Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ancient Egyptian Medicine

In Sickness and in Health: Preventative and Curative Health Care

Sekhmet    If one had to be ill in ancient times, the best place to do so would probably have been Egypt. Not that an Egyptian's chances of survival would have been significantly better than those of his foreign contemporaries, but at least he he had the satisfaction of being treated by physicians whose art was renowned all over the ancient world.
    Unlike the injuries caused by accidents or fighting, which were dealt with by the zwn.w (sunu),[37] or scorpion stings and snake bites for which the xrp srqt (kherep serqet) [37], the exorcist of Serqet, knew the appropriate spells and remedies, illnesses and their causes were mysterious. The Egyptians explained them as the work of the gods, caused by the presence of evil spirits or their poisons, and cleansing the body was the way to rid the body of their influence. Incantations, prayers to the gods - above all to Sekhmet [9] the goddess of healing, curses, and threats, often accompanied by the injection of nasty smelling and tasting medicines into the various bodily orifices, were hoped to prove effective.

Toyota Fun-Vii Concept Debuts In Tokyo

Toyota Fun Vii Concept Debuts In Tokyo Toyota Fun Vii 1
As Toyota’s smartphone on wheels makes it debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, we can bring to you new pics and a video of this weirs but interesting vehicle.
Toyota believes what they are proposing here is the future mobility in 20xx. Based on that, cars of future are ugly, as you can clearly see, impractical, because it only seats three, and not something to get you to places because it’s too busy linking itself with other cars to make your social life better, hence the car’s innovative body which is big display.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ancient Aliens: Season 3

Watch the full documentary now (playlist – 5 hours, 50 minutes)

Ancient Aliens: Season 3Ancient Astronaut theorists believe aliens have been visiting earth for thousands of years. If so, might we find evidence of this even in the stories of America’s Old West? In Aurora, Texas, the local cemetery claims to hold the body of an alien whose ship crashed there in 1897.
In Utah, petroglyphs depict strange beings wearing what look like space suits. In southern California, 19th century ranchers reported seeing an otherworldly creature emerge from Elizabeth Lake.


One dental researcher thinks he's found a way to permanently stave off the cavity-causing bacteria that lead to expensive and costly trips to the dentist.
Wenyuan Shi of the University of California, Los Angeles, has led efforts to develop a mouthwash with technology that kills Streptococcus mutans, the bacteria responsible for cavities.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mars Science Laboratory Mission 2012 (Animation)

Although NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will not leave Earth until late this year nor land on Mars until August 2012, anyone can watch those dramatic events now in a new animation of the mission.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Destination Titan

It’s a voyage of exploration like no other – to Titan, Saturn’s largest moon and thought to resemble our own early Earth.
For a small team of British scientists this would be the culmination of a lifetime’s endeavor – the flight alone, some 2 billion miles, would take a full seven years.
This is the story of the space probe they built, the sacrifices they made and their hopes for the landing. Would their ambitions survive the descent into the unknown on Titan’s surface?

Brave New World with Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking presents a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century.
With the help of some of the world’s leading scientific figures – including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Aarathi Prasad, Lord Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock – this five-part series reveals how science is striving for humankind’s next leap forward.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Lost World of Lake Vostok

The Lost World of Lake VostokIt sometimes seems as if our planet has no secrets left – but deep beneath the great Antarctic ice sheet scientists have made an astonishing discovery. They’ve found one of the largest lakes in the world. It’s very existence defies belief. Scientists are desperate to get into the lake because its extreme environment may be home to unique flora and fauna, never seen before, and NASA are excited by what it could teach us about extraterrestrial life. But 4 kilometers of ice stand between the lake and the surface, and breaking this seal without contaminating the most pristine body of water on the planet is possibly one of the greatest challenges science faces in the 21st century.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind was based on a TRUE STORY...
The Real Reason Kennedy was Killed!

In the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1977, an alien spaceship lands, by prearrangement with the U.S. government, on a high mesa called The Devil’s Tower in a remote corner of Wyoming and an ambassadorial exchange takes place. A single alien disembarks and is escorted away, presumably to a secret site. Then, twelve American astronauts in orange jumpsuits and industrial strength sunglasses, with duffel bags slung over their shoulders, ten men and two women, march into the spacecraft to be whisked away to the alien home planet. In the previous scene, they are blessed by a clergyman, who refers to them as “pilgrims.”

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Can a wristband make you thin?
Jawbone's electric nagging bracelet might just do the trick

Jawbone's Up has a motion sensor that tracks how you sleep, how much exercise you do - and even tells you when you've been sitting still for too long
Jawbone's Up has a motion sensor that tracks how you sleep, how much exercise you do - and even tells you when you've been sitting still for too long
Jawbone are best known for their barely-there Bluetooth headsets - but their new product, the Up wristband, has much loftier goals. 
The £80 wristband tracks your eating habits, sleep and exercise - syncing with an app in your phone to offer advice about how to be healthier. 
From the moment it gets you up - by vibrating at the 'best' possible moment according to your sleep patterns - the machine monitors everything you do, prompting you to get up and move if you've been sat still, and even to 'log' everything you eat.
It's like having a nagging personal trainer who never goes away, and never shut up.

Italian scientist claims he has achieved 'cold fusion' - the only problem is that most physicists think it is impossible

  • Andrea Rossi says he can fuse nickel and hydrogen at room temperature creating almost unlimited energy

  • Many scientists simply claim it defies the very laws of physics and cannot be true

True or false? Andrea Rossi says he has built a machine achieving 'cold fusion' but scientists question if it is possible
True or false? Andrea Rossi, pictured, says he has built a machine achieving 'cold fusion' but scientists question if it is possible
An Italian physicist claims he has managed to achieve 'cold fusion' - a procedure that could solve the world's energy crisis by creating huge amounts of safe nuclear energy without dangerous radiation.
Andrea Rossi says his new machine fuses nickel and hydrogen at room temperature creating almost unlimited energy.

But there is one problem - many scientists claim it defies the very laws of physics. Several high-profile demonstrations of 'cold fusion' have been proven to be hoaxes in the past - and no one can adequately explain how or why it might work.

The United States Department of Energy the U.S. Patent Office say the process is impossible because physics rules out the possibility of room-temperature nuclear fusion.
But Rossi's E-Cat machine can allegedly do it, and he says he proved it worked during tests at the University of Bologna last month.
'With low energy, it's possible to give a heater a certain amount of energy and to get from the same heater a superior amount of energy,' he said.

    'The heat is initiated by electrical resistance. The reactors then produce another 479kWh of energy for another three to four hours without needing that initial electrical input -- the low-level nuclear reaction continues on its own.

    The World in 2100: Ten Billion People, No Oil and Not Enough Food

    With global population now at seven billion, it may be time to start planning for what the world will look like in the coming years.
    Though most of us won't be around to see it, the United Nations has projected that our incredible population growth will level off at around 10 billion people by the year 2100.
    Already, at seven billion, we are experiencing severe poverty, hunger, a shortage of resources, increased urbanization and climate change issues.
    Will we be doomed by 2100, or can we make it work? Since we've only got one planet (so far), let's hope for the latter.
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