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How Learning to Read Rewrites the Brain. People who learn to read as adults show profound changes in deep structures of the brain, according to a new study.

How Learning to Read Rewrites the Brain

Scientists Uncover How Our Brains Recognize Faces. GettyAlfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library When you see a face, what happens in your brain?

Scientists Uncover How Our Brains Recognize Faces

How do your neurons process facial features to recognize a person you know? Thanks to a group of researchers at Caltech, we may finally have the answer. The Lighter Side of Science. Explore the ocean LIVE with Dr. Robert Ballard and the Corps of Exploration. Dark Future of the Solar System - Documentary. The Mathematics of Chaos - Documentary. The Global Consciousness Project. Explore the ocean LIVE with Dr. Robert Ballard and the Corps of Exploration. For the Love of Physics (Walter Lewin's Last Lecture) World's Roundest Object! Redefining The Kilogram.

When Water Flows Uphill. 17 Mysterious Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist!

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Biology/Zoology. Mathematics. Medicine & health. Museums. Physics. Space. March For Science. Chaos theory. A double rod pendulum animation showing chaotic behavior.

Chaos theory

Popular Mechanics - How Your World Works. Progress and perspectives of infometrics and multidimensional indicators in analysis of information flows and knowledge structures. ResumoEste estudo analisa os avanços e as perspectivas da infometria e dos indicadores multidimensionais no contexto dos estudos métricos da informação.

Progress and perspectives of infometrics and multidimensional indicators in analysis of information flows and knowledge structures

Trata-se de uma pesquisa bibliográfica, que apresenta as contribuições teóricas consolidadas e emergentes, as relações entre os métodos e suas contribuições para a compreensão das estruturas do conhecimento e dos fluxos da informação na atualidade. Why Does War Breed More Boys? Live Science: The Most Interesting Articles, Mysteries & Discoveries.

International Cloud Atlas. Purdue Center for Global Soundscapes – Stop and Listen. Underwater Exploration Robots - OpenROV. Royal Meteorological Society. American Meteorolgical Society. Equality Challenge Unit Athena SWAN Charter. ECU's Athena SWAN Charter Recognising advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

Equality Challenge Unit Athena SWAN Charter

ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women. ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter covers women (and men where appropriate) in: Ig Nobel Improbable Research. Fear of Flying - Research - SOAR. 1.

Fear of Flying - Research - SOAR

Airbus 340 The A340 has approximately the same number of flying hours as the 777 and remains accident-free, making it number one is safety. Number in service: 355 2. Boeing 777. Slow-Motion Sneezes. MythBusters. BBC Four - The Secret Life of Waves. Brexit and science: Seven days later. Dan Kitwood/Getty UK science minister Jo Johnson in London on 30 June, soon after his brother Boris Johnson announced that he was not going to run to lead the Conservative Party and the next Government.

Brexit and science: Seven days later

In the week since UK voters chose to leave the European Union, the consequences for science continue to play out. Reports have surfaced that some EU scientists are reconsidering offers to work in the United Kingdom, and that British scientists could start being cut out of grant applications made with colleagues on the continent. And contributing to the confused state of UK politics, Boris Johnson — a prominent ‘Leave’ campaigner — announced on 30 June that he was dropping out of the race to replace David Cameron as prime minister. The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us. Imagine you are asked to watch a short video (above) in which six people-three in white shirts and three in black shirts-pass basketballs around.

The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us

While you watch, you must keep a silent count of the number of passes made by the people in white shirts. At some point, a gorilla strolls into the middle of the action, faces the camera and thumps its chest, and then leaves, spending nine seconds on screen. Would you see the gorilla? Almost everyone has the intuition that the answer is "yes, of course I would. " How could something so obvious go completely unnoticed? This experiment reveals two things: that we are missing a lot of what goes on around us, and that we have no idea that we are missing so much. Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? How scientists taught monkeys the concept of money. Not long after, the first prostitute monkey appeared. You may have thought things like currency or money are concepts known solely by man – something which differentiates humans from animals.

How scientists taught monkeys the concept of money. Not long after, the first prostitute monkey appeared

Some might have a sense of ownership, besides of course territory, but trading and the likes haven’t been observed in any other species besides homo sapiens. However, in 2005, an economist/psychologist duo from Yale managed to teach seven capuchin monkeys how to use money, and I’m pretty sure from here on some of you might be able to guess what happened from there on. Monkey Business. Information is Beautiful. What Causes Will-o'-the-Wisps. Ron asks: What causes the “Will O the Wisps”?

What Causes Will-o'-the-Wisps

For those who don’t know, Will-o’-the-Wisps, also called “ignis fatuus,” Latin for “foolish fire”, are balls of light that are seen hovering over swamps at night and look similar to flickering lanterns, with the light often being blue in color. Several theories exist as to its cause, including bioluminescence; that is, the glow is caused by something natural like fireflies or honey fungus. Another, somewhat oddball, theory is that barn owls might fly over swampy areas and reflect light from the moon or other sources off of their white plumage, making it look like a bobbing lantern. However, one of the most accepted theories was more or less discovered by Allesandro Volta, who discovered methane in 1776. Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation - Homepage. Guerilla Science - Homepage. Underwater Exploration Robots. Factsie. What Happened to the Neanderthals?

FULGURITES - PRODUCTS OF LIGHTNING. FULGURITES Lechatelierite Var. Meteorite: Learn About Meteorites, Meteors & Meteorites For Sale. Fukushima nuclear power plant: robot enters melted reactor. Cricket chirps tell temperature formula. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (Bill Spindler's Antarctica) The Future of Leap Seconds. Leap seconds are added to our clocks to compensate for the Earth's slowing rotation. However, some scientists propose abolishing leap seconds in the future, redefining the way we measure time. This issue will be put to a vote in 2015. Model and Metaphor for the 21st Century. Science and Technology of WWII. Science, Technology, and Warfare through the Ages On the face of it, few human activities would seem to be more different than war and science. War aims to kill people and destroy things, to bring one country’s military (or their whole society) under the control of another.

War is primal, violent, chaotic. Innovate Aid Empower. Reference. SCIENCE SHOWOFF curated by Prof Sophie Scott. March 17th, Star of Kings. TICKET LINK: Don’t worry. We’d never do a zombie-themed gig. ZOMBIES ARE SO OVER. British Antarctic Survey - Homepages. Projects: Self-Powered Camera. We have designed a simple pixel circuit, where the pixel’s photodiode can be used to not only measure the incident light level, but also to convert the incident light into electrical energy. A sensor architecture is developed where, during each image capture cycle, the pixels are used first to record and read out the image and then used to harvest energy and charge the sensor’s power supply. We have conducted several experiments using off-the-shelf discrete components to validate the practical feasibility of our approach.

We first developed a single pixel based on our design and used it to physically scan images of scenes. Next, we developed a fully self-powered camera that produces 30x40 images. The camera uses a supercap rather than an external source as its power supply. Regen.glovebox.pdf. Flyability. Moteurs de recherche spécialisés. Future of Humanity Institute. UCL Hazard Centre. Collecting Lava Samples on Kilauea, Hawaii Pyroclastic Flow at Montserrat Novarupta Dome, Katmai National Park, Alaska Communities at risk from coastal flooding and storm surge, Albay Province Sakurajima eruption 21st July 2013 The UHC at University College London (UCL) is one of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary academic centres for hazard and risk research, education and knowledge exchange.

The UHC is always interested to hear from those aiming to integrate scientific knowledge and research into their risk reduction and natural resource management programmes. Predict an Eruption. Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius. By Peter Tyson In a word, yes. Learn morse code. Great Lakes Science Center. Great Lakes Science Center is funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, grants, funds, and corporate and individual gifts. The museum opened in July 1996. The center's exhibits support STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) with exhibits including the BioMedTech Gallery, advanced energy, science phenomena and space. The Science Center is home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, one of only 11 such Visitor Centers in the country.[2] Also, Science Center staff conduct daily science demonstrations.

SOLAR IMPULSE - Solar Impulse 2. A UAV for the first-ever autonomous solar-powered crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. ESP: What can science say? MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The University of Manchester. Nanotubes and Buckyballs. Home > Introduction > Nanotubes and Buckyballs Last Updated: Tuesday, 29-May-2012 06:53:42 PDT. Milgram's Obedience Experiments. By Kendra Cherry Updated December 16, 2015. The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment. Museum of the History of Science. Improbable Research - Longest Running Experiments. School of Mathematics and Physics.

The world's largest climate modelling experiment for the 21st century. Pacific Sea Level Monitoring Project. The Pacific Sea Level Monitoring (PSLM), operates under the Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac). Earthquake prediction. Podcasts and Downloads - The Infinite Monkey Cage. Podcasts and Downloads - Discovery. Helen Czerski - Contact. Zooniverse - Real Science Online. BOINC. Solve Puzzles for Science. Imperial Festival.

What are confounding factors and how do they affect studies? Where the World Finds Bioethics. Disaster mitigation: a community based approach. Ebola virus disease. APERTURE: Science Time: Portals. Federation of American Scientists. Science and Technology. The New Atlantis - A Journal of Technology & Society. Complexity Digest - Networking the Complexity Community. Nature Publishing Group : science journals, jobs, and information.