"Can surgery cure obesity?"
It does several more wonders, pointing to the activity of hunger hormone Ghrelin.
"Ghrelin plays a significant role in neurotrophy, particularly in the hippocampus, and is essential for cognitive adaptation to changing environments and the process of learning."
Since at least the fifth century, generations of Buddhists have memorized and chanted the Diamond Sutra, a short Mahayana Buddhist scripture. The work, which offers meditations on illusion and perception, was originally written in Sanskrit and first translated into Chinese in 402 A.D. Despite the text’s longevity, Stanford religious studies...
Apparently the RZA had a very valid vision of the future circa 1997? Pick apart and appraise at will. Lots of truth in here and it reads (and listens) like wonderful poetry. Your thoughts? You can also listen if you have it on your hard drive/mind drive. Just click le link.
Wu-Tang Clan - Impossible
Fusion of the five...
With all the hype flying around Augmented Reality lately, it's easy to assume the nascent tech is just another flash-in-the-pan destined to burn out in a fury of marketing gimmickry & sensational posturing. Yet, it's informative to consider the drivers pushing this trend and to tease out the truly adaptive value percolating beneath the...
The Serious ARG (Alternate Reality Game)
In a 2007 article, columnist Chris Dahlen (of Pitchfork Media) voiced a much-discussed ARG concept: if ARGs can spark players to solve very hard fictional problems, could the games be used to solve real-world problems? Dahlen was writing about World Without Oil, the first ARG centered on a serious...
Recently I came across a very interesting article by Timothy Lenoir, bringing a fresh perspective on the concept Singularity and posthumanist future.
In the introductory note Lenoir writes:
Most researchers agree that there is no reason in principle why we will not eventually develop conscious machines that rival or surpass human...
'An ultimate simulation needs an ultimate computer, and the new science of digitalism says that the universe itself is the ultimate computer — actually the only computer. Further, it says, all the computation of the human world, especially our puny little PCs, merely piggybacks on cycles of the great computer. Weaving together the...
Attention - interest - sync - time passage, now there might be a measurement of the correlation by observing blinking.
"Worried you'll blink and miss a crucial piece of the action? Then you can relax. While watching a film, we subconsciously control the timing of blinks to make sure we don't miss anything important. And because we tend to...
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Aug. 21, 2008 – Intel Corporation's chief technology officer took a fascinating look at how technology will bring man and machine much closer together by 2050.
Cutting the Last Cord, Wireless Power
Programmable Matter: Computers that Change Shape
Robots: From the Factory Floor to Your Kitchen
I have been out and about for awhile and am just getting back to Space Collective. It is great to see it has continued to grow.
I am currently helping develop a post-grad program at SCI-Arc named Mediascapes. We are looking to critically explore the nature of media, its evolution and how we can integrate critical research and philosophy into...
Do you consider yourself a "visual" person?
The FM 100 Hue Test puts forward a simple way of testing your color vision. Arrange the colored squares according to hue. The instructions are simple enough, but the test is tricky. I spent a good ten minutes working on this one, and got a bit of a headache as well.
My results... I'm...
Original article at
May 1, 2009
Doing science in the open
Online networking tools are pervasive, but why have scientists been so slow to adopt many of them? Michael Nielsen explains how we can build a better culture of online collaboration
In your high-school science classes you almost certainly learned Hooke’s law, relating a...
Imagine the person you love, someone you have known for decades, someone who has become the very meaning of your life, suddenly, and unexpectedly has a stroke. Their body is crippled to near uselessness, relinquishing them of their dignity. And, having lost the ability to communicate with them, you’re not even sure if their mind is as it was, if...
The Sphaper (Sphidron-paper)
the 2D plane of the
New Sphidron Geometry.
I found some pictures of galaxies, and these made more important to describe some of my thoughts:
IT IS Quite similar to our Sphidron formations:
Explanations how the real material is moving around the center and how the...