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Month: June 2015

Artificial Neurons Mimic Human Brain Cells

The world’s first artificial neuron engineered to mimic organic brain cells has been created by researchers from Sweden. The neuron can translate chemical signals into electrical impulses, thereby interacting with other human cells. The findings have been published in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics. As small as a fingertip, the artificial neurons are able to

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World’s First Jetpacks Hitting The Market in 2016!

Jetpacks will soon hit the market! Start saving your money! They will be costing AUD$ 150,000, available to select buyers by the second half of 2016, and then accessible to the general public in 2017. The Martin Jetpack displayed at the Paris Airshow. Photo credits: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters. After years of testing, tech firm Martin Aircraft, based in

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Vitamin B12 Linked With Increased Acne Formation

Vitamin B12 is claimed to promote rapid inflammation associated with the eruption of pimples. A new study has put into perspective the vitamin’s effect on facial bacteria that seem to account for acne formation. The findings have been published in Science Translational Medicine. Vitamin B12 is found in meat and dairy products. It is also commonly

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One Extra Second On Tuesday, June 30 2015!

Tomorrow (Tuesday, 30.06.15) will be a longer day: one extra second longer. According to NASA scientists, one more second, called the leap second, will be added to the normal 86,400 seconds. A day lasts 86,400 seconds, as per the scientific standardisation of time called “Coordinated Universal Time”, or UTC, and also known as “atomic time”.

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Hitting The Streets Of California

Google’s self-driving car is currently doing wonders in the US. Residents of Mountain View in California are travelling all around in the vehicle. Google’s self-driving car The self-driving car constitutes a number of advantages. No driver’s license is required. Furthermore, they are relatively safe: the only 12 accidents reported since September 2014 were caused by

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New Study Shows How Trauma Changes Brain Responses

A new study provides invaluable insight into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the brain processes of a group of survivors of an emergency plane crash were analysed. The results might help understand brain responses and storage relating to traumatic memories to better comprehend PTSD. The paper, entitled “The Neural Correlates of Memory for a Life-Threatening Event/ An

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Face of Mysterious Sea Creature Hallucigenia

Scientists have finally made out what the strange tiny sea animal Hallucigenia which lived more than 500 million years ago looked like. The findings are published in the journal Nature. The Hallucigenia‘s complete form Until recently, the fossils of the Hallucigenia that were available were without heads. Consequently, scientists have been unable to generate a

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“Passive Frame Theory” Argues Consciousness Does Not Control Man’s Actions

While consciousness is more often than not described as being an active “authority” that exerts a certain level of control on one’s deeds, a researcher from San Francisco State University has come up with a theory that dictates the opposite. According to him, consciousness neither creates information nor influences one’s actions, but it only acts

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Google’s Computers Can Dream! And Its About Strange Creatures In the Clouds

Computers can now “dream” – or so say software engineers from Google. Apparently, they dream of strange creatures: dog-fish, camel-bird, pig-snail, you name it. Now, doesn’t this sound totally crazy?! AI dreams: A strange carnival with automobile-animal hybrids. Photo credits: Michael Tyka/ Google. When the ability of the servers of Google to identify and create images

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Toddlers Whose Parents Smoke In Their Presence Have Higher BMI

Researchers from the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre discovered that children whose parents would smoke in their presence when they were toddlers faced the risk of having a wider waist and greater BMI till when they reach 10 years of age. The paper entiled “Prospective associations between early long-term

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Facebook Can Recognise You In Pictures Where Your Face Is Not Conspicuous

Facebook can recognise you from those pictures where your face is not conspicuous thanks to an experimental algorithm concocted in its artificial intelligence lab. Unique features like a person’s hair style, body shape, and clothing are put into perspective to determine the identity of the person. The head of artificial intelligence at Facebook, Yann LeCun,

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