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Your brain digitally remastered for clarity of thought

Neurofeedback can enhance the signal-to-noise ratio in thought, enabling a sharper focus on tasks

24-09-2013

The sweep of a needle across the grooves of a worn vinyl record carries distinct sounds: hisses, scratches, even the echo of skips. For many years, though, those yearning to hear Frank Sinatra sing "Fly Me to the Moon" have been able to listen to his light baritone with technical clarity, ...

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New technology allows scientists to watch cancer cells in action at unprecedented resolution

Affinity capture devices provide a platform for viewing cancer cells and other macromolecules in dynamic, life-sustaining liquid environments

03-02-2012

A photograph of a polar bear in captivity, no matter how sharp the resolution, can never reveal as much about behavior as footage of that polar bear in its natural habitat. The behavior of cells and molecules can prove even more elusive. Limitations in biomedical imaging technologies have ...

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A New Step towards "Computational Experiments"

Scientists develop the most advanced computer model to-date of the scattering of polarized light from chiral molecules

07-10-2011

An international research team has described the first calculations of Raman optical activity (ROA) spectra using coupled-cluster theory – one of the most reliable quantum chemical methods available. ROA is a valuable tool for the structural characterization of a wide range of molecules, ...

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Remote-control closed system invented for inserting radio-active atoms inside fullerenes

The new material will increase control of radiation therapy

09-07-2009

Virginia Tech chemistry Professor Harry C. Dorn, Emory and Henry College chemistry Professor James Duchamp, and Panos Fatouros, professor and chair of the Division of Radiation Physics and Biology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine have co-invented a hands-off process for ...

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The Smell of Iron

"Metallic" odor of iron, iron-containing water, and blood derives from the decomposition of skin oil

20-10-2006

Where does the strange but typical "metallic" smell come from when we touch iron objects such as tools, utensils, railings, or coins? "The smell of iron upon contact with skin is ironically a type of human body odor," states Dietmar Glindemann. "That we are smelling the metal itself is actually ...

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