Technology Review: Want to Enhance Your Brain Power?

  Brain boost: A noninvasive way to electrically stimulate the brain, known as transcranial direct current stimulation, has shown success in enhancing learning. The relatively low-tech approach delivers a gentle current to the brain via a large sponge, shown here fixed to a volunteer’s head. Credit: Brain Stimulation Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and... Continue Reading →

The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete

  By Chris Anderson 06.23.08 Illustration: Marian Bantjes The Petabyte Age: Sensors everywhere. Infinite storage. Clouds of processors. Our ability to capture, warehouse, and understand massive amounts of data is changing science, medicine, business, and technology. As our collection of facts and figures grows, so will the opportunity to find answers to fundamental questions. Because... Continue Reading →

The Way We Live Now – The New Pariahs? – The Rise of Anti-Islamic Bias in Western Europe – NYTimes.com

  By NOAH FELDMAN Published: June 22, 2008 No country is wholly free of anti-immigrant prejudice, whether it is the United States, where illegal immigration was a hot-button issue in the Republican primaries, or post-apartheid South Africa, where economic migrants were recently burned to death. But in many Western European countries today, something new and... Continue Reading →

FOXNews.com – Northrop Grumman to Develop Brain-Wave Binoculars – Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News

  LINTHICUM, Md. —  Defense contractor Northrop Grumman won a $6.7 million contract to develop brain-wave binoculars. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, awarded the contract to develop intelligent binoculars that would help soldiers detect threats from miles away. The defense contractor says electrodes placed on the scalp will record the... Continue Reading →

A trio of super-Earths | Eureka! Science News

  Today, at an international conference, a team of European astronomers announced a remarkable breakthrough in the field of extra-solar planets. Using the HARPS instrument at the ESO La Silla Observatory, they have found a triple system of super-Earths around the star HD 40307. Looking at their entire sample studied with HARPS, the astronomers count... Continue Reading →

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