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Scientists discover surprising similarities between neural networks and the human brain

Spit picture A team of scientists found a surprising similarity between the human brain’s perception of the world and artificial neural networks. In the human brain, visual information passes through multiple cortices, each interpreting different aspects of an image and ultimately composing our perception of the world around us. A new study was published in the journal on Thursday Current …

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Scientists challenge the recent discovery of a biosignature on Venus

Venus as imaged by NASA’s Mariner 10 probe in 1974.image:: NASA / JPL-Caltech A bomb study last month made the extraordinary claim to find some kind of molecule on Venus that is associated with life. An independent re-evaluation of the methods used in the work has come to a completely different result and has found “no statistical evidence” for the …

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You’ve heard of Vantablack. Scientists just created “Super White” and it’s very cool

Scientists have created a super white color that is the yin of Vantablack’s yang. While ultra-black materials can absorb more than 99.96 percent of sunlight today, this new super-white coat can reflect 95.5 percent of all photons that hit it. Rather than warming up under direct light, this new acrylic material allows objects painted to stay cooler than their ambient …

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Scientists discover “lost” tectonic plates with an ominous name

New record A team of scientists discovered an ancient tectonic plate that used to be part of the crust beneath northern Canada. The existence of the record that bears the ominous name “Resurrection” was previously theorized. But it has remained a sensitive subject among geologists Live Science Reports many of which deny its existence. Now new research is providing more …

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Scientists are finding a new way to break down the most common plastic

All of this could be turned into useful chemicals.photo:: Prakash Singh ((Getty Images) The petrochemical industry produces more than 88 million tons made of polyethylene, which makes it the most common plastic in the world. Scientists have found a new way to recycle it, so a study published in Science on Thursday. It could help tackle the growing plastic pollution …

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Scientists identify “dumbbell-like” structures of protein-coding DNA

Dumbbell-like sequences in DNA during interphase suggest several invisible aspects of chromosome configuration and function. Image Credit: Illustration by Ryan Cheng / CTBP How life works can be due to dumbbell-like pieces of DNA. Scientists at Rice University, who spent a long time researching the structure and function of chromosomes, have found that amid the seemingly chaotic state of DNA …

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You cannot crush this ‘iron’ beetle. Now scientists know why.

Fiendish iron bugs are almost unbreakable – you can hit them, stomp on them, or run over them with a car and they’ll scurry away unscrupulously. Now scientists know why the outer wing cases of these beetles, known as elytra, are so tough – they’re made up of a series of smoothly interlocking puzzle pieces. The geometry and internal structure …

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