Doing computer puzzles may improve thinking skills in women who’ve undergone chemotherapy, according to a Stanford study.
In the study, breast cancer survivors who suffered from cognitive impairments due to chemotherapy, sometimes called chemo brain, showed enhanced cognitive functions after three months of playing online games, according to the researchers. The games targeted various cognitive skills such as verbal fluency and memory.
Chinese man abducted as a five-year-old is reunited with his parents 23 years later after using GOOGLE MAPS to find his way home
A Chinese man has been reunited with his biological family more than 20 years after he was abducted as a little boy – and claims he has Google Maps to thank for finding his way home.
Luo Gang, who was born in a small town in Sichuan province, but grew up some 1,500km away in Fujian province after being snatched on his way to kindergarten at the age of five.
Now, 23 years on, Luo has been returned to his birthplace after using satellite maps to identify the distant hometown he has been searching for all his adult life.
CeCe Bruce has received a couple of large tips in her life, but nothing like the one she got Wednesday morning.
CeCe works at the Steak ‘n Shake restaurant at Keystone and 54th Street.
She said, “I was having a hard time at another table, but kept smiling and going on,” and that’s when one of her regular customers did something that shocked her.
When CeCe picked up the credit card receipt, “at first I thought, ‘$46?’ And I said, ‘Miss Jo, that’s really generous!’”
Read more and watch the video at http://www.wthr.com/story/22260782/indianapolis-waitress-gets-446-tip
Google and Nasa unveil superfast quantum computer that could cure diseases, stop global warming and even learn to drive a car
Google has teamed up with NASA to buy only the second commercial quantum computer ever made.
It can perform tasks 3,600 times faster than normal computers and the two organisations are hoping to use it to find cures for diseases, fix climate problems and help robots better understand human speech.
The companies are hoping to unlock the power of the computer, which was built by Canadian company D-Wave, at the new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, housed at Nasa’a Ames Research Centre in California.
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A remarkable performance from the world famous Marching 110 of Ohio University.
The Most Exciting Band in the Land features another online hit. Gangnam Style Dance starts at 1:27! First it was Party Rock. Now its Gangnam Style. Produced by Sway the Crowd Productions – http://swaythecrowd.com. See other Marching 110 videos, and a variety of marches and performances, at http://marching110.org
The original video uploaded by Sway the Crowd Productions had over 5 million views in 5 days.
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Ashley Yasick did everything she could for Thomas Buck when he accidentally dialed her number from a thousand miles away last week, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Buck, 84, who lives in Norwood, Pa., was suffering from a bacterial blood infection, when he tried to call his sister-in-law for help. Instead, he reached Yasick, who maintains her Pennsylvania number despite having moved to Florida, WPEC reports.
“It was one of those gut-wrenching phone calls,” she told the Sentinel, “and I knew right away I couldn’t ignore it.”
You can also read the story at http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/good-news/man-wrong-number-saved-life-thanks-compassionate-stranger-163049419.html
Barber Anthony Cymerys has the best deal in town: A haircut in exchange for a hug. And business is booming.
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A bionic ear with superhuman hearing ability is created.
Scientists at Princeton have combined bioprinted organic materials with embedded electronics to create a bionic ear.
The ear can detect sounds well beyond the typical human range and is also the first attempt to blend human tissue and electronic elements into a single organ.
Blending biological and electronic materials has proven to be a challenge for 2D technologies. According to lead researcher Michael McAlpine, their new method surmounted the difficulties by building and growing, “the biology up with the electronics synergistically and in a 3D interwoven format.”
The resulting ear has a cartilage structure and antennae coiled within.
If it were ready for human usage, it would function similarly to a hearing aid.
At this time more testing is needed to make the specific device user-friendly, but the researchers feel it is an important contribution to the growing field of cybernetics.
Not far away at an MIT lab, another scientist has been revolutionizing bionic applications by creating more user-friendly prosthetic limbs.
By feeding MRI scans to a 3D printer, David Sengeh has had great success with making perfect matches at attachment points.
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A teenager who was diagnosed with autism and told he would never be able to read has been tipped as a future Nobel prize winner.
Jacob Barnett, who was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at two years old, is now studying for a Master’s degree in quantum physics.
Experts say the student from Indiana has an IQ higher than Albert Einstein’s.
His mother Kristine Barnett, author of The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius, told BBC Breakfast she initially found it hard to get Jacob the right education.
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