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How the Brain Prepares to Think
UT Southwestern researcher’s decades-long quest to understand synaptic transmission gets help from fastest U.S. academic supercomputer. Let’s think for a second about thought – specifically, the physics of neurons in the brain. This topic has been the lifelong interest of Jose Rizo-Rey,...
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Blood vessel breakthrough major step toward Alzheimer’s treatment
A breakthrough in our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease has revealed changes to blood vessels in the brain, potentially presenting a path for developing new drugs to help fight the disease, according to University of Manchester research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published...
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AI threat to human artists is very small
It has been claimed that an artistic computer could soon be drawing your ideas out for you. Text-to-image AI illustrators are rapidly improving in sophistication and are exciting many as a way to produce high-quality images instantaneously from text prompts. Using a computer to draw images instead...
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Vitamins, supplements are a 'waste of money' for most Americans
Scientists say for non-pregnant, otherwise healthy Americans, vitamins...
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Solar is one of the cleanest power sources we’ve got. But it could be even greener.
There are only four companies that manufacture polysilicon, a critical material for solar panels and semiconductors, in the United States. This spring, one of them got a big influx of cash. In April, a Korean company called Hanwha Solutions announced it had become the largest shareholder of REC...
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NASA's Artemis 1 Moon Mission Completes Crucial Fueling Test
(MENAFN - IANS) Washington, June 21 (IANS) After halting Artemis 1 moon rocket's 'wet dress rehearsal' several times, NASA has successfully completed the crucial fuelling test of its Space Launch ... ......
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Going Platinum: A Non-Toxic Catalyst for Clean, Re-Usable Water
Platinum has set a new “gold standard” in jewelry, and now it’s about to upscale the quality of your water. Image credit: Daniel McCurry / USC As wastewater treatment for potable – drinkable – reuse becomes a more viable and popular option to address water shortages, the question of what harmful...
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Why we need philosophy and ethics of cyber warfare
Cyber-attacks are rarely out of the headlines. We know state actors, terrorists, and criminals can leverage cyber-means to target the digital infrastructures of our societies. We have also learned that, as our societies grow dependent on digital technologies, they become more vulnerable to...
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New Pediatric Obesity Program Makes Treatment More Accessible
Pediatric obesity remains a serious health problem in the United States, where one in five children are affected. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that pediatricians screen for obesity during primary care visits and refer families to behavioral intervention programs. While there is...
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Where science meets fiction: the dark history of eugenics
It’s a quirk of history that the foundations of modern biology – and as a consequence, some of the worst atrocities of the 20th century – should rely so heavily on peas. Cast your mind back to school biology, and Gregor Mendel, whose 200th birthday we mark next month. Though Mendel is invariably...
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