Tail Lights Rider System for keeping horses safe at night.

Riding horses in low light poses some obvious dangers, particularly in areas where they're forced to share the road with drivers who could become easily distracted. Sadly, for Tail Lights creator Sami Gros, it took a near-tragedy to inspire a solution. "I was out riding my two horses with my best friend, and a car hit my friend and my horse. My friend was OK, but my horse suffered injuries that has made him unridable to this day," Gros said. "I searched the internet for a product that would allo...
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Lully helps prevent a child’s night terrors.

The Lully Sleep Guardian is a Bluetooth-enabled pod that pairs with an iPhone app, to prevent a child from entering an "unhealthy state of sleep," when night terrors typically occur. The pod uses gentle, timed vibrations. A good night's sleep for a child typically means the same for a parent. But night terrors can make middle-of-the-night wakings more frequent and can leave parents feeling helpless. This new device wants to fend off night terrors by rousing a child into a lighter sleep stage. ...
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One night of poor sleep equals six months on a high-fat diet

New research finds that one night of sleep deprivation and six months on a high-fat diet could both impair insulin sensitivity to a similar degree, demonstrating the importance of a good night’s sleep on health. This study, conducted by Josiane Broussard, PhD, and colleagues from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, used a canine model to examine whether sleep deprivation and a high-fat diet affect insulin sensitivity in similar ways. When the body becomes less sensitive to insulin (i...
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On Understanding Sleep

Scientists find what controls waking up and going to sleep. The latest finding from an Indian-American circadian rhythms expert at Northwestern University is that he has discovered how an animal’s biological clock wakes it up in the morning and puts it to sleep at night. In a study of brain circadian neurons that govern the daily sleep-wake cycle’s timing, doctor Ravi Allada and his team found that high sodium channel activity in these neurons during the day turn the cells on and ultimatel...
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Cool Oculus – innovative ways to make buildings comfortable

Spiraling and swiveling, the large, metal structure currently sitting in the lobby of Princeton University’s School of Architecture opens and closes like a blossom. An aluminum blossom with sharp, louvered blades for petals. It’s a Cool Oculus, a high-tech chimney prototype that uses passive cooling techniques to keep a building comfortable in a desert climate. It integrates two passive cooling strategies into one architectural system.These complement one another on a day-night cycle in a des...
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Nightlight Simplified With Touch

The Senzo Nightlight is an innovative lamp designed to provide a soft light that follows you in the dark at the very touch of your fingertips. With this kind of design, there isn't any more stumbling and fumbling in the night. Designed by Soledad Clavell and Marcos Madia, and inspired by the notion of ‘fingertips skimming the walls until you reach the door’, this tubular Senzo Nightlight is fitted on the wall approximately 80 cm above the floor for maximum convenience. At night if you don’...
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