Nanyang Technological University researchers have found that quantum dots may be excellent media for quantum teleportation.
For the first time anywhere, a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has succeeded in observing in vivo the generation of neurons in the brain of a mammal.
Using special microscopic imaging techniques, combined with virus gene technology, Dr. Adi Mizrahi was able to develop an experimental model to study development of neural dendrites in vivo.
December 22, 2008
Scientists are developing an electronic “sex chip” that works by stimulating the orbitofrontal cortex, which is associated with the pleasure felt when eating and having sex.
November 9, 2010
Recent research progress has renewed enthusiasm for finding avenues to build significantly more powerful quantum computers.
- IBM has begun a five-year research project based on advances made in the past year at Yale University and the University of California, Santa Barbara that suggest the possibility of quantum computing based on standard microelectronics manufacturing technologies.
- Researchers at Toshiba Research Europe and Cambridge University reported in Nature that
August 24, 2004
Mice that can run almost twice the distance of normal mice have been genetically engineered by Salk Institute scientists, raising questions over performance-enhancing drugs for atheletes.
July 5, 2007
Radar Networks plans later this year to launch Radar, which uses semantic Web technologies to help individuals and communities mine and share information from Internet sites, blogs, and social media services.
Built-in artificial intelligence will continually learn as people use the service and computers troll for similar information.
December 31, 2008
Researchers from four universities report in the Annals of Neurology that people who absorb glucose more slowly than those who metabolize it quickly are more forgetful and are more likely to have a faulty dentate gyrus, a pocket in the hippocampus section of the brain. The hippocampus is involved with learning and memory formation.
Researchers noted in previous studies that physical activity reduced the risk of age-related memory loss… read more
November 17, 2010
Wafaa Bilal, an Iraqi photography professor at New York University, is implanting a camera in the back of his head to broadcast a live stream of images, once a minute, from the camera to visitors to a new museum in Qatar.
The work is sparking a debate on campus over the competing values of creative expression and student privacy.
The artwork, titled “The 3rd I,” is intended as… read more
September 3, 2004
Honda will soon become the first auto manufacturer to include, as standard equipment in some models, technology that enables drivers to converse with their cars about where to go and how to get there.
Using voice-recognition and text-to-speech technology from IBM, the 2005 Acura RL, available in October, and Honda Odyssey, available in September, will produce maps and “speak” turn-by-turn directions from the navigation system.
Critics say questions about dangers that could arise with manmade organisms — which can reproduce on their own — remain unaddressed.
“The notion is that, as we engineer more complex systems, our ability to predict their behavior diminishes,” said Boston University microbiologist James Collins. “How can we ensure that we don’t create something dangerous? Now is the time to start thinking about it.”
Until manmade organisms are fully… read more
April 23, 2014
In an effort to shrink down electronic devices to atomic dimensions, researchers from Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown how to switch exotic transition metal oxide material from a metal to an insulator by making the material less than a nanometer thick.
Transition metal oxides seem to have it all: superconductivity, magnetoresistance, and other exotic properties. These possibilities have scientists excited to understand… read more
January 9, 2009
Intel on Friday at the Consumer Electronics Show will unveil its new low-priced simplified PCs Classmate netbook PC, which is faster than its predecessors, with a touch screen for easier use, intended for kids worldwide, especially in developing countries, and costs about $300 to make.
November 24, 2010
Biologists need to think about their field in a radical new way: life is an emergent phenomenon that occurs in systems that are far out of equilibrium, and it’s a branch of condensed matter physics, not chemistry, say physicists Nigel Goldenfeld and Carl Woese at the University of Illinois.
“Evolution is the fundamental physical process that gives rise to biological phenomena,” they add. “Yet it is widely treated as… read more
September 16, 2004
Using a carbon nanotube, Cornell University researchers have produced a tiny electromechanical oscillator that might be capable of weighing a single atom.
The device, perhaps the smallest of its kind ever produced, can be tuned across a wide range of radio frequencies, and one day might replace bulky power-hungry elements in electronic circuits.
The device also has applications in mass sensing and basic research.
July 24, 2007
Harvard and MIT scientists have shown that the SIRT1 gene and resveratrol can protect against neuron degeneration of Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a mouse model.
The Harvard/MIT study could also shed light on the mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s.