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Dyslexia Seen In Brain Scans Pre-K
2013-08-14 11:27:14

New research using brain scans could help identify kids at-risk of dyslexia before they even begin to recognize words and their meanings.

Roomba Inventor Praised By MIT For Robotics Research
2013-08-12 12:46:25

Rodney Brooks first made a name for himself in the field of robotics in the 1990s when the first Roomba autonomous vacuum cleaner rolled onto American carpets. Brooks, a professor emeritus at MIT, co-founded iRobot, the company which built the Roomba and other helpful robots.

Brain's Long-Term Reward System Relies On Dopamine
2013-08-05 10:15:52

From driving across country to graduating from college, long-term goals are often difficult to stay focused on when an immediate reward isn't within sight. A team of researchers has recently discovered new details on how the brain is able to stay focused until these long-term goals are achieved.

2013-07-29 16:42:20

In the early days of quantum physics, in an attempt to explain the wavelike behavior of quantum particles, the French physicist Louis de Broglie proposed what he called a "pilot wave" theory.

2013-07-26 11:53:44

A superfluid moves like a completely frictionless liquid, seemingly able to propel itself without any hindrance from gravity or surface tension.

False Memories Implanted In Mice
2013-07-26 05:15:40

Researchers exploring the phenomenon of false memory have taken a page out of science fiction, successfully demonstrating that fake recollections could be implanted into the brains of mice.

Mussels Help Create Artificial Tendons
2013-07-24 11:54:52

Researchers have discovered precisely why mussels are able to stick to slick surfaces so well, and it may lead to the creation of a wide array of artificial .


Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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