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Football helmet offers a glimpse of what the future of the NFL could look like

Football helmet offers a glimpse of what the future of the NFL could look like We live in an age in which everything from thermostats to fridges to, yes, toilets are becoming “smart.That is where Gridiron Labs, a Los Angeles-based design studio, founded by veteran creative director Dane Storrusten, comes in.

Study shows music has the same effect on your brain as sex and drugs

Study shows music has the same effect on your brain as sex and drugs Do you wonder about the Guns ‘N Roses question, “Whatever happened to sex drugs n’ rock n’ roll?Researchers at McGill University have proved that music can have the same effect on your brain as opioids and endorphins, reports Fact.

Progress in brain-computer interface gives paralyzed patients more control

Progress in brain-computer interface gives paralyzed patients more control Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) just got a boost thanks to a team of researchers from Stanford University.In the study, which was published this week in the journal eLife, patients were able to control a cursor and select letters on a keyboard simply by imagining the task.

Biologists tag dolphins with cutting-edge cameras to study their secret behaviors

Biologists tag dolphins with cutting-edge cameras to study their secret behaviors Custom-made cameras are showing marine biologists what dolphins do when humans aren’t around.More: With tiny hats, elephant seals help researchers study Antarctica’s melting ice Attaching the camera was no easy task.

This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it's growing with a $50 million raise

This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it's growing with a $50 million raise Across plenty of social media sites, facts and hard evidence aren't always easy to come by.On ResearchGate, however, the search for such truths is at the heart of everything the social network does.

Here's the terrible reason even married people are having less sex

Here's the terrible reason even married people are having less sex A new study published by the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior and reported by the Washington Post found that people are having less sex overall than they were in the 1990s.There are now more people without partners, who typically tend to have half the sex that those with partners do.

Chemists develop cheaper snake antivenom, may work for spiders and scorpions

Chemists develop cheaper snake antivenom, may work for spiders and scorpions Although snakebites only account for about five deaths per year the United States, their global impact is much more severe.is largely due to adequate access to antivenom, which is not as available in poor, developing regions.

Apple’s ResearchKit may be a viable alternative to traditional studies

Apple’s ResearchKit may be a viable alternative to traditional studies In at least one case, though, researchers found Apple’s ResearchKit to be a viable alternative to traditional pen-and-paper studies.In a study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, researchers at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital used Apple’s ResearchKit to crowdsource data from asthma patients.

What’s more stressful, losing a smartphone or a terrorist threat? You may be surprised

What’s more stressful, losing a smartphone or a terrorist threat? You may be surprised As per a recent report from the London-based Physiological Society, the stresses of today are not only completely unimaginable to those from previous generations, but may also seem a bit … petty.For example, the possibility of losing a smartphone, the Society’s study suggests, causes the denizens of the 21st century about the same amount of stress as the threat of a terrorist attack.

Why itchiness is contagious

Why itchiness is contagious The finding is the first evidence that "socially contagious itching" exists in rodents, the researchers said.Moreover, the researchers' neural analysis revealed that socially contagious itching is hardwired into the mouse brain.

Surprise! Biofuels reduce jet engine pollution in the atmosphere, NASA says

Surprise! Biofuels reduce jet engine pollution in the atmosphere, NASA says Luckily, NASA has shown that biofuels can help us do just that.In news that ought to be news for absolutely no one, a new NASA study has confirmed what you probably already knew, or certainly could’ve guessed.

WebMD’s Health Pregnancy Study to recruit participants via Apple’s Research Kit

WebMD’s Health Pregnancy Study to recruit participants via Apple’s Research Kit Apple debuted ResearchKit, a platform that helps scientists recruit participants for studies, back in 2015.And now, WebMD is joining the fray with its Health Pregnancy Study, an effort that will let pregnant women “easily and anonymously” answer questions and share data about their pregnancies with researchers.

Good news: science says your cat actually does want to chill with you

Good news: science says your cat actually does want to chill with you New research from Oregon State University, published on Friday in Behavioural Processes, states that cats enjoy human contact more than they like eating.Yep, cats like hanging out with their humans more than they like eating.

Renovation trends: Homeowners prefer a ‘backyard oasis’ that’s low maintenance

Renovation trends: Homeowners prefer a ‘backyard oasis’ that’s low maintenance With summer rapidly approaching, some homeowners are opting to renovate their outdoor spaces and create a “backyard oasis.For instance, some of the participant’s top purchases were outdoor lounge furniture (36 percent), outdoor dining furniture (28 percent), and fire pits (32 percent).

Lost in navigation: Sat-navs switch off parts of our brain, study suggests

Lost in navigation: Sat-navs switch off parts of our brain, study suggests In the University College London study, researchers took brain scans of 24 participants as they virtually navigated around central London.Their primary focus was the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex, brain regions that account for things like memory, navigation, planning, and decision-making.