March 17, 2014
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Tremors of the Big Bang: First direct evidence of cosmic inflation

Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang. In the first fleeting fraction of a second, the universe expanded exponentially, stretching far beyond the view of our best… Continue reading

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March 6, 2014
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Computers used to ‘see’ neurons to better understand brain function

A study reveals new information about the motor circuits of the brain that may one day help those developing therapies to treat conditions such as stroke, schizophrenia, spinal cord injury or Alzheimer’s disease. In this study, which processed images a… Continue reading

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February 26, 2014
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Nanoscale freezing leads to better imaging

It’s an odd twist. For scientists to determine if a cell is functioning properly, they must destroy it. This is what happens in X-ray fluorescence microscopy when biological specimens are exposed to ionizing radiation, which provides images with a leve… Continue reading

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February 4, 2014
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Eyemusic sensory substitution device enables the blind to ‘see’ colors and shapes

Using auditory or tactile stimulation, Sensory Substitution Devices (SSDs) provide representations of visual information and can help the blind “see” colors and shapes. SSDs scan images and transform the information into audio or touch signals that use… Continue reading

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January 30, 2014
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Mysterious ocean circles off the Baltic coast explained

Are they bomb craters from World War II? Are they landing marks for aliens? Since the first images of the mysterious ocean circles off the Baltic coast of Denmark were taken in 2008, people have tried to find an explanation. Now researchers finally pre… Continue reading

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January 16, 2014
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Image perception in the blink of an eye

Imagine seeing a dozen pictures flash by in a fraction of a second. You might think it would be impossible to identify any images you see for such a short time. However, a team of neuroscientists has found that the human brain can process entire images… Continue reading

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January 15, 2014
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Alaskan caribou, ptarmigan migrations recorded

A ladder of 14 automated cameras has for the first time recorded the northward springtime migrations of caribou and ptarmigan in the foothills of the Brooks Range, Alaska. Some 40,000 images allowed researchers to estimate the speed of the animals’ mov… Continue reading

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September 20, 2013
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NASA’s Deep Space comet hunter mission comes to an end

After almost 9 years in space that included an unprecedented July 4th impact and subsequent flyby of a comet, an additional comet flyby, and the return of approximately 500,000 images of celestial objects, NASA’s Deep Impact mission has ended. Continue reading

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September 16, 2013
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How and where imagination occurs in human brains

Philosophers and scientists have long puzzled over where human imagination comes from. In other words, what makes humans able to create art, invent tools, think scientifically and perform other incredibly diverse behaviors? The answer, researchers conc… Continue reading

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September 12, 2013
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Take a virtual tour of Vesta with new high resolution atlases

An atlas of the asteroid, Vesta, created from images taken during the Dawn Mission’s Low Altitude Mapping Orbit, is now accessible for the public to explore online. The set of maps has been created from mosaics of 10,000 images from Dawn’s framing camera instrument, taken at an average altitude of about 210 kilometers. Continue reading

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September 10, 2013
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New evidence that orangutans and gorillas can match images based on biological categories

The ability to form a general concept that connects what we know about the members of a category allows humans to respond appropriately when they encounter a novel member of that category. At an early age, children form categories to, for example, diff… Continue reading

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September 9, 2013
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Indy 500 race cars showcase green fuels

Mention cars that get barely 3 miles to a gallon and are built for speed rather than cleanliness, and images of gas-guzzling, pollution-belching menaces burning leaded gasoline or nitro may spring to mind. But experts today described how ethanol blends… Continue reading

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September 9, 2013
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eButton health monitor gets a facelift

A wearable, picture-taking health monitor has received a recent facelift. Now, in addition to documenting what a person eats, the eButton prototype can accurately match those images against a geometric-shape library, providing a much easier method for … Continue reading

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September 6, 2013
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$15 micro lens turns your smartphone into a microscope

This powerful little lens can turn just about any cell phone or tablet into a microscope, so you can fill your Instagram feed with magnified images of your dinner. Continue reading

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September 6, 2013
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First detailed view of morphing Parkinson’s protein revealed

Researchers have taken detailed images and measurements of the morphing structure of a brain protein thought to play a role in Parkinson’s disease, information that could aid the development of medications to treat the condition. Continue reading

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September 2, 2013
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NuSTAR delivers the X-ray goods

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is giving the wider astronomical community a first look at its unique X-ray images of the cosmos. The first batch of data from the black-hole hunting telescope was made publicly available Aug. 29… Continue reading

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August 21, 2013
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NASA rover gets movie as a Mars moon passes another

The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes directly in front of the other, Deimos, in a new series of sky-watching images from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity. Continue reading

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August 21, 2013
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Cassini releases image of Earth waving at Saturn

People around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA’s Cassini mission on July 19 — the day the Cassini spacecraft turned back toward Earth to take our picture. The mission has assem… Continue reading

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August 20, 2013
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Study advances iris images as a long-term form of identification

A new report by biometric researchers uses data from thousands of frequent travelers enrolled in an iris recognition program to determine that no consistent change occurs in the distinguishing texture of their irises for at least a decade. These findin… Continue reading

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August 15, 2013
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This night sky video will make you want to go camping tonight [Video]

Going beyond single images or even time-lapse, this photographer is pushing technology to show what a beautiful night under the stars really looks like. Continue reading

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