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  • We are about to find out if our universe really is a hologram

    What could be the most important scientific experiment of our lifetime is about to begin. The so-called Holometer Experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory aims to determine whether our perception of a three-dimensional universe is just an illusion. Do we actually live on a 2D plane,…

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  • Schrödinger's Cat Comes into View with Strange Physics

    By sending green, red and yellow laser beams down a path to detector, researchers have shed light on the famous physics idea known as the "Schrödinger's cat" thought experiment. Over any given period there's a 50-50 chance the poison vial will open, and a person who opens the box after a given time…

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  • Tricking memory in lab animals stokes hope for PTSD

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - The frailty of remembrance might have an upside: When a memory is recalled, two research teams reported on Wednesday, it can be erased or rewired so that a painful recollection is physically linked in the brain to joy and a once-happy memory to pain. "Recalling…

    Reuters
  • No Dietary Supplement Treats Concussions, FDA Warns

    Consumers should beware of dietary supplements that claim to treat a concussion, the U.S. "Exploiting the public's rising concern about concussions, some companies are offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions and other traumatic…

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  • Too Cloudy? Change the Weather with New Photo-Editing Tech

    Normally, photographers would need to invest in expensive software, such as Adobe Photoshop, in order to make these types of changes to a photograph, said James Hays, an assistant professor of computer science at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, who developed the new algorithm. For…

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  • Senegalese WHO doctor with Ebola arrives for treatment in Germany

    A Senegalese doctor who contracted Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation (WHO)in Sierra Leone arrived in Hamburg on Wednesday for treatment at a tropical medicine unit, becoming Germany's first patient with the disease. At a news conference on Wednesday the clinic's tropical…

    Reuters
  • StartX And QB3 Open A Biotech Lab In Palo Alto

    StartX, the nonprofit accelerator program spun out of Stanford University, is opening a biotech laboratory in conjunction with QB3, the institute focused on molecular biology research at the University of California. The StartX-QB3 Labs consist of a 2,000-foot lab space connected to the rest of the…

    TechCrunch
  • High school students can now design and run experiments on satellites

    Ardusat revealed its educational platform today, which provides tools for teachers to integrate Ardusat's small satellites into their curriculum.

    Gigaom
  • SpaceX delays launch after test rocket explosion

    Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket by up to two weeks following Friday's explosion of a related prototype vehicle during a flight test, officials said on Tuesday. The privately owned company, also known as SpaceX, had planned to launch a communications…

    Reuters
  • Group files petition to idle coastal nuke plant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

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  • Agribusiness ETFs Wither as Farmers Tigthen Belts

    The agribusiness industry and related exchange traded funds could continue to fall behind the broader market as U.S. farmers face a significant drop in income after a bumper crop year sent grain prices ...

    ETF Trends
  • Researchers are cracking text analysis one dataset at a time

    A handful of new research projects from Google, IBM and the Allen Institute for AI highlight the ongoing quest to build computer systems capable of analyzing written language based on understanding concepts ...

    Gigaom
  • Teens with Depression Benefit from 'Collaborative Care'

    For teenagers with depression, finding and sticking with an effective treatment strategy can be an uphill battle. Their families often struggle to find a professional who can treat depression in adolescents, is accepting new patients and is covered by their insurance. "Right now, we don't do a very…

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  • Is There a Better Way to Measure Earthquakes?

    Earthquakes aren't measured linearly, but in orders of magnitude. Which means a 6.1 magnitude quake like the one that shook Northern California over the weekend is about twice as big as the 5.8 earthquake that rattled Washington, D.C., in 2011—and nearly three times as strong in terms of the amount…

    The Atlantic
  • U.S. says non-allergic peanut moves closer to commercial reality

    By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. In a blog post, the…

    Reuters
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  • [video] Steve Jurvetson's space dreams

    Steve Jurvetson, DJF partner, shows us his collection of space mission memorabilia, which he keeps as a mini museum at his office. Jurvetson enthusiastically supports Space X and it's missions to space, ...

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  • Scientists raised these fish to walk on land

    "I used to look at fins and their motion, and I always thought it was so interesting and complex," says Emily Standen, lead author of a study published in Nature today, and an evolutionary biomechanics researcher who now works at the University of Ottawa. To find out exactly what might have…

    The Verge
  • Bad News for Agents, Great for Virginia Drivers

    If you are currently insured, have no DUI's, and drive less than 50 miles per day, you may be paying too much for auto insurance. Find out now.

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  • Ancient Arabian Stones Hint at How Humans Migrated Out of Africa

    Ancient stone artifacts recently excavated from Saudi Arabia possess similarities to items of about the same age in Africa — a discovery that could provide clues to how humans dispersed out of Africa, researchers say. Modern humans originated about 200,000 years ago in Africa. "Understanding how we…

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