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Technology Attention Deficit Disorder

Technology Attention Deficit Disorder | Science and Stuff | Scoop.it

Keeping up with phone calls, sms messages, Facebook updates, tweets ... sometimes it feels like technology rules our lives. Our technology is causing us to develop symptoms of disorders such as narcissistic personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder what are called 'i-disorders.

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Do you find yourself skipping back and forth from website to website to checking your phone, to look at a page in a book you were reading, sending a text message, checking Facebook? Do you feel phantom vibrations from your phone? You are starting show signs that resemble the signs and symptoms of an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder where you can’t really focus on anything for more than a couple of minutes. We are all at risk of developing symptoms of psychological disorders as a result of the way we are now using technology and social media. Many of us are showing behaviour which resembles the symptoms of attention deficit and obsessive compulsive disorders; i-Disorders.

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Scientists take to Twitter to reveal their less than scientific methods

Scientists take to Twitter to reveal their less than scientific methods | Science and Stuff | Scoop.it
Mark Lorch: Scientists across the world are tweeting about how experiments really get done. Some are brutally honest, most are very funny
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A “Ripping” Fine New Year

A “Ripping” Fine New Year | Science and Stuff | Scoop.it
My New Year’s Resolution: In 2013, I’ll be “ripping” DVDs to make clip compilations for media literacy. And I’ll be encouraging K-12 teachers, school librarians, and t...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 1, 2013 8:09 AM

Did you know that K12 teachers may now "rip" DVD clips for use in the classroom? That's right. This post provides information on this ruling as well as a link to software that is free that will allow you to rip DVDs as well as directions on how to do so. There is a brief history and a clear note that this will come up for review and that it is a use it or lose it proposition. If we do not use it we may lose this option. 

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Athene's Theory of Everything

A theory of everything (ToE) or final theory is a putative theory of theoretical physics that fully explains and links together all known physical phenomena, and predicts the outcome of any experiment that could be carried out in principle. Worth a watch...

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Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set

Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set | Science and Stuff | Scoop.it
While playing, preschoolers are actually behaving like scientists, according to a new report: forming hypotheses, running experiments, calculating probabilities.

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Maybe nostalgia's gotten a bad rap

"I'll be home for Christmas -- if only in my dreams."--Long derided as wimpy and a waste of time, nostalgia nonetheless often sweeps in this time of year and settles in for the holidays. In calling...
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LITERARY NEUROSCIENCE: Corrie Goldman / “This is your Brain on Jane Austen, and Stanford Researchers are Taking Notes”

LITERARY NEUROSCIENCE: Corrie Goldman / “This is your Brain on Jane Austen, and Stanford Researchers are Taking Notes” | Science and Stuff | Scoop.it
In an innovative interdisciplinary study, neurobiological experts, radiologists and humanities scholars are working together to explore the relationship between reading, attention and distraction –...
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Vets and Physicians Find Parallels in Medical Research

Vets and Physicians Find Parallels in Medical Research | Science and Stuff | Scoop.it
Researchers are turning their attention to the naturally occurring diseases in dogs, horses, sheep and pigs, whose physiology and anatomy more closely resemble that of humans.
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Little Atoms

Between 12th May and 9th June 2012, Neil Denny will be embarking on a 6000 mile road trip across America. The aim of the trip to produce a series of podcasts which present a wide-ranging overview of science and skepticism from an American perspective.

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Scientists as Writers | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Scientists as Writers | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Science and Stuff | Scoop.it
Scientists study murky ponds, holes in space, and atoms that refuse to touch. Science is inspiring and beautiful. But scientific articles are not. Most scientific articles ...
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Could Human Enhancement Turn Soldiers Into Weapons That Violate International Law? Yes

Could Human Enhancement Turn Soldiers Into Weapons That Violate International Law? Yes | Science and Stuff | Scoop.it
New technologies reveal ambiguities and hidden assumptions in international humanitarian law.

 

Science fiction, or actual U.S. military project? Half a world away from the battlefield, a soldier controls his avatar-robot that does the actual fighting on the ground. Another one wears a sticky fabric that enables her to climb a wall like a gecko or spider would. Returning from a traumatic mission, a pilot takes a memory-erasing drug to help ward off post-traumatic stress disorder. Mimicking the physiology of dolphins and sled-dogs, a sailor is able to work his post all week without sleep and only a few meals.

All of these scenarios are real military projects currently in various stages of research. This is the frontlines of the Human Enhancement Revolution -- we now know enough about biology, neuroscience, computing, robotics, and materials to hack the human body, reshaping it in our own image. And defense-related applications are a major driver of science and technology research.

But, as I reported earlier, we also face serious ethical, legal, social, and operational issues in enhancing warfighters. Here, I want to drill down on what the laws of war say about military human enhancements, as we find that other technologies such as robotics and cyberweapons run into serious problems in this area as well.

Should enhancement technologies -- which typically do not directly interact with anyone other than the human subject -- be nevertheless subject to a weapons legal-review? That is, is there a sense in which enhancements could be considered as "weapons" and therefore under the authority of certain laws?

In international humanitarian law (IHL), also known as the laws of war, the primary instruments relevant to human enhancements include: Hague Conventions (1899 and 1907), Geneva Conventions (1949 and Additional Protocols I, II, and III), Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (1972), Chemical Weapons Convention (1993), and other law. Below, I discuss these agreements and what their implications may be for human enhancement.


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NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS NEWSLETTER - Volume 16, Issue 9 (September, 2012)

1. What's New at Neuroscience for Kids
2. Neuroscience for Kids Site of the Month
3. Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience Teacher Workshop
4. National Eye Institute Challenge
5. Summer Concert Series Entertainment
6. Free Museum Day
7. Media Alert
8. Treasure Trove of Brain Trivia
9. Support Neuroscience for Kids
10. How to Stop Your Subscription


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Arc explores the future of fun

Arc explores the future of fun | Science and Stuff | Scoop.it
Simon Ings writes:
Arc 1.2’s essayists have ignored the rotten spring weather and are gamboling about like a flock of spring lambs. We asked them to think about pleasure and fun, and they scampered...
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The Art and Science of Social Media 3.0 - Digital Influence Mapping Project

The Art and Science of Social Media 3.0 - Digital Influence Mapping Project | Science and Stuff | Scoop.it
At the heart of our work over the past 7 years in social media and digital marketing is a collection of behavioral economics and network science. We needed a way to understand and therefore plan how ideas move across networks...
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New Statesman - Your brain on pseudoscience: the rise of popular neurobollocks

New Statesman - Your brain on pseudoscience: the rise of popular neurobollocks | Science and Stuff | Scoop.it
The “neuroscience” shelves in bookshops are groaning. But are the works of authors such as Malcolm Gladwell and Jonah Lehrer just self-help books dressed up in a lab coat?
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A brief history of the human genome - life - 17 September 2012 - New Scientist

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