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How the Brain and Eye Work via eyemakeart
If you think your eyesight could improve with practice, you’re likely to see better according to a Harvard University study.
Science News say the study reveals that expectations of improved eyesight actually enhance visual clarity rather than just increasing alertness or motivation to focus on seeing.
Green light reveals a cloud created by shooting a laser into a gas chamber. The same technique could create clouds in the sky. via Jean Pierre Wolf at University of Geneva via Science News
For the first time scientists have been able to create a cloud indoors and outdoors using a high-powered according to a study by the University of Geneva
Co-Author of the study, Scientist Jérôme Kasparian says the laser was used to squeeze water from the air in both settings.
BACKGROUND ON THESE TYPES OF STUDIES
Steam shower via econature
Atmospheric scientists have been try to build artificial clouds since the 1940’s according to Science News. It says previous experiments believed water droplets needed a surface to condense on like a mirror in the bathroom during a shower. But says the study at the University of Geneva is based on the idea that when a cosmic ray strikes a sealed container filled with water vapor it leaves water droplets.
SCIENCE BEHIND THE STORY:
Why does the Cosmic Ray Work?
According to observations by scientist Charles Wilson, cosmic rays knock electrons off the water molecule leaving behind charged particles that act like specks of dust for water to congeal around says Science News.
Cloud Formations Weather Questions
- Healthy brain (left) shows response to pain from heat on the forearm. Different regions (right) respond to that heat in vets with Gulf War syndrome two. via UT Southwestern Med
Brain images graphically and unambiguously depicting Gulf War Syndrome have been presented as evidence by researchers at this years annual Society of Toxicology meeting. But nearly two decades after The Gulf War the federal government has yet acknowledge the syndrome as a legitimate illness.
Research teams from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have identified three different series of abnormalities in the brain which they categorize into three different subtypes. Each subtype is characterized by a different set of symptoms exhibited by gulf war vets who fell ill after serving in the Middle East. Very few vets symptoms seemed to encompass more than one syndrome.
For nearly two decades over 175,000 US troops returned from serving in the first Gulf War with symptoms ranging from mental confusion and fatigue to sudden attacks of vertigo, mood swings, and sometimes numbness or constant body pain.
Funding from the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs have allowed researchers to loosely link three different agents to the syndrome:
But the combination of agents and/or environmental conditions which may have triggered Gulf War Illiness still remain unknown.
Indian villagers walk past damaged houses in the village of Raiganj, 430kms north of Kolkata. Indian aid workers battled blocked roads and downed power via AFP, yahoonews
Thousands are estimated to have died from water sources contaminated by the carcasses of livestock after last weeks tornado in India, according to Reuters.
And nearly one million people in the eastern part of India are living out in the open after wind speeds of 120 Kph (75mph) left 200,000 homes. 137 people lost their lives during the Tornado and the suffering is continuing.
According to Reuters, health centers and medical assistance remains elusive while food insecurity and the threat of human trafficking is looming in an area where most households are below the poverty line.
The President of Iran has been warning his country of a possible nuclear strike by America, but that is not why he has asked for at least five million people to evacuate the capital city according to Reuters.
It says the thirteen million inhabitants of Tehran are due to face a massive earthquake if they stay. Seismologists say a huge earthquake is due to hit the area and occur approximately every one hundred and fifty years.
President Ahmadinejad fears a major human and economic in his nation where building standards have not advanced at the same rate as the population’s growth.
The need to reduce the major cities population prompted the President to offer a financial incentive to those who relocate to towns with a population of less than 25,000.
Metro in Tehran via image16