In the animal family tree, everything traces back to the jelly.
Memory researchers have finally discovered the answer to one of cognitions' most fundamental question: where does memory travel?
Scientists have good news for the gaming community: kid-friendly video games can improve vision among children. In a study by researchers from the University of Rochester and Vanderbilt University, have discovered that children with less than ideal vision gain much improvement in their peripheral vision after a mere eight hours of training through such video games.
A team of engineers and scientists at Vanderbilt University has discovered a technique to transform metal scraps and common household chemicals into high-performance batteries. The researchers are of the opinion that this new technique could provide massive amounts of electrical storage needed by the grid to handle alternative sources of energy and enable homeowners to create their own batteries without having to depend on the grid.
Vanderbilt scientists have developed a probe that causes brain cells to glow in the dark. The key ingredient in this research? A bioluminescent species of shrimp. Carl Johnson, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences, spearheaded the research that was published in the journal Nature Communications on October 27, 2016.
Vanderbilt researchers recently modified batteries by adding millions of quantum dots made from iron pyrite, or fool's gold. This not only allows the enhanced batteries to charge faster, but also endure more charge cycles.
A recent study looked at electric eels' secret power over struggling or hard-to-grip prey.