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Even in this age of internet and virtual reality, many businesses still rely on using papers for their regular operations. Going paperless has remained a myth for most of them. Paper-based system is still the most preferred way of doing businesses. Despite the rapid improvement in the technologies, paper usage is showing no sign of weakening.


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Researchers at the University of Bristol, England have invented the sonic screwdriver gauntlets, called the GauntLev.

The GauntLev works almost the same way as Doctor Who’s infamous sonic screwdriver does. While Timelord’s sonic screwdriver has the ability pick locks, disarm weapons, scan and classify matter, and perform a bunch of other functions, the GauntLev can only levitate objects using sound waves.

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Researchers have discovered a new way of triggering the death of cancer cells using programmed cell death, also known as apoptosis – the body’s own natural process that eliminates unwanted, dysfunctional cells from the body.

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The center of the earth is actually 2.5 years younger than its surface, and researchers say it all comes down to the effects of gravity as described by Einstein’s theory of general relativity.


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Why Do We Jump In Our Sleep?

If you have ever been drifting off to sleep and all of a sudden, feel like you’re falling of a cliff and your whole body twitches, you are not alone. This is something experienced by roughly 70 percent of the population, and it’s known as called hypnic jerk.

A hypnic jerk, also known as sleep start or sleep twitch, is an involuntary muscle twitches that occurs as a person drift off to dreamland. This phenomena, which involves a total body experience where your arms, legs, or even your entire body twitches, generally happens when one enters the hypnogogic state – the transition between wakefulness and sleep.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly grew 2 inches (5cm) taller in space because the lack of gravity causes the spinal disks to expand, sometimes as much as three percent. Other effects of space on the human body include – vision loss, sensorimotor disturbances which can impair a person’s movement control, changes in the heart’s shape and size, visual impairment, sleep deprivation, brittle bones and weak muscles. 

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Study finds if someone is interested or absorbed in what they are watching or doing on computer, there is a decrease in involuntary non-instrumental movements.

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11 Natural #Treatments For Fighting #Anxiety Disorder

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Meet The World’s Oldest Living #Cat, #Corduroy, Who Is 26

Guinness World Records has crowned Corduroy, an Oregon cat, as the oldest living cat in the world at 26 years and 13 days.

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A Good Reason To Become A #Vegan: Eat Less Meat To Conserve Our #Ecosystem And #Biodiversity, Researchers Say

http://sparkonit.com/2015/08/13/eat-less-meat-conserve-ecosystem-biodiversity/
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