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Time and Space, Space and Time. Tick: a life form emerges; Tock: a sun explodes; Tick: a galaxy is ripped apart; Tock: a star is formed. Our universe is absolutely amazing.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday T. Rex s roar, chemophobia, Margaret Thatcher Illusion, transparent brain, and more.
Today we have a new Video of the Week. Check it out.- Kyle Hill - The Animals Hiding in a T. Rex’s Roar - Dorea Reeser - Natural vs Synthetic Chemicals is a Gray Matter - Gary Stix - Blockheads No More: New Technology Creates the See-Through Brain and New Study: Neuroscience Research Gets an “F” for Reliability - Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L...
Video of the Week #87, April 10th, 2013: From: Meet the Mandelbulb by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics . Source : juanjgon on Vimeo Animated Mandelbulb from juanjgon on Vimeo...
Ed. note: Elements of this post were published previously as part of our Scientific American Special Issue on Illusions This week’s pick was inevitable in light of the news that Margaret Thatcher died on Monday...
Countries need to invest in an infrastructure and innovation to get the benefit of information and communications technologies. But a digital divide remains between those who do and do not have the right ecosystems in place--including sector-scale plans for digitization of various industries, capabilities to support those plans (including an understanding of social impact), and ways to monitor what actually gets done...
There's a contest going on right now that could reward you for letting your geek flag fly. Spoonflower, a fabric design website, is hosting a "geek chic" design contest that closes April 23...
Almost as fast as you can say "go-go-gadget arm," an octopus can stretch its arm more than twice its normal length—without the help of any cyborg attachments.
Karl Deisseroth is a pioneer in optogenetics, the technology that has taken neuroscience by storm by enabling the use of optical and genetic methods to precisely control the switching on and off of individual neurons and brain circuits.Deisseroth and his team at Stanford have now come up with an entirely new method to explore the brain that U.S...
In a recent post I raised doubts about two big brain-mapping projects, one in the U.S. (to which Obama just committed $100 million) and the other in Europe.
I have a terrible habit of putting faces on just about everything I draw, whether it be atoms, bacteria, or personified evolution. I’ve often wondered if this does a disservice to my science art subjects, but I continue to do it because I feel like a well-placed friendly face can make people so much more comfortable with the subject matter.My target audience is usually science-phobes, people who see words like molecule and run for the hills...
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