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  • Light, the Brain Stimulator

    Light, the Brain Stimulator0

    In the era of COVID-19 pandemic, isolation and social distancing can take a toll on mental health. When neurons stop working correctly, people can suffer from neural disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Targeted stimulation, that is, the non-invasive stimulation of the brain by exposure to light, may improve the treatment of neural dysfunctions. The therapeutic effects

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  • Flawed Shades Of Gray

    Flawed Shades Of Gray0

    The Munker-White Illusion: flawed expectations of brightness and shadow. Take a look at the grey areas. Is one darker? Which one? Take a look at the next image. Is the grey background darker than the grey box?   Oddly enough, this is somewhat of grey area itself in perceptual studies. It goes against what would

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  • How Colors Can Translate The Language Of Our Cosmos

    How Colors Can Translate The Language Of Our Cosmos0

    Hubble-telescope perceives things we will never see ourselves. Take a moment to look at some of the stellar images on this page. Go ahead, I’ll wait. These are adapted photographs of original Hubble telescope images projected with a projector onto a model’s body. Notice the color. Refraction of light at its finest! Though, oddly enough, in some

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  • Maxwell Equations And Knot Theory

    Maxwell Equations And Knot Theory0

    New solutions of the Maxwell equations with the form of a knot. The Maxwell equations are fundamental equations that describe the behavior of a magnetic field. Elaborated at the end of the Nineteenth century by the British physicist J.C. Maxwell, they are still an example of simplicity and elegance in Mathematics. And they keep astonishing

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  • Light Activated Glue Could Drastically Improve Vascular Surgery

    Light Activated Glue Could Drastically Improve Vascular Surgery0

    Treating hearts like windshields. A few years ago, a rock hit the windshield of my car while I was driving and left a star-shaped crack in the glass. When I took the car to get it fixed, the technician filled the crack with a resin and then shone UV light on it to harden the

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  • Video of the Day: Discovering Physics During Gaming

    Video of the Day: Discovering Physics During Gaming0

    What do you see if you move at the speed of light? Things from the past, a wider horizon and a lot of red and blue. You can find out yourself by playing the new videogame that the Massachussettes Institute of Technology just launched. It’s freely available to play for all the curious, and also for

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