Hang out at the water cooler, live longer
High-tech team's mile-wide timepiece to be world's largest
Companies like Google and Zappos.com are famous for their "work hard, play hard" attitudes and friendly work environments, but are their employees healthier too? According to a Tel Aviv University researcher, a positive relationship with your co-workers has long-term health benefits.
La Ninas distant effects in East Africa
Jim Bowers is playing with time during this year's sold-out Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.
Large variations in Arctic sea ice
For 20 000 years, climate variability in East Africa has been following a pattern that is evidently a remote effect of the ENSO phenomenon (El Niño Southern Oscillation) known as El Niño/La Niña. During the cold phase of La Niña, there is marginal rainfall and stronger winds in East Africa, while the El Niño warm phase leads to weak wind conditions with frequent rain....
Neuroscientists identify how the brain remembers what happens and when
For the last 10,000 years, summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has been far from constant. For several thousand years, there was much less sea ice in The Arctic Ocean probably less than half of current amounts. This is indicated by new findings by the Danish National Research Foundation for Geogenetics at the University of Copenhagen. The results of the study will be published in the journal...
New study shows how to eliminate motion sickness on tilting trains
New York University neuroscientists have identified the parts of the brain we use to remember the timing of events within an episode. The study, which appears in the latest issue of the journal Science, enhances our understanding of how memories are processed and provides a potential roadmap for addressing memory-related afflictions.
New use of artificial lung device pioneered at University of Kentucky
An international team of researchers led by scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that motion sickness on tilting trains can be essentially eliminated by adjusting the timing of when the cars tilt as they enter and leave the curves. They found that when the cars tilt just at the beginning of the curves instead of while they are making the turns, there was no motion sickness....
Poorly controlled asthma costly
Surgeons at the University of Kentucky on Aug. 3 announced that they were among the first to use artificial-lung technology to demonstrate the feasibility of a lung transplant, using a device invented by two university faculty members, Dr. Joseph Zwischenberger and Dr. Dongfang Wang.
Research team finds species share perceptual capabilities that affect how communication evolves
Poorly controlled asthma more than doubles healthcare costs associated with the disease and threatens educational achievement through a dramatic increase in school absence, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The research team reported in the August 2011 issue of The Archives of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology that children with "very poorly controlled" asthma missed an average of 18...
Screening effort turns up multiple potential anti-malaria compounds
A research team that included Hamilton E. Farris, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Otorhinolaryngology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, reveals that two entirely different species show similar perception of auditory cues that drive basic biological functions; that these perceptions may be universally shared among animals; and that such perception may also limit the...
Wireless network in hospital monitors vital signs
Numerous potential anti-malarial candidate drugs have been uncovered by investigators from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), both parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Japan Earthquake Vibrations Nearly Reached Space
A clinical warning system that uses wireless sensors to track the vital signs of at-risk patients is undergoing a feasibility study at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
RIM Faces an Uphill Battle in U.S. Smartphone Market
The Japan earthquake and tsunami were so strong that their vibrations made it to Earth's upper atmosphere, a new study says.
IdeaPad Tablet K1 from Lenovo Coming for $499.98
Research In Motion unveiled five new smartphones Wednesday powered by RIM's refreshed BlackBerry 7 operating system. Though AT&T and Sprint Nextel have slated the latest BlackBerry handsets for launch later this year, reversing RIM's U.S. smartphone market slide won't be easy.
The good news for RIM is that the BlackBerry 7 OS has achieved a measure of parity with Google's Android and Apple's...
Is Mars Weeping Salty Tears?
Lenovo's Android-based IdeaPad Tablet K1 unveiled last month is slated to begin shipping to U.S. customers on Aug. 15 at a price of $499.99 for the model with 32GB of storage memory. And Lenovo's Android-based ThinkPad Tablet for business professionals is scheduled to become available on Aug. 23 for $479.99.
Both of the new media tablets run Google's Android 3.1, Honeycomb, which is...
People too cocky about their memory, study finds
Dark streaks that come and go with the seasons point strongly to water currently flowing on Mars
ScienceShot: One Ribbit Too Many
People think our memories are more reliable than they actually are, a new U.S. survey suggests.
A patient's own skin cells may one day treat multiple diseases
Frogs that overdo their mating calls miss out on females
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Wireless network in hospital monitors vital signs, even as patients move about
The possibility of developing stem cells from a patient's own skin and using them to treat conditions as diverse as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer has generated tremendous excitement in the stem cell research community in recent years.
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Tropical Storm Emily heads over quake-ravaged Haiti
A clinical warning system undergoing a feasibility study will include wireless sensors that take blood oxygenation and heart-rate readings from at-risk patients once or twice a minute. The data and lab results in the electronic medical record will be continually scrutinized by a machine-learning algorithm looking for signs of clinical deterioration. If any such signs are found, the system will...
Mars may have flowing salt water: NASA
Reuters - Tropical Storm Emily headed on Thursday over earthquake-ravaged Haiti, where hundreds of thousands of people left homeless by last year's devastating earthquake braced for high winds, torrential rains and dangerous floods and...
Blog - It's Official: Apple Is Now More 'Open' than Google
AFP - Scientists have spotted dark stripes on some slopes on Mars in the warmer months, and they believe it may be evidence of flowing salt water, NASA researchers said on...
Mystery Lines on Mars Carved By Water, Study Suggests
Google promised that Android would be open source ...
NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter to Be Farthest Solar-Powered Trip
SPACE.com - Salt water could be running down some slopes of Mars every spring, researchers suggest.
SPACE.com - NASA's Juno spacecraft is heading for Jupiter this week with a novel energy source for a deep space probe — solar power — making it the farthest robotic space traveler to run on sunlight, scientists say.