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Hi all, anyone is being treated with plegridy? It has been a very unpleasant night, shivers all over the body, bone pain, headache....
Every time I get my shot I have always severe symptoms; neurologist says it could be better in time but unfortunately it's not and recommends me to switch to tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate).
I do not like to switch my medication carelessly: apart from the severe after shock reaction, plegridy seems to work (no advance in my mri scans).
Is tecfidera easily tolerated? Is as effective as plegridy ( neurologist says it's more effective and has less side effects).

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Images are a huge part of bandwidth & data costs online. We're using machine learning to provide 75% bandwidth savings per image served. This is currently rolled out to just a subset of Google+ Android users but already impacting over a billion images per week. More over on the official Google blog:

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Lip-reading is notoriously difficult, depending as much on context and knowledge of language as it does on visual clues. But researchers are showing that machine learning can be used to discern speech from silent video clips more effectively than professional lip-readers can.

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A researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, Adrian Tang, working with UCLA professor M.C. Frank Chang, has developed a Wi-Fi chip for use in mobile electronics that uses 100 times less power than traditional receivers. This could extend battery life in nearly every device that uses Wi-Fi, and Tang is trying to focus on the expanding market for wearables.
To do something on the internet (like view this website), your smartphone generates and sends a signal out to your router, and your router generates and sends a new signal back to it. Tang’s Wi-Fi chip reflects a constant signal sent by a specialized router, instead of generating its own original signal. Data is imprinted on the signal when it’s reflected, so all the heavy lifting is essentially done on the router’s side.
“Because you’re only imprinting on a Wi-Fi signal, you’re not generating it, you don’t need power,” Tang said.

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So You’ve Been Accused of Witchcraft...

How to avoid the ultimate punishment with this guide from the 1486 witch-hunting manual Malleus Maleficarum (available online)

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Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness
Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises.

But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after pinpointing a network of three specific regions in the brain that appear to be crucial to consciousness. 

"For the first time, we have found a connection between the brainstem region involved in arousal and regions involved in awareness, two prerequisites for consciousness," said lead researcher Michael Fox from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre at Harvard Medical School.

The Harvard team has identified not only the specific brainstem region linked to arousal, but also two cortex regions, that all appear to work together to form consciousness.


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#neuroscience   #consciousness   #humanbrain   #research   #science  
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How to Choose the Right Color For Your Brand

If you have started your own business then the next big thing that awaits is branding. When it comes to branding, the obstacle that we face is the choice of color for a brand. Every color has its own special significance and meaning. This guide will let you choose the right color for your brand.

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#infographic courtesy of: +99designs PT

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