The Critical Care Recovery Center care model — the nation’s first collaborative care concept focusing on the extensive cognitive, physical and psychological recovery needs of intensive care unit survivors — decreases the likelihood of serious illness after discharge from an ICU, according to a new study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University schools of medicine and nursing. —> Read More Here
Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity in recent months. People have turned to ‘vaping’ as an alternative to puffing on the real thing. But is that vapor you’re inhaling any safer than taking a drag on a cigarette? This week, Reactions examines what we know, and what we don’t, about e-cigarettes. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/hcsvX7v-iCQ. —> Read More Here
Highlighting a potential target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests that triggering a protein found on the surface of brain cells may help slow the progression of these and other neurological diseases. —> Read More Here
One of the first American national studies to examine risk factors for use of synthetic marijuana among a large, nationally representative sample of teens. Popular among teens, in 2011, synthetic marijuana was used by more than one out of ten (11.4%) high school seniors in the US, making it the most commonly used drug after real marijuana. —> Read More Here
Durham University scientists have proposed a new model for the sun. They say that dark matter may be transferring heat around its interior (artist’s illustration shown). —> Read More Here
The quantum Casimir effect is a slight attraction between two metal plates. Superconducting versions could finally show us quantum gravity at work
Venus is covered by a dense layer of clouds which does not display any noteworthy characteristic. However, when looked in the ultraviolet wavelength, it presents conspicuous dark structures.
A little girl’s “Oz” has been brought to life in a mesmerizing ad.
Comcast recently released an advertisement featuring a blind 7-year-old girl named Emily. In the video above, Emily describes how she envisions the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” and animations accompany her words.
“My tin man has a big toe the size of a house. The lion is small like a toy poodle and has webbed duck feet,” the girl says in the ad. “And that’s Dorothy. She looks like me.”
In a behind-the-scenes video uploaded to YouTube, Emily says that blind people take a unique approach to watching movies.
“You pretty much have to take everything off of memory, or touch, or hearing, or smell, or sound, or taste,” she says in the video. “It’s different because you can see the screen and what’s happening. I can only hear it. I hear the [tiniest] sounds.”
The commercial, entitled “Emily’s Oz,” is promoting Comcast’s talking guide, a feature on their X1 platform that reads selections out loud, including program titles, network names and time slots. Ultimately, the feature is aimed at making entertainment more accessible for people with visual —> Read More Here
The technology has been developed by San Francisco-based BoydSense. It recognises and analyses gases for so-called biosignatures. —> Read More Here
Chemists at Bielefeld University have developed a molecule containing copper that binds specifically with DNA and prevents the spread of cancer. First results show that it kills the cancer cells more quickly than cisplatin — a widely used anti-cancer drug that is frequently administered in chemotherapy. When developing the anti-tumor agent, Dr. Thorsten Glaser and his team cooperated with biochemists and physicists. The design of the new agent is basic research. —> Read More Here