News tagged with external stimuli

Putting the clock in 'cock-a-doodle-doo'

Of course, roosters crow with the dawn. But are they simply reacting to the environment, or do they really know what time of day it is? Researchers reporting on March 18 in Current Biology have evidence that puts the clock ...

dateMar 18, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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A single molecule in sight: Intelligent molecules

Intelligence is not only a matter of humans and animals. Scientists speak also of intelligent molecules. The latter directly react to external stimuli and change reversibly their shape. NIM physicists demonstrate the process ...

dateJan 17, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Noise down, neuron signals up

Biomedical engineer Muhammet Uzuntarla from Bulent Ecevit University, Turkey, and his colleagues present a biologically accurate model of the underlying noise which is present in the nervous system. The article is about to ...

dateAug 15, 2012 in General Physics
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