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 … Continue reading
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
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
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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.