Reblogged: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810181036.htm Date:August 10, 2016 Source:American Psychological Association Summary:Whether violent video games influence the behavior of youth has been a debate that has split the academic community for years. A new study investigates this issue in a sample of 304 children in the United Kingdom.
Reblogged from: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810114119.htm Date:August 10, 2016 Source:University of Alabama at Birmingham Summary:A wearable cloud make the design of mobile and wearable devices simple, inexpensive and lightweight by having mobile device users tap into the resources of the wearable cloud, instead of relying solely on the capabilities of their mobile hardware.
Reblogged from: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810104246.htm The use of smartphones and tablet computers during evening hours has previously been associated with sleep disturbances in humans. A new study now shows that daytime light exposure may be a promising means to combat sleep disturbances associated with evening use of electronic devices. read the entire story at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810104246.htm
Meteors that have crashed to Earth have long been regarded as relics of the early solar system. These craggy chunks of metal and rock are studded with chondrules — tiny, glassy, spherical grains that were once molten droplets. Scientists have thought that chondrules represent early kernels of terrestrial planets: As the solar system started to … More A twist on planetary origins: Meteorites were byproducts of planetary formation, not building blocks — ScienceDaily
Often enough, it is human nature to conform. This tendency makes us follow the lead of computers, even if the machines give us the wrong advice. This is the finding of a study that investigates how people make judgment calls after playing role-playing video games. Real-life encounters and face-to-face contact with other people are on … More People conform to the norm — even if the norm is a computer — ScienceDaily
New therapies are on the horizon for individuals paralyzed following spinal cord injury. The e-Dura implant can be applied directly to the spinal cord without causing damage and inflammation, scientists report. via Neuroprosthetics for paralysis: Biocompatible, flexible implant slips into the spinal cord — ScienceDaily.
In experiments using ultracold atoms and laser light, researchers have measured a stepwise change in conductivity as the atoms pass through tiny structures. This is the first time that this quantum effect has been observed for electrically neutral particles. via Quantum channel made of light — ScienceDaily.
Time is timeless and knowledge priceless if you believe you are the breath of life versus the embodiment of life. – Cindy Blackstock Highly sensitive children are often healthy. Unfortunately, in our modern world, their ability to notice subtle changes in the environment can trigger major sensory stress. As we saw in chapter 4, the … More Chapter 5: In Search of a Sensory Health Model
What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after … More Ted Talk: The wonderful and terrifying implications of deep learning
Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time. via Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — ScienceDaily.
Video games often get a bad rap. Some of that criticism may be deserved (many don’t exactly encourage kids to get active), but video games aren’t all bad. In fact, there are a number that are pretty darn educational and can help students young and old learn new things, develop problem-solving skills, and get creative, … More 50 Educational Video Games That Homeschoolers Love
So much of the discussion of school comes down to video games. Especially for boys. And here’s why: in most cases, if you tell boys they can spend their time doing whatever they want, and they can learn whatever is interesting to them, they will learn a lot about video games. read more via Kids … More Kids who play video games do better as adults | Penelope Trunk Education