Archive: 10/25/2010

How memories are born

(PhysOrg.com) -- When we experience something new, or wish to remember something important, groups of cells deep inside the center of our brains fire in unison as a new memory is born.

Oct 25, 2010
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Remembering the father of fractals

Benoit Mandelbrot, the mathematics professor at Yale who coined the word "fractal," passed away on October 14 at the age of 85. His death recalls the complicated history of his life's work -- the details of ...

Oct 25, 2010
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Planets in 'habitable zone' may provide answers

The Gliese 581 system has been making headlines recently for the most newly announced planet that may lie in the habitable zone. Hopes were somewhat dashed when we were reminded that the certainty level of ...

Oct 25, 2010
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Improving U.S. missile defense

Researchers at Purdue University are working with the U.S. Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency to develop software that would improve the ability to manage the large volume of incoming data during an enemy attack.

Oct 25, 2010
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