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So cool: The first gear in a living creature discovered. The tiny issus nymph has these interlocking gears in its leg.

So cool: The first gear in a living creature discovered. The tiny issus nymph has these interlocking gears in its leg.

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Researchers demonstrate a way to watch the brain activity of the tiny zebrafish in (nearly) real time, a baby step toward the dream of mapping human brain activity.

Researchers demonstrate a way to watch the brain activity of the tiny zebrafish in (nearly) real time, a baby step toward the dream of mapping human brain activity.

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Rats with electrodes implanted in their heads can send information directly from brain to brain, even from different continents. Could this discovery herald the beginning of mind reading and an Internet of brains?Science Can Now Create Telepathic Rats

Rats with electrodes implanted in their heads can send information directly from brain to brain, even from different continents. Could this discovery herald the beginning of mind reading and an Internet of brains?

Science Can Now Create Telepathic Rats

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nbcnews:

Captured deep beneath the waves: 10ft squid filmed in natural habitat
(Photo: NHK/NEP/Discovery Channel via Reuters)
The world’s first moving images of a giant squid living in its natural habitat have been captured by a team of scientists led by a Japanese zoologist more than half a mile below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
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Captured deep beneath the waves: 10ft squid filmed in natural habitat

(Photo: NHK/NEP/Discovery Channel via Reuters)

The world’s first moving images of a giant squid living in its natural habitat have been captured by a team of scientists led by a Japanese zoologist more than half a mile below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

(via nbcnews)

brookhavenlab:

Back in the days of our Cosmotron accelerator, control rooms were full of analog knobs and buttons, and the scientists wore pants up at their actual waists. In 1952, the hard-core researchers above were inventing new technologies to replicate energetic cosmic rays.

Nowadays, our Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider carries that torch, but it’s operated in a lean, flat-screened control room. There may not be oscilloscope panels or a 1950s microphone, but groundbreaking data and high-precision measurements play out across each of those screens as RHIC smashes particles. Our NASA Space Radiation Laboratory uses that same control room to prepare particle beams that simulate the impacts of deep space travel on biology and materials.

(via clearscience)

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