Scientists paint multicolor atlas of the brain — ScienceDaily

The human brain contains approximately 86 billion neurons, or nerve cells, woven together by an estimated 100 trillion connections, or synapses. Each cell has a role that helps us to move muscles, process our environment, form memories, and much more. Given the huge number of neurons and connections, there is still much we don’t know […]

Scientists paint multicolor atlas of the brain

IMAGE: A NeuroPAL worm coiled into an O-shape with the head and tail touching each other at the top of the ring. Every neuron (the colored dots) can be identified by… view more  Credit: Eviatar Yemini The human brain contains approximately 86 billion neurons, or nerve cells, woven together by an estimated 100 trillion connections, or […]

Material found in paint may hold the key to a technological revolution

The waste chips of paint you strip off the walls might not be so useless afterall. Image credit: Sandia National Laboratories For the next generation of computer processors, one persistent challenge for researchers is finding novel ways to make non-volatile memory on an ever-smaller scale. As smaller processors inevitably lead toward a finite limit on […]