Most of us don't need any reason to drink our daily cup of coffee beyond simple caffiene addiction, but for any who were considering kicking the habit some researchers at Johns Hopkins University decided to research whether or not caffeine can improve memory. The result?
Caffeine boosts memory consolidation, which is the process of strengthening memories to make them more permanent, and about one strong cup is about all you need to drink to reap the benefits.
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With much of the nation hunkering down in this brutal cold front, what better time to investigate the science behind snowflakes?
Watch PBS’s resident smartypants Joe Hanson dive into all the icy cool facts, AFTER THE JUMP…
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Can "being cold" give you a cold? The ASAPScience guys look at the science behind bundling up. And given the temperatures across the nation today, that's news you can use.
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Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created sound wave technology powerful enough to levitate small objects in three dimensions, and the resultant images are fascinating. Using four sets of speakers aimed directly at each other, the scientists are able to create an "ultrasonic focal point" and move small, bead-like particles around in the air. Though levitation via sound waves has been achieved before, this research ups the ante by allowing the particles to move up and down, side to side, and at different angles, their varied movement dictated by shifts in the output of each speaker set.
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Santa must be supernatural, of course, because a real trip around the world at such speed would leave St. Nick looking and feeling like a blob of ground beef.
Watch a hilarious and twisted animated look at the science of Santa Claus from Animation Domination Hi-Def, AFTER THE JUMP...
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Researchers at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control in Zurich, Switzerland have created the Cubli, a robot cube that uses controlled motor torques to move around in surprising ways all on its own.
Some researchers hope this locomotion technology will be utilized in future planetary explorations and self-assembling robots.
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