Digital Voting Possible For Overseas Americans

Digital Voting Possible For Overseas Americans 

There are plenty of people who live in the USA, but they are not there when it is time to vote.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could vote digitally instead of sending out the painful paper ballots. Well that may be one step closer to reality, if some serious issues can be overcome. 

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New Beer Created By Scientists That May Extend Your Life

 

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Beer drinkers might actually have something to celebrate about. Scientists at Rice University have created a beer that could extend your life.

They have named the beverage BioBeer, and the way it works is that it has three genes spliced into a specific brewer’s yeast that produces resveratrol, which is a chemical in red wine thought to protect against diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other age-related conditions.

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Parental Expectations Affect Child’s Asthma

Parental Expectations Affect Child’s Asthma 

Asthmatic children whose parents have high expectations for their ability to function normally are less likely to have symptoms than other children dealing with the condition, according to a new study. Children also are more likely to use asthma controller medications appropriately if they have a routine for taking medicine and if their parents clearly understand how well symptoms can be controlled.

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Study: Cell Phones Can Affect Sperm Quality

Study: Cell Phones Can Affect Sperm Quality
Keep your sperm away from the phone. It messes with their tiny little heads.

Keeping a cell phone on talk mode in a pocket can decrease sperm quality, according to new research from the Cleveland Clinic. “We believe that these devices are used because we consider them very safe, but it could cause harmful effects due to the proximity of the phones and the exposure that they are causing to the gonads,” says lead researcher Ashok Agarwal, the Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine.

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Report Offers a Bird’s Eye View on Nanotechnology

Report Offers a Bird’s Eye View on Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is a relatively new sector, and future growth is dependent largely on growing government support and heavy investments in R+D initiatives. Nanotechnology plays a central role is the development of desktop manufacturing, cellular repair, artificial intelligence, inexpensive space travel, clean + abundant energy, and environmental restoration. Global nanotechnology market is increasingly witnessing a move towards consolidation, as players reorient strategies and realign their businesses to better reflect the changing competitive dynamics, and remain viable and competitive in the maturing market. (Pics)

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Studies Show the Value of Not Overthinking Our Decisions

 Studies Show the Value of Not Overthinking Our Decisions

Fishing in the stream of consciousness, researchers now can detect our intentions and predict our choices before we are aware of them ourselves. The brain, they have found, appears to make up its mind 10 seconds before we become conscious of a decision — an eternity at the speed of thought.

 

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World’s Millionaire Population Growing Rapidly

 World’s Millionaire Population Growing Rapidly

Those of you who aren’t millionaires yet, perhaps working harder is not the answer

The number of people around the globe with at least $1 million in assets grew 6% last year to 10.1 million, according to the 12th annual World Wealth Report released Tuesday by Merrill Lynch and Capgemini Group, a consulting firm.

That means an additional 600,000 people became millionaires or richer even as problems tied to the U.S. credit crisis spread in the second half of the year.

 

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