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What happens when physicists play (using mathematical instruments) with the genetics of populations?
Some experiments are really difficult to perform in practice. To gain a detailed understanding of the behavior of molecular hydrogen, for example, we would have to produce such high pressures as those occurring within the core of gaseous planets like Jupiter and Saturn or inside stars.
An alternative to "real" reality is virtual reality: a group of researchers has carried out experiments involving virtual reality and found that human behavior might be very different from what is seen in conventional tests relying on moral dilemmas.
DNA carries out its activities "diluted" in the cell nucleus.
Is it true, as some scientists believe, that to understand words like "spike" (in the volleyball sense) the brain has to "mentally" retrace the sequence of motor commands that accomplish the action?
We know the world through the sensory representations within our brain. Such "reconstruction" is performed through the electrical activation of neural cells, the code that contains the information that is constantly processed by the brain. If we wish to understand what are the rules followed by the representation of the world inside the brain we have to comprehend how electrical activation is linked to the sensory experience.
Sight is such a spontaneous activity that we are unaware of the complexity of the brain mechanisms it implies.
The electronics industry has a remarkable impact on the environment, yet research is devising new solutions to reduce it.
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