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Choosing to forget something takes more mental effort than trying to remember it

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, according to new research. A new research suggests that in order to forget an unwanted experience,...

NASA warns that India’s anti-satellite missile test left 400 fragments of space debris

NASA said the test carried out by India in space, which consisted in testing an anti-satellite missile, leaving more than 400 pieces of orbital debris orbiting, has been a...

The majority of the world’s bird population originated in Australia

These birds—also known by their order name, passerines—comprise more than 6,000 species, including familiar birds like cardinals, warblers, jays, and sparrows. Passerines make up more than 60 percent of...

People can think like computers?

Computers, like those that power self-driving cars, can mistake random scribbles for trains, fences, and even school busses. People aren’t supposed to be able to see how those images...

Mars Helicopter ready to take off on Mars 2020 mission

The U.S. space agency presented a few moths ago the Mars Helicopter and it has now passed the main tests. It is a vehicle quite different from what we usually...

A toddler’s language data fits on a floppy disk

Language acquisition between birth and 18 is a remarkable feat of cognition, rather than something humans are just hardwired to do, according to new research. Researchers have calculated that, from...

Brain would continue to create neurons until we turned 90

The brain, the organ in charge of centralizing the activity of the nervous system, would continue to produce neurons until the age of 90, according to a scientific study...

What happens if the liquid deuterium is compressed at pressures of up to five...

Researchers have discovered a way to turn a liquid metal into a plasma and observe the temperature when a liquid under high-density conditions crosses over to a plasma state. Most...

Would you like to know what the ancient Greeks thought about robots and artificial...

Thousands of years before machine learning and self-driving cars became reality, the tales of giant bronze robot Talos, artificial woman Pandora, and their creator, the god Hephaestus, filled the...

Can not the humankind actually prevent asteroid collisions?

Incoming asteroids may be harder to break than scientists previously thought, according to a study that used a new understanding of rock fracture and a new computer modeling method...
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Companies are lazy and unclear sending alerts about data breaches

The notifications that companies send consumers about data breaches lack clarity and may add to customer confusion about whether their data is at risk,...

After augmented reality, the virtual world still affects you

New research digs into how augmented reality affects people’s behavior—in both the physical world and a digitally enhanced one. Researchers found that after people had...

What is the economic rationale as to whether we should impose a tax on...

Soda taxes offer a “net good,” according to an analysis of health benefits and consumer behavior. The two working papers point to advantages similar to...

How to reduce the chance of clicking through to a phishing link?

New research compares different kinds of warnings alerting email users to potential phishing scams. Just when we think we have a handle on the tricks...

What is Google Translatotron?

Google Translate goes a step further with 'Translatotron', a service that translates without the need for text. The translator converts your audio to another...

Google Play may be still used on Huawei devices

Google, the technological giant on which android operating systems depend and which has announced its rupture with Huawei, announces that users will be able...

When price is the first factor in the purchasing decision, consumers make poor choices

A new framework to enable retailers to better position their products to consumers has been devised by Tamer Boyaci and Frank Huettner at ESMT...

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