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Emotions Linked to Coherence of Specific Theta Rhythms in Rat Brains

More evidence linking emotions and salience to memory storage and retrieval. New evidence linking specific theta rhythms to emotions.

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A groundbreaking new study at the University of Haifa has found for the first time that emotions are not only the product of the processing of information by the brain, but that they also directly influence processes of learning and memory in the brain. Dr. Shlomo Wagner of the Sagol Department of Neurobiology at the University of Haifa, who undertook the study, explains: “It turns out that different emotions cause the brain to work differently and on distinct frequencies.”

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Researchers report emotions directly influence the neurological processes associated with memory and learning.
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The next step in the evolution of JavaScript and asm.js is to do away with both of them.
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Motility of two-component droplets

Scientists at Stanford University have explained the physical principles of spontaneous liquid movements. The droplets consisting of propylene glycol, water and food coloring move with the apparent regularity. "The aesthetics of the system was definitely one thing that kept us going," said Prakash, the paper's senior author. "It's just so beautiful – how could we not understand it?"
Water evaporates faster from the surface of the droplets than propylene glycol. Higher water tension on the side of droplets promotes its flow. Furthermore, mixing of droplets occurs if the liquids have the same surface tension (the same color) depending on the propylene glycol concentration. Such properties of two-compound fluids can be used to construct self-controlling fluidic machines.

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http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v519/n7544/full/nature14272.html
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High Resolution 3D imaging at Nanoscale

To enhance our imaging abilities we have to understand how light interacts with objects at nanoscale. Scientists at Stanford have developed imaging technique combing Cathodoluminescence and Tomography to generate high resolution 3D images of gold plated Crescent with diameter of 250nm, several hundred times smaller than human hair. Such technology can significantly enhance our ability to optimize LEDs, Solar panels and biological imaging capabilities.

Original Study: Nature Nanotechnology http://goo.gl/N9wpWx Source: Stanford University http://goo.gl/4NP610

‪#‎nanotechnology‬ ‪#‎futuretechnology‬ ‪#‎tomography‬ ‪#‎cathodoluminescence‬ ‪#‎highresolutionimaging‬ ‪#‎3dimaging‬
To fully utilize the benefits of nanotechnology is it critical to study nanomaterials at smallest level possible. Engineers at Stanford University have combined two imaging techniques, cathodoluminescence and tomography to generate high resolution 3D images
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Cataracts treatment has been, until now, nothing less than surgery. Not anymore! Scientists have developed an eye drop that has the ability to shrink down and dissolve them.
Researchers in the US have developed a new drug that can be delivered directly into the eye via an eye dropper to shrink down and dissolve cataracts - the leading cause of blindness in humans. While the effects have yet to be tested on humans, the...
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Your Brain on the Web

"In the Culture novels by Iain M. Banks, futuristic post-humans install devices on their brains called a “neural lace.” A mesh that grows with your brain, it’s essentially a wireless brain-computer interface. But it’s also a way to program your neurons to release certain chemicals with a thought. And now, there’s a neural lace prototype in real life."

I mean, forget Google Glass - this would be Google brain! A total capability of interfacing with the web and the IoT at neural synapses level! 

h/t +Zeke Cao for surfacing this. Now I owe him way more than one beer. 
In the Culture novels by Iain M. Banks, futuristic post-humans install devices on their brains called a “neural lace.” A mesh that grows with your brain, it’s essentially a wireless brain-computer interface. But it’s also a way to program your neurons to release certain chemicals with a thought. And now, there’s a neural lace prototype in real life.
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It’s more than just a tea bag, it’s a specially crafted infusing sachet filled with magical beer-bettering goodness, and it’ll make sure that you never have to drink a boring old beer ever [...]
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Simulating network slowness, request delay, etc.

Writing Web components, sometime I have to show a spinner (or other hints) to indicate loading of data (via Ajax). This is usually done by adding a class when loading and removing it when data come.
But to test this can be hard if the server is quite fast and the payload is small.
In the past, I just added a sleep() call in the server, to have time to see the changes in action. But it might not be always possible or convenient.
I just found out a useful little application (for Windows) able to delay (or throttle, etc.) a request, up to 3 seconds: Clumsy is an open-source software, small, without install, and doing well its job.

http://jagt.github.io/clumsy/index.html
clumsy makes your network condition on Windows significantly worse, but in a managed and interactive manner. Introduction. Leveraging the awesome WinDivert library, clumsy stops living network packets and capture them, lag/drop/tamper/.. the packets on demand, then send them away.
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