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Contextual Information Can Trip Up The Brain On Even The Simplest Logic Problems
2013-12-21 04:59:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If the human brain is comparable to a computer, why does it so often make mistakes that its electronic counterpart does not? New research suggests it all has to do with how various problems are presented. Scientists typically like to make this comparison because both the human brain and a computer typically follow a set of rules in which to make decisions, communicate and perform other tasks. However, University of...

2013-12-20 23:23:04

ALOHA Mind Math to launch a vocabulary bee for elementary school children at centers in 2014. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 ALOHA Mind Math unveiled new 2014 initiatives at their third quarter franchise meeting. One new student program being instituted is a language arts competition for elementary school children, a national vocabulary bee. “We wanted to introduce something that would offer a fun competitive environment where both kids and their families would be able to enjoy....

Text Message Sent With Vodka
2013-12-20 11:57:21

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An electronic system that sends text messages through evaporated alcohol wafting through the air from one point to another has been developed by researchers at York University, Canada and University of Warwick, UK. Using the device, the researchers successfully sent the message “O Canada” from the Canadian National Anthem across a distance of twelve feet using just vodka sprayed into the air. The technique can help send...

2013-12-19 23:26:38

Tis the season to be overbooked and overwhelmed. If this sounds familiar, simplify life by partnering with Laser Pointer, a presentation design firm dedicated to healthcare speakers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Tis the season to be overbooked and overwhelmed. The holiday season can, just as quickly as a cold front, disrupt schedules and pile on end-of-the-year projects. At that point, there is nothing worse than knowing that a major presentation is coming up in January but...

Vegetative Patients Recognize Loved ones
2013-12-17 08:29:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Patients in a vegetative state may be able to recognize photographs of their family and friends, according to a new study published this month in the journal PLOS ONE. Although patients in a vegetative state are awake, can breathe on their own, and appear to go in and out of sleep, they do not respond to what is happening around them, and exhibit no signs of conscious awareness. Since communicating with these patients is...

2013-12-15 23:02:53

The “EZ-IQ” mobile application was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch, that takes a look at the latest and coolest mobile applications and services on the iOS, Android, and Windows market. Andrew Tropeano, host of AppWatch, conducted the app review and shared with viewers how the app can increase brain activity, subject knowledge, and overall intelligence. (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 The “EZ-IQ” mobile application was featured on NewsWatch as part of its...

2013-12-12 23:04:15

Anthony-James Green, widely regarded as New York's best SAT tutor and author of Test Prep for Parents, is set to launch a new resource site for aspiring freelancers. The website will provide cost-free educational resources to help others plan, launch, and build their freelance careers using the steps and systems Anthony has used throughout his career. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Anthony-James Green, renowned New York SAT tutor and author of Test Prep for Parents, is about...

2013-12-05 23:23:38

NetDimensions is further expanding its European presence by establishing an office in Denmark to cover the Nordic countries. Aalborg, Denmark (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 NetDimensions (AIM: NETD; OTCQX: NETDY), a global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning management systems, is further expanding its European presence by establishing an office in Denmark to cover the Nordic countries. The company has defined a clear market focus and continues to invest in growth by increasing...

Writer's Block? Get Up And Exercise!
2013-12-05 05:01:40

[ Watch the Video: Boost Your Creativity By Getting A Workout ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Exercise might be the best way to help jump over writer’s block, according to new research out of Leiden University in the Netherlands. Researchers found that regular exercise could help promote creative thinking. The team wrote in the scientific magazine Frontiers in Human Neuroscience that they gave thinking tasks to two groups of test persons: people who do...

2013-12-03 23:24:48

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation funds Joscha Bach's MicroPsi 2 Project in Berlin, Germany. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 New innovative Artificial Intelligence software is rapidly emerging from Germany, where virtual and robotic versions of the human brain are moving away from traditional algorithms with deterministic pathways, towards a realm of emotional, less predictable behaviors. Thanks to funding from prominent science investor, Jeffrey Epstein, the MicroPsi2 Project is closer...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.