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  1. Ring around a star


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    Dust and gas surrounding a star form into sharp rings in this simulation, even in the absence of a planet pushing debris out of the way. Credit: W. Lyra/JPL-Caltech/NASA



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    In an experiment monitoring single neurons in the brain, participants use thoughts to control a hybrid image of Josh Brolin and Marilyn Monroe. By firing the neuron that recognizes one of the actors,…

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    • Shrimpy surprise


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      This video feed comes from a camera looking upward from the bottom of a hole that has just been drilled through the ice using a jet of warm water; the jet creates a scalloped pattern as it swirls…

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      • Probes capture video inside tornado


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        In June 2003 one of Tim Samaras’ probes was the first ever to capture video (shown) from inside a tornado. Samaras came within about 100 meters of this twister in Manchester, S.D., to deploy…

      • BrainGate Pilot Clinical Trial


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        A paralyzed woman’s thoughts are translated into a robotic arm’s actions by a brain-computer interface system. Credit: Credit: Donoghue et al.;

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        • How to mix oil and water


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          Scientists in Belgium have uncovered a new way to shake things up. Violent bouncing of a water droplet coated with oil causes the oil layer to move inside and fracture into many oily globs. In a paper…

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          • A young orangutan pantomimes for help with a coconut


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            Young Siti the orangutan tries to get help opening a coconut, finally making gestures to a man to whack the coconut with his knife. Found in "Orangutans can mime their desires" online at:…

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            • Alleviating Parkinsons through deep brain stimulation


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              Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have developed a novel stimulation method, the first potential therapy to target the spinal cord instead of the brain, which may offer an effective and…

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              • 3-D reconstruction of ancient sponge fossils


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                Focusing on a small shape (marked in red) in limestone from south Australia, researchers repeatedly grind away and scan the rock as computer software reconstructs a lumpy spongelike shape with interconnecting…

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                • Computer model of brain eerily human


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                  University of Waterloo scientist Chris Eliasmith describes the abilities of Spaun, a new computer simulation of the human brain, which is shown here performing a series of four tasks. Credit: Chris…

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                  • Remnants of Cassiopeia A (2D)


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                    The evolution of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A is shown by combining X-ray images taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory in January 2000, February 2002, February 2004 and December 2007. Lowest…

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                    • Fear-omone


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                      The Grueneberg ganglion, composed of about 500 neurons, is an alarm pheromone sensor. In this video, an experiment involving the removal of neurons from the Grueneberg ganglion region in certain lab…

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