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Ultimate “cloaking” Device Created and Ready For Use

We’ve heard for years that the realization of having an invisibility cloak was on its way. We’ve even seen announcements before about usability and possible military applications. A device that is in line with the “Predator” from the movies is being realized finally. Invented by a team from the NUS Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering led by Dr Qiu Chengwei, has successfully come out with a thermal illusion device to control thermal camouflage and invisibility using thermotic materials. Thermotics is a branch of science dealing with heat and thermodynamics.

Said Dr Qiu, “This is the first time that such a cloak has been proven to work effectively, based on thermotics. Our success means that now we have a cloaking technology that is cost-effective and easily scalable and applicable to even bigger objects such as soldiers on night missions. We have managed to control the thermal illusions’ shapes, material properties, distributions, and locations using bulk natural materials without sophisticated fabrication. This drastically overcomes practical and challenging limitations of metamaterials which are not found in nature and hence would require complicated and complex design to imbue them with special properties. Our new technology has also overcome limitations like narrow bandwidth and polarisation-dependence.”

Surely, this will be mass marketed, and we will be able to pick these up as easily as we can get Pandora bracelets from Reeds.com. Sarcasm about that of course. What would happen if these were easily made and produced so that anyone could get one for themselves? Severe rise in crime obviously, but would we get our own vigilantes out there as well trying to be heroes? Absolutely. Every time I see something like this it always makes me wonder about its uses in the civilian world, since it was obviously created for military personnel. It’s one of those inventions that you always knew was close, but at the same time it kind of makes you wonder how it can be abused, even by the military.


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Excessive Alcohol consumption Gene

Was only a matter of time before we could pinpoint being a drunkard with a gene. Researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon.

Drunken mice. More like zooprinting.com. The study showed that normal mice show no interest in alcohol and drink little or no alcohol when offered a free choice between a bottle of water and a bottle of diluted alcohol.

However, mice with a genetic mutation to the gene Gabrb1 overwhelmingly preferred drinking alcohol over water, choosing to consume almost 85% of their daily fluid as drinks containing alcohol — about the strength of wine.


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Dance Class Studios Los Angelas

Hey…if you plan to learn how to dance where are you going to go? You obviously could just watch some videos on Youtube and think that will suffice, but unless you have some instruction, partners, or a great teacher you aren’t going to get that good. If you are looking for dance classes los angeles then you need to look where you will get the best amount of instruction with the best teachers you can find.


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Music Lessons in Sugar LAnd

AT any skill level there is no better place in the houston area than the Guitar Center-Sugar Land Studio. Taking music lessons in Sugar Land should always start at the Sugar Land STudio and you will go from beginner to expert and never have to find another studio to make you into the best guitar player that you can be. It’s not juSt guitar lessons, however. Any type of instrument you want to learn to bring out your inner rock, country, or classical form is supported with keyboards, drums, bass guitar, standard guitar, and of course vocals.


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Growing up poor and impacts on brain function

While many of us believe that the rate of crime and lower education is a complete class dynamic to how people are raised, it is still interesting to see a study that looks at poverty in relation to adult brain function. Many stats will tell you that races, or ethnicity is a major factor in some of these areas, but I think it is much smarter, and seems more common sense for anyone I talk to that lack of income and resources play a much larger role.

The study shows that growing up poor impacts adults emotionally and their ability to control them such as anger, which obviously can lead to crime and other issues. Something as simple as not using ESET NOD32 Antivirus and getting a computer virus could send some into a rage.

“Our findings suggest that the stress-burden of growing up poor may be an underlying mechanism that accounts for the relationship between poverty as a child and how well your brain works as an adult,” said Dr. K. Luan Phan, professor of psychiatry at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and senior author of the study.
The study was conducted by researchers at UIC, Cornell University, University of Michigan and University of Denver. more


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Fecal Transplants in Pill Form Cure Gut Infections

Half a million Americans get Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, infections each year, and about 14,000 die. The germ causes nausea, cramping and diarrhea so bad it is often disabling. A very potent and pricey antibiotic can kill C-diff but also destroys good bacteria that live in the gut, leaving it more susceptible to future infections. Making the cure very expensive with the future chance of the infection coming back.

Recently, studies have shown that fecal transplants — giving infected people stool from a healthy donor — can restore that balance. But they’re given through expensive, invasive procedures like colonoscopies or throat tubes. Doctors also have tried giving the stool through enemas but the treatment doesn’t always take hold. abogado de inmigracion

Dr. Thomas Louie, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Calgary, devised a better way — a one-time treatment custom-made for each patient.

Donor stool, usually from a relative, is processed in the lab to take out food and extract the bacteria and clean it. It is packed into triple-coated gel capsules so they won’t dissolve until they reach the intestines.

“There’s no stool left — just stool bugs. These people are not eating poop,” and there are no smelly burps because the contents aren’t released until they’re well past the stomach, Louie said.

Days before starting the treatment, patients are given an antibiotic to kill the C-diff. On the morning of the treatment, they have an enema so “the new bacteria coming in have a clean slate,” Louie said.


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Average height in Europe Increased 11 cm in 100 years

From the early 1870s to 1980, European men saw a severe climb in their average heights of about 11 cm. Males went from approximately 167 cm to 178 cm in just over 100 years.

“Increases in human stature are a key indicator of improvements in the average health of populations,” said Timothy Hatton, a professor economics at Britain’s University of Essex who led the study.

He said the evidence – suggests an environment of improving health and decreasing disease “is the single most important factor driving the increase in height”.

Even during the World Wars that permeated the region in the early 1900′s and the Great Depression, while people were looking for free bankruptcy consultation, growth acceleration occurred. The poverty, food rationing and hardship of war might have been expected to limit people’s growth, but did not.


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Astronaut’s Helmet Floods During Space Walk; Felt Like a Goldfish

Space exploration and working up there seems to be old hat these days with so many launches to the International Space Station, but things still go wrong. This past week something very scary happened to one of the astronauts.

Two days after his helmet flooded during a spacewalk, astronaut Luca Parmitano relived the experience Thursday, describing how water kept trickling into his helmet until big globs covered his eyes, then his nose. It was hard to see, he said, and he could not hear.

Just imagine being in this situation. Stuck out in space. Your helmet filling with water. You can’t see, hear, and probably are almost to the point where you can’t breathe. This would be scary if you were on Earth, but he was in SPACE. I doubt the thing on his mind was rfid credit cards.

“For a couple of minutes there, maybe more than a couple of minutes, I experienced what it’s like to be a goldfish in a fishbowl — from the point of view of the goldfish,” Parmitano said in a TV interview from the International Space Station.

Parmitano said he used his memory to make his way back into the space station. His spacewalking partner, Christopher Cassidy, was a big help.

“The water kept trickling until it completely covered my eyes and my nose,” Parmitano said.

The sun was setting as the spacewalkers made their way back, making it harder to maneuver in the darkness.

“All those things sort of came together at the perfect storm, so to speak, for us to deal with,” Cassidy told TV reporters.

Cassidy said the space station crew reviewed the spacewalk procedures in advance and discussed possible emergencies.

“But lo and behold, what happened was not one of those items that we discussed,” said Cassidy, 43, a former Navy SEAL.

“My own gut feeling,” Cassidy said, “I knew it was time to end it when I saw the water creeping around his communications cap, kind of right by his eyelid. I knew that was a significant amount of water to be in a helmet, and it was time to go in.”

Parmitano was low key as he recounted the experience. Once the helmet came off, he said, “that was the end of it.”


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Two-headed Turtle Hatched at San Antonio Zoo

Take a guess what the clever name is they have named it. OK I’ll just tell you and you can roll your eyes. Thelma and Louise. Wow…isn’t that hilarious? No, not really. Didn’t make my chicago massage any worse though.

The female Texas cooter arrived June 18 and will go on display Thursday at the zoo’s Friedrich Aquarium.

Zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike said Wednesday that the two-headed turtle appears healthy and is able to swim and walk. She says experts at the zoo don’t foresee any health issues for Thelma and Louise, named for the female duo in the 1991 Oscar-winning road movie of the same name.


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Quantum Teleportation Over Long Distances

*Queue Star Trek music *

Researchers have been able to teleport information from light to light at a quantum level for several years. In 2006, researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute succeeded in teleporting between light and gas atoms. Now the research group has succeeded in teleporting information between two clouds of gas atoms and to carry out the teleportation — not just one or a few times, but successfully every single time.

WE are on our way to teleporting and becoming even lazier than we have ever been! Just kidding. We are nowhere near that. This is a fasciniating idea though that might take me off my reading of a
precision vise I was looking at.

The results are published in the scientific journal, Nature Physics.

“It is a very important step for quantum information research to have achieved such stable results that every attempt will succeed,” says Eugene Polzik, professor and head of the research center Quantop at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.


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