University of Oregon (below) in Eugene have replicated some of the same brain patterns exhibited by human meditators in the brains of mice - no tiny meditation cushions or squeaky "oms" required. Still, experiments show that the "meditating mice" were more relaxed and less stressed than those with no rodent meditation training.
Professor Hazel Hall is one of several women to be elected to The RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh) this year and the award-winning academic and Professor of Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier, is among 60 new Fellows appointed to the prestigious society.
A project has kicked-off in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this NOC (National Oceanography Centre) led project will help inform the planning of coastal defences and emergency response.
A new method uses near infrared light to shed light on memory loss conditions as researchers at Hiroshima University have developed a new laser activated technique for bridging missing links in memory flow.
While Defra instituted a 2000 Gull Cull over Wharton airport back in July 2013, time alters much and currently research published in the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) journal, "Bird Study" research looks at the breeding populations of three species of large gull; Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull on the Hebridean island of Canna and studied the relationship between these gull populations and the fall in the quantity of fish landed in the nearby harbour of Mallaig.
Abertay University forensics students will benefit from working with a high-tech new machine capable of retrieving the fingerprints of cold case murder victims. The University is the only place in Scotland that students can access the specialist VMD (Vacuum Metal Deposition) chamber from West Technology, which heats gold and zinc to 1600C, evaporating the metal, which is redeposited as a thin layer on a target surface, delineating any fingerprints.
By spraying a fine mist of particles into the stratosphere, global warming can be controlled – even given our slowness to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. The process is one that imitates the natural cooling process from volcanoes, called SRM: Solar Radiation Management.
A new report focusing on the digital transformation of public services in Scotland has highlighted the need to accelerate the pace of change to ensure Scotland reaps the opportunities offered by new technologies. "Smart Citizens, Smart City Regions - Delivering Digital Public Services in Scotland" has been published by SCDI (Scottish Council for Development and Industry), ScotlandIS, The Royal Society of Edinburgh and BT Scotland and calls for distinct and high level leadership through a newly-created Digital Leader for Scotland role.
A Japanese research group has used a new technology that identifies multiple fish species populating local areas by analysing DNA samples from seawater, and have proved that this method is accurate and more effective than visual observation.
Justin Berak is a Psychology/English undergraduate student who wants to counsel and write. He offers as an opener his view on MBTI or Myers–Briggs Type Indicator and which personality type is the best! With personality being Prime and First Ministers characteristic, this makes neat reading. Pininterest sourced the graphic
The gigantic telescope ALMA is set to extract a range of the sun's secrets by picking up radio waves. Stay tuned! High up in the Chilean highlands, surrounded by guanaco herds and cacti, a huddle of 66 antennas similar to satellite dishes now face the sun.
ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) is able to register radio-waves of about one millimeteter length. Radiowaves of this range will illuminate details of the solar atmosphere that can not be seen with regular telescopes,giving researchers a completely new view of the sun's physical processes.
Semispheres is a meditative parallel puzzle game that places dual realities at the heart of its challenge. Its unique single-player split-screen mechanic challenges your brain by putting you in control of two characters at the same time. Your left and right side must work together to unfold the mystery by solving clever puzzles in an entrancing ambience. Using portals and other abilities to avoid sentries, devise and execute your plan, reuniting the parallel worlds of Semispheres.
In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, a West Virginia University research team lead by Dr. Kim Innes (below right) find that practice with simple meditation or a music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss.
For many roboticists and technology on-lookers, the goal is to not simply evolve robotic machines as tool specific, but rather to invent a new species of best friend/co-worker. To create machines that humans will intuitively bond with — and do not harbour any instincts to rise up and obliterate humans .
A security system is being developed that analyses the user's brainwaves. The system then determines whether the user is in a fit mental state and grants them access to resources only if appropriate. Such a system might be used to control entry to a building, access to computer resources or even the withdrawal of money from an automated teller machine. It could also have applications in the military, electronic learning, and healthcare, according to research published in the "International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms."
In cooperation with an international team of experts, scientists from the DPZ (German Primate Centre) demand and beg for immediate measures to protect primates. Worldwide, around 60 per cent of the 500 known primate species are threatened with extinction. Primates live in tropical and subtropical areas and are mainly found in regions of Africa, South America, Madagascar and Asia.
Harvard researchers have developed a general framework to design reconfigurable metamaterials. The design strategy is scale independent, meaning it can be applied to everything from meter-scale architectures to reconfigurable nano-scale systems such as photonic crystals, waveguides and metamaterials to guide heat.
Corporations with dense and homogenous internal networks are unlikely to make good use of external knowledge. When networks are more open and workers fill the gaps of their networks by talking to people with different skills, patents production increases
A widely-held understanding of electromagnetic radiation has been challenged in newly published research led at the University of Strathclyde. It has found the normal direct correspondence between the bandwidths of the current source and emitted radiation can be broken and was achieved by extracting narrowband radiation with high efficiency, without making the oscillation of the current narrowband.
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