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"NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons."
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Robot News:
World news about #robotics  

Robot companion for the elderly. Robots become better and better. The #Care-o-Bot  developed at Fraunhofer IPA is able to support older people to in their daily life.

More to read at:
http://www.care-o-bot.de/en/care-o-bot-3.htm
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What can we build right now that will have the greatest impact on the largest scope of change in the widest future? That is called prediction or intelligence or evolution.
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This is live now for anyone interested. It will also be available after the event.
 
Get ready for another awesomely informative episode of The Bipolar Panel Project!  In our second episode "Ask the Doctor", we have the exciting opportunity to welcome Dr. Mark Komrad, author of the book "You Need Help".  Doctor Komrad was also awarded the 2013 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by NAMI.  This is your opportunity to "Ask the Doctor" anything you have ever wanted to ask a psychiatrist!  Tune in LIVE!

www.Not-Crazy.org

For more info on Dr. Komrad:
www.komradmd.com
www.youneedhelpbook.com
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This should be an informative Hangout for anyone interested in learning more about cancer.
 
Join us for a Science on Google+ HOA as we speak to +Akinola Emmanuel and Dr +shilpa keerthivasan about their recently published research on cancer signalling (http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/225/225ra28). We will discuss the basics of cancer signalling, explain the link between inflammation and cancer, and how their research identifies a novel role for immune cells in the development of colon cancer. This Pub Talks HOA will be part of a series in which we explain published research in a jargon-free manner that is understandable to the public.

This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe and you can tune in on Sunday March 23rd at 2 PM CDT/ 12PM PDT/ 7 PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ScienceHangouts) after the event.
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Happy Birthday WWW

You can't help but feel a little old when you realize you've been on the internet longer than the World Wide Web.
 
World Wide Web born at CERN 25 years ago #web25 

http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2014/03/world-wide-web-born-cern-25-years-ago

Image shows the cover picture of Tim Berners-Lee's proposal for the World Wide Web, written at CERN in March 1989. 

Image credit: Tim Berners-Lee/CERN © CERN - for terms of use see http://cern.ch/copyright.
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Lol, looks like a handout in one of the classes I teach. And I teach shamanism. :-)
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The take home summary from the page:  "The model showed that the occurrence of noctilucent clouds had indeed increased from 2002 to 2011. These changes correlate to a decrease in temperature at the peak height where noctilucent clouds exist in the atmosphere. Temperatures at this height do not match temperatures at lower levels – indeed, the coldest place in the atmosphere is at this height during summertime over the poles – but a change there certainly does raise questions about change in the overall climate system."    #climatechange  
Scientists show that the presence of bright-shining noctilucent clouds have increased in areas between 40 and 50 degrees north latitude, which covers the northern third of the United Sates and the lowest parts of Canada.
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Here is my favorite April Fool's Day prank. It is also the most thoughtful one. It is provided by +Michael B. Eisen and found via +Amy Robinson.
 
Freedom to publish wherever you like is good. He also supports CHORUS, a movement to open access to paywalled research after a period of time. http://chorusaccess.org/
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Researchers Reconstruct Facial Images Locked in a Viewer’s Mind

Full article at http://goo.gl/YSSwG1.

Using only data from an fMRI scan, researchers led by a Yale University undergraduate have accurately reconstructed images of human faces as viewed by other people.

The research is in Neuroimage. (full access paywall)

Research: “Neural portraits of perception: Reconstructing face images from evoked brain activity” by Alan S. Cowen, Marvin M. Chun, and Brice A. Kuhl in Neuroimage. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.03.018 In Press, Uncorrected Proof

Image: Researchers wanted to know whether it would be possible to reconstruct a human face from patterns of brain activity. The task was daunting, because faces are more similar to each other than buildings. Credit Alan Cowen.

#neuroscience   #neuroimaging  
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Not bad.
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Research professor Reid Simmons explains the science behind Victor, a Scrabble™-playing "Gamebot."

Developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, Victor will be used to study human-robot interaction.
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