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+ - This Cancer-Detecting Yoghurt Could Replace Colonoscopies->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "Physician Sangeeta Bhatia has been busy in designing a rather affordable medical test that can check for the presence of cancer. Rather than putting you through trouble, this test merely requires you to ingest a spoonful of yoghurt that contains synthetic nanoparticles and then submit a sample of urine. I don’t know about you but personally, that is definitely the one test I would pick."
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+ - People Are Charging Their iPhone 6 In The Microwave After Falling For Hoax->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "Folks at 4Chan seem to have successfully trolled plenty of Apple iPhone owners. Some witty people spread the rumour that the new iPhone can now be charged in any microwave courtesy of the new and improved iOS 8. They decided to name this ‘hot’ feature the Apple Wave which was said to be a super-fast way of charging the device. It’s obvious how cleanly they went about advertising it the ‘Apple’ way."
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+ - Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "DON'T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is.

The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command in Shandong Province complaining of dizziness and nausea. She told doctors she'd had problems walking steadily for most of her life, and her mother reported that she hadn't walked until she was 7 and that her speech only became intelligible at the age of 6."

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+ - New Heart Failure Drug Significantly Lower Deaths and Hospitalisation->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "new heart medication has been shown to cut instances of heart failure mortality by a fifth, and is expected to be on the market as early as next year.

Named LCZ696, the new drug is still in the trial phase, but has been shown to dramatically reduce cardiovascular deaths and the risk of hospitalisation for people with chronic heart failure.
The drug is being developed by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, and was recently put to the test in the largest trial ever undertaken in heart failure, involving more than 8,400 patients. Compared to an existing heart drug, called enalapril, LCZ696’s effects were so significant and so overwhelmingly positive throughout this trial, a team of independent investigators ended it early. This is the first time in 25 years that a new drug has been proven to be more effective than existing heart medications."

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+ - World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 TRILLION Frames Per Second->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "The race for faster and more furious just got big in the imaging and photography department. Japanese researchers have recently designed a motion picture camera which is capable of capturing 4.4 trillion frames per second. That’s right; it makes this snapper the fastest the world over. This technique that is known to be STAMP (sequentially timed all-optical mapping photography) is able to boast 450×450 pixels. The work by the Japanese researchers has been so popular that the Nature Photonics has published it."
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+ - Burger Robot Poised to Disrupt Fast Food Industry->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "It seems like the fast food industry will soon face serious disruption at the hands of mechanization. Momentum Machines has invented a device that makes burgers. Trouble is that these devices are designed to replace workers rather than assisting them in their jobs. These burger bots are far from being humanoid, mind you. It’s a complete assembly line with ingredients put in various containers. Veggies do not have to be prepared before they are moved along; the burger bot takes care of it all."
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+ - What Would Happen To Your Body In Space Without A Spacesuit?->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "Have you ever wondered what might happen to your body in space without a spacesuit? Is it really as dramatic as the movies make it out to be? Would you literally EXPLODE? Could you survive?

On Earth, we live a pretty cozy existence thanks to our protective atmosphere. It shields us from the Sun’s harmful UV rays, regulates temperatures and also maintains a nice atmospheric pressure. The vacuum of space, however, is much more hostile. Without this lovely thick atmospheric blanket, you’re exposed to all sorts of things."

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+ - World's Fastest Network Lets You Download a Film In 0.2 Milliseconds->

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Diggester (2492316) writes "A team of researchers from Technical University of Denmark was able to transfer as much as 43 terabits per second using a multi-core optical fiber. That easily makes it the fastest fiber in the world. Plenty of people have praised Google Fiber for its blazing speed but this latest creation makes it look inferior. It seems like downloading will not at all seem like a high mountain to climb from now on."
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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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