Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing
New Medical Discovery - A team of scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical breakthroughs in recent years.
They have designed a microparticle that can be injected into a person’s bloodstream that can quickly oxygenate their blood. This will even work if the ability to breathe has been restricted, or even cut off entirely.
This finding has the potential to save millions of lives every year. The microparticles can keep an object alive for up to 30 min after respiratory failure. This is accomplished through an injection into the patients’ veins. Once injected, the microparticles can oxygenate the blood to near normal levels. This has countless potential uses as it allows life to continue when oxygen is needed but unavailable. For medical personnel, this is just enough time to avoid risking a heart attack or permanent brain injury when oxygen is restricted or cut off to patients.
Why Do Americans and Brits Have Different Accents?
In 1776, whether you were declaring America independent from the crown or swearing your loyalty to King George III, your pronunciation would have been much the same. At that time, American and British accents hadn't yet diverged. What's surprising, though, is that Hollywood costume dramas get it all wrong: The Patriots and the Redcoats spoke with accents that were much closer to the contemporary American accent than to the Queen's English.
It is the standard British accent that has drastically changed in the past two centuries, while the typical American accent has changed only subtly.
Traditional English, whether spoken in the British Isles or the American colonies, was largely "rhotic." Rhotic speakers pronounce the "R" sound in such words as "hard" and "winter," while non-rhotic speakers do not. Today, however, non-rhotic speech is common throughout most of Britain. For example, most modern Brits would tell you it's been a "hahd wintuh."
It was around the time of the American Revolution that non-rhotic speech came into use among the upper class in southern England , in and around London. According to John Algeo in "The Cambridge History of the English Language" (Cambridge University Press, 2001), this shift occurred because people of low birth rank who had become wealthy during the Industrial Revolution were seeking ways to distinguish themselves from other commoners; they cultivated the prestigious non-rhotic pronunciation in order to demonstrate their new upper-class status .
"London pronunciation became the prerogative of a new breed of specialists — orthoepists and teachers of elocution. The orthoepists decided upon correct pronunciations, compiled pronouncing dictionaries and, in private and expensive tutoring sessions, drilled enterprising citizens in fashionable articulation," Algeo wrote.
The lofty manner of speech developed by these specialists gradually became standardized — it is officially called "Received Pronunciation" — and it spread across Britain. However, people in the north of England, Scotland and Ireland have largely maintained their traditional rhotic accents.
Most American accents have also remained rhotic, with some exceptions: New York and Boston accents have become non-rhotic. According to Algeo, after the Revolutionary War, these cities were "under the strongest influence by the British elite."
As a cofounder of Google, +Sergey Brin has already done lots of very good things for the world on a macro scale.
He's given us a great technology that makes the Internet usable, created a company that provides jobs for tens of thousands of people, and donated millions to various charities. He's investing in genetic cures for diseases and space exploration, too.
With it, Brin is buying up downtown property in the small Silicon Valley town he lives in, and is renting it out at below market rates to stores he thinks families in the community need: a children's bookstore, a children's playspace, and a child-friendly coffee shop.
Analysis of the picture below can tell us a lot about how different people think.
- For young men, it's a picture of a lady with a nice bum but only the most observant will notice that she is crossing a street. - The really observant will notice that she is wearing a thong. - For older men, she appears to be a respectable woman - with a nice bum - on her way to work. - The perverts among them will imagine her naked. - Wiser men will ponder the presence of mind of the photographer to take the shot in the face of such beauty and be grateful that they shared it with humanity.
- For half of the women, this is an ordinary woman who should not have left home dressed that way. - The other half will think she is a slut but wonder where she bought that blouse. - Older women will imagine the misery that the woman's bum will cause by the time she reaches 50.
- But only children, the extremely intelligent and the celibate will notice that the taxi is being driven by a dog.
Bruce Willis fights to leave his iPod tunes to his family: Actor considering legal action against Apple in battle over who owns songs downloaded from iTunes The Hollywood action hero is said to be considering legal action against technology giant Apple over his desire to leave his digital music collection to his daughters.
If he succeeds, he could benefit not just himself and his family but the millions who have purchased songs from Apple’s iTunes Store.
Willis has discovered that, like anyone who has bought music online, he does not actually own the tracks but is instead ‘borrowing’ them under a licence.
Most purchasers do not bother to read the details of the terms and conditions they agree to when buying an album but the small print makes it clear that music bought through iTunes should not be passed on to others.
At the beginning all the robots are waiting for my signal to start. While dancing, they are constantly synchronizing with each other, so if a robot lags behind they will wait for him and the late robot will accelerate. When I remove a robot from the choreography, the others continue dancing. When he stands up again and resumes his dance, he asks the others for a starting position. Then he goes to this position, and starts dancing. Since he starts with a little latency, he will dances a little faster and the others a little slower to synchronize.
The music is played by another robot, and is a part of the synchronization process : the robots are synchronizing with the music too.
This work is the result of the collaboration between the Nonlinear System Laboratory at MIT (http://web.mit.edu/nsl/www/) and Aldebaran Robotics.
Facebook really is watching your every move online. In testing out the new Abine DNT+ tool, we noticed that Facebook has more than 200 "trackers" watching our internet activity.
Made a quick stop on Business Insider, and then checked my gmail. This quick stop added six more trackers to my count, while the responding to an email and gchatting for a second added zero trackers. Facebook reads your emails! Well, not exactly, when I opened an email with a link and clicked the link, Facebook added 4 more trackers.
FAVI SmartStick can turn any HDTV into an Android-powered smart TV for $50 The FAVI SmartStick is a small dongle that can be plugged into any HDTV, instantly transforming the device into a full-blown Android-powered smart TV with the ability to stream music and movies or browse the Web. The stick runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is equipped with 4GB of storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA support for media sharing and access to the Google Play Store.
Bullshit. Utter Bullshit. This man is delusional and totally disconnected from the majority of Americans. A hospital is only required to stabilize you and then send you packing. They are not required to actually TREAT you for a condition that is found nor send you packing with any medication. You're on your own until it's too late for reasonable treatment and you end back UP at the hospital much more seriously ill which can and DOES lead to death due to medical neglect.
To say that the Hospital, a charity or the government pays the bill? In very few cases does this happen. You owe the bill for what little care you get and they will pursue you to the ends of the earth to collect it. With what isn't collected for a bill, the TAXPAYERS and those WITH insurance end up paying for those that can't pay.
What Health care planet does this man live on? I worked in Collections at a Hospital. And at NO time, what Charities that WERE available, they decided if you qualified, the CHARITY decided if you fit their criteria and at NO time are you offered the option to apply to a Charity.
And you need preventative care medications? Where does he think people are going to get those? People go WITHOUT and then become seriously ill and DIE AS A RESULT.
Cotton Candy, a tiny computer that looks like a USB thumb drive now available for preorder. - The device, which can run either Ubuntu or Android 4.0, has a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a Mali 400MP GPU that allows it to decode high-definition video.
Dog owners WARNED of treats made in China - If you own a dog or know someone that does, read this and the associated links
Complaints have been pouring into the FDA about chicken jerky treats for dogs made in China. The dog owners believe the treats made their dogs sick and in some cases killed them.*
The Food and Drug Administration says they haven't been able to pinpoint the source of the contamination, so they can't recall the products, which are sold under many different brands.
"Seven or eight dogs got very sick a few weeks ago, we heard about it and it was a pretty big scare," said Kathleen Kramer the Manager of Sellwood Dog Supply.
Kramer says in the past three weeks she's heard from several customers looking to buy locally made jerky treats because they believe their dogs were sickened by the treats made in China. The FDA has issued three separate warnings, and just this week, the agency posted on its website that the Chinese government would not allow their inspectors to test the manufacturing facilities in question.
Image below is not just one found on the internet. It's a man singing to his dog before he passed away. His dog died from eating tainted Waggin' Train dog treats. He wanted everyone to see this picture and know the story behind it so no one will lose a pet the way he did. Heartbreaking
The Most Astounding Fact about the Universe - Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer.
Three Easy Steps to Start Using Google+! (Highlights)
As a new user of Google+ there are three items of “Housekeeping” that you should take care of before you jump in. The first thing you should do is Edit Your Profile , every section and in every tab. Permissions have now been expanded so that you can define each section independently of another, so you need to adjust those to suit your online privacy needs. You control your privacy on your profile. One example now is that you can turn on the email feature and choose which of your circles can see and use it. (More on circles in a moment)
Next, click on Google+ Settings from the Gear icon on your Homepage here, and adjust your email and other settings you will find there. While there, glance at the other settings, and you’ll notice too that the Help section from the Gear dropdown is OUTSTANDING!
Next, you go to your Circles. Circles will be very important to you, as they are used not only for who you wish to post to, but also who you wish to read from. Adjust your current “contacts” in those circles as you wish, and create any new ones BEFORE you start adding people since adding people to your circle of contacts requires you put them in a circle. You can change the circles and the people in them at any time, and you can put someone in more than one circle, but this will give you a good start and familiarize you with how they work. Notice that anyone you have blocked previously, is now in a Blocked circle! So you can review that and maybe make adjustments there. Looking for your friends, family and contacts at Google+ ? Click on Find and Invite - this will populate each time starting with people you may already know from your Gmail and Google. As time goes on, it will continue to populate with suggestions from your contacts' circles that you may know as well. Just drag them to the circle of your choice. If they have a mail icon showing, that means they aren’t here yet but you can still add them to a circle now and when they come, they’ll automagically be in the circle you want them.
Circles are limited to 5000 PER circle, as well as 5000 TOTAL of all circles.
Finally, make sure you are using an “actual” name on your profile. Initials, symbols, characters, words, sentences, numbers, etc can flag your account. This is not just for Google+. Names are now required on all Google profiles. If you have a nicname, there is a section for that as well. One of the great features here is that you can mention someone in a post by typing either @ or + and then the actual name, and you will see a list populating as you type to add them to a post or comment. Google's Name Policy here: http://goo.gl/s2SDD
Now, you are ready to post something! Notice that if you post TO any of your circles or to extended circles, this will be depicted as “limited”. That means those that your post was posted to CAN reshare within their circles. If it’s an innocuous post, share it publicly so that others can share freely. If all you post is limited and can’t be shared, others will have to post it manually and you don’t get credit for the post, and you deserve credit! If it’s personal, choose a circle. You can also NOW turn off reshares by locking the post as well as turn off comments, by using the dropdown feature on every one of your posts.
If you have any questions, just post them! Everyone here is more than happy to help. Currently you will see a LOT of Google+ Tips and Tricks being posted by everyone, so watch for those. Remember - Google+ is still in Field trials and there is a great Feedback feature for posting any issues that can’t be resolved by asking, or use it for making suggestions once you become familiar with how things work. It’s probable that there are some features you will not be seeing yet due to these being Field trials, (like vanity profile urls) so be patient. Google is listening!
Google+ Tip - If you wish to bookmark posts here, just create an EMPTY circle, name it Bookmarks or Notes, and then share it to that empty circle. You can then access it later in the left Sidebar where your Circles (filters) are listed.
Please feel free to share this via the "Share feature" on Google+.
I'm running out of adjectives. So if I sound repetitive when I comment, it's not because I don't put a lot of thought into my comment. It's because the part of my brain that leads to all those highfalootin', high dollar, multisyllable, multi-worded descriptions that I would like to convey, has detached itself from my brain stem. Or it's just high on that red dye that was in the icing of that cupcake I just ate. I can't get the red off my tongue with battery acid right now so I'm sure it's causing this.
Russian Prime Minister claims extraterrestrials live among us On Friday, December 7, the current Russian Prime Minister and former President, Dmitry Medvedev, made some startling off-air comments to reporters while his microphone was still switched on. He was asked whether the President is given any secret files on extraterrestrials while in office. In his responses, Medvedev not only confided that extraterrestrials are visiting the Earth, but that some are actually living among us. He went even further to say that the Hollywood comedy, Men in Black, depicting a secret government agency monitoring extraterrestrials on Earth, has a factual basis to it.
Student discovers new virus in ancient cave mud. It turns out the cave was no ordinary cave; the sample she chose was actually glacial mud, largely untouched since the ice age. Lurking in the dank sample of cave mud she collected was a virus previously unknown to science — a bacteriophage that attacks bacteria from the same family as those that cause tuberculosis. In other words, despite the usual connotation associated with the discovery of a virus, this virus is not harmful to humans. Rather, just the opposite: it is a virus that attacks bacterial strains that could be harmful to humans.
Apple Adds Galaxy Note, Galaxy S III to List of Targets in Samsung Patent Battle
Apple on Friday amended its second lawsuit to add the Galaxy S III smartphone and Galaxy Note “phablet” to a list of products that it says infringe on its intellectual property. This is a second suit, also before U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, but separate from the one decided by a jury last week.
From the amended complaint:
These infringing Samsung products include the at least 21 new smartphones, media players, and tablets that Samsung has released beginning in August 2011 and continuing through August 2012. Specifically, Samsung has imported into, offered for sale, or sold in the United States at least the following products, each of which infringes Apple’s patent rights: the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III – Verizon, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II - T-Mobile, Galaxy S II - AT&T, Galaxy Nexus, Illusion, Captivate Glide, Exhibit II 4G, Stratosphere, Transform Ultra, Admire, Conquer 4G, and Dart smartphones, the Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0 media players, and the Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets.