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.
‘Walking for Well-Being’, is a prototype app that makes it easy to plan less difficult, less demanding walking routes, and could help people to stay fit, active and independent as they get older. But dig around and you are spoilt for choise on free apps
When the porphyrin molecule heats up it loses its outer-layer hydrogen atoms and can bond to the graphene sheet on a surface of silver. The resulting structure (illustrated and viewed under the microscope in these images) endows the graphene with yet more new properties.
The genetic and environmental etiology of speech and broader language skills are examined in terms of their concurrent relationships in young children; their longitudinal association with reading; and the role they play in defining the ‘heritable phenotype’ for specific language impairment (SLI).
Controls engineers at UC San Diego have developed practical strategies for building and coordinating scores of sensor-laden balloons within hurricanes achieving this by using onboard GPS and cellphone-grade sensors so each drifting balloon becomes part of a ``swarm'' of robotic vehicles, which can periodically report, via satellite uplink, their position, the local temperature, pressure, humidity and wind velocity.
How would you go about understanding how markets can suddenly be gripped by panic? To physicists, the use of a model originally developed to explain magnetism might make sense. But economists may find this extremely counter-intuitive.
Professor Irwin McLean, a world’s leading authorities on skin diseases, is elected a Member of the Academia Europaea. Members of the prestigious organisation comprise scientists and scholars from across Europe collectively aiming to promote learning, education and research. Members include 52 Nobel Laureates, several of whom were elected to the Academia before receiving the prize.
Four years study breakthrough findings demonstrate a possible target and potential drug treatment to restore memory loss and extend life span in mice with neurodegeneration. ( Photo Credit: University of Leicester).
The human brain is made up of billions of cells. The identity or exact function of countless thousands of them are not known, since the comprehensive efforts to catalogue neurons have only just recently begun.
While the long-term trend in strikes has show decline, tactical peaks can be seen and the warning now is that focus on small specialist groups will make the work issue unstable, unpredictable and, worst of all, mistrustful.
First ever gas giant outside our solar system to reveal weather patterns. Clouds on the planet could be made of corundum, the mineral which forms rubies and sapphires. The Kepler satellite measured the changes in the light reflected from this auspicious planet.
Cornell University researchers have found a new way to give robots a sense of touch. Instead of relying on sensors that measure resistance, as those used to prevent elevator doors trapping an arm, the team creates a robot hand that “feels” by analysing the light. Japan’s contribution to the robotic trend to touchy-feely is to produces the first robotic babies or should that be baby robots?
Back In July, London Imperial College scientists concluded that the current Zika epidemic in Latin America was likely to burn out within three years, also concluding that the epidemic cannot be contained with existing control measures. Now leading European research groups pool their expertise for fast development of an effective and affordable Zika virus vaccine. With substantial funding by the EU, the ZIKAVAX consortium consists of Themis, the European Vaccine Initiative, Institut Pasteur and Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives. Pivotal to the initiative is Themis' proprietary technology platform, based on a well-established measles vaccine vector.
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