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Hydrogen Atoms
2014-03-26 03:00:52

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.

In Moral Behavior, 'Virtual' Reality Is Something Else Altogether
2014-01-16 10:06:27

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.

Scientists Explore Mechanisms Of Viruses' Shells
2013-12-11 09:41:20

Viruses are like small vessels containing an active component, the genetic material, that can infect a host cell.

Reading Into The Brain To Understand How Neurons Represent The World
2013-04-23 15:33:22

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.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.