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Jan 20, 2017

China Hosts World’s Brightest Vacuum Ultra Violet Laser Facility

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The world’s brightest vacuum ultra violet light free electron laser research facility can be found in China.

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Jan 19, 2017

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

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It underscores the fact that not all minds that wander are lost. University of British Columbia philosopher Evan Thompson, author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy, says the DMN’s mental meanderings are “the baseline state of you as a cognitive system.” It’s tremendously pragmatic: being able to remember the past, plan for the future, and happen upon creative insights are all essential tools for navigating life. While he was hesitant to mix the word “suffering,” which is so loaded in ancient Asian religious traditions, with the “default mode,” which is of a contemporary neural vintage, the two connect in the way that suffering arises when people concretize the fleeting swirls of thought, especially around conceptions of self. Still, he says, there’s “particular kind of stickiness” that can come when DMN activity grows overly self-centered.

Default-mode content involves an image of self, one that’s easy to become attached to. These self-conceptions are “affectively charged,” he says; they carry lots of emotional weight. “We constantly think that it’s not just another thought, that [the image of self] is something real, not just an mental image.”

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Jan 19, 2017

New DARPA Technology Could Simplify Secure Data Sharing

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Can’t wait to see it.


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Jan 19, 2017

DentLight Releases New Wireless Loupe Light

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Wish they would advance the drill they love using on my root canals.

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Jan 19, 2017

Humans, Too, Possess the Regenerative Abilities of X-23 and Wolverine

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Behold the power of the protein Lin28a.

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Jan 18, 2017

Did You Know?

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#DidYouKnow

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Jan 17, 2017

This Concept Design Could Be The Supermarket Of The Future

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So ready for this.


The retail space was designed by an MIT professor to be the first fully AR-powered store.

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Jan 17, 2017

3 Weird Ways we Can Remotely Control Animals And Bacteria

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A zap of electricity can make E. coli swim.

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Jan 16, 2017

A 40-Watt Laser Shotgun. Really

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Livin’ la vida laser.

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Jan 16, 2017

The Kitchen of Tomorrow

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