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Software with smarts

Neurons of the mouse cerebral cortex reconstructed from electron microscopy images (grey). Each nerve cell forms contacts to thousands of other cells. Scientists analyze the features of these networks with the help of computer simulations. © MPI f. Brain Research/ …

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Hope for new treatment of severe epilepsy

My Andersson, Mérab Kokaia and Fredrik Berglind. Photo: Eliska Waloschkova   Hope for new treatment of severe epilepsy Researchers at Lund University in Sweden believe they have found a method that in the future could help people suffering from epilepsy …

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Quitting Facebook can reduce stress

  Quitting Facebook can reduce stress There may be more benefits to deleting your Facebook account than just protecting your private data – it could also reduce your stress levels. A University of Queensland research team led by Dr Eric …

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Op-ed: How Privacy Concerns Drive Website Business Models

Limiting online privacy intrusion may be best accomplished through the invisible hand of the market itself, says business professor Ram Gopal. (Erik Tham/Getty Images)   Op-ed: How Privacy Concerns Drive Website Business Models Ram Gopal, GE Capital Endowed Professor of …

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Stephen Hawking Dies at 76

Dr. Hawking pushed the limits in his professional and personal life. In 2007, when he was 65, he took part in a zero-gravity flight aboard a specially equipped Boeing 727. Credit Zero Gravity Corp., via Associated Press   Stephen Hawking …

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New insights into economic and social change

Globalization of consum – this is one aspect of the research of the new Max Planck Cambridge Centre. flickr/Thomas Haw (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)   New insights into economic and social change Researchers of the Max Planck Society and the University …

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Understanding the inside of the sun

  Understanding the inside of the sun Abrar Ali, a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, will be presenting her research – Using Mathematics to Understand the Inside of the sun – to the House of Commons as part …

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Searching for Earth-Like Planets

Andrew W. Howard   Searching for Earth-Like Planets Watson Lecture Preview The search for extrasolar planets has uncovered a dizzying array of planetary systems. As part of that quest, researchers have found new planet types—lava worlds and super-Earths—as well as …

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Dreamland

  Dreamland As the opioid epidemic reaches a new generation, scientists are still only beginning to understand the biological and genetic consequences By Andrea Estrada The opioid epidemic sweeping across the nation has redefined what it means to be an …

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A bridge too far?

  A bridge too far? Professor Andreas Kappos and Dr Alfredo Camara, academics in the Department of Civil Engineering, share their perspectives with BBC Newsnight and Channel 4 News on the possibility of constructing a bridge across the English Channel. …

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‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Coming Jan. 31

  ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Coming Jan. 31 If you live in the western part of North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands, you might set your alarm early the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31 for a lunar trifecta: a …

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Science & Technology trends in 2018

  Science & Technology trends in 2018 Captain Tilmann Gabriel, Dr David Haynes and Dr Tarek Besold from City’s School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering consider the influential technologies and issues likely to emerge in 2018. by City Press …

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