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By Grazyna Fosar and Franz Bludorf THE HUMAN DNA IS A BIOLOGICAL INTERNET and superior in many aspects to the artificial one. Russian scientific research directly or indirectly explains phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontaneous and remote acts of healing, self healing, affirmation techniques, unusual light/auras around people (namely spiritual masters), mind’s influence on weather patterns and much more. In addition, there is evidence for a whole new type of medicine in which DNA can be influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies WITHOUT cutting out and replacing single genes. Only 10% of our DNA is being used for building proteins. It is this subset of DNA that is of interest to western researchers and is being examined and categorized.
Fear burns memories into our brain, and new research by University of California, Berkeley, neuroscientists explains how. Scientists have long known that fear and other highly emotional experiences lead to incredibly strong memories. In a study appearing online today (Tuesday, June 14) in advance of publication in the journal Molecular Psychiatry , UC Berkeley’s Daniela Kaufer and colleagues report a new way for emotions to affect memory: The brain’s emotional center, the amygdala, induces the hippocampus, a relay hub for memory, to generate new neurons. The figure shows newly born nerve cells (green) colocalizing with a neuronal marker which indicates immature nerve cells (red).
Can speculation about the future of technology serve as a measuring stick for what we create today? That’s the idea behind Envisioning Technology 's massive infographic (PDF) , which maps the future of emerging technologies on a loose timeline between now and 2040. Click to enlarge.
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" I believe that the most promising approach is to think of the holistic organization of termite colonies in terms of fields . The individual insects are coordinated by the social fields, which contain the blueprints for the construction of the colony. Just as the spatial organization of iron filings around a magnet depends on the magnetic field, so may the organization of the termites within the colony depend on a colony field.
Everyday, we blitz you with news of exotic technologies that will change the world -- and so does everyone else. You'd have to be Ray Kurzweil to keep it all straight. But luckily, technologist Michell Zappa has created a simple cheat sheet mapping out all the buzziest technologies in development today. [Click to see full-size] There are two layers of data at work here.
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Green cells are undergoing cell death, a cellular division-of-labor--fostering new life. Credit: Will Ratcliff and Mike Travisano (PhysOrg.com) -- More than 500 million years ago, single-celled organisms on Earth's surface began forming multi-cellular clusters that ultimately became plants and animals. Just how that happened is a question that has eluded evolutionary biologists .
Home > Controversies > Cosmology > index Science Stifled by Dogma Funding Denied for Plasma Cosmology Research A group of cosmologists, other scientists and engineers have published an open letter in New Scientist May 22nd 2004. Their purpose is to draw attention to the current policy on research funding which seems to be governed by dogmatism and prejudice in favour of "establishment" science.
Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new technology for oil-absorbing sponges.
Illustration of the multidisciplinary approach for producing hydrogen through silicon oxidation. The approach involves synthesizing silicon nanoparticles, the silicon-water reaction which generates hydrogen on demand, and using the hydrogen in a fuel cell for portable power. Credit: Folarin Erogbogbo, et al. ©2013 American Chemical Society
Different bond lengths in molecules have conventionally been drawn for years (left) but IBM scientists now have measured those lengths precisely with a microscope (right).
The Edge of Science This is the edge of science, the edge where research meets real life and where solid cliffs of data meet oceans of unanswered questions. This is a place where you can examine and talk about some of the newest ideas in science. New Scientist magazine's Planet Science website chose Transaction Net as its Site of the Day for September 4th, 1996. Can you add a missing link ? Or help this site become more fit for survival?
First it was chess. Then it was Jeopardy.
So roughly a billion years after the Big Bang, the galaxies formed around the gigantic black holes at their cores, sort of like how some snow flakes form around tiny particles of dust.