanta

A research group at the University of Tokyo and its collaborators have demonstrated for the first time that magnons—the smallest units of energy, quanta,...
concussions

Molecules in Spit May Be Able to Diagnose and Predict Length...

Diagnosing a concussion can sometimes be a guessing game, but clues taken from small molecules in saliva may be able to help diagnose and...