Scientists make an important discovery for the future of computing.
- Researchers find a new state of matter called "topological superconductivity".
- The state can lead to important advancements in quantum computing.
- Utilizing special particles that emerge during this state can lead to error-free data storage and blazing calculation speed.
A steady timing reference is required by one of the leading theories of neuronal communication.
- A study of mouse neurons may have found a long-sought timing mechanism.
- If the finding carries over into humans, it may help explain the language of neurons.
- Each area of the brain may have its own metronome neurons, quietly ticking away.
Did fire change the development of the human brain?
- The earliest evidence for fire dates back nearly 440 million years.
- Our hominin ancestors first used natural wildfires to flush out prey and forage for food.
- Richard Wrangham's cooking hypothesis suggests that a ready supply of cooked food allowed the Homo lineage to develop its large, complex brains.
Tiny glassy beads called microtektites were found in fossilized shell remains.
- For 13 years scientists have been clueless to the origin of these translucent beads.
- New evidence suggests that the pearls are microtektites, a byproduct of an ancient meteorite impact.
- These cosmic remains were encapsulated in two to three million year old shell fossils.
Here's why you might eat greenhouse gases in the future.
- The company's protein powder, "Solein," is similar in form and taste to wheat flour.
- Based on a concept developed by NASA, the product has wide potential as a carbon-neutral source of protein.
- The man-made "meat" industry just got even more interesting.