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The Science of Implanting Artificial Memories

If you thought Inception was a flight of fancy, think again. Implanting memories is already a reality, at least in mice. If you’ve ever been frustrated by erratic memories, spare a thought for the mice involved in a study published in the journal Science. Researchers have been able to consistently create a “false memory,” making a mouse fearful Read MoreRead More

Slow Motion X-Ray Cameras Offer Insight Into How Bats Fly

Nicolai Konow and researchers of Brown University are using high speed x-ray cameras to get an inside into the way skeletons of small animals move. Wildlife researchers now have a much clearer idea of how bats fly, thanks to the wicked-looking X-Ray video above that shows the animal’s skeleton at work. Nicolai Konow of Brown Read MoreRead More

1.3 Billion Pixel View of Mars

This composite of nearly 900 images taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover compromises more than 1.3 billion pixels. Curiosity used three cameras to take the component images between Oct. 5 and Nov. 16, 2012. Curiosity used its telephoto camera of it’s Mast Camera instrument, supplemented with 21 frames from the Mastcam’s wider-angle camera and 25 Read MoreRead More

Beautiful, Microscopic Flowers

These microscopic flowers aren’t plastic creations that you can hold but actually tiny self assembled crystals measuring on a few microns wide. These false-color SEM images reveal microscopic flower structures created by manipulating a chemical gradient to control crystalline self-assembly. (Image courtesy of Wim L. Noorduin.) With the hand of nature trained on a beaker of Read MoreRead More

Is Math a Feature of the Universe or a Feature of Human Creation? | IDEA Channel

Math is invisible. Unlike physics, chemistry, and biology we can’t see it, smell it, or even directly observe it in the universe. And so that has made a lot of really smart people ask, does it actually even EXIST?!?! Similar to the tree falling in the forest, there are people who believe that if no Read MoreRead More

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