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How Nerve Cells Communicate

The brain makes sense of our experiences by focusing closely on the timing of the impulses that flow through billions of nerve cells

September 19, 2012 — Terry Sejnowski and Tobi Delbruck

Is Wi-Fi Sniffing a Crime?

One court case found that wi-fi sniffing was okay, whereas a different case judged it to be illegal. Larry Greenemeier reports

September 13, 2012

Apple Takes Wraps Off iPhone 5, 4-inch Screen and All

Apple's new iPhone 5 (Credit:Apple) As expected, Apple has announced the iPhone 5. The object of much anticipation and speculation over the last several months, the iPhone 5 delivers most of what industry observers had expected...

September 12, 2012

iPhone 5: The Last Word in Smartphone Innovation?

Amid all the advance iPhone 5 hullabaloo -- and no, sports fans, we're not anywhere finished and there are still two days to go before the official announcement -- it's easy to forget that this was a family of devices "that, under the normal rules of business, should not have been invented." The above is a partial quote from Slate columnist Farhad Manjoo who's must-read piece recounts the long and winding road taken by Apple before it came out with the first iPhone in June 2007...

September 10, 2012

"Junk" DNA Holds Clues to Common Diseases

With the new annotation of the human genome, researchers are finding that most of the code between genes is controlling crucial functions for life and health

September 5, 2012 — Katherine Harmon
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