Brain Specialist Warns Mobile Users

Electronic gadgets such as the cell phone transmit radio waves that directly affects the brain
Electronic gadgets such as the cell phone transmit radio waves that directly affects the brain

Electronic and electrical gadgets such as cell phones, radio clocks, digital radios, portable T.V. gadgets that use wireless technologies do transmit radio waves causing long-term effects to the users' health.

Brain scientist based in Sydney, Dr. Charlie Teo warns users to be cautious about their mobile gadgets as they trigger to a predisposed cancer, although the jury has not yet made a decision regarding mobile phones and other forms of electromagnetic radiation, one should not take risks.

Dr. Charlie Teo urged the mobile users to set mobile phones on loud speakers, move the digital radio clock to the foot of the bed instead of anywhere near the head and wait for five beeps before opening a microwave to avoid a stream of radio waves directly affecting the brain.

A WHO report yet to be released regarding this issue, stated that "a significantly increased risk" of some brain tumors related to use of mobile phones for 10 years or more.

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New Biometrics ID System says, “On Your Knees”

A knee X-ray can be used in biometrics identification
A knee X-ray can be used in biometrics identification

Biometric identification is one best way that researchers discovered to determine a person's identity. Few biometric systems include LED thumb-pad identification devices, complex retinal laser scanning, or even computerized iris recognition. Added to line-up is a quick X-ray of your knees!

As published in the International Journal of Biometrics, researchers proved that an X-ray of the patient's knees could lead to unlocking its unique identity. The approach rapidly analyzes the X-ray images using the wnd-charm algorithm, which has been known to diagnose clinical conditions of the knee joints.

The main advantage of this kind of imaging is that identity thefts or fraudster will have difficulty in manipulating the unique features of an individual's knees, unlike, the eyes and finger prints which can be overlayed with artificial IDs like the contact lenses and finger pads.

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"The Wnd-charm algorithm, which is publicly available, is a multi-purpose image classification method that looks at a large set of image features, including high-contrast features, textures, and the statistical distribution of pixels in the image."

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Artificial Snowtorm in Beijing Poses Threats

Beijing, China has been induced with a series of artificial snowtorm in november
Beijing, China has been induced with a series of artificial snowtorm in november

Snowstorms are natural weather occurences in the countries of higher latitudes. These snowstorms have benefits to ecologic existence, and it may have disadvantages, but only to the inconveniences of men.

However, in Beijing China, snowtorms have been created artificially. According to China Daily, Beijing Weather Modification Office had artificially induced two storms in november by seeding clouds with chemicals, a practice that can increase precipitation by up to 20 per cent.

The artificial snowstorm created a mess out in peoples lives, according to some china folk whose lives have been so disturbed by flight delays, traffic snarls, cancelled classes and other inconveniences of a surprise snow storm. They said that officials could have sent warning before a snowstorm so that they won't be bothered so much by whatever reason BWMO has.

It was reported also, that said snowstorm has not only created hassles to residents but it did a far greater devastation in 2005. Chloride, the snow-melting agent was responsible for killing 10,000 trees in Beijing and decimating 200,000 square metres of grassland. According to Zhao Nan, a Beijing engineer, the excessive amount of this snow-melting chloride could "erode steel structures of buildings".

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WI-FI Tags Locator Technology

Ekahau WI-FI Wrist Tag
Ekahau WI-FI Wrist Tag

Got one? WI-FI tags in wristband format is the newest innovation by Ekahau Inc. T301W is a high performance Wi-Fi-based real time location system. It is a small gadget worn on the wrist. This ingenious little wristband is very helpful in locating little children and older people who are confined in hospitals or home care facilities.

T301W is highly useful concerning movement tracking and workflow visibility. The wristband tag monitors the location precisely down to less than a few feet in both confined and open spaces. The gadget is user friendly, environment friendly, and water proof. The wristband is integrated with a highly effective signalling system. It’s equipped with a programmable push button that delivers a predetermined message to the RTLS system.

The product includes a lithium-ion battery which is easily charged using the Ekahau's multi-unit charger. Based on the WI-FI network, T301W send and receive signals, a two-way communication stream that allows the transfer of information in real time.

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Internet Search Activity Boosts Aged Brains

Old people doing internet searches
Old people doing internet searches

Our body ages, and so does our brain. As we get older, the neurons (nerve cells) in our brain degenerate, perhaps because of improper nutrition, unhealthy habits like smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol and sedentary lifestyle. If you're having trouble remembering where you left your keys or recalling a word, then it's a sign that you've aged!

According to a medical research older people with little experience, performing Internet searches for even a relatively short period of time can change brain activity patterns and enhance function. The researchers have found signs of enhanced neural stimulation in parts of the brain that control decision-making and reasoning when they scanned the brains of middle-aged and older first-time Internet users after only seven days of performing Internet searches.

The subjects were brain-scanned through fMRI while doing internet searches to track changes in blood flow neurons and record subtle changes in neural activity. After doing the assignment for 7 days, the brains of the internet novices showed a remarkable activity in the parts of the brain for working memory and decision-making.

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