This programmable fiber has memories and can sense temperature

Researchers were even able store and read a 767-kilobit full-color short movie file in the fabric.

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MIT researchers have created the first fiber with digital capabilities, able to sense, store, analyze, and infer activity after being sewn into a shirt.

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Is human consciousness creating reality?

Is the physical universe independent from us, or is it created by our minds, as suggested by scientist Robert Lanza?

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  • A new study claims networks of observers are responsible for determining physical reality.
  • The scientists propose that observers generate the structures of time and space.
  • The paper could help yield insights into the God Equation, which attempts to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity.
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Mystery of the gigantic Oort cloud from deep space explained

Astronomers possibly solve the mystery of how the enormous Oort cloud, with over 100 billion comet-like objects, was formed.

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  • The Oort cloud is a gigantic "cloud" at the edge of the solar system, about 3,000 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun.
  • Astronomers used computer simulations to reconstruct the first 100 million years of the Oort cloud's existence.
  • The Oort cloud may consist of the "leftovers" from the solar system's formation
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Body augmentation: People adjust quickly to robotic third thumb

Scientists successfully trained people to use robotic extra thumbs, suggesting body augmentation could revolutionize future humans.

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  • Researchers trained people to use a robotic extra thumb in daily situations.
  • Brain scan data suggest the brain's quick adaptability to new limbs.
  • The scientists think body augmentation could transform human abilities.
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Researchers design an engine that uses information as fuel

A thought experiment from 1867 leads scientists to design a groundbreaking information engine.

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  • Their engine is the fastest ever such contraption, using information as "fuel."
  • The application of the technology may lie in nanotechnology and nano-biology.
  • Inspired by an 1867 thought experiment, researchers design an information engine.
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