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Psychologists Use fMRI To Understand Ties Between Memories And The Imagination

Psychologists Use fMRI To Understand Ties Between Memories And The Imagination
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The brain treats unwanted synapses like invading microbes A microglial cell from the mouse brain expressing green fluorescent protein. Photograph: EMBL/ Rosa Paolicelli The human brain is an organ of staggering complexity, with hundreds of billions of neurons and glial cells forming something like a quadrillion connections, or synapses. Quantum memory 'world record' smashed A fragile quantum memory state has been held stable at room temperature for a "world record" 39 minutes - overcoming a key barrier to ultrafast computers. "Qubits" of information encoded in a silicon system persisted for almost 100 times longer than ever before. Quantum systems are notoriously fickle to measure and manipulate, but if harnessed could transform computing. The new benchmark was set by an international team led by Mike Thewalt of Simon Fraser University, Canada. "This opens the possibility of truly long-term storage of quantum information at room temperature," said Prof Thewalt, whose achievement is detailed in the journal Science.

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The brain region that shouldn't be there Medial wall of brain with posterior cingulate cortex In the Victorian era the map of Africa was blank and the prospect of mapping its interior lured the most adventurous men of the day. If you are of that frame of mind now, I would recommend exploring the dark interior of the brain . The parts of the brain we understand best are on its surface. LG investigates Smart TV 'unauthorised spying' claim 20 November 2013Last updated at 09:32 ET By Leo Kelion Technology reporter Mr Huntley wanted to know how LG determined which ads should be shown on his TV LG is investigating allegations that some of its TVs send details about their owners' viewing habits back to the manufacturer even if the users have activated a privacy setting.

What are some examples of online simulations for science labs? Printable Version Sometimes it is difficult for students with disabilities to participate in experiments and other science lab activities. Online simulations can help these students participate in science exercises with more independence than may be possible in the traditional lab setting. The following list, although not comprehensive, provides examples of available science simulations. Inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement. Learn.Genetics offers three virtual, interactive Biotechniques laboratories, where students can learn and practice basic techniques that molecular biologists use every day in DNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, and DNA microarray analysis.

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