Where someone’s gaze falls could indicate almost instantly whether attraction is based on feelings of love or of lust.Scientists say if the gaze is focused on a stranger’s face, then love is possible, but if the gaze focuses more on the stranger’s body, then the attraction is more sexual in nature. That automatic judgment can occur in as little as half a second, producing different gaze patterns.
“Although little is currently known about the science of love at first sight or how people fall in love, these patterns of response provide the first clues regarding how automatic attentional processes, such as eye gaze, may differentiate feelings of love from feelings of desire toward strangers,” says lead author Stephanie Cacioppo, director of the High-Performance Electrical NeuroImaging Laboratory at the University of Chicago.
Researchers have known that in the U.S. couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons.
The days of long flight delays due to terrible weather could soon be over with the introduction of virtual reality-style headgear for airline pilots.
Student Jordan Nickerson said he used a combination of 3-D technology and parts found at a hardware store. “The rubber bands make a real difference giving the fingers flex,” Nickerson said as he demonstrated the device. Jordan has lived without his left hand since birth and is now enjoying doing some of the tasks we take for granted. “I can peel an orange because I can hold it now instead of pressing it against my shirt and making a mess,” he said. He has plans to form a company offering the affordable hands to those who can’t pay thousands for more traditional prosthetics. “When I perfect the design, I want to sell them for $300 and for every one purchased it would provide a free one to someone who can’t pay,” he said.
A new device allows a paralyzed man to move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts. The device is called Neurobridge and is able to reconnect the brain directly to paralyzed muscles, enabling controlled and functional movement. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle, a technological development company, partnered to develop this technology. "It's much like a heart bypass, but instead of bypassing blood, we're actually bypassing electrical signals," said Battelle research leader Chad Bouton. "We're taking those signals from the brain, going around the injury, and actually going directly to the muscles." The Neurobridge technology combines algorithms that learn and decode the user's brain activity and a high-definition muscle stimulation sleeve that translates neural impulses from the brain to transmit new signals to the paralyzed limb.
It may sound like science fiction, but within a few years there could be a birth control that would let women control if they want to get pregnant with the push of a button. A chip implanted inside a woman's body would last 16 years. It works with electric current, so once the woman pushes the remote, the electric current would release hormones to prevent pregnancy. Then when a woman chooses to have a baby, she could just turn it off. ''If this interests you, look at the ones we have on the market already'', Dr. Lisa Perriera, from University Hospitals tells us, ''look at the implants, look at the inter-uterine devices. They are FDA approved and available now and they're very safe and effective. Clinical trials for the birth control chip could begin as soon as 2016, and creators say they are making the chip hack-proof.
The Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is trying out a high-tech kind of help that’s a cross between a customer service agent and a digital kiosk. The customer service robots are the first of their kind in Canada. They’re designed to interact with people, as well as detect and display emotions. “The cool part about the robot is it’s mobile so it can actually move to you. We have info booths, which are great. We have wonderful volunteers, who walk around and help folks a lot. But the robot would extend our reach,” said EIA spokesperson Heather Hamilton. The robots can not only give you directions, but actually take you where you need to go. And they have the potential to do so in 30 different languages.
At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of futurists, technology experts, and artists to predict the future of robotics. So, will machines revolt against humans? Maybe not, but as Duke University professor Missy Cummings explains, they may have already won. "We don't even realize where robots are in our world," she says. Humans will still be in control however. That said, a better question might be: When will humans and robots become so similar that they will be indistinguishable? This is the concept of Singularity espoused so articulately by Ray Kurzweil.
How do you feel about living under the same roof as a robot? Not a robot such as Roomba that will assume your household vacuuming chores. But instead a robot named Jibo, who if Cynthia Breazeal has her way, will become a newly adopted member of your family. http://www.predictiontracking.com/categories/44-entertainment/13706
Soul Food is a Hiphop artist from Syracuse, NY. He started recording in 2009 has been writing for as long as he can remember. Music is in the family and his older cousin and older brother inspired him to start turning his writings into raps,at around the age of 8.
On the first track-K.O.D Soul Food,you can't help but notice the sampling of the gorgeous and poignant Harold Melvin song-"Wake Up Everybody.