The regenerative capacity of the nervous system declines during aging. Researchers found that a disturbed immune response leading to chronic inflammation is significantly involved in this.
Magnetic stray fields cause problems when trying to generate particularly tiny bits. An invisibility cloak put over the structures could help to increase the information density of hard disk drives.
Fish experience stress, as do humans. Directors of display aquariums are anxious that flash lights may disturb the fish. The good news: you need not worry about taking snapshots of the Ram cichlid.
Even though we constantly blink and move our head and eyes, we still see our world as a stable whole. How does the brain put together the visual information to form a conclusive image?
A newly developed material can “answer” temperature changes or, in the future, the presence of chemical substances and toxins with a color change.
Employees become less productive even if it is their colleagues who are treated unfairly and not them. This was demonstrated in a behavioural economic experiment with 195 subjects.
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