Dutch scientists have made another step towards reading people’s minds by creating a computer program, which uses brain scans to decode what a person is looking at. A team from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands was able to extract information from the human brain by applying a combination of high-resolution MRI, shape recognition software […]
It has been speculated that silicate particles (a component of glass) in the atmosphere of HD 189733b, located 63 light years away, gives the planet its blue color as well as a possible superheated glass storm.
An international team led by astronomers in Brazil has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope to identify and study the oldest solar twin known to date.
Is it true that some people are more ‘right brained’ or ‘left brained?’ Certainly some people are more creative and free-thinking, while others are more logic oriented. But is this really a result of one side of the brain being more dominant than the other?
More on numerosity and number cognition with Brian Butterworth – this time discussing research with animals.
One of the most significant scientific discoveries of the early 21st century is surely the Higgs boson, but the boson and the Higgs Field that allows for that magic particle are extremely difficult to grasp. Don Lincoln outlines an analogy that all of us can appreciate, starring a large dinner party, a raucous group of physicists, and Peter Higgs himself.
Physicist used to think that the universe had existed forever, unchangingly, because that’s what their observations of night sky suggested. Needles to say, this view clashed with the “orygin” of “creation” stories of most major religions, which hold that the universe had the beginning.
Ten years after launching aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope continues to illuminate the dark side of the cosmos with its infrared eyes. Moving into its second decade of scientific scouting from an Earth-trailing orbit, Spitzer continues to explore the cosmos near and far. One additional task is helping NASA observe potential candidates for a developing mission to capture, redirect and explore a near-Earth asteroid.
Why can’t Astronomers actually say at what point in the sky the big bang took place.
Our bodies function necessarily under the presence of gravity; how blood pumps, a sense of balance and bone growth are all due to life in a world where gravity is an inescapable reality. Armed with experiments from neuroscientists David Hubel and Torten Wiesel, astronaut Jay Buckey presents a thought experiment: How would our bodies work without the force of gravity?