The most common PD treatment today is based on enhancing the activity of the nigro-striatal pathway in the brain with dopamine-modulating therapies, thereby increasing striatal dopamine levels and improving motor impairment associated with the disease. Continue reading “The promise of stem cell technologies for treating Parkinson’s disease”
Princeton researchers have demonstrated a new way of making controllable “quantum wires” in the presence of a magnetic field, according to a study published in Nature. Continue reading “Controllable electron flow in quantum wires”
In this post we present extracts from three different publications which deal with the very interesting posibility that a number of Chinese monuments had been built with the use of a magnetic compass.
Continue reading “Chinese monuments oriented using a magnetic compass?”
For years, researchers have pursued a strange phenomenon: When you hit an ultra-thin magnet with a laser, it suddenly de-magnetizes. Imagine the magnet on your refrigerator falling off. Continue reading “Lasers make magnets behave like fluids”
Here we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “The Homeric Automata and Their Implementation“, by D. Kalligeropoulos and S. Vasileiadou, taken from the impressive collective work “Science and Technology in Homeric Epics“, edited by S.A. Paipetis (Springer, 2008). Continue reading “Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in the Homeric Epics”
Here we present selected parts of the paper titled “Autagreton“, by Emmanuel Mikrogiannakis, taken from the impressive collective work “Science and Technology in Homeric Epics“, edited by S.A. Paipetis (Springer, 2008). Continue reading “The ships of Phaeacia and their Technology as described by Homer”