Two teams of neuroscientists have reconstructed the wiring of tiny pieces of the brain and related it to the function of individual cells. To understand how the brain works, you need to know what connects to what. But it has so many cells, making so many connections, that this is a big challenge.
UCLA researchers have developed LCDs with photovoltaic polarizers that can turn light wasted by the screen back into energy for the phone. Since screens use the most battery power, the technique could lead to significant increases in battery life.
Markus Kayser’s Solar Sinter project takes the desert’s two most abundant resources, sunlight and sand and puts them to work manufacturing glass objects. Kayser loads the sand into a solar-powered 3-D printer where it serves as the raw material for glass.
An invisible revolution has taken place is the way we use the net, but the increasing personalisation of data by search engines such as Google threatens to limit our access to information and enclose us in a self-reinforcing world view, writes Eli Pariser in an extract from The Filter Bubble
Juntos Finanzas, a budget-by-text program started at Stanford with a group of janitorial workers, is part Mint.com, part Weight Watchers. Now it's making real changes in the lives of lower-income workers.
L'annonce en novembre dernier par la Nasa d'une découverte qui allait changer la recherche de vie extraterrestre et les débats en ligne entre scientifiques qui ont suivi marquent une révolution dans l’évaluation des études scientifiques.
As with many areas of public interest, the common wisdom surrounding energy conservation consists of myths and legends. I found the list below, proposed alternatives to nuclear energy. I was curious whether their claims were true. Mouse over each claim to read and play with an interactive analysis.
Welcome to The Tau Manifesto. This manifesto is dedicated to one of the most important numbers in mathematics, perhaps the most important: the circle constant. Of course, the traditional choice of circle constant is ?—but, as mathematician Bob Palais notes in his delightful article “? Is Wrong!”
An explainer is not “everything you need to know about X.” But it is the starting point, the big picture. So while we hope that you enjoy the song, what we really want you to do is read more about hydraulic fractured drilling, so you can truly understand “what the frack is going on.”
Le monde scientifique est en émoi. Deux biologistes français ont constaté que le casque exubérant porté par certains insectes est, en réalité, une troisième paire d'ailes transformée. Cette découverte met à bas un dogme absolu : à savoir que les insectes portent deux paires d'ailes.
Interdisciplinary research (“IDR”) is often trumpeted as essential for scientific and technological advancement. This website offers a novel tool, the overlay maps of science, as a method to explore the degree of interdisciplinarity.
The recent ICT revolution has given birth to a parallel world of digital traces. This change affects a wide number of contexts of collaborative knowledge creation, from casual discussions, political arguments, to scientific elaboration and participative decision-making.
VisionLink Explorer® est un composant logiciel spécialisé qui permet d'explorer des masses d'informations de toute nature en explorant leurs associations.
Le démonstrateur que PIKKO met à votre disposition contient des données tirées des entreprises du CAC40.
D3 allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Object Model (DOM) then apply data-driven transformations to the document.You can use D3 to generate a basic HTML table from an array of numbers. Or, use the same data to create an interactive SVG bar chart with smooth transitions and interaction.
Where is what research performed? This map shows papers, patents, and grants related to biomass and biofuel research and technology. Only work in the US is shown.
Records are aggregated at the state (high) and city (low) level.
The Practice Mapping project aims to expose the interaction dynamics involved in a practice. It is, however, not only interested in the static network of the entities involved in the practice, but also, and perhaps even more so, in the dynamics of this network: how it grows and transforms over time.
Chipworks finds creative expressions on many of the chips that we examine. Our in-house facilities and expertise of our people provide us with the magnification and analyses that help us discover hidden masterpieces or "silicon art" that designers have buried deep in the layers of some chips.
Doctors at a Toronto hospital are banking on video game technology to save time and prevent contamination in the operating room.
A team at Sunnybrook Hospital has started using the Xbox Kinect to virtually manipulate key medical images during surgery.
Latent Figure Protocol takes the form of a media installation that uses DNA samples to create emergent representational images. The installation includes a live science experiment, the result of which is videotaped and repeated for the duration of the gallery exhibit.
This website aims to present the results of the ongoing research on a cartographic approach to the representation of knowledge in its present configurations.
The aim of the research is to extend the cartographic metaphor beyond visual analogy, and to expose it as a narrative model …