Alzheimer's culprit causes memory loss even before brain degeneration

Science Daily - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 5:18pm
A brain protein believed to be a key component in the progress of dementia can cause memory loss in healthy brains even before physical signs of degeneration appear, according to new research.
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Social work researchers create easier, accurate way to analyze TSCC trauma results

Science Daily - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 5:18pm
A social work research team has proposed and tested an alternative method to using the Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Children in assessing trauma in children -- especially those in the juvenile justice system.
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Migraine surgery for teens: Good results in initial experience

Science Daily - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 5:18pm
As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a new study.
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Little-known quake, tsunami hazards lurk offshore of Southern California

Science Daily - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 5:18pm
While their attention may be inland on the San Andreas Fault, residents of coastal Southern California could be surprised by very large earthquakes -- and even tsunamis -- from several major faults that lie offshore, a new study finds.
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Emulator Now Runs x86 Apps On All Raspberry Pi Models

Slashdot - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 5:17pm
DeviceGuru writes: Russia-based Eltechs announced its ExaGear Desktop virtual machine last August, enabling Linux/ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs to run x86 software. That meant that users of the quad-core, Cortex-A7-based Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, could use it as well, although the software was not yet optimized for it. Now Eltechs has extended extended ExaGear to support earlier ARMv6 versions of the Raspberry Pi. The company also optimized the emulator for the Pi 2 allowing, for example, Pi 2 users to use automatically forwarding startup scripts.

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Emulator Now Runs x86 Apps On All Raspberry Pi Models

Slashdot - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 5:17pm
DeviceGuru writes: Russia-based Eltechs announced its ExaGear Desktop virtual machine last August, enabling Linux/ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs to run x86 software. That meant that users of the quad-core, Cortex-A7-based Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, could use it as well, although the software was not yet optimized for it. Now Eltechs has extended extended ExaGear to support earlier ARMv6 versions of the Raspberry Pi. The company also optimized the emulator for the Pi 2 allowing, for example, Pi 2 users to use automatically forwarding startup scripts.

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Altered pain processing in patients with cognitive impairment

Science Daily - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 5:15pm
People with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment (CI) have altered responses to pain, with many conditions associated with increased pain sensitivity, concludes a new research review.
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ONT-380 has stage IV HER2+ breast cancer patient 'worrying about normal stuff again'

Science Daily - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 5:15pm
Promising clinical trial results show activity of the investigational anti-cancer agent ONT-380 against HER2+ breast cancer, in one case specifically against brain metastases and in another case in overall survival of heavily pretreated HER2+ breast cancer patients.
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Rewriting the book on chemo-resistant cancers with a DNA library

Science Daily - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 5:15pm
Researcher are finding out why ovarian cancer is resistant to certain types of chemo and hope to eventually identify a different drug target.
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Biomarker analysis reveals several potential treatment targets in subtype of anal cancer

Science Daily - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 5:14pm
A multiplatform biomarker analysis of squamous cell anal carcinoma samples has revealed several actionable targets.
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This Week in TV: Scrabble-Playing Tweens Came to Trash Talk

Wired News - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 5:00pm

This week's late-night roundup has Patton Oswalt, child Scrabble champions, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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MIT Trains Robots To Jump

Slashdot - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 4:30pm
Nerval's Lobster writes: MIT just announced that its researchers have programmed a robotic cheetah that can leap over obstacles without a prompt from a human controller. The machine's onboard sensors rely on reflected laser-light to judge obstacles' distance and height, and use that data to fuel the algorithm for a safe jump. The robot's controlling algorithm takes into account such factors as the speed needed to launch its mass over the obstacle, the best position for a jump, and the amount of energy required from the onboard electric motor. As of this writing, the robot can clear 90 percent of obstacles on an open track. "A running jump is a truly dynamic behavior," Sangbae Kim, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, is quoted as saying in a university press release. "You have to manage balance and energy, and be able to handle impact after landing. Our robot is specifically designed for those highly dynamic behaviors." For years, some tech pundits have worried that robots and software will gradually replace human workers in key industries such as manufacturing and IT administration. Now they have something else to fret over: Robots replacing the world's hurdlers.

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Google Is Hacking Our Clothes to Work Like Touchscreens

Wired News - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 4:00pm

Project Jacquard wants to replace gadgets when high-tech, conducive fabrics.

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Can Google Fix Gesture Tech With Tiny, All-Knowing Sensors?

Wired News - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 4:00pm

These chips are so powerful, they can read the tiniest of movements. It's as amazing as it is terrifying.

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Rally Drivers Are Completely Crazy—And Stupid Skillful

Wired News - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 4:00pm

Rally racing is a glorious, lovely thing, all noise and violence and sliding sideways between trees at 100 mph. There is real, palpable risk and skill on display.

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Disney Does Steampunk Rockets in 'Tomorrowland'

Space.com - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 3:49pm
Disney's epic "Tomorrowland" features space technology done in steampunk style, and brings in early 20th century science heavyweights Jules Verne, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and Gustave Eiffel.
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Uber Revises Privacy Policy, Wants More Data From Users

Slashdot - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 3:49pm
itwbennett tips news that Uber has amended its privacy policy, making it much simpler to read and understand. But the policy also includes changes to what data Uber collects about its riders. Beginning July 15th, the Uber phone app will keep track of a rider's location while it's running in the background. Uber says riders will be able to opt out of this tracking. The policy changes also allow for advertising using the rider's contact list: "for example the ability to send special offers to riders' friends or family." The revision of Uber's privacy policy followed complaints at the end of last year that the company was overstepping its bounds.

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Best Night Sky Events of June 2015 (Stargazing Maps)

Space.com - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 3:28pm
See what's up in the night sky for June 2015, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
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Spring Colors Swirl in Picturesque North Atlantic

Space.com - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 3:24pm
A new NASA image hints at the complex factors that encourage giant plankton blooms in the North Atlantic.
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Laser beam compressed into thin filament

Science Daily - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 3:21pm
Scientists have been researching the process of laser pulse filamentation -- the effect produced when a laser beam propagating in air focuses into a filament. The researchers discovered how this process influences the preliminary transition of a beam passing through quartz glass, which has applications in the field of nonlinear optics.
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