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Chondroitin sulfate improves hand function, relieves morning stiffness caused by osteoarthritis

Chondroitin sulfate improves hand function, relieves morning stiffness caused by osteoarthritis | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
New research shows that chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain and improved hand function in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand compared with those in the placebo group.
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IFA 2011 wrap-up - Engadget

IFA 2011 wrap-up - Engadget | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
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Distinguishing Cognitive Impairment From Normal Aging

Distinguishing Cognitive Impairment From Normal Aging | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
For millions with a neurological condition called mild cognitive impairment, lapses in word-finding and name recall are often common.
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Male-female ring finger proportions tied to sex hormones in embryo; may offer health insights

"Providing a genetic explanation for a raft of studies that link finger proportions with traits ranging from sperm counts and musical ability to health problems such as autism, depression and heart attack..."

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FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: Audi to offer glimpse into future of mobility in Frankfurt | Site name

FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: Audi to offer glimpse into future of mobility in Frankfurt | Site name | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
With the electric-only powertrain of the four-seat A2 concept, Audi is offering another glimpse into the future of electric mobility at the 64th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.
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Instagram, Hipstamatic and the mobile photography movement

Instagram, Hipstamatic and the mobile photography movement | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Mobile phone apps such as Instagram and Hipstamatic are making it easy to
create artistic photographs.
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Toshiba supersized, glasses-free, 3-D TV steals IFA show

Toshiba supersized, glasses-free, 3-D TV steals IFA show | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- Toshiba earlier this week showed off its new no-glasses 55-inch 3-D TV. The company says it is the world’s first large screen 3-D TV that does not require any glasses.
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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Fall 2011

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Fall 2011 | Skylarkers | Scoop.it

"Official enrollment is now available!"

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The Deadly Labor Behind Our Phones, Laptops and Consumer Gadgets

The Deadly Labor Behind Our Phones, Laptops and Consumer Gadgets | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The world’s largest consumer manufacturer has drawn global outrage for a string of worker suicides in its factories. But the problem is rooted in Western consumer markets, not Chinese sweatshops.
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New Genetic Circuit Detects Cancerous Cells and Forces Them To Commit Suicide

New Genetic Circuit Detects Cancerous Cells and Forces Them To Commit Suicide | Skylarkers | Scoop.it

"A new DNA-based logic circuit can sense the signs of cancer, compute that a cell is cancerous, and then cause it to self-destruct, researchers say. The cell-level diagnostic system could be used for drug screening or perhaps for disease treatment, killing tumors while leaving healthy cells alone."

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NASA's Mars rover Opportunity begins study of Martian crater

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity begins study of Martian crater | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The initial work of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity at its new location on Mars shows surface compositional differences from anything the robot has studied in its first 7.5 years of exploration.
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Alien life more likely on 'Dune' planets

Alien life more likely on 'Dune' planets | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Desert planets strikingly like the world depicted in the science fiction classic 'Dune' might be the more common type of habitable planet in the galaxy, rather than watery planets such as Earth, researchers suggest.
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An impermeable wrap for future electronics

An impermeable wrap for future electronics | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A moisture-resistant coating that extends the lifetime and reliability of plastic electronic devices, such as organic solar cells or flexible displays, has garnered the intense interest of developers of next-generation lighting materials.
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Infra Red Cloak Defence Sytem Developed By BAE In Sweden Can Make A Tank Invisible To The Enemy

Infra Red Cloak Defence Sytem Developed By BAE In Sweden Can Make A Tank Invisible To The Enemy | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Swedish engineers are working on a new defence system they say can make a tank disappear in front of its enemy.
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Transcend says USB stick capable of 2 TB storage

Transcend says USB stick capable of 2 TB storage | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
'Imagine that going into your tablet!' The presenter at the Display Taiwan 2011 Technology Show recently was demonstrating a finger-length, thin USB flash drive of 16 gigabytes.
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Ancient humans were mixing it up

Ancient humans were mixing it up | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Anatomically modern humans interbred with more archaic hominin forms even before they migrated out of Africa, a UA-led team of researchers has found.
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Coral rehab finding offers hope for Great Barrier Reef

Coral rehab finding offers hope for Great Barrier Reef | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Coral ecosystems cope much better than was first thought when the reef habitat is fragmented, a new study has found, meaning that efforts to restore even small parts of the damaged Great Barrier Reef could reap great rewards.
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson - Death By Black Hole

Neil DeGrasse Tyson discusses "Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandries."

"Whether discussing the universe's origins as host of NOVA's "scienceNOW" or asserting that Pluto is a not a planet on "The Colbert Report," astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson translates the universe's complexities for a broad audience.

Known as the great explainer of all things cosmic, Tyson first became known in the astronomy community by lecturing on the subject at the age of fifteen. He is currently the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where he also teaches. Tyson has written seven popular books including the bestselling Death by Black Hole and the memoir The Sky Is Not The Limit."

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AI vs. AI – What Happens When You Make a Chatty Computer Talk To Itself?

AI vs. AI – What Happens When You Make a Chatty Computer Talk To Itself? | Skylarkers | Scoop.it

"In a fit of curiosity or pique, Cornell’s Creative Machine Lab decided to see what happens when an AI tries to talk to itself. They had the AI conversationalist Cleverbot briefly interact with itself and then displayed that exchange as a video using text-to-speech. The results were pretty freakin’ hilarious. Check out the discussion on God, unicorns, and robots in the video below. Seems like we need another version of the Turing Test to let us know when computers have reached humanity’s level. If an AI can’t stand to talk to itself for more than a minute, it’s not nearly narcissistic enough to be a real person."

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NASA gives public new internet tool to explore the solar system

NASA gives public new internet tool to explore the solar system | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA is giving the public the power to journey through the solar system using a new interactive Web-based tool.
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Evidence of Water at Endeavour Crater

Evidence of Water at Endeavour Crater | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has discovered rocks that are different from anything previously seen on Mars.
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White Paper: The Future of DIgital and Social Media

White Paper: The Future of DIgital and Social Media | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
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Physicists Turn a Single Atom Into a Mirror

Physicists Turn a Single Atom Into a Mirror | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Advance could help light the way to atomic-scale optical systems on chips...

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NASA invites 150 Twitter followers to lunar launch

NASA invites 150 Twitter followers to lunar launch | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter accounts to a two-day launch Tweetup Sept. 7-8.
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Your brain chemistry existed before animals did

Your brain chemistry existed before animals did | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Many key components first appeared in single-celled organisms, long before animals, brains and even nerve cells existed...
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