Archive for the ‘Humans’

5 September, 2009

Can you see that smell?

Can you see that smell?

In the animal- and insect-kingdom, communication is made through an invisible world of scents. By exploiting infrared technology, researchers at Rockefeller University just made that world visible. With the ability to see smells, these scientists now show that when fly larvae detect smells with both olfactory organs they find their way toward a scented target […]

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11 August, 2009

I see, I see … strawberries!

I see, I see … strawberries!

Eating strawberries minimal once a month, results in less a decrease of cognitive functions with elderly in comparison with their peers who don’t eat the strawberries. The effect is even stronger with women who eat the fruit. That is the conclusion of American scientists of Tufts University in Medford. The subjects were all enlisted at […]

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10 August, 2009

Sunshine relieves pain

Sunshine relieves pain

Recent research has shown that a low levels of the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D, may contribute to chronic pain among women. This does not apply to men, suggesting hormones may be involved, according to a study published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. In succession of the research, studies are now investigating if vitamin D […]

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17 March, 2009

New fingerprint method can spot drugs or explosives

Fingerprint

Fingerprints could be used to detect traces of drugs or explosives in one of the most significant improvements in the technology for years. Police now have the ability to analyse the traces of cannabis, cocaine and other drugs, or explosives, in a fingerprint itself. The new technique reveals, in extraordinary detail, the chemical compounds that […]

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6 January, 2009

Tricked by optical illusions

Llilac chaser

Click on the image and stare at the center cross for at least 30 seconds to experience the three phenomena of the illusion. Lilac chaser is a visual illusion, also known as the Pac-Man illusion. It consists of 12 lilac (or pink, rose or magenta), blurred disks arranged in a circle (like the numbers on […]

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