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16-Year Old Boy Solves 350 Years Old Puzzles Posed By Sir Isaac Newton

16-Year Old Boy Solves 350 Years Old Puzzles Posed By Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton was truly a genius. Whereas he was able to formulate his own theories about a number of things, he presented the world with certain mathematical puzzles which mathematicians couldn’t solve, even to this day. What is surprising enough is that now a 16-year old genius boy has solved these puzzles, taking the world aback.

By On May 28, 2012 4 Responses
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Video Game Help Doctors Detect Drug Abuse In Patients

Video Game Help Doctors Detect Drug Abuse In Patients

Overdoses of drugs can cause death. After a large number of deaths happened in 2009, doctors were confused whom to prescribe what level of drug dose. Since then, health care professionals were searching for better ways to distinguish patients who followed the prescription according to the prescribed, and who didn’t. Seems their worries are over. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the doctors are training themselves with a latest technology in order to better recognize the signs of addiction. A video game has been designed based on the research of Dr. Michael M. Fleming of Northwestern University Feingberg School of Medicine that utilizes the same technology used to train FBI agents in interrogation tactics – a combination of self-disclosure and non-verbal cues. With the help of the video game, doctors can identify signs of addiction easily in their patients.

By On May 28, 2012 Respond
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GeorgiaTech: Sound Increases Efficiency Of Boiling

GeorgiaTech: Sound Increases Efficiency Of Boiling

We caught this interesting development on PHYS.ORG today. A group of scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology has found a new way to increase boiling efficiency by 17% using acoustic techniques. They have used acoustic field to enhance heat transfer and boil the fluid faster. The acoustic field increases the heat transfer by removing the vapor bubbles from the heated surface and eliminates the formation of insulating vapor layer on the heated surface in this way. This, in turn, heats the fluid more efficiently and makes it boil faster.

By On May 27, 2012 Respond
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Oxford Scientists Starts Scientific Search For Yeti

Oxford Scientists Starts Scientific Search For Yeti

Some people especially Georgians believe that Yetis exist. Perhaps, they really exist. Now, scientists have requested cryptozoologists from all over the world to send them samples of unidentified animal. Cryptozoology is the study of animals whose existence is not proved yet. Scientists are planning to conduct genetic analysis of the material and identify what they might really be.

By On May 26, 2012 2 Responses
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Neuroscientists Develop Action Video Game To Aid Recovery From Stroke

Neuroscientists Develop Action Video Game To Aid Recovery From Stroke

Stroke can cause permanent neurological damage, complications, and death. It’s the leading cause of adult disability in the United States and Europe and the second leading cause of death worldwide. Stroke experts in the U.K. are working with Limbs Alive to develop a collection of action video games that encourage patients to re-learn arm and hand control of their weak limbs. In Short, the video game will help stroke patients to recover from physical disabilities.

By On May 20, 2012 1 Response
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Scientists Use Viruses To Generate Electricity, Promises To Harvest Electricity From Everyday Tasks

Scientists Use Viruses To Generate Electricity, Promises To Harvest Electricity From Everyday Tasks

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a method for generating power using viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity. Researchers have put viruses to work in the lab, using them to build tiny devices that gather energy from mechanical forces, and to run a small liquid-crystal display.

By On May 17, 2012 Respond
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Floating Robots With GPS-enabled Smartphones Will Track Water Flow: UC Berkeley

Floating Robots With GPS-enabled Smartphones Will Track Water Flow: UC Berkeley

At the University of California, a group of engineers have deployed a fleet of 100 floating robots in the Sacramento River. The robots were GPS-enabled and equipped with Smartphone. The purpose of the engineers was to demonstrate the next generation of water monitoring technology, promising to transform the way government agencies monitor one of the state’s most precious resources.

By On May 12, 2012 2 Responses
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Microsoft Works On MirageTable, A New Augmented Reality Device

Microsoft Works On MirageTable, A New Augmented Reality Device

Augmented reality devices have increasingly been gaining traction in the tech world and a number of companies are trying to create their own fully-functional augmented reality devices. Now, it has been revealed that the tech giant, Microsoft, is also working on one. It is being touted as ‘MirageTable’, essentially a tabletop set up where people at remote locations can come together, feeling that it is happening in real 3D.

By On May 10, 2012 1 Response
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NCESSE Announces Student Spaceflight Experiment Program For 2012-2013

NCESSE Announces Student Spaceflight Experiment Program For 2012-2013

The space science group National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) may take us on a ride for their fifth wave of microgravity experiments aboard the International Space Station. All international students including US from grade 5 to university level have been invited to submit their ideas until September 12th, 2012. No doubt, this is a golden opportunity for a student to show his talents.

By On May 8, 2012 Respond
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Tech Tycoons Join Hands In Asteroid Mining Venture

Tech Tycoons Join Hands In Asteroid Mining Venture

Film maker James Cameron along with others including Google CEO Larry Page and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, former Microsoft executive Charles Simonyi, former presidential candidate’s son Ross Perot Jr., personal spaceflight industry leader Peter Diamandis and others have announced the inauguration of Planetary Resources on April 24, 2012. The company, formerly known as Arkyd Astronautics, will develop and deploy commercial asteroid mining technologies to expand earth’s natural resource base.

By On April 29, 2012 1 Response
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LSST Will Build The World’s Largest Telescope

LSST Will Build The World’s Largest Telescope

A project to build a 3-billion pixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has got the nod of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The project, overseen by LSST Corporation, has received Critical Decision -1 (CD-1) from DOE. A detailed engineering design, schedule, and budget phase will start shortly, and the construction of the telescope could begin 2014.

By On April 27, 2012 1 Response
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Panasonic Will Broadcast Japanese Solar Eclipse On May 20th Using Solar-Power Batteries

Panasonic Will Broadcast Japanese Solar Eclipse On May 20th Using Solar-Power Batteries

Solar power is increasingly making encroaches into the tech world. Given the fact that it’s clean makes it very relevant to environmental ventures. That is precisely why Panasonic has announced to broadcast the May 20th solar eclipse live from Japan using batteries running on solar power.

By On April 21, 2012 Respond
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ITRI Developed MediRobot To Help Medical Caregivers

ITRI Developed MediRobot To Help Medical Caregivers

In a medical, we find lots of people are lying on bed or sitting on a wheel-chair. It’s really tough to lift up a bedridden person from the bed to a wheelchair or the reverse one. If you don’t know the techniques of how to lift up a fully paralyzed patient easily, then there will be no limits for your trouble. While lifting up the patient, the most hard thing is maintaining the balance. It’s really a difficult job. But ITRI MediRobot may make our job easy. The robot is specially designed to lift and transfer patients very easily. This robot may become the future’s perfect nurse!

By On April 17, 2012 Respond
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Researchers Found Swarms Of Crabs Following Logic Gate Models

Researchers Found Swarms Of Crabs Following Logic Gate Models

Every digital device maintains basic rules of logic gates (- idealized or physical device to implement Boolean functions). But, only people working in related fields have the chance to know them by heart. It can be assured that an average Joe or David have little chance to know about logic gates. That is, on average 99% of huamn beings might not even know about the concepts of logic gates which powers the digital world. Seems, crabs have beaten human beings on the knowledge of logic gates. A recent study shows that crabs don’t only know them, they live them! A group of Japanese researchers at Kobe University found that swarms of crabs exactly follow the logic gate model like AND, OR and NOT gate. How implausible it may seem, it’s true!

By On April 17, 2012 1 Response
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Artificial Neural Networks Show The Evolution Of Human Intelligence

Artificial Neural Networks Show The Evolution Of Human Intelligence

Cooperation leads to intelligence. In fact, researchers believe that Intelligence correlated with the size of a brain’s neural network. But experimental evolution of vertebrate brains is impossible but there’s a way to measure the evolution of human intelligence through artificial intelligence. In fact, this is the best way to evaluate the plausibility of the hypothesis. Luke McNally, a Ph.D. student of Trinity College in Dublin’s Theoretical Ecology Research Group, conducted the study with colleagues Sam Brown and Andrew Jackson. They created digital organisms that electronically evolved ‘brains’. The researchers found that, the digital organisms typically started to evolve more complex brains when their societies began to develop cooperation which clearly signifies the idea that cooperation helped to drive the evolution of intelligence in at least certain species.

By On April 14, 2012 1 Response
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