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Want to be unhappy? Trying to be happy will do it!

Want to be unhappy? Trying to be happy will do it! | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Despite being the richest nation on earth, the United States is, according to the World Health Organization, by a wide margin, also the most anxious, with nearly a third of Americans likely to suffer from an anxiety problem in their lifetime. America's precocious levels of anxiety are not just happening in spite of the great national happiness rat race, but also perhaps, because of it.


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HPCwire: AI Researchers to Simulate Honey Bee Brain with GPUs

HPCwire: AI Researchers to Simulate Honey Bee Brain with GPUs | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex are embarking on an ambitious project to produce the first accurate computer models of a honey bee brain in a bid to advance our understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how animals...
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Worm mind control | KurzweilAI

Worm mind control | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Caenorhabditis elegans, adult hermaphrodite (credit: Bob Goldstein, UNC Chapel Hill/Wikimedia Commons) In the quest to understand how the brain turns...
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I Can Haz Productivity? Why You Should Look at Cute Animals at Work

I Can Haz Productivity? Why You Should Look at Cute Animals at Work | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
As if you needed another reason to watch kitten videos.
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Toys Cars Offer Mobility to Children with Disabilities

Toys Cars Offer Mobility to Children with Disabilities | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Assistive robotics help children overcome adverse developmental effects of congenital immobility.
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Bumblebees Navigate New Turf Without A Map - Science News

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The insects can quickly calculate the best route between flowers...
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Cyborg surgeon: new surgical tool enables superhuman precision | KurzweilAI

Cyborg surgeon: new surgical tool enables superhuman precision | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The CAD model and prototype of the fiber-optic-sensor-based microsurgical tool, SMART (credit: Cheol Song, Johns Hopkins University) By harnessing a...
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$99 Raspberry Pi-sized ‘supercomputer’ touted in Kickstarter project | KurzweilAI

Raspberry Pi-sized board called Parallella puts supercomputing power into a $99 package (credit: Adapteva) Chipmaker Adapteva wants to make parallel...
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Biodegradable electronics that vanish in the body | KurzweilAI

Biodegradable electronics that vanish in the body | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A biodegradable integrated circuit during dissolution in water (credit: Beckman Institute, University of Illinois and Tufts University) A new type of...
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Fox News Distorts Climate Science; In Other News, the Pope Is Catholic | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Fox News Distorts Climate Science; In Other News, the Pope Is Catholic | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
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Rat Study Sparks Furor over Genetically Modified Foods: Scientific American

Rat Study Sparks Furor over Genetically Modified Foods: Scientific American | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Cancer claims put herbicide-resistant transgenic maize in the spotlight...
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Medic needed for Ranulph Fiennes Antarctica Expedition | Expedition & Wilderness Medicine | Expedition Medical Training Courses | Wilderness medicine training

Medic needed for Ranulph Fiennes Antarctica Expedition | Expedition & Wilderness Medicine | Expedition Medical Training Courses | Wilderness medicine training | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
On 6 December 2012, the expedition team led by Sir Ranulph will leave London , bound for Antarctica. Their aim is to complete ‘The Coldest Journey’ the first-ever trans-Antarctic winter expedition.
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The boy who can't forget a thing: Student can remember what he did, ate, and wore on EVERY day of the last decade

The boy who can't forget a thing: Student can remember what he did, ate, and wore on EVERY day of the last decade | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Aurelien Hayman, from Wales, can remember what he did, what he was wearing, what he ate, what was in the news and even what the weather was like for every day in the past decade.
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These $10 Robots Will Change Robotics Education

These $10 Robots Will Change Robotics Education | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Ken Goldberg and Ayorkor Korsah asked if a $10 robot could change education in Africa. Now, with the conclusion of their African Robotics Network's design challenge, we're starting to see the robots that could.

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Arctic Sea Ice Hits a Record Minimum (Infographic)

Arctic Sea Ice Hits a Record Minimum (Infographic) | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A new NASA image based on satellite data shows that the extent of Arctic sea ice in September 2012 has hit a new record minimum, compared with the average minimum extent for the past 30 years.
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The rise of the machines: and now the really bad news | KurzweilAI

The rise of the machines: and now the really bad news | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Should we welcome our new overlords? Uh, maybe not.
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News In Brief: Atom & Cosmos - Science News

News In Brief: Atom & Cosmos - Science News | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The gassy halo engulfing the Milky Way, a comet in the neighborhood, and extraterrestrial rocks as the source of life on Earth...
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Can computers understand art? | KurzweilAI

Can computers understand art? | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Can you identify specific artistic movements that these paintings belong to?
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Electronics Dissolved by Droplet of Liquid

This DARPA video shows how a new class of electronics can safely dissolve into small amounts of liquid. Transient electronics are electronic systems and comp...
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Hand Waves Control Wall-Sized Games : Discovery News

Hand Waves Control Wall-Sized Games : Discovery News | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The gesture-driven interfaces make the wearer feel as if they just stepped into the "Minority Report" movie.
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Ode to the Last Neandertal [Video] | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

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Scent of Danger: Are There Toxic Ingredients in Perfumes and Colognes?: Scientific American

Scent of Danger: Are There Toxic Ingredients in Perfumes and Colognes?: Scientific American | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Dear EarthTalk : I’ve always suspected that perfumes and colognes must not be too healthy simply because of the way the smell of most of them bothers me. Am I correct? Is there information available on this issue?
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Wanna Build a Supercomputer? You'll Need Legos and Raspberry Pis... | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Wanna Build a Supercomputer? You'll Need Legos and Raspberry Pis... | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Wanna build your own supercomputer? All you need is some Legos and a few dozens Raspberry Pis. That's Raspberry Pis -- no "e." If you can build a supercomputer with raspberry pies, do let us know.
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