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Nitrous engines are hot, fast, & furious

This week's How Things Work discusses the mechanics and applications of a nitrous engine.

Gun violence & accidents preventable with smart technology?

Student Pugwash is a non-advocacy, educational organization that discusses the implications of science. This article is a summary of last week’s discussion on smart guns.

Carnegie Mellon researcher finds meditation trains brain

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon's psychology department discover that mindfulness meditation training can provide physical health benefits along with mental ones.

Brain’s mistakes provide insight for human & machine learning

Researchers have discovered the reason why the brain makes mistakes using a brain-machine interface, which may provide clues for machine learning.

CMU team aims to unlock brain’s algorithms

Researchers are attempting to reverse-engineer the human brain in order to try and reveal its learning methods and apply them to advancing machine learning algorithms.

SciTech Briefs

This week's SciTech Briefs cover wintering warblers, Babylonian astronomy, howling dialects, cocaine, the origin of chins, and unnatural selection.

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