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New chips for search engines
The indexes of competitors like Yahoo and Bing (around 15 billion pages each) are still only half as large as Google. To close this gap, Microsoft has pioneered new technologies to make web crawling more efficient.
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Making big mouse brains with human proteins
A favorite technique of neuroscientists is to take our genes, or even whole cells, and stick them into mouse brains to see what they do. Researchers from Duke found that if they gave some mice our human version of HARE5, and other mice the chimp version of HARE5, the humanized mice grew great mambo brains.
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The mystery of negative vision
(Medical Xpress)—An enduring neurobiological mystery is why do vertebrate rods and cones shut down their transmitter release in response to a light stimulus. If that particular question is too broad, then consider a slight refinement: why do we use two kinds of hyperpolarizing detectors in our retina ...
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My Huffington Post story from a few days on how to support transhumanism has been sitting at the #2 and #3 blog slot all weekend in the popular Tech section: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zoltan-istvan/what-can-supporters-do-fo_b_6564536.html?utm_hp_ref=technology&ir=Technology
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welcome to wormworld
(Phys.org)—Raising the temperature is one easy way to get chemical reactions to speed up. This temperature dependence can be accurately described by a simple exponential relation known as the Arrhenius equation. A commonly accepted generalization of this equation is that the reaction rate tends to ...
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BMW Headquarters in Munchen, Germany. Amazing...!!
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3-parent embryo's and mitochondrial transfer
(Medical Xpress)—In a recent post we traced mechanisms of mitochondrial quality control in the nervous system back to their origins in the womb, and hinted that there would soon be more to come on this topic. Conveniently, a special issue of the journal Molecular Health Research came along and did ...
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A challenge to the FDA
(Medical Xpress)—The Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) went viral on social media last summer. Over 1.2 million videos were posted on Facebook alone. The difficulty in treating a disease like ALS is highlighted by the fact that the only drug available ...
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Writer for ExtremeTech, Engineer & Neuroscientist @jhewitt123
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Engineer and Neuroscientist, former owner of CRE Precision, a machine shop based near Philadelphia, specializing in the design and manufacture of instruments for biomedical research.
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Currently focused on tech writing (at ExtremeTech and Medgadget) as gainful employment with emphasis on biomedical devices, much preferring the descriptor "tech synthesizer" to "tech reporter."
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