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Saving energy by taking aResearchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed a simple yet accurate method for finding defects in the latest generation of silicon carbide transistors. This... will speed up the process of developing more energy-efficient transistors in future. They have now published their findings in Communications Physics.
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Researchers report popular benzodiazepine sleep medications, such as Ambien and Halcion, caused test subjects to sleep through fire alarm drills. However, a newly developed class of sleeping... medications perverse the ability to wake in response to threat.
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3D Printed Robot Hand Plays the Piano

Neuroscience News - 11 Jan 2019 22:51
Researchers have developed a 3D printed robotic hand which is able to play simple pieces of music on a piano by moving its wrist.
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Meaningful Life Tied to Healthy Aging

Neuroscience News - 11 Jan 2019 21:29
According to researchers, older adults who engage in activities perceived to be worthwhile, such as supporting grandchildren or completing a project, have better sleep, walking speeds and experience... less chronic pain.
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A new study reveals spending time connecting with nature helps to reduce behavioral problems and anxiety in children, as well as improving overall health.
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A Patient's Sex Matters When it Comes to Brain Cancer

Neuroscience News - 11 Jan 2019 21:22
Researchers report our gender can determine longevity and response to treatment for glioblastoma brain cancer. The study reports male survival is determined by genes that control cell division, where... as female survival is often determine by genes that regulate the ability of cancer cells to migrate to different brain areas.
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Tracking the Birth of Memories

Neuroscience News - 11 Jan 2019 20:38
Researchers have identified three distinct stages of brain development that occur before an episodic memory can form.
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How the Brain Makes Choices

Neuroscience News - 11 Jan 2019 20:31
From decision making to action, researchers explore how the brain allows us to make choices.
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The vaccine is very unlikely to cause serious side effects but not all travellers need it as there's also a very low risk of getting the disease
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Hip surgery wouldn't help Andy Murray play professional tennis for longer because it involves cutting key muscles. Stem cell treatments offer hope for the future
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Robots to Perform Spinal Surgery with Pinpoint Accuracy

Neuroscience News - 11 Jan 2019 19:02
Researchers have created a new system which allows two robotic arms to semi-autonomously drill holes into individual vertebrae. The robosurgery technique will improve accuracy and safety for spinal... surgeries.
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Here's How Many People HaveThis is the first time the CDC has estimated the number of flu illnesses in the midst of the season.
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Cryptojacking uses other people's computer power to mine cryptocurrency, the technique has netted one hacker gang $18 million
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Next generation photonicLight is the most energy-efficient way of moving information. Yet, light shows one big limitation: it is difficult to store. As a matter of fact, data centers rely primarily on magnetic hard drives.... However, in these hard drives, information is transferred at an energy cost that is nowadays exploding. Researchers of the Institute of Photonic Integration of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a 'hybrid technology' which shows the advantages of both light and magnetic hard drives.
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Understanding the Hidden Bias in Emotion-Reading AIs

Singularity Hub - 11 Jan 2019 17:00
Understanding the Hidden BiasFacial recognition technology has progressed to point where it now interprets emotions in facial expressions. This type of analysis is increasingly used in daily life. For example, companies can use... facial recognition software to help with hiring decisions. Other programs scan the faces in crowds to identify threats to public safety. Unfortunately, this technology struggles […]
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Oxygen migration at theNUS physicists have developed a methodology to control the electromigration of oxygen atoms in the buried interfaces of complex oxide materials for constructing high mobility oxide heterostructures.
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The SpaceX founder says the suborbital rocket should fly in the coming weeks, and is designed to test landing technology for a larger orbital rocket
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A Mirror Image of Our UniverseBefore the Big Bang, time may have run in reverse.
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Finch's Bite Is 320 Times MoreA T. rex's bite -- for its body size -- is outmatched by a tiny modern relative.
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Mathematicians Discovered aResearchers working on machine learning have discovered a problem that no one, anywhere in the universe, will ever be able to solve.
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Fact checkers will score reported Facebook posts in the UK as true, not true or a mixture, in an effort to combat fake news on the platform
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The China National Space Administration has released footage from its Chang'e 4 lander showing the moment it landed on the moon's far side on 3 January
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Wet wipes that break down in the sewer system will be given a new "fine-to-flush" label to try to reduce fatbergs and blockages
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Note Penned by British King onThe note was handwritten by King George III to the British Secretary of State Lord Hawkesbury.
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