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May 31, 2017

Whole Body Vibration Offers Many of The Benefits of Exercise

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Vibration platforms, belts, and accessories have been touted on late-night infomercials for decades as a simple, convenient alternative to actual exercise, but do they really work?

According to a recent study looking at the effects of whole body vibration on mice, yes, they actually do, by mimicking the benefits of exercise on muscle and bone health, and the researchers think the technique could help treat human health conditions too.

“Our study is the first to show that whole body vibration may be just as effective as exercise at combating some of the negative consequences of obesity and diabetes,” says cellular biologist Meghan E. McGee-Lawrence from Augusta University.

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May 31, 2017

Converting Fats into Stem Cells

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Fat cells converted into stem cells can repair any damaged tissues.

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May 31, 2017

Super steep waterslide in Dubai

Posted by in category: futurism

This waterslide has a near-vertical drop.

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May 31, 2017

DJI Spark: a hand-gesture controlled drone

Posted by in category: drones

You can fly this drone with hand gestures.

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May 31, 2017

Britain’s ‘Iron Man’ Can Fly

Posted by in category: futurism

IRON MAN SUIT: The 800 horsepower outfit can reach 30 mph.

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May 31, 2017

Your next gaming laptop could be nearly as thin as a MacBook Air

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment

Nvidia’s new Max-Q initiative wants to do what Intel did with “Ultrabooks,” except for gaming laptops.

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May 31, 2017

The Future of Governance is not Governments

Posted by in categories: governance, government

Living systems on every scale have governance — methods of self-regulation to manage the coherence and continuity of the system. Also, for steering toward goals or away from dangers.

This governance is not the same as a government. Government as we know it is a blunt instrument designed to enforce the will of the many over the few (although at this point it enforces the will of few on the many) It is a monolithic bureaucracy. And frankly, it isn’t very good at governance, at least not as defined in the first paragraph.

Notice that governance includes both conserving continuity and making progress. All living systems have this tension between being conservative and progressive.

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May 31, 2017

Consciousness Is a Narrative Created by Your Unconscious Mind

Posted by in category: neuroscience

American neuroscientist Dean Buonomano believes that your brain might be processing the world around you in a totally different manner than how you think you’re perceiving it. We’d like to believe that our brains take in information on a first-come first-serve basis, but in actuality our brains are operating more like a cross between a tour guide and an overworked line cook at a busy diner. The tour guide tells you what’s going on while the line cook side gets everything ready behind the scenes. Together, this creates a conscious reality that Buonomano describes as a “a narrative created for our viewing pleasure by our unconscious brain.”

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May 31, 2017

The SWARM Project: Participate in Pioneering Research on Reasoning

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Developing a new type of platform for collaborative intelligence analysis, combining crowdsourcing with new structured analytical techniques. Join us!

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May 31, 2017

Researchers develop the first broadband image sensor array based on graphene-CMOS integration

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones, quantum physics

Over the past 40 years, microelectronics have advanced by leaps and bounds thanks to silicon and complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology, enabling computing, smartphones, compact and low-cost digital cameras, as well as most of the electronic gadgets we rely on today.

However, the diversification of this platform into applications other than microcircuits and visible light cameras has been impeded by the difficulty of combining non-silicon semiconductors with CMOS.

IFCO researchers have now overcome this obstacle, showing for the first time the monolithic integration of a CMOS integrated circuit with graphene, resulting in a high-resolution consisting of hundreds of thousands of photodetectors based on graphene and quantum dots (QD). They incorporated it into a digital camera that is highly sensitive to UV, visible and infrared light simultaneously. This has never before been achieved with existing imaging sensors. In general, this demonstration of monolithic integration of graphene with CMOS enables a wide range of optoelectronic applications, such as low-power optical data communications and compact and ultra sensitive sensing systems.

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