Petitto Brain & Language Laboratory Completes Successful RAVE Pilot Launch
The Petitto Brain & Language Laboratory, BL2, (Petitto, Scientific Director) has successfully piloted its RAVE ("Robot Avatar Thermal-Enhanced") prototype learning tool with 25 infants over the course of five days. The pilot was successfully executed between June 25 – 30, 2017.
Insufficient minimal language exposure in very young children has been shown to have a devastating impact on these children’s ability ...
LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.
Watch the press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC:
Watch the presentation at Caltech titled "Seeing and Hearing the Cataclysmic Universe" following the announcement:
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time —...
LIGO is the world's largest gravitational wave observatory and a cutting edge physics experiment. Comprised of two enormous laser interferometers located thousands of kilometers apart, LIGO exploits the physical properties of light and of space itself to detect and understand the origins of gravitational waves.
Though it's called an observatory, LIGO is unlike any other observatory on Earth. Ask someone to draw a picture of an observatory and odds are it will look something like the photo bel...
Sometimes drinking more water is all we need to feel energized and brighten our mood. Available in an array of frosted colors, our sleek Hidrate Spark 2.0 smart water bottle will keep track of how much you drink and helps you meet your daily hydration goal.
The Hidrate Spark 2.0 holds 24 fl oz (710 ml) and comes in five eye-catching colors. After many hours talking with potential customers just like you, we made the important decision to make the bottle with BPA-Free Titan plastic and without...
Researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland have now developed a tiny, highly accurate acetone breath sensor that may soon serve as a core for fitness wearables and diabetes diagnostic devices.
Blow into the tube, please. In the future, the procedure will not just be used by police checking for alcohol intoxication, but also for testing the condition of athletes and for people who want to lose that extra bit of weight. A sensor developed by ETH researchers makes it possible to measure when the b...
Autism has genetic roots, but most cases can’t be explained by current genetic tests.
Now, patterns found in autistic children’s genomes – the complete set of genetic instructions inside cells – have revealed a new genetic signature for the disorder. The signature helps explain cases that don’t have other genetic markers of autism.
The results, reported September 28, 2017, in the journal Cell, suggest that scanning a patient’s entire genome could help researchers better understand the suit...
Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity.
The findings come from a study in which researchers from Imperial College London used psilocybin – the psychoactive compound that occurs naturally in magic mushrooms – to treat a small number of patients with depression in whom conventional treatment had failed.
In a paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers describe patient-reporte...
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A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency.Cryptocurrencies are classified as a subset of digital currencies and are also classified as a subset of alternative currencies and virtual currencies.
Bitcoin became the first decentralized cryptocurrency in 2009. Since then, numerous cryptocurrencies have been created. These are frequentl...
Volocopter GmbH is the global leader in the development of vertically launching, fully electrical multicopters for the transport of people and of heavy lifting cargo drones. The technical platform is extremely flexible and permits piloted, remote controlled and fully autonomous flight. In addition, the unique design offers a huge degree of safety based on the high redundancy of all critical components.
This futuristic, flying taxi will shuttle passengers in Dubai later this year.
Plant hormones are signal molecules produced within the plant, and occur in extremely low concentrations.
There are five general classes of hormones: auxins, cytokinins, gibberellins, ethylene
Plant hormones are signal molecules, present in trace quantities, that act as major regulators of plant growth and development. They are involved in a wide range of processes such as elongation, flowering, root formation and vascular differentiation. For many years, agriculturists have applied hormon...
Machine learning is the subfield of computer science that, according to Arthur Samuel, gives "computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed
Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome.
There is little doubt that Machine Learning (ML) and Artif...
It looks like a burger, it tastes like a burger but it is not beef. It's the Impossible Burger.
When put on the grill, the patty sizzles. As it cooks, the unmistakeable smell of beef wafts through the air. After it's cooked, plated and served to the customer, the first bite is juicy. It looks like a burger, it tastes like a burger but it is not beef. It's the Impossible Burger
The burger contains protein from wheat and potato, coconut oil and heme, an iron-containing compound.
Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain — and control body movements
Scientists have used magnetic nanoparticles to stimulate neurons deep in the brain to evoke body movements of mice. This image shows a section of a mouse brain with injected magnetic nanoparticles (colored red) covering targeted cells in the striatum.
Credit: Munshi et al, eLife
The minimally invasive technique could lead to advances in mapping the brain and treating neurological dise...
The world's first automated CPAP cleaner and sanitizer
The SoClean 2 is a quick and easy daily CPAP sanitizer. It uses activated oxygen (ozone or O3) to kill 99% of the mold, bacteria and viruses
SoClean allows easier, more effective way to clean CPAP machine equipment. SoClean kills 99.9% of CPAP germs and bacteria in your mask, hose and reservoir with no disassembly, no water, and no chemicals in order to enhance your home CPAP experience.
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It’s estimated that about 788,000 people worldwide died of liver cancer in 2015, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, according to the latest statistics from the World Health Organization. One of the major challenges in combatting this disease is detecting it early because symptoms often don’t appear until later stages.
But a team of researchers led by University of Utah chemical engineering and chemistry professor Marc Porter and U surgeon and professor Courtney Scaife has developed a ...
U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the use of the XSTAT 30 wound dressing, an expandable, multi-sponge dressing used to control severe, life-threatening bleeding from wounds in areas that a tourniquet cannot be placed (such as the groin or armpit) in battlefield and civilian trauma settings. The clearance expands the device’s indication from use by the military only to use in adults and adolescents in the general population.
Early control of severe bleeding may prevent shock and may be...
Research shows women outlast men during dynamic muscle exercises
UBC Assistant Professor Brian Dalton.
In the battle of the sexes, new UBC research suggests that men may be stronger physically but women have much greater muscle endurance than their male counterparts.
In a new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences have found that women are considerably less exhausted after natural, dynamic muscle exercises than men of similar ag...
Drone delivery company Flytrex partnered with AHA, Iceland's largest online marketplace, to provide delivery by drone in Reykjavik.The partnership creates the world's "first operational on-demand urban drone delivery service.
" Using drones, Reykjavik's food and consumer goods delivery industry will reduce costs by increasing efficiency, reducing energy consumption and streamlining delivery logistics.
The Icelandic Transport Authority approved the companies...
In a recent publication, Northwestern Medicine scientists and collaborators at Purdue University proposed a new marker to identify ovarian cancer stem cells, which may lead to the development of a new class of drugs that could target those cells for eradication.
The study, published in Cell Stem Cell, proposes a method for targeting cancer stem cells through metabolic markers. While cancer stem cells are a small population of all cancer cells, they have the ability to initiate tumors and have...
Arctic sea ice is not merely a passive responder to the climate changes occurring around the world, according to new research.
Scientists at Yale University and the University of Southampton say the ongoing Arctic ice loss can play an active role in altering one of the planet’s largest water circulation systems: the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).
AMOC has a lower limb of dense, cold water that flows south from the north Atlantic, and an upper limb of warm, salty wa...
When you bring a box home from the furniture store, you don't expect the screws, slats, and other pieces to magically converge into a bed or table. Yet this self-assembly occurs every day in nature. Nothing tells atoms to link together; nothing tells DNA how to form. Living materials contain the very instructions and ability to become a larger whole.
"Self-assembly is the universal process by which very complex structures are put together in nature. They are dynamic, they are multi-functional...
The Home Med Station is the most convenient method for organizing and identifying a large number of regularly scheduled medications. By week, it indicates the time to take medications in four simple intervals daily. It has a helpful medicine sorting area, and there is even an area for weekly patient communications that can store 52 weeks of communication sheets.
The patented features in the Home Med Station are designed to aid people in maintaining compliance in their medication schedule. It ha...
A piezoelectric sensor is a device that uses the piezoelectric effect, to measure changes in pressure, acceleration, temperature, strain, or force by converting them to an electrical charge. The prefix piezo- is Greek for 'press' or 'squeeze'.
A proper knowledge of the interaction between human physiology and daily living environmental conditions is essential to establish a connection between an individual’s lifestyle and his/her health status. Understanding these connections will give insight ...
Hexoskin Smart Shirts are a comfortable new way to monitor precise cardiac, respiratory, sleep and activity data.
People with cardiovascular disease with a high cardiovascular risk (due to the presence of one or more risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia or already established disease) need early detection and management using counseling and medicines, as appropriate.
Hexoskin is an efficient and accurate solution to collect quantitative data about patients, every day,...
Dietary energy density (DED) is defined as the amount of available energy per unit of weight in the diet. It is generally expressed as kJ/g. Experimental studies in human subjects and a recent systematic review have shown that the consumption of high-energy-dense diets may lead to increased energy intake and weight gain, and evidence has been accumulating for an association between lower DED and better nutritional quality of the diet.
In Swedish children and teenagers, it was found that low-e...
Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How?
Total Solar Eclipse
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totalitycan see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will s...
A short exposure to an alternating magnetic field might someday replace multiple surgeries and weeks of IV antibiotics as treatment for stubborn infections on artificial joints, new research suggests.
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have shown that high-frequency alternating magnetic fields – the same principle used in induction cooktops – can be used to destroy bacteria that are encased in a slimy “biofilm” growing on a metal surface. The biofilm is a collection of microorganis...
NASA's Journey to Mars requires cutting-edge technologies to solve the problems explorers will face on the Red Planet. Scientists at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are developing some of the needed solutions.
Dr. Carlos Calle, lead scientist in the center's Electrostatics and Surface Physics Laboratory, and Jay Phillips, a research physicist working there, are developing an electrostatic precipitator to help solve the dust problem.
"Commodities such as oxygen water and me...