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.
Introduction: Thriving In a Toxic World? The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn – Alvin Toffler If you are reading this book, you are probably looking for information to help a child who does not “fit” in or is … More The Highly Sensitive Family: How to Thrive In A Toxic World – Introduction
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.
Rule-applying neurons work better under the influence of the happy hormone, researchers have found. The chemical messenger dopamine – otherwise known as the happiness hormone – is important not only for motivation and motor skills. It seems it can also help neurons with difficult cognitive tasks, they report. via Dopamine helps with math rules as … More Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood — ScienceDaily
In a step toward robots smaller than a grain of sand, researchers have shown how chains of self-assembling particles could serve as electrically activated muscles in the tiny machines. via Microbot muscles: Chains of particles assemble and flex — ScienceDaily.
Read the entire article via ‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder — ScienceDaily. A darting mouse may hold an important clue in the development of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, autism and bipolar disorder, according to a study. The transgenic mouse, into which was inserted a rare human genetic variation in … More ‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder — ScienceDaily
A new drug combination for rheumatoid arthritis treats the disease just as well as other intensive treatment strategies but with less medication and fewer side effects at a significantly lower cost. via New effective, safe and cheap treatment strategy for rheumatoid arthritis — ScienceDaily.
We boast that we have conquered matter, and forget that it is matter that has enslaved us—okakura Children are taught to value specific approaches to sensory life that are highly regimented by our cultural rules. Indeed, psychologists have established that we have specific social norms and languages related to our use of time, space, touch, … More The Aesthetics of Space (draft)
May 7, 2013 — New research from the University of Reading shows that Ice Age people living in Europe 15,000 years ago might have used forms of some common words including I, you, we, man and bark, that in some cases could still be recognized today. via Ice Age ancestors might have used words in … More Ice Age ancestors might have used words in common with us