3D printed, Self Driving Boats could be the answer to city congestion

Fleets of autonomous boats could be the future of transportation in cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok and Venice where waterways and bridges are weaved in to the infrastructure of the city. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Lab in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), …

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‘The Man with the Golden Arm’ – Australian Man who saved more than 2 million babies thanks to his rare blood donates for the final time

 James Harrison, has donated blood since he was 18, and has given blood a record-breaking 1,173 times, helping save countless babies. The Australian, who is 81, has blood which contains a rare antibody used in medication to combat Rhesus disease - a condition which makes the blood of pregnant mothers attack their unborn children. He …

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Neuroscientists have found the most relaxing song

And no, it's not Master of Puppets. In fact, it's the opposite of that. Everybody manages stress differently. Some people exercise, others practice the art of mindfulness with meditation or a yoga class. Some people stress eat (not recommended). Some ignore it and hope it goes away (again, not recommended). And some listen to relaxing …

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The Human Brain is wired for Optimism, although some may not believe it

Have you ever ran across a busy street, pushed your car beyond the speed limit or drank milk when it's passed its expiration date? The consequences don't happen to you right? Even if you don't consciously feel lucky, you behave as if you are. We all do. Rather than naivety or fantasy, science suggests that …

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The Baby’s MRI

Doctors in Sheffield are testing a tiny neonatal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner to improve diagnostic accuracy in paediatric brain scans. The 'miniature' scanner being pioneered at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, which is one of only two in the world, is part of a two-year research project into the feasibility and benefits of scanning babies …

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Breathing Test Could Save You From Cancer

A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach. http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Breath-Test-FirenightFotolia.jpg Together, stomach and oesophageal cancer account for around 1.4 million new cancer diagnoses each year worldwide. Both tend to be diagnosed late, because the symptoms are ambiguous, meaning …

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Music and Meditation: reversing early memory loss

By adopting habits such as meditating and listening to music , it has been found in a recent study that this may have multiple benefits for older adults with pre-clinical memory loss. In this randomized controlled trial performed by a West Virginia University research team lead by Dr. Kim Innes, 60 older adults with subjective …

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