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By Evan Ackerman A Turing Test alternative, the Winograd Schema Challenge aims to determine how well AI handles common sense reasoning …read more Source:: iEEE Robotics -News Feed
By Evan Ackerman A Turing Test alternative, the Winograd Schema Challenge aims to determine how well AI handles common sense reasoning …read more Source:: iEEE Robotics -News Feed
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Though the drug levodopa can dramatically improve Parkinson’s disease symptoms, within five years one-half of the patients using L-DOPA develop an irreversible condition — involuntary repetitive, rapid and jerky movements. UAB researchers have uncovered…
Though the drug levodopa can dramatically improve Parkinson’s disease symptoms, within five years one-half of the patients using L-DOPA develop an irreversible condition — involuntary r…
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By Neuroscience News Researchers report smoking related deficits in dopamine return to normal three months after quitting. …read more Source:: NeuroScience News
By Neuroscience News Researchers report smoking related deficits in dopamine return to normal three months after quitting. …read more Source:: NeuroScience News
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Researchers have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain’s pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, pleasure, activity and motivation for physical exercise.…
Researchers have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain’s pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to rewar…
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Gene Karpinski, head of the League of Conservation Voters, will draw a stark contrast between the climate views of Clinton and Trump in his speech the Democratic National Convention. …read more Source:: Daily Climate Feed
Gene Karpinski, head of the League of Conservation Voters, will draw a stark contrast between the climate views of Clinton and Trump in his speech the Democratic National Convention. …read mo…
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The Zika virus led the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a global public health emergency in February 2016, but how much is really known about its neurobiology and potential neuropsychiatric manifestations? …read more Source:: Science…
The Zika virus led the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a global public health emergency in February 2016, but how much is really known about its neurobiology and potential neurops…
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New research finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences. …read more Source:: Science Daily. Mind & Brain
New research finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences. …read…
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Music can influence how much you like the taste of beer, according to a new study. …read more Source:: Science Daily. Mind & Brain
Music can influence how much you like the taste of beer, according to a new study. …read more Source:: Science Daily. Mind & Brain
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By Neuroscience News According to researchers, transcranial alternating current stimulation may help to improve memory when targeted to a specific kind of brain activity achieved during sleep. …read more Source:: NeuroScience News
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By Natalie Wolchover In the same underground observatory in Japan where, 18 years ago, neutrinos were first seen oscillating from one “flavor” to another — a landmark discovery that earned two physicists the 2015 Nobel Prize — a tiny anomaly has begun to…
By Natalie Wolchover In the same underground observatory in Japan where, 18 years ago, neutrinos were first seen oscillating from one “flavor” to another — a landmark discovery that earned two phys…
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The toxic refuse of coal- and gas-fired power plants targets black communities with alarming precision. …read more Source:: Daily Climate Feed
The toxic refuse of coal- and gas-fired power plants targets black communities with alarming precision. …read more Source:: Daily Climate Feed
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By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis. …read more Source:: Science Daily. Mind & Brain
By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis. …read more Source:: Science Daily. Mind & Brain
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I'm the Nathan McGrath who is the nanopunk scifi author.
When not writing or researching science / nanotech / military stuff for my books, I'm taxi-ing or cooking for my daughter and all her friends (the house has evolved into a part-time ad-hoc youth club) and walking the dog. At night, when I can finally have the living room for myself I watch CSI, Big Bang Theory,Psych, Science Docu's or play on the Playstation 3.
You can follow me on twitter @NathanMcGrathSF where I regularly post science and nanotech news, articles and updates as well as stuff I find interesting and funny.
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Used the Mosaic browser, netscape navigator and every single modem speed from 2400kbps upwards. I was on the internet before any commercial sites were on it.. I used to read Marvel comics when they used to arrive as ballast and end up as a disorganised pile on the newsagents shelf. Gave away hundreds of original classics (Waahhhh!)
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I write smart, action scifi.
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observing, analysing, listening
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    I do a fair amount of research for the tech and gear in my sci-fi novels. It's half the fun of putting together stuff that might well become reality at some point in the near future. The characters and personalities are drawn from the hundreds of kids, teens and adults I've worked with over the past thirty-odd years. It looks like the whole thing is paying off.
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