How the Brain Controls Sleep

MIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that can trigger small regions of the brain to fall asleep or become less alert, while the rest of the brain remains awake. This circuit originates in a brain structure known as the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), which relays signals to the thalamus and then the brain’s cortex, inducing pockets of the slow, oscillating brain waves characteristic of deep sleep. Slow oscillations also occur during coma and general anesthesia, and are associate...
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DroneTracker: Novel Multi-Sensor Drone Warning System

European startup, DeDrone, has been initiated to combat the possible dangers by using a DroneTracker system to identify unauthorized drones. These drones can then be monitored to ensure they are not being used maliciously. The DroneTracker guards against spying, smuggling, potential terrorist attacks and invasions of personal privacy. Based on multiple parameters such as noise, shape, and movement patterns, it is unlike any other drone warning system able to reliably detect all types of drones. ...
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Bluesmart Carry-on smart suitcase knows its location and weighs itself.

Bluesmart, the world's first smart, connected carry-On, is a suitcase that includes proximity tracking to alert you if you walk away from your luggage, a TSA-approved lock that's controlled by your smartphone and a built-in battery to charge your gadgets along with a host of other features. There's also a scale integrated into the handle that will tell you how much your bag weighs just by lifting it off the ground, and a quick-access compartment for storing your laptop. With an abundance of sens...
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