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2011-02-18 17:07:32

Daniel Moran has dedicated his career to developing the best brain-computer interface, or BCI, he possibly can.

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2011-02-13 08:40:20

An ultrasound guide star and time-reversal mirror can focus light deep under the skin, a game-changing improvement in biomedical imaging technology.

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2011-01-26 10:27:43

Widespread vascular tumors, massive hemorrhage and death reported in mice.

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2011-01-18 11:31:25

Careful analysis shows seismometer noise includes signals from storms in the South Atlantic and 'footquakes' from soccer matches.

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2011-01-11 12:00:51

A study published this week says that dying young was not the reason Neanderthals went extinct, adding that that early modern humans had about the same life expectancy as their hairier kin.

2011-01-10 15:21:15

Scientists have invented a way to ‘watch’ proteins fold — in less than thousandths of a second -- into the elaborate twisted shapes that determine their function.

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2011-01-06 13:28:25

An international team of physicists and neuroscientists has reported a breakthrough in magnetic resonance imaging that allows brain scans more than seven times faster than currently possible.

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2010-12-22 10:09:04

Experiments show that drilling mud that behaved more like quicksand and less like ketchup might have prevented the top-kill blowout.

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2010-12-13 07:35:00

Scientists have an ingenious explanation for the strange ridge belting Saturn's outermost moon, Iapetus.

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2010-11-30 11:10:00

It sounds a bit like spinning straw into gold, but novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide into liquid fuels without producing more carbon waste in the process.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]