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Can Electricity Shock Your Brain Into Learning Faster? It Works for the Air Force
Can Electricity Shock Your Brain Into Learning Faster? It Works for the Air Force
One of the toughest things to teach Air Force pilots who guide unmanned attack drones is how to accurately spot targets in complex radar images. Researchers, however, have found a way to cut that lengthy training time in half. Delivering a mild electrical current to pilots’ brains through EEG electrodes placed on the scalp — a process called transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) — can acc
Genetically Modified Rice Can Be Used in Lieu of Human Blood
Genetically Modified Rice Can Be Used in Lieu of Human Blood
Scientists have found a way to genetically modify rice as a replacement for human blood. The idea is to extract a protein containing human genes that could then be used in lieu of actual blood to help burn victims and those who’ve suffered massive blood loss. It’s seen as a viable solution to shortages of blood donations, and it circumvents the need for HIV and hepatitis screenings that must be do
Japanese Toilet Bike Runs On Human Waste
Japanese Toilet Bike Runs On Human Waste
Oh Japan. You will never cease to amaze me. Ladies and Gentleman I would like to introduce to you the Toilet Bike Neo. It's a combination of toilet and motorized tricycle that runs off of biogas derived from human waste. The tricycle is a publicity stunt by TOTO, a Japanese manufacturer of bathroom fixtures, to raise awareness for the TOTO Green Challenge, an effort by the company to cut their ca
How to Sharpen a Kitchen Knife With a Coffee Mug [VIDEO]
How to Sharpen a Kitchen Knife With a Coffee Mug [VIDEO]
Picture this: You just moved to a new city, and in an effort to unclutter your life, you brought only the bare essentials to your new apartment. Maybe that includes a kitchen knife. It probably doesn’t include a knife sharpener, though. But now, through overuse and/or improper care, that one kitchen knife can barely slice through a stick of butter, and you’re too poor frugal to buy something new.