Quantum mechanics was founded upon the existence of the wave–particle dualism of light and matter, and the enormous success of quantum mechanics, including the probability […] Read more
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More than a hundred years have passed since the German physicist Alois Alzheimer associated the traits of dementia of one of her patients with morphological […] Read more
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Author:. Dany Continho-Nogueira is manager of the PACEA-Transfert Unit of the University of Bordeaux. Methodological developments in medical imaging, computer sciences and rapid prototyping technologies […] Read more
Author:. Marcos Otero García has just earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Valencia. We got it wrong. Media have outlined a rosy […] Read more
Author: . Fernando Blanco is currently a postdoc at Labpsico, the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology at the University of Deusto. Previously, he was a researcher at […] Read more
Authors:. Ana Martín-Sánchez is currently pursuing her PhD at the Department of Functional Biology and Physical Anthropology of the University of Valencia, Spain. Carmen Agustín-Pavón […] Read more
Author:. Miguel A. Vadillo joined University College London in 2012 as a research associate after working more than ten years at the University of Deusto. […] Read more
Sir Humphy Davy, in a discourse delivered at the Royal Society in 1825 said:
Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy, the sentiment of the Macedonian hero can never apply, — there are always new worlds to conquer.
Every time we make a new scientific discovery we sense where the limit of knowledge is, we feel where ignorance begins. Science is, for certain, what we think we know, but more precisely, it is being aware of the boundaries of the unknown.
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