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Trends in Cognitive Sciences - Syncing your brain: electric currents to enhance cognition - 0 views

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    Yes, you read correctly. Apply current to your brain to get smarter. Ariadna anyone?
Ma Ru

Here come gravitational waves - 3 views

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    Here you go. You can now scrap Lisa altogether.
    Who's going to tell Pacome?
Ma Ru

Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting for Black Holes - 2 views

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    S. Hawking argues black holes might not exist: "The absence of event horizons mean that there are no black holes - in the sense of regimes from which light can't escape to infinity."
    Physicists will likely appreciate...
Ma Ru

Cassini's Pale Blue Dot - 2 views

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    Earth, as seen from Saturn...
Ma Ru

Experimental realization of an optical second with strontium lattice clocks - 0 views

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    "Our system of five clocks connects with an unprecedented consistency the optical and the microwave worlds."
    Interesting?
Ma Ru

Curiosity at Rocknest Gigapano - 3 views

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    Billion-Pixel view from curiosity at Rocknest...
Ma Ru

What happens when you take two random ACT studies and cross them over? - 3 views

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    Mobile phone-controlled cyborg cokcroaches!
Ma Ru

Netherlands in Proverbs - 3 views

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    Continuing the museum theme... today's Wikipedia Picture of the Day.
    This might be *the* ultimate test of the knowledge of Dutch... can you name any of them?

    On the more ACT-like note: I wonder how the contemporary version would look like?

    P.S. Yes, the proverbs are listed on Wikipedia and yes, lots of them involve herring.
Ma Ru

Rijksmuseum reopens - 2 views

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    Time to clean the dust off your museumkaarts...
Ma Ru

Meantime, on Mars - 1 views

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    Curiosity suffered from BSoD...
Ma Ru

HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica - 2 views

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    I'll just leave this here :)
    They only cut corners on the lens - which allegedly should be a Nikkor 8mm F8.0, but the latter is rare and much more expensive than the final product itself (if you manage to find one used, that is)
Ma Ru

Goedel's Second Incompleteness Theorem Explained in Words of One Syllable - 5 views

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    "If it could be proved that two plus two is five, then it could be proved that five is not five, and then there would be no claim that could not be proved, and math would be a lot of bunk."
Ma Ru

Nice, eye-opening figure about wasting food - 0 views

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    "Roughly one quarter of all the water that humans take from the planet goes into food that nobody eats"... and such
Ma Ru

Using ants to find gold - 0 views

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    Looks like good business. Tobias?
Ma Ru

Ten Simple Rules for the Open Development of Scientific Software - 0 views

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    Another great piece from "Ten Simple Rules" series by PLOSCB
Ma Ru

Einstein had big prefrontal cortex - 0 views

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    ...how about you?
Ma Ru

Map of all geo-tagged articles on Wikipedia - 3 views

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    I know you like these...
    [Edit] And by the way, this website contains also more practical stuff, like this
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    of course, "they" being Polish Wikipedia contributors who geo-tag like mad...
Ma Ru

Memory and the Cybermind - 0 views

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    or "your phone vs. your wife"...
Ma Ru

Some movement toward academic spring here in UK - 2 views

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    "Giving people the right to roam freely over publicly funded research will usher in a new era of academic discovery and collaboration, and will put the UK at the very forefront of open research".
Ma Ru

The Wisdom of the Crowd in Combinatorial Problems - 5 views

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    A real scientific study...
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