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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal the Brain in Exquisite Detail

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal the Brain in Exquisite Detail

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you’d expect to find on the starship Enterprise. Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen consumption deep within the body. He has also created a camera that shoots at 100 billion frames a second, fast enough to freeze an object traveling at the speed of light.

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Lexus Slated to Release ‘Back to the Future’ Hoverboard August 5 (See Cool Videos)

Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Inspiring Inventions, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Lexus Slated to Release ‘Back to the Future’ Hoverboard August 5 (See Cool Videos)

The Lexus Hoverboard is set for release on August 5… The Lexus Hoverboard represents true engineering innovation. It is close to life imitating the art of the 1989 classic movie ‘Back to the Future II’, which features Marty McFly (played by Michael J Fox) riding a hoverboard (see below).

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Scientists Find This Key Factor May Contribute to Overeating

Posted by on July 28, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Find This Key Factor May Contribute to Overeating

If you ever find yourself digging through the fridge looking for food when you’re not really hungry, it could be more than a lack of willpower that’s to blame. Scientists believe the phenomenon could be the result of a hormone deficiency in the brain.

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Pluto Sends Planetary Scientists Back to the Drawing Board

Posted by on July 27, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Space, Videos with 0 Comments
Pluto Sends Planetary Scientists Back to the Drawing Board

Physicist Wal Thornhill continues his discussion of NASA’s New Horizons mission to the dwarf planet Pluto. The mission has already provided a number of surprises for planetary scientists. The tiny planet’s geological activity, its apparent age, the stunning features on its moons and more all defy many fundamental ideas in planetary science.

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Here’s Why Half of the Life You Experience is Over by Age 7

Posted by on July 27, 2015 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Here’s Why Half of the Life You Experience is Over by Age 7

Have you ever observed that time seems to be going by faster as you get older? There’s a reason that one summer seems to stretch out forever when you’re a kid, but zips by before you know it when you’re 30. That reason is perspective, as a gorgeous interactive visualization, by Austrian designer Maximilian Kiener, demonstrates. When you’re one year old, a year is literally forever to you — it’s all the time that you’ve ever known. But as you grow older, one year is a smaller and smaller fraction of your total life. It’s like watching something shrink in your rear view mirror.

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Your Car CAN Be Hacked (Another “Conspiracy” Confirmed)

Posted by on July 26, 2015 in Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Your Car CAN Be Hacked (Another “Conspiracy” Confirmed)

Your car CAN be hacked! James Corbett discusses the confirmation of yet another “conspiracy theory,” namely that cars can be remotely hacked and controlled.

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Women’s Brains May Be the Most Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s

Women’s Brains May Be the Most Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s

Women’s brains might be more vulnerable to the degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease than men’s, causing them to decline in memory and cognitive function twice as fast, according to new research that could explain why women make up two-thirds of all diagnosed Alzheimer’s cases in the US.

The finding was presented this week at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Washington, DC, with the team also noting that women tend to decline more dramatically than men in cognition, function, and brain size after they’ve been in surgery or under general anaesthesia.

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Your Heart Senses Events BEFORE They Happen (Study Shows)

Posted by on July 25, 2015 in Science with 0 Comments
Your Heart Senses Events BEFORE They Happen (Study Shows)

a truly mind-boggling set of experiments, discussed in an article in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2004, Dr Rollin McCraty from the Heartmath Institute—a leading-edge research center for the scientific study of heart coherence and its health benefits and of other aspects of this revolutionary new science of the heart—found that the heart seems to ‘know’ the emotional future.

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Brain Area Found That May Make Humans Unique

Posted by on July 25, 2015 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Brain Area Found That May Make Humans Unique

Neuroscientists have identified an area of the brain that might give the human mind its unique abilities, including language. The area lit up in human, but not monkey, brains when they were presented with different types of abstract information.

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New Found Manuscript Could Be Oldest Known Quran Copy

Posted by on July 25, 2015 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
New Found Manuscript Could Be Oldest Known Quran Copy

A 1,500-year-old parchment could be one of the oldest known copies of the Quran, possibly dating back to a time that overlapped with the life of the Prophet Muhammad, according to researchers who recently dated the manuscript fragments. The text underwent radiocarbon dating, which measured the age of the find’s organic materials. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, found that the leaves of parchment date back to A.D. 568 and A.D. 645.

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NASA Releases Stunning New Close-up Color Images of Pluto (1MIN Video)

Posted by on July 25, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science, Space, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
NASA Releases Stunning New Close-up Color Images of Pluto (1MIN Video)

NASA has released a number of stunning colour photographs of the planet Pluto. The pictures have been compiled from four images from the New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager mixed with color data from the Ralph instrument. The new pictures indicate that Pluto is covered by masses of flowing ice.

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11 Crazy Facts About Getting Struck By Lightning (And How To Avoid It)

Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Earth, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
11 Crazy Facts About Getting Struck By Lightning (And How To Avoid It)

Lightning is an unruly beast; hard to predict and filled with surprises. And according to the National Weather Service, so far this year lightning strikes have killed at least 20 people in the United States, which is almost double the norm. Behind those strikes are some pretty wild facts. Consider the following

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Young People’s Friendships Affect Their Health Later On

Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Young People’s Friendships Affect Their Health Later On

People often think it’s the quality of their friendships that counts as opposed to the quantity, but a new study shows that the number of friends we have when we’re young has a significant impact on our health later in life. As we get older, the quantity appears to matter less, and it’s the quality of our relationships with those we hold dear that confers the most benefits as we age.

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NASA’s Kepler Discovers the Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Posted by on July 23, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Space, Videos with 0 Comments
NASA’s Kepler Discovers the Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

NASA’s Kepler Mission is searching for life on other planets, and it recently discovered a promising lead that’s the most Earth-like yet (NASA: “similar to our own”). The new discovery, called Kepler-452b orbits around a sun-like star.

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Mysterious Link Emerges Between Native Americans and People Half a Globe Away

Posted by on July 23, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Mysterious Link Emerges Between Native Americans and People Half a Globe Away

This week, two major studies of the DNA of living and ancient people try to settle the big questions about the early settlers: who they were, when they came, and how many waves arrived. But instead of converging on a single consensus picture, the studies, published online in Scienceand Nature, throw up a new mystery: Both detect in modern Native Americans a trace of DNA related to that of native people from Australia and Melanesia.

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