It's a sad fact that as we move into old age, our reflexes tend to slow down. According to new research from the University of Montreal, however, learning to play a musical instrument may help to keep the elderly on their toes. A study conducted at the campus concluded that musicians have faster reaction times to sensory stimuli than non-musicians... Continue Reading For faster reflexes ... learn to play music?
Category: Health & Wellbeing
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Due to its relatively simple structure and rapid rate of reproduction, the bacteria E. coli are favored in scientific research. The bugs have been used to do everything from creating antibiotics to manufacturing propane to serving as the engines behind the creation of a natural deep blue dye known as indigoidine. Now, researchers have paired E. coli with robots to create a power duo that just might revolutionize the production of serine, a key amino acid used in manufacturing... Continue Reading E.coli, robots and sugar. The recipe for success?
Category: Good Thinking
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- Rechargeable paper sheets could help rewrite the book on electricity storage
- World-record 43 Tbps data transfer speed set by Danish researchers
- Researchers overcome size hurdle in quest for invisibility cloak
- Souped-up iPhone camera sees what others can't
- Computer creates high-tech Rembrandt counterfeit