Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 26, 2006
Measuring brain activity for emotional markers that may indicate risk for developing alcoholism
New research uses an electroencephalogram to look for a connection between brain activity thought to reflect trait-like differences in emotionality and alcoholism.

Recovering alcoholics with poor sleep perceptions will likely relapse
Alcohol can help people initially fall asleep, but leads to poor-quality sleep later in the night.

Adolescent smokers have a greater risk of developing alcohol-use disorders than nonsmokers
Popular and clinical lore support the strong connection between smoking and alcohol consumption.

New simulator is next step on the road to developing quantum computers
Scientists have proven theoretically a novel way to build a simulator that can recreate the way atoms and particles behave in a quantum system, says research published today. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to