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Volume 11, Number 27
July 2, 2012


Physical sciences
Technology
Life sciences
Neuroscience, psychology, behavior
Health and medicine
Physical sciences

Supermassive black holes
Extrasolar planets
Kinetic Sunyayev-Zeldovich effect
Dark matter

Technology

Optical communication technology
Unsupervised machine learning

Life sciences

RNA-induced epigenetic silencing

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Memory rejuvenation

Health and medicine

Alzheimer's disease



Physical sciences


Supermassive black holes

References:
  1. June 26, 2012 - How to Grow a Supermassive Black Hole
Technical papers:
  1. Heavily Obscured Quasar Host Galaxies at z~2 are Disks, Not Major Mergers
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 28, 2012 - A puzzling pair of planets
Background


Kinetic Sunyayev-Zeldovich effect

References:
  1. June 29, 2012 - Galaxy clusters caught in motion
  2. July 23, 2012 - Cosmic Microwave Background Carries Imprint of Moving Galaxies
Technical papers:
  1. Evidence of Galaxy Cluster Motions with the Kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
  2. Detection of Galaxy Cluster Motions with the Kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
Background, Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. July 1, 2012 - Neutron stars and black holes illuminate dark matter
Background



Technology


Optical communication technology

References:
  1. June 25, 2012 - 'Twisted light' carries 2.5 terabits of data per second
  2. June 25, 2012 - Want terabit internet? Get light to do the twist
  3. June 26, 2012 - Scientists Twist Light to Send Data
  4. June 26, 2012 - Researchers twist light, not wires, generate terabit data speeds
Background, Background


Unsupervised machine learning

References:
  1. June 26, 2012 - Building High-level Features Using Large Scale Unsupervised Learning
  2. June 26, 2012 - Using large-scale brain simulations for machine learning and A.I. - also here
  3. June 26, 2012 - Google team: Self-teaching computers recognize cats
  4. June 26, 2012 - Google's Artificial Brain Learns to Find Cat Videos
  5. June 26, 2012 - 16,000 Processors Can Identify a Cat in a YouTube Video Sometimes
  6. June 26, 2012 - Google X creates 16,000-core 'neural network' for independent machine learning
Background



Life sciences


RNA-induced epigenetic silencing

References:
  1. June 26, 2012 - Researchers discover a new role for RNAi
Background, Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Memory rejuvenation

References:
  1. July 1, 2012 - Rusty memories rejuvenated in elderly mice
  2. July 2, 2012 - DNA Methylation Linked to Memory Loss
Background



Health and medicine


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 27, 2012 - Alzheimer's infects from neuron to neuron - also here
Technical papers:
  1. Spreading of Neurodegenerative Pathology via Neuron-to-Neuron Transmission of β-Amyloid
Background


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