Explore The Hidden World Of Cymatics With Spica Speakers

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If you are too bored with all the lava and plasma lamps and displays then make way for the Spica Speakers, which bring out the best from the world of water. Although water isn’t an illuminant like lava and plasma, it does give you a fantastic effect in the form of shape shifting patterns and delightfully trippy reflections. Best of all, it’s an audio lamp as well. So you can sense the showers of the Amazon all around you when you’re safely tucked in bed.
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Getting Married Increases Your Chances Of Becoming Obese

Getting Married Increases Your Chances Of Getting Fat

 Couples who live together are more than twice as likely to become obese than those who live separately

The study to be published next month in the journal Obesity also showed that the risk of obesity rises the longer people live together.

Penny Gordon-Larsen, associate professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina, found some positive health benefits to marriage, including decreased cigarette smoking and lower mortality.

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New Method Of Analyzing Brain Signals Could Help Stroke Patients

New Method Of Analyzing Brain Signals Could Help Stroke Patients 

This image shows brain activity in a stroke patient before (left) and after (right) two weeks of rehabilitative therapy.

New ways to analyze the brain’s electrical activity might soon help physicians diagnose brain disorders and assess the benefits of treatment. ElMindA, a startup based in Israel, is developing one such system, which it hopes will help doctors diagnose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) more objectively and speed up treatment decisions for stroke patients. The company is partnering with pharmaceutical and medical-device companies and expects to have a product ready for clinical use in 18 months.

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Watching Too Much TV Linked To Future Bad Eating Habits

Watching Too Much TV Linked To Future Bad Eating Habits 

 

High-school kids who watch too much TV are likely to have bad eating habits five years in the future. Research published in BioMed Central’s open access International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity followed almost 2000 high- and middle-school children and found that TV viewing times predict a poor diet in the future.

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The ‘New’ New Year’s Eve Ball

The ‘New’ New Year’s Eve Ball 

 Times Square Ball

Last year, the Times Square Ball got an LED makeover for its 100th anniversary. This year that tradition continues, all 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs of it (and don’t forget the 2,668 Waterford crystals). The 12-foot-wide, 11,875-pound ball is capable of displaying “16 million vibrant colors and billions of patterns” – did you even know that many colors existed? – and all in all it’ll use 20% less energy than last year.

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Brain Patterns Translated Into Images By Japanese Researchers

Brain Patterns Translated Into Images By Japanese Researchers 

Science fiction movies have long been obsessed with the as yet unattained ability to project the thoughts of humans (dreams, intentions, etc.) onto a video screen. Now a group of Japanese researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Lab in Kyoto have brought us a lot closer to making that technology real.

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