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Why rocks flow slowly in Earth’s middle mantle — ScienceDaily

For decades, researchers have studied the interior of the Earth using seismic waves from earthquakes. Now a recent study, led by Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration Associate Professor Dan Shim, has re-created in the laboratory the conditions found deep in the Earth, and used this to discover an important property of the dominant mineral in Earth’s mantle, a region lying far below our feet. Shim and his research team combined X-ray techniques in the synchrotron radiation…

New study reveals that brain signals in specific regions change over a lifespan in ways that might be important for maintaining flexibility — ScienceDaily

The brain is a complex organ — a network of nerve cells, or neurons, producing thought, memory, action, and feeling. How does this complex system change from childhood to adulthood to late life in order to maintain optimal behavioral responses? These questions were put to the test by a group of University of Miami psychologists who studied hundreds of fMRI brain scans, from two separate datasets, to see how the variability of brain signals changes or remains the same during…

Dev Tools @Scale 2017 Recap | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

Last month more than 200 software engineers gathered at Studio Spaces in London to attend the first ever Dev Tools @Scale. The event had eight exciting presentations focused on development tools that either work at large scale or enable large scale development. Speakers from Amazon, ARM, Facebook, GitHub, Google, Microsoft, and Spotify covered many aspects of the software development cycle, starting from code search through source control and code quality to build and testing. For a recap of the conference…

Researchers use AI to dramatically increase image clarity under severe conditions

NEC Corporation and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) today announced their joint development of a multi-modal image fusion technology that dramatically improves the clarity of images by using artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically combine visible images taken by standard cameras with non-visible images taken by specialized devices, such as thermal or terahertz cameras. Credit: Obtained permission to use the severe environment simulator in the ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge program. In recent years, technological advancements and cost reductions for specialized…

3 Things That Novice Forex Traders Should Know

It is well-known that the forex market is volatile and vulnerable to sudden macroeconomic shifts. This was particularly evident last year, as the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump of U.S. President rocked the markets and sent investors scurrying for cover. This is one of the many interesting and complex facts that underpins forex trading, and something that reflects the importance of knowledge as a key weapon for investors. With this in mind, let’s take a look at…

Cambria Corn Mill Dust Explosion Kills Three

Last Wednesday, May 31, everything seemed normal at the Didion corn mill in the small village of Cambria, Wisconsin.  Like most factories of its type, the mill operated 24 hours a day, and late that night only sixteen workers remained as the machinery processed corn into ethanol and other products.  Shortly after 11 P. M., a tremendous explosion sent flames high into the air, knocked out power, and destroyed most of the processing division of the plant.  Three workers were…

New millimeter-wave technology could make future vehicles much safer

Millimeter-wave radars covering several tens of meters could be on cars, bikes, and smartphones. This might create a lot of new applications including games. Credit: Hiroshima University Hiroshima University and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS) today announced the development of a low-power millimeter-wave amplifier that feeds on 0.5 V power supply and covers the frequency range from 80 GHz to 106 GHz. It was fabricated using MIFS’s Deeply Depleted Channel (DDC) technology. This is the first W-band (75−110 GHz) amplifier…

Combining MRI and optical microscopy promising for brain research

Meng Cui, at left, a Purdue University assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and graduate student Yifeng Zhou, display part of a system that allows the simultaneous use of both a functional MRI and “two-photon microscopy” to study the brain. Credit: Purdue University image/Meng Cui Functional magnetic resonance imaging reveals changes in blood-oxygen levels in different parts of the brain, but the data show nothing about what is actually happening in and between brain cells, information needed to better…

Nanotechnology as Career

Nanotechnology – the science of the miniature, and the technology of the future – is one of the most exciting and wide area of research which may lead to the greatest technological advances of the 21st century. It is a global phenomenon and an emerging field, that finds its way into a myriad of industrial applications spanning across all areas of science and technology. A form of molecular engineering, it is the technology associated with the creation and scrutiny of…