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Train Yourself to See Impossible Colors

Hiding in the shadows between the colors we see everyday are weird, impossible shades, colors that you shouldn’t be able to see and generally don’t… unless you know how. Here’s a simple guide to seeing impossible and imaginary colors. Understanding a little about how humans perceive color is crucial to seeing impossible colors. Our eyes Read MoreRead More

Yellow Slime Mould Powers a Creepy Robot Face

Electrical signals produced when a yellow slime mould moves eagerly towards food or is repulsed by light are used to power a human-like robot face. Why create such an abomination of all that is good in the universe? Because they can, that’s why! http://youtu.be/P0i-Df4w4KY. Slime mould is clever stuff. It finds the quickest path between Read MoreRead More

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

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