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Are violent video games associated with more civic behaviors among youth?

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.

Wearable cloud could be less expensive, more powerful form of mobile computing

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.

Plenty of light during daytime reduces the effect of blue light screens on night sleep

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  

A twist on planetary origins: Meteorites were byproducts of planetary formation, not building blocks — ScienceDaily

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 … Continue reading

People conform to the norm — even if the norm is a computer — 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 … Continue reading

Neuroprosthetics for paralysis: Biocompatible, flexible implant slips into the spinal cord — 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.

Quantum channel made of light — 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.

Chapter 5: In Search of a Sensory Health Model

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 … Continue reading

Ted Talk: The wonderful and terrifying implications of deep learning

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 … Continue reading

Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — ScienceDaily

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.