Entered By: grant on November 3, 2014 No Observations

SpaceNews.com has more on the “golf-club bag” we’re devising for space station return deliveries:

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization that manages the national laboratory portion of the ISS, announced Oct. 16 an agreement with Intuitive Machines LLC to support the company’s development of its Terrestrial Return Vehicle […]

Entered By: grant on November 2, 2014 No Observations
Science Art: <i>Submarine Reactor</i>, by Webber, 2007.

How the submarine goes.

Found on Wikimedia Commons.

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Entered By: grant on October 30, 2014 No Observations

Laboratory Equipment discusses research that’s found a low-carb, high-fat diet reduces seizures in hard-to-treat epilepsy:

“We need new treatments for the 35 percent of people with epilepsy whose seizures are not stopped by medications,” said study author Pavel Klein, of the Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. […]

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Entered By: grant on October 29, 2014 No Observations

You know it’s real when there’s money involved. Well, real-ish. New Scientist has more on the Google acquisition of DeepMind Technologies and their Neural Turing Machine:

DeepMind Technologies, a London-based artificial-intelligence firm acquired by Google this year, has revealed that it is designing computers that combine the way ordinary computers work with the way […]

Entered By: grant on October 28, 2014 No Observations

Science Daily has some cheerful news from Columbia University Medical Center neuroscience researchers, who’ve found that cocoa fights age-related memory decline:

Previous work, including by the laboratory of senior author Scott A. Small, MD, had shown that changes in a specific part of the brain — the dentate gyrus — are associated with age-related […]

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Entered By: grant on October 26, 2014 No Observations
Science Art: <i>STS 110 Insignia</i>, NASA

This was the insignia of the astronauts who built the ISS. Or a big part of it, anyway.

STS 110 was the name of the mission, the 110th flight of the Space Shuttle, or Space Transportation System.

Entered By: grant on October 23, 2014 No Observations

SONG: “Forget.” [Download]

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Manipulating memory with light: Scientists erase specific memories in mice“, Science Daily, 9 October 2014, as used in the post “We can un-remember for you, wholesale. (With light.)”

ABSTRACT: It’s oblivion season here at the Guild, I guess. Happens […]

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Entered By: grant on October 22, 2014 No Observations

Science Daily has more dietary recommendations for resetting your body’s clock:

Disrupted circadian clocks, researchers believe, are the reason that shift workers experience higher incidents of type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer. The body’s primary circadian clock, which regulates sleep and eating, is in the brain. But other body tissues also have circadian clocks, […]

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Entered By: grant on October 21, 2014 No Observations

Nature has more on how the veterinary tranquilizer-slash-rave drug can reverse “anhedonia” (the inability to feel happy) for 14 days – long enough to bust sufferers out of otherwise untreatable bipolar depression:

The present study used a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover design to examine whether a single ketamine infusion could reduce anhedonia levels in […]

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