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The Z-Buffer is an area of memory on a computer system's graphics card, used to store the Z-axis information about rendered objects. The Z-buffer value of a pixel is used to determine if it is behind or in front of another pixel. Calculations performed on Z-buffer information prevent background objects from overwriting foreground objects in the frame buffer.

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Individual nerve cells in the front part of the brain can hold traces of memories on their own for as long as a minute and possibly longer, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.

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