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2012-12-22 05:02:17

Organizations benefit children with reading & learning disabilities and wounded warriors Richmond, VA (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 BrainTrain, Inc., is proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds from sales of its award-winning reading product, TNT Reading Tutor, are being donated to Elizabeth Shatner´s All Glory Project, a non-profit organization that promotes, fosters and supports programs using equine and other animal-assisted therapies to help wounded warriors and their...

Quadriplegic Woman Uses Robotic Arm To Eat Chocolate For First Time
2012-12-17 10:55:21

[Watch Video: Woman Uses Mind To Move Robotic Arm] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Reaching for an object, shaking someone´s hand, sending a text message–these are all things that most of us take for granted every day. But for people who are quadriplegic (paralyzed from the neck down), like Jan Scheuermann, tasks such as these are not possible because of paralysis. That is until now. Researchers from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and...

Helicopter Controlled By Your Thoughts
2012-11-26 05:56:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Want to get your kids the coolest Christmas present ever? One California-based company is producing a toy helicopter controlled completely by thought -- and, yes, it is currently on track for December delivery. According to The Daily Mail, the gizmo is called the Orbit, and it is being produced by Puzzlebox in San Francisco. The London-based newspaper says that the company is touting the helicopter as "both an entertaining novelty...

3-D "Light Switch" To Better Understand How The Brain Works
2012-11-19 15:04:38

Optical Society of America New device for delivering light to individual neurons could one day help treat Parkinson's disease, epilepsy; aid understanding of consciousness, how memories form A new tool for neuroscientists delivers a thousand pinpricks of light to a chunk of gray matter smaller than a sugar cube. The new fiber-optic device, created by biologists and engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, is the first tool that can deliver precise...

Motivation Pathways In The Brain Can Fail And Cause Depression
2012-11-19 06:37:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from Stanford University have isolated the neurons responsible for determining whether or not exerting effort in order to complete a task is worth the energy that said effort will require -- a discovery which could help medical professionals better deal with depression and other brain-related disorders. According to the university, many psychiatrists believe that a person's "will to act" originates from the prefrontal...

Brain Waves Translated Into Music
2012-11-15 21:48:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Chinese researchers at the University of Electronic Science and Technology in Chengdu, China have developed a method to transform brain waves into music that closely resembles something a human composer would write. According to their report in the open access journal PLOS ONE, they were able to use an electroencephalogram (EEG) to create the pitch and duration of a note, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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