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2012-03-26 23:02:14

Launch Farm empowers young artist with window art transforming spectators into spectacle. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 Le Voyeur is an innovative video art installation in Columbus by Ilke Akcasoy in partnership with the brand accelerator, Launch Farm. The video stylistically details acts of voyeurism and privacy intrusions as it plays outdoors, after dark on Launch Farm´s iconic windows at 772 North High Street in the Short North. The installation will run through mid April. At...

2012-02-06 13:37:18

Cultural differences between the West and East are well documented, but a study shows that concrete differences also exist in how British and Chinese people recognize people and the world around them.  Easterners really do look at the world differently to Westerners, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). "British and Chinese people process visual information in very different ways," explains researcher Dr David Kelly from Royal Holloway,...

2012-02-03 11:00:00

Optometrists Discover Potential Link between 3D Vision Syndrome and Eye Teaming Disorders. Three-dimensional viewing technologies, such as those in theaters across the country, are often criticized for causing dizziness and discomfort in some individuals. However, some optometrists believe Gainesville, VA (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Three-dimensional viewing technologies, such as those in theaters across the country, are often criticized for causing dizziness and discomfort in some...

2012-01-27 10:25:50

In 2011 – to the consternation of women everywhere – a systematic review of randomized clinical trials showed that routine mammography was of little value to younger women at average or low risk of breast cancer. The review showed, for example, that for every 50-year-old woman whose life is prolonged by mammography, dozens are treated unnecessarily – some with harmful consequences – or treated without benefit. Hundreds are told they have breast cancer when they do...

2012-01-06 06:11:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Many people consider their dogs as a member of their family; often times treating their furry friends like one of their own kids. "Increasing evidence supports the notion that humans and dogs share some social skills, with dogs´ social-cognitive functioning resembling that of a 6-month to a 2-year-old child," Jozef Topal, of the Hungarian Academy of Science was quoted as saying.  Just like human infants, dogs pick up not only on words, but they are also...

2011-12-11 06:09:46

New research published Dec. 9 in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. It's the kind of thing seen in Hollywood's "Matrix" franchise. Experiments conducted at Boston University (BU) and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, recently demonstrated that through a person's visual cortex, researchers could use decoded functional magnetic...

2011-11-10 18:42:42

Vision is amazing because it seems so mundane. Peoples' eyes, nerves and brains translate light into electrochemical signals and then into an experience of the world around them. A close look at the physics of just the first part of this process shows that even seemingly simple tasks, like keeping a stable perception of an object's color in different lighting conditions or distinguishing black and white objects, is, in fact, very challenging. University of Pennsylvania psychologists, by...


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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.