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+ - Young women with sexy social media photos seen as incompetent: study->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "Revealing and seductive profile pictures on social networking websites like Facebook are rather common these days. While plenty of men might be charmed by the act (typical), women perceive such female peers to be a lot less competent and much less socially attractive. A research in Oregon State University meant to study the effects of media on the image of a girl’s body suggests that sharing all such pictures online has more adverse effects for the female user rather than being a positive move. As a result, the paramount pressure on young women to look ‘sexy’ could be devastating."
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+ - 'Shake Your Power' Device Helps Create Free Light Energy Through Motion In Kenya->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "A small battery, copper coil as well as a magnet fits this particular device. The magnet moves back and forth via the copper coil as a person shakes the body. Current generated in the process continues to charge the battery for about 12 minutes. Don’t worry so much about how exhausting twelve minutes of dancing might be; it’s a matter of producing energy for the deprived afterall. Some variants of this device have been distributed for people to try. Infact, little kids have been putting them to good use which has helped them sit hours after dark to complete their homework. It is also good news for people with mobile handsets as the device’s USB port allows charging for an hour."
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+ - Researchers Can Now 3D Print Working Blood Vessels-> 2

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Diggester (2492316) writes "Researchers from Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Sydney as well as MIT have come up with a way to print blood vessels. Printing blood vessels while printing meat before was not feasible. Solid piece of flesh is not so difficult to create but pumping blood has been the tough part. The researchers have overcome these issues by printing these vessels and growing cells across these printed vessels."
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+ - Quadriplegic Man Uses Thoughts To Move His Hand->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "We have been hearing all about prosthetic organs for quite a while but what if we told you it’s possible to move your hands and fingers with the help of your thoughts? That’s exactly what Ohio State University and Battelle researchers have been able to achieve with their brain implant. Thanks to them, a quadriplegic man is now able to move his hands and fingers with his thoughts. Meet Ian Burkhart who is paralyzed and was a participant in the clinical trial Neurobridge conducted by the Ohio State University."
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+ - Neuroscientists say handwriting is good for you->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "You might be one of those people whose folks emphasize on writing what you wish to learn. It is, what they believe, a method to learn better and quicker. It wouldn’t be surprising if you took that advice with a pinch of salt since it doesn’t usually follow any logical explanation. However, a recent study justifies the claim while proving that handwriting is likely to help generate new ideas."
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+ - Here's a Scientific Reason Your iPhone Headphones Are Always Tangled->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "Anyone who has ever owned a pair of head phones has experienced this problem. They always magically get tangled even when they're neatly tucked in to your pocket. It's one of the great mysteries of the universe but no more. Researchers from University at San Diego California Department of Physics explains why this phenomenon occurs.

The authors of the Paper, Dorian M. Raymer and Douglas E. Smith titled it, "Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string" (yes there are such specific studies done in the scientific world). A good 3415 trials were done on strings of different lengths and it was found that the tangling or knotting of an agitated string depends on two factors, its length and the amount of agitation it's subjected to."

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+ - Cambridge Says There's No Connection Between Heart Disease and Fat->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "Cambridge has finally finished a series of eighty studies involving half a million people and the conclusion they've reached is that saturated fats have little or no connection to heart disease. The study also says that "good" fats (vegetable fats mostly) do not lower the risk of a heart attack either. This new study is turning heads and confusing the hell out of diet enthusiasts who have constantly been obsessed over reducing their fat intake (admittedly just to stay wafer thin). Hasn't fat ALWAYS been the reason for heart failure? Well, apparently not."
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+ - Gene Editing Tool May Wipe Out HIV->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "Genetic engineering is an extremely useful tool for removing harmful or unwanted effects from the genes of an individual. Cancer causing cells, cells that can cause obesity and other harmful diseases can be 'turned off' with a few complicated steps that involve altering the DNA of an individual. These days the two diseases that are getting the most attention are the HIV and Cancer and both are under scrutiny for the purpose of eradication. This time it seems, is HIV's turn to be wiped out."
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+ - Official World Cup Ball 'The Brazuca' Is Almost Perfect, Scientists Say->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "The 2014 FIFA world cup is scheduled to begin on the 12th of June and the buzz is building up each day. A major chunk of the buzz is about the official football of the World Cup made by Adidas, the Brazuca. The name combines the words Brasil (the host nation) and Bazooka. It is certainly as unique a football as its name and looks to be as impressive on the field as it is to behold."
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+ - 3D Printed Plastic Cast Speeds Bone Recovery Using Ultrasound->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "3D printing just keeps getting bigger and better. The latest prototype creates a cast by combining 3D printing and ultrasound pulses. This does not only make the cast comfortable to wear with plenty of space for air but it also looks cool. Most important of all, the cast catalyzes the process of healing! What gives the cast the ultra-speed recovering properties is the incorporation of Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) that is known to speed up regrowth of bones. Designer of the latest prototype, Deniz Karasahin is positive about the prospects of his new design and believes it will go a long way."
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+ - Here's A Water Bottle That You Can Eat->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "Rodrigo García González has been working on the Ooho water bottle for the past few years. The bottle is made out of edible materials, looks like a jellyfish, and has the potential to put an end to the bottled water industry.
Inspired by the juice-filled pearls added to bubble tea and the mad-cuisine creations of chef Ferran Adriá, who uses a technique known as sheperification (encasing liquid into edible membranes), García is on his way to revolutionising the bottled water industry."

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+ - Scientists Discover New Cancer Treatment That Causes Cells To Explode->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "Losing a loved one to something as virulent as cancer is devastating. A number of methods have been employed to combat this deadly disease in the past. Researchers at Karolinska Institute of Stockholm in Sweden now present a fresh method that leads to the explosion of cancer cells altogether. This was made possible by a new molecule that brings about this explosion. The outcome of this experiment has been so encouraging that it was published in a science journal, Cell."
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+ - This Tiny Camera Could Take Real Time 3D Images From Inside the Heart and Blood->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "Technology seems to be making life a whole lot easier for the likes of doctors and scientists, alike. Now surgeons can benefit from 3D images showing the insides of human arteries and veins from more than one direction. All thanks to a 1.5mm snapper that can boast up to 60 frames each second. The man behind this piece of technology, Professor F. Levent Degertekin, designed this with the purpose of putting a bigger picture of the internals of blood vessels on view for doctors. For this reason, he attached a tiny 20MHz ultrasonic transducer at the end of a piece of wire."
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+ - New Revolutionary Membrane Keeps Your Heart Beating Forever->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "3D printing has hit the home run with yet another medical breakthrough. This time around scientists have discovered a way to keep the heart up and running perpetually. A 3D printed electronic membrane performs the magic for this to accomplish. As an alternative to most pacemakers out there, the 3D printed electronic glove is fit over the heart in order to get the job done. Let us shed some light on how this revolutionary idea was translated into reality."
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+ - 4-Year-Old Asks NASA For Homework Help, This Is What Happened->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "What happens when you are clueless about how to answer science questions given to you as part of your homework? You would normally seek your mom’s or dad’s help, right? Well, those are methods of the past now. Lucas Whiteley, a 4 year old from England, tried a different route and derived great satisfaction from the outcome. Why seek mom’s or dad’s help when NASA can prove generous dollying out help on its own?"
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