Governor Brown has declared August 22, 2012 "Space Day." I'm not sure what it means, but I love the repeated use of the word "whereas."
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Researchers have developed a self-charging power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current.
The frontal lobes are the largest part of the human brain, and thought to be the part that expanded most during human evolution. Damage to the frontal lobes?which are located just behind and above the eyes?can result in profound impairments in higher-level reasoning and decision making.
Transcription is a cellular process by which genetic information from DNA is copied to messenger RNA for protein production.
A new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy breaks down charitable giving by zip code. As a function of their income, the northeast regions of the country seem to give proportionately less than the south.
People with Parkinson's disease performed markedly better on a test of working memory after a night's sleep, and sleep disorders can interfere with that benefit, researchers have shown.
It's not just in movies where nerds get their revenge. A study by a Johns Hopkins University business professor finds that social rejection can inspire imaginative thinking, particularly in individuals with a strong sense of their own independence.
Founders Fund and Dustin Moskovitz?s Good Ventures have led a $15 million round in a company that is trying to replicate the intelligence of the human brain in software. Vicarious? goal is to help humanity thrive by inventing the algorithm to create to intelligent machines.
Research by Nosang Myung, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering, has enabled a Riverside company to develop an "electronic nose" prototype that can detect small quantities of harmful airborne substances.
Life in the world?s oceans faces far greater change and risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history, a team of the world?s leading marine scientists has warned.