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Inspiring Young Men from Minority Backgrounds to Code

On a sign that adorns the premises of the vibrant New York technology charity, All Star Code, the bold messaging could not be clearer.  Displayed in large writing are the top ten principles that inspired the charity's creation...

January 23, 2015 — Alex Jackson

Fortress of Water, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: January 23, 1915 The cover of this issue of the magazine has a boisterous scene from the opening months of the First World War, titled "Night attack by German armored motor boats in a flooded section of Flanders." There is no story inside relating to [...]..

STAFFJanuary 23, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

Using Light to Monitor and Activate Specific Brain Cells

The past several years have brought two parallel revolutions in neuroscience. Researchers have begun using genetically encoded sensors to monitor the behavior of individual neurons, and they've been using brief pulses of light to trigger certain types of neurons to activate...

January 22, 2015 — Ben Thomas

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