Science & Technology

Scientists Monitor Brains Replaying Memories in Real Time

NIH study suggests our brains use distinct firing patterns to store and replay memories. In a study of epilepsy patients, researchers at the National Institutes of Health monitored the electrical activity of thousands of individual brain cells, called neurons, as patients took memory tests. They found that the firing patterns …

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Search and Rescue: How Mathematics Can Save Lives at Sea

An international research collaboration led by ETH Zurich and MIT has developed a mathematical method that can speed up search and rescue operations at sea. The new algorithm accurately predicts locations to which objects and people floating in water will drift. Hundreds of people die at sea every year due …

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