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Army may soon be taking to the battlefield with laser weapons, according to a military spokesperson. 5 Must-Watch Science Documentaries Exploring Unconventional Theories. New App Can Literally Improve Your Eyesight. The capacity of the brain to rewire itself has given hope to stroke victims and people who have survived injuries, but now is being turned to something with even more widespread appeal – helping baseball players hit the ball more often.
Ultimeyes is an app whose makers claim 30 minutes use a day will train the brain to pick up images at distance with less blurring. While its existence might have been a disaster for the impressionist art movement, its promise is tantalizing for sports players who need to sight a fast moving ball as early and accurately as possible. The visual cortex of the brain turns signals from the eyes to fuzzy patterns. UltimEyes presents us with these patterns directly in the hope the brain will learn to process them more efficiently. Scientists Achieve Quantum Teleportation.
One of the hurdles to teleportation has been overcome, with the reliable movement of quantum information between two objects separated by a short distance.
The achievement is still a very, very long way from the movements familiar from science fiction, but strengthens our confidence in the theory of quantum entanglement, one of the most controversial aspects of modern physics. It may, moreover, assist the much closer goal of quantum computing. Certain subatomic particles always exist in paired states. Step Aside Google Image Search, Here’s an Algorithm that Knows What’s in a Picture.
The internet is a wealth of information.
But you have to know what you’re looking for. If you only know a basic category—like that weird looking modern chair at your buddy’s office—not so good. Search modern chair and prepare to be bombarded with general definitions of chairs or the history of chairs or a mishmash of unlabeled chair pictures. Really what you want are all the specific variations of chairs, browsable by image, so you can recognize your target with a quick scan. From there, you can go on to find out its history, inventor, price, and more. A team of scientists from the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is developing a program that teaches itself all there is to know about a concept and presents the findings in pictures and phrases. To study a concept, LEVAN scans millions of books and images online.
Common Science Myths That Most People Believe. Six Foods That Increase Or Decrease Your Risk Of Cancer. If you believe cancer is a disease that strikes from nowhere with little in your control to prevent it, you’d be mistaken on both counts.
Most cases of cancer are considered preventable by positive nutrition and lifestyle choices. A healthy weight, a healthy diet, exercise and reducing your intake of alcohol and/or tobacco all make a huge difference to your chances of developing cancer. Six new nutrition cancer prevention guidelines published today in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition reinforce some sound advice, but also include a surprise or two. Scientist Invents Ice Cream That Changes Color As You Lick It. Your childhood dreams of being Charlie Bucket are coming one step closer to reality thanks to physicist turned Willy Wonka, Manuel Linares, who has invented an ice cream that changes color as you lick it.
Linares developed a passion for ice cream and pursued a “Masters Diploma in Creating Artisan Ice Cream,” (seriously? Google Science Fair 2014 Finalists Announced. Google has announce the 15 finalists for the 2014 Google Science Fair.
If you’re not familiar with the program, it is an online science fair for students aged 13-18 around the globe. This isn’t just a bunch of kids making baking soda volcanos or dropping Mentos into Diet Coke: these young scientists are doing real research that can actually improve the world around them.
In addition to the prestige of winning such a competitive international science fair, the grand prize winner will receive a $50,000 scholarship, spend 10 days in the Galapagos Islands from National Geographic Expeditions, a behind-the-scenes tour of Virgin Galactic Spaceport, a prize pack from LEGO, and one of three experiences offered by LEGO, NatGeo, and Google. These 20 Hacks Will Forever Change How Your Clean Your House. They’re Genius.
Eavesdrop on Conversations Using a Bag of Chips with MIT’s ‘Visual Microphone’ 21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts. Will We All Be Eating Insects In 50 Years? Each year, around 70 million people are added to the world’s population.
If growth continues at this rate, by 2050 the population is expected to reach a whopping 9 billion. To feed all of those hungry mouths, we will need to produce almost twice as much food as we currently do. But that is going to be no mean feat—we already use 70% of agricultural land to raise livestock, oceans are overfished, environments are becoming polluted and climate change and disease threaten crop production. With almost 1 billion people already chronically hungry, it’s evident we need to buck up our ideas in order to reduce food waste and make food production more efficient. One possible solution? 10 Animals With Incredible Superpowers. “If you could have any superpower, what would it be?”
Laurie Garrett: Lessons from the 1918 flu. “Gentle” Microscope Reveals 3D Action Shots Of Living Organisms. It was announced earlier this month that Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Ashburn, Virginia will be sharing the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry as a reflection of his contribution to "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.” He is continuing to advance the field of microscopy by leading a team that developed a lattice light-shield microscope which offers high-resolution, 3D images of moving, living cells and organisms.
The paper describing the microscope has been published in Science. Awesome Flying Car Prototype Unveiled. Sean Gourley: The mathematics of war. Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science. Nanotechnology To Outer Space: Ten Top Tech Innovations Of 2014. An Efficiency Comparison of Document Preparation Systems Used in Academic Research and Development. The choice of an efficient document preparation system is an important decision for any academic researcher. To assist the research community, we report a software usability study in which 40 researchers across different disciplines prepared scholarly texts with either Microsoft Word or LaTeX.
The probe texts included simple continuous text, text with tables and subheadings, and complex text with several mathematical equations.