How can you forget when the internet won’t let you?
Forgetting is beneficial for the human brain. But the internet has made it harder to let go of painful or problematic memories.
A firefly’s light is part of its mating strategy.
For many people, the gentle blinks of fireflies flashing are a favorite part of summer evenings. An entomologist explains some lightning bug basics.
Learn to protect yourself.
A leader of a new effort to teach cybersecurity to local community organizations and the public at large offers some basic tips to get everyone started.
Pulses of light followed by extended dark periods might help make indoor agricultural production more sustainable.
Indoor plant factories have high energy costs since LEDs replace the sunlight outdoor plants get for free. Scientists found a way to dial back how much light is needed by breaking it into tiny bursts.
One of two underwater gliders is deployed from a research ship into Antarctic waters.
Sending autonomous vehicles to the Southern Ocean can be fraught with anxiety, especially if one of them doesn't make radio contact when it's supposed to.
Existing BMIs focus on restoring function for people with mobility or communication issues.
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BMIs like the ones Neuralink is working on are already used in laboratories around the world as assistive technologies. But melding your mind with an AI is probably not happening anytime soon.
If all of these devices really work together, they can be a bigger help than any one of them alone.
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Each device is complex in its own right, and trying to use them together in many different settings makes things even more complicated.
Before taking on tech giants, shatter a few misconceptions.
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Advocates and opponents of breaking up Facebook, Google and other technology giants are falling prey to some serious misconceptions.
For now, it’s going to be trickier for the University of California community to access some academic journals.
The UC libraries let their Elsevier journal subscriptions lapse and now the publisher has cut their online access. It's a painful milestone in the fight UC hopes may transform how journals get paid.
Lithium-ion batteries power lots of different kinds of devices.
Keys to better batteries are found in chemistry and physics, as well as mechanical and electrical engineering.
There’s a short window between when a tick bites and when it passes on bacteria or virus.
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Tick-borne diseases are becoming more common in the United States. A public health entomologist outlines some of the lesser-known threats ticks pose to human health.
A telomere age test kit from Telomere Diagnostics Inc. and saliva.
collection kit from 23andMe.
Genetic testing companies are offering tests that analyze the ends of your chromosomes – telomeres – to gauge your health and your real age. But is there scientific evidence to support such tests?
Your social media data is immeasurably valuable.
A proposed bill would force tech companies to tell users how much their data is worth. But how can a single number capture data's power to predict your actions or sway your decisions?
The president uses his Twitter feed to make official announcements.
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A Twitter account used for official purposes is a public forum protected by the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.
What’s going on 150 kilometers below the Earth’s surface?
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A new array of seismometers provides a glimpse of what's happening deep beneath this geologic fault. New data help explain why the north and south of the region are more seismically active than the middle.