Yes, memory accuracy and strength can be manipulated during sleep

The sense of smell might seem intuitive, almost something you take for granted. But researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center have found that memory of specific odors depends on the ability of the brain to learn, process and recall accurately and effectively during slow-wave sleep — a deep sleep characterized by slow brain waves.

Tiny artificial muscles flex like elephant's trunk

An international team of researchers has invented minute artificial muscles that can rotate object a thousand times their own weight.

New materials have steel's strength and plastic's moldability

Yale University scientists say they've come up with a set of new metals that are stronger than steel but as easy to mold as plastic.