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Synaptic Transistor Learns While It Computes
Posted on November 02, 2013 at 10:09:48 pm
It doesn't take a Watson to realize that even the world's best supercomputers are staggeringly inefficient and energy-intensive machines

Toxic Monster Nears West Coast
Posted on November 02, 2013 at 07:30:58 pm
An enormous debris field is creeping toward the U.S. in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that shook Japan in 2011, killing nearly 16,000 people and launching 1.5 million tons of floating objects into the sea

Hybrid Solar Eclipse on November 3
Posted on November 01, 2013 at 10:14:38 pm
Much of the world can see at least a partial solar eclipse on Sunday, November 3. From North America’s east coast, the eclipse will be in progress at sunrise

Norwegian Vikings Purchased Silk from Persia
Posted on November 01, 2013 at 10:04:43 am
The Norwegian Vikings were more oriented towards the East than we have previously assumed, says Marianne Vedeler, Associate Professor at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo in Norway

Giant Gas Cloud Collliding With Milky Way
Posted on October 31, 2013 at 07:50:24 pm
Doom may be averted for the Smith Cloud, a gigantic streamer of hydrogen gas that is on a collision course with the Milky Way Galaxy.

Milky Way Supernova Visible from Earth?
Posted on October 31, 2013 at 02:26:04 pm
Astronomers at The Ohio State University have calculated the odds that, sometime during the next 50 years, a supernova occurring in our home galaxy will be visible from Earth

Mystery World Baffles Astronomers
Posted on October 31, 2013 at 09:06:34 am
Kepler-78b is a planet that shouldn't exist. This scorching lava world circles its star every eight and a half hours at a distance of less than one million miles -- one of the tightest known orbits

Most People Can See in Complete Darkness
Posted on October 31, 2013 at 09:01:41 am
Find a space with total darkness and slowly move your hand from side to side in front of your face. What do you see?

`Rare` Roman Eagle Sculpture Unearthed in London
Posted on October 31, 2013 at 08:57:18 am
A Roman sculpture of an eagle clasping a snake has been discovered by archaeologists at a London building site

Model Virus Shows Why No Cure for Common Cold
Posted on October 29, 2013 at 01:56:51 pm
In a pair of landmark studies that exploit the genetic sequencing of the “missing link” cold virus, rhinovirus C, scientists have constructed a three-dimensional model of the pathogen that shows why there is no cure yet for the common cold.


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