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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Tough teardrop caravan offers cozy off-road comfort

A series of lightweight Teardrop caravans have been created by Britton Purser along with his two brothers which are tough enough to take off road. The Vintage Overland teardrops weigh about 700 lb (317.5 kg) and provides the makings for a quick and easy getaway offering shelter for even a family of four. There are three different teardrop models: the Tuco, Great Escape and T.E. Lawrence. Every caravan is made as if it were a sculpture with each one slightly different from the previous, ...
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Jibo – the world’s first social robot for home

Jibo, is a friendly, helpful and intelligent robot who can sense and respond, and learns as you engage with him. The World’s first social household robot called Jibo has been recently launched by Jibo Inc. Jibo is a 11-inch-tall.Friendly, helpful and intelligent robot who can sense and respond, and learns as you engage with him. This robot represents a new class of consumer robots. He's a social robot and is not designed to vacuum your floor. He's not designed to look humanoid with a nose,...
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LUMO LIFT- a small gadget that nudges you to stand up straight.

The Lumo Lift is a small wearable device that tracks posture and reminds the wearer not to slouch. The latest innovation from Lumo BodyTech for posture correcting devices, is Lumo lift, a small device that vibrates and reminds you to adjust your stance. The Lift can be clasped to an undershirt, collar or bra strap. The Lumo Lift, which comes in a variety of colors, detects your body's positioning and when you start to slouch, the device vibrates and reminds you to adjust your stance that n...
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