According to a neural study, males were designed for perception and coordination while the female brain was wired for social skills and remembering many things. With over 1,000 brain scans performed on different specimens, the fact that there is a great difference between the way men and women think.
An average woman’s brain is highly connected between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. The male brain had better neural connections in the front and back regions of the brain. Researcher Ragini Verma, from the University of Pennsylvania, said that the actual study supported the old belief that the thinking of males and females are highly different from each other.
Women are highly equipped for multitasking simply because their brains are highly connected. Their capability to socialize is also improved because of their memory capabilities uprooting certain subject matter that is relevant to most conversations.
Women are more intuitive because the right brain works on intuition. However, because of the better connections between the two brains in women, women are better at remembering things and feeling their intuition. This also explains why women are emotionally involved when talking
Men are more wired to perceive things and focus on one thing with precision. They can guess correctly on many subject matter. However, because of their tendency to fixate and think more with the left brain, the lesser connections between the two hemispheres will not allow them to multitask effectively as women can.
Brooke Greenberg, a child diagnosed with a rare unnamed condition called Syndrome X, more known to the medical community as Syndrome X, had stopped growing physically and mentally at the age of four. Scientists said that her DNA might hold the key to immortality or reducing the gradual breakdown of the body because of aging.
Greenberg died two weeks ago with a lifespan of 20 years, true age. However, her body stopped developing. During much of her life, scientists and medical experts had studied why she stopped developing at such a young age. She originally lived in Baltimore, Maryland and her parents gave Doctor Eri Schadt of the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York permission to look closer to her condition.
Schadt said that it is highly possible Brooke’s DNA holds the key to her development and aging processes and what makes her DNA different from that of a normal human. Her DNA was greatly different from her family and her parents and had a number of mutations that could explain her condition effectively.
However, she had respiratory problems, strokes and seizures, which might also be caused by her condition.
Scientists said that they hope to isolate the causes of Brooke’s conditions and allow the learnings from her DNA to contribute well to the medical industry.
The Financial Ombudsman said that 81% of financial claims it received the first half of 2013 were about PPI. Latest figures suggest that majority of the claims have been received during the last 18 months. The Financial Ombudsman also said that the number had surpassed the previous number of PPI complaints received in the last quarter of 2012 by 26%.
According to Financial Ombudsman Chief Natalie Ceeney, banks are still dragging their feet in resolving PPI claims. Customers needed to face and cope with unnecessary delays caused by banks. In 2012, taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group was fined £4.2 million for delaying 140,000 consumers more than eight weeks before giving a decision regarding their PPI complaints.
PPI is an insurance policy designed to repay loans and mortgages for employees who get sick or have any situation that disables their ability to repay their financing effectively. Because banks mis sold it without concern for consumer circumstances, millions of UK borrowers were mis sold the insurance. Anyone with a mis sold PPI could consult a PPI calculator company for more information.
However, the financial industry debunks the Financial Ombudsman’s figures, quoting the Financial Conduct Authority’s announcement that previously, consumer complaints were reduced by 17% this year, meaning that banks have been properly redressing consumers.
According to a British Bankers Association spokesperson, banks are determined that they will not repeat the same mistake of PPI mis selling and they had changed their incentives system. Today, the banking industry is rewarding staff for consumer service and not sales volumes.
Anybody with a mis sold PPI can use a free PPI calculator to know the total amount of refunds they can get.
The United States’ government shutdown due to its Congress failing to approve a federal budget hit NASA very hard, sending off its employees in temporary furloughs with risk of lost pay because of the failure for approval.
NASA’s websites for its different programs and missions were shut down following the US notice regarding the lack of federal funding. Its current programs in the International Space Station, the Mars Rover and others now halted their updates in social media.
NASA also stopped the asteroid watch program that sends alerts of possible dangerous asteroids. The agency is also scheduled to launch the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) on November 18, which might be delayed due to the government shutdown. The delay could be costly, given that its launch date is the only day the Earth’s orbit will align with Mars.
Still, the agency continues to support astronauts off-world that will be costly to bring back to Earth. Many of these astronauts find themselves in a temporary vacation lacking technical activity and maintenance tasks.
NASA warns that the lack of federal funding makes it possible for US satellites to wear down and the entire agency, once back on the job, might have a lot on their hands once the US government shutdown is finished.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover took some photos of a passing solar eclipse by Mars’ Phobos satellite as it passes in front of the sun. The August 29 Mars Solar Eclipse was a spectacle for the Mars Rover’s first year in outer space.
Curiosity is still functioning and performing observations on the barren planet. It landed August 2012 and is due perform its task of finding if Mars is capable of supporting organic life until 2014. It is now venturing into the three-mile high Mount Sharp.
The three photos taken by the Mars rover were captured three seconds apart, making it one of the most detailed images ever taken by a robot.
On September and October, the Rover might actually glimpse the approach of the Comet ISON. NASA scientists are ready to capture the passing of this comet on Mars.
Scientists found it very fascinating to view a different type of solar eclipse other than the Earth. Social media and the Internet gave positive feedback for the NASA photo, declaring it stunning, well-timed and phenomenal.
The Mars Curiosity rover stirred up things last year as it has its own “personality” as it continues to spread images of its “adventures” on its own Twitter account.
The appearance of the Apple iPad, iPhone and Android mobile devices gave people the impression of already living in the almost-science fiction age. With touchscreen peripherals similar to those used in many famous science fiction and technology films, mobile technology is sure to carry over in the next decade. However, these would be the leading trends by then.
1. Integrated Applications
Mobile apps became useful for many people because they conveniently turned your device into a flashlight, turned it into a gesture-based program or use its gyro-sensor for engaging games. However, as more business and technical oriented applications continue to improve, you might see some programmers doing their jobs on a tablet or even just a mobile device. The feedback from customers for famous applications could definitely improve these applications and have them integrated by the next few years.
2. Smaller and Smaller
The smaller and slimmer the mobile device, the more convenient it would be for people. In the future, it is most likely the size of mobile devices could slim down to fibre glass proportions. New technology today actually makes use of fibre glass as a nominee for newer touch screen mobile devices.
3. Faster Internet Connections
Today’s 4G technology allows mobile devices to stream information into devices in fiber optic speeds. However, in the future, personal Internet connections would probably be faster in the future as telecommunications technologies improve. Data plans might become more expensive, but getting to watch episodes during your idle time makes it well worth it.
When science fiction turns into science fact, blaming the visionaries behind the books and the production designs of modern science fiction films is our first reaction. Most of these science fiction technologies aimed to give characters a stylish look that allows them to incorporate a scenic belonging with their surroundings.
Recent science fiction films featured holographic computer technology. In the past, it was touchscreen technology. Today, almost every professional in the world owns a touchscreen technology, whether a smartphone or a tablet. In the near future, gesture-based technology and holograms will invade almost every person’s daily life.
The Leap Motion Controller is set to arrive this week in Britain and in a few other countries. The controller, which is crowdfunded, will allow a user to interface with a device from eight cubic feet. This means that people can begin to use hand waves in the air to control their interfaces, much like those science movies.
Today, the more natural it feels to interface with a technology, the more futuristic and trendy it actually becomes. For example, iOS’ Siri became famous for answering several user queries while Google’s voice search system saved people time having to type text through a search bar.
In the future, gesture-based technology will allow you to turn on and off appliances in your home like an orchestra conductor, which might look beautiful, future-wise.
UK citizen’s rights are duly protected by UK’s legal system and these includes even the hair and scalp of a victim. Hair is a valuable part of the body and an asset especially for women. Anybody who damages your hair has incurred you personal injury and is liable to provide you compensation.
Customers have the right to claim compensation as a result of an accident such as an equipment malfunction leading to a burned hair incident, professional negligence, the hairdresser’s use of wrong chemicals and a criminal intent with bald patches and scalp damage as part of bodily damage.
Hair damage claims usually involves a hairdresser or a barber. These professionals may be good in their respective fields, but they are not immune to accidents. The usage of wrong chemicals on hair, the incorrect use of equipment and malpractice in itself are common cases of hair damage.
You can get compensation for the pain and suffering you experience due to your hair and scalp injury. A temporary hair and scalp damage could get you £1000-4500. Permanent hair damage could get you a higher amount of £4500-7000 for the damages. Those liable might also need to pay for your lost wages, medical expenses for hair treatment and full health recovery. For more information go to www.PersonalInjuryClaimsCo.org.
Researchers for commercial enterprises might be living on the moon by the time NASA astronauts visit asteroids in 2012. Bigelow Aerospace, commissioned by NASA indicated that many corporations are very interested in exploring the commercial ventures of the moon, namely space tourism.
Commercial entities and corporations wish to perform pharmaceutical research on Earth-orbiting habitats and conduct moon-surface missions.
US President Barack Obama plans to provide at least $105 million for NASA to begin working on missions to visit an asteroid in the future. However, corporations are focused on moon tourism than asteroids.
NASA sees that the private sector’s endeavours could bear fruit to improving space transportation, life support systems and the development of other technologies that would boost the space age travel towards unimaginable science-fiction levels
Bigelow Aerospace, along with 20 other companies, actually wish to build, own, lease and operate inflatable space habitats in Earth orbit and the moon to promote space tourism. Business magnate Virgin Corporation has its own aerospace subdivision and is expressing the same intent as Bigelow to lease properties on Earth orbit.
Experts estimate that these commercial ventures will begin their preparations by 2016 and begin their projects by 2018. Earlier researches and works with NASA and other space agencies can happen as early as 2014.
Source: Yahoo Science
Ever since the introduction of science fiction in literature and the imagination of people a century ago, people have always looked up to technology as a life-changing mechanism and symbolic of the modern times. As the world drives further into the 21st century, we might not yet be with the flying cars, but we might have some of these in the near future.
1. Google Glass
Augmented reality is a main tenet of science fiction movies. People move with heads-up displays that tell them information about the details in their surroundings. Google’s new project called the Google Glass is a pair of eyeglasses that allow people to view social media feeds, text messages, Google maps and take pictures. It also tells information about certain places the glasses point out to.
2. 3D Printing
3D printing allows digital designers to make their designs into a solid, real-life product. Just like the replicators of science fiction, 3D printing devices such as Form 1 could re-create entire objects for producing prototypes. This means that you could create engines, car parts and other objects from just your own design. However, these technologies are quite expensive still, but look to other companies to create a more affordable version of this.
3. Oculus Rift
Remember those 80’s and 90’s shows where kids played with visors and shot at enemies as if they were in-game? They might have been wearing the Oculus Rift. The Oculus Rift wields the symbolic visor and simply offers what people imagined when they were kids: 3D movement as if you are inside a game. With motion sensor technologies, this is by far the first sci-fi technology the world actually has.