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Friend or Foe? Single Neurons in the Brain Control Social Interaction, Study Finds
Neurons live in a society, and scientists just found the ones that may allow us to thrive in our own society. Like humans, individual neurons are strikingly unique. Also like humans, they're constantly in touch with each other. They hook up into neural circuit "friend groups," break apart when things ...
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Singularity HUB
Friend or Foe? Single Neurons in the Brain Control Social Interaction, Study Finds
Satellites Can Spy a Menace in West Africa: Invasive Flowers
Spacecraft help researchers monitor environmental problems on Earth, like the overgrowth of non-native species and deforestation.
22 minutes ago
WIRED Science
Satellites Can Spy a Menace in West Africa: Invasive Flowers
Climate change: UN emissions gap report a 'thundering wake-up call'
40 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Climate change: UN emissions gap report a 'thundering wake-up call'
UN: Net zero pledges on climate give hope, but still vague
48 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
UN: Net zero pledges on climate give hope, but still vague
Oura adds period prediction and heart rate to its next-gen smart ring
Oura Oura's Generation 3 smart ring will have a whole new slate of features, including period prediction, blood oxygen monitoring, and real-time heart rate tracking. The new ring will jump from three to seven temperature sensors and add a pulse oxygen sensor, Oura CEO Harpreet ...
1 hour ago
Science - The Verge
Oura adds period prediction and heart rate to its next-gen smart ring
Amazon's broadband satellite venture Kuiper teams up with Verizon to expand 5G coverage
An Atlas V launching at night. Project Kuiper has bought nine launches of Atlas V rockets to send its satellites into orbit. | Image: United Launch Alliance Amazon's ambitious satellite venture, called Kuiper, is teaming up with Verizon to further expand 4G / LTE and 5G coverage ...
2 hours ago
Science - The Verge
Amazon's broadband satellite venture Kuiper teams up with Verizon to expand 5G coverage
Cruises no longer have to follow COVID-19 rules from January, the CDC said
2 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Cruises no longer have to follow COVID-19 rules from January, the CDC said
This Groundbreaking Simulator Generates a Huge Indoor Ocean
It's a 32,000-gallon concrete tank with a wind tunnel grafted on top. With it, researchers can study the seas"and climate change"like never before.
3 hours ago
WIRED Science
This Groundbreaking Simulator Generates a Huge Indoor Ocean
Climate change: Four things you can do about your carbon footprint
3 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Climate change: Four things you can do about your carbon footprint
The African tech firm hoping to power space missions
3 hours ago
Yahoo Science
The African tech firm hoping to power space missions
Dutch pension fund to divest from fossil fuel producers
6 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Dutch pension fund to divest from fossil fuel producers
How to Map a Fly Brain in 20 Million Easy Steps
An enormous new analysis of the wiring of the fruit fly brain is a milestone for the young field of modern connectomics, scientists say.
7 hours ago
New York Times Science
How to Map a Fly Brain in 20 Million Easy Steps
A Future for People With Disabilities in Outer Space Takes Flight
People with different types of disabilities tested their skills and technologies on a zero-gravity research flight with the goal of proving that they can safely go to space.
9 hours ago
New York Times Science
A Future for People With Disabilities in Outer Space Takes Flight
Blue Origin Wants to Build a Space Station
Blue Origin says it will team up with Sierra Space, Boeing and other companies to build an outpost that could help replace the International Space Station.
16 hours ago
New York Times Science
Blue Origin Wants to Build a Space Station
These Singing Lemurs Have Rhythm
For the first time, researchers have found a nonhuman animal that seems to have a sense of the beat.
19 hours ago
New York Times Science
These Singing Lemurs Have Rhythm
Blue Origin reveals plans for future commercial space station called Orbital Reef
An artistic rendering of Orbital Reef with one of Boeing's Starliner vehicles visiting. | Image: Blue Origin Jeff Bezos" spaceflight venture Blue Origin announced plans to build its own free-flying space station today. Called Orbital Reef, the future space station will begin operating ...
21 hours ago
Science - The Verge
Blue Origin reveals plans for future commercial space station called Orbital Reef
Neutron star collisions are 'goldmine' of heavy elements, study finds
Most elements lighter than iron are forged in the cores of stars, but scientists have puzzled over what could give rise to gold, platinum, and the rest of the universe's heavy elements. study finds that of two long-suspected sources of heavy metals, one of them -- a merger between two neutron stars -- ...
22 hours ago
Science Daily
Neutron star collisions are 'goldmine' of heavy elements, study finds
That primate's got rhythm!
What are the origins of musical rhythm" Are humans the only mammals that have rhythm" Researchers have studied indris, the 'singing primates' from Madagascar to learn more. Indri songs recorded in the wild have rhythmic categories similar to those found in human music. Finding common musical traits across ...
22 hours ago
Science Daily
That primate's got rhythm!
Vitamin D deficiency for the first time visible after cremation
The cremation process destroys a lot of information that can usually be obtained from the human skeleton. Especially diseases are difficult to observe. Researchers have now found a way to reveal some of the information. For the first time, they have succeeded in detecting vitamin D deficiency in cremated ...
23 hours ago
Science Daily
Vitamin D deficiency for the first time visible after cremation
Behold, the Worm Blob and Its Computerized Twin
It wriggles. It pulls. It falls apart and comes back together. It is everything you wish for and everything you fear.
23 hours ago
New York Times Science
Behold, the Worm Blob and Its Computerized Twin
Not So Mysterious After All: Researchers Show How to Crack AI's Black Box
The deep learning neural networks at the heart of modern artificial intelligence are often described as "black boxes" whose inner workings are inscrutable. But new research calls that idea into question, with significant implications for privacy. Unlike traditional software whose functions are predetermined ...
24 hours ago
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Not So Mysterious After All: Researchers Show How to Crack AI's Black Box
Amazon announces Alexa program for hospitals and senior care
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has two new programs that integrate Alexa into hospitals and senior living communities, the company announced today. They're run through Alexa Smart Properties, which allows organizations to control a centralized Alexa system. "Early ...
1 day ago
Science - The Verge
Amazon announces Alexa program for hospitals and senior care
A Cosmic Ray Event Pinpoints the Viking Landing in Canada
The celestial storm produced carbon-14 atoms found in the rings of a tree felled by Norse explorers, proving they made it to North America 1,000 years ago.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
A Cosmic Ray Event Pinpoints the Viking Landing in Canada
The Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever Built Will Look Back in Time to the Dark Ages of the Universe
Some have called NASA's James Webb Space Telescope the 'telescope that ate astronomy.? It is the most powerful space telescope ever built and a complex piece of mechanical origami that has pushed the limits of human engineering. On Dec. 18, 2021, after years of delays and billions of dollars in cost ...
2 days ago
Singularity HUB
The Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever Built Will Look Back in Time to the Dark Ages of the Universe
How Wavelets Let Researchers Transform and Understand Data
Built upon the ubiquitous Fourier transform, these mathematical tools allow unprecedented analysis of continuous signals.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
How Wavelets Let Researchers Transform and Understand Data
Stretchy, bendy, flexible LEDs
Engineers have developed a way to print stretchy LEDs on unconventional surfaces using an inkjet printer.
2 days ago
Science Daily
Stretchy, bendy, flexible LEDs
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