August 18, 2014
Researchers think that as we learn more about the brain, we’ll be able to use electricity to boost focus, memory, learning, mathematical ability, and pattern recognition. “I don’t think there’s any doubt we’ll eventually understand the brain,” says Gary Marcus, a professor of psychology at New York University, and an editor of the upcoming book “The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World’s Leading Neuroscientists.” “The big question is how long it’s going to take,” he says. Stimulating the brain with electricity to treat ailments has a long history. Treatments like transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) now show promise as a means of treating depression, epilepsy, and other drug-resistant brain disorders, according to Michael Weisend, a neuroscientist at Wright State Research Institution.

Researchers think that as we learn more about the brain, we’ll be able to use electricity to boost focus, memory, learning, mathematical ability, and pattern recognition. “I don’t think there’s any doubt we’ll eventually understand the brain,” says Gary Marcus, a professor of psychology at New York University, and an editor of the upcoming book “The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World’s Leading Neuroscientists.” “The big question is how long it’s going to take,” he says. Stimulating the brain with electricity to treat ailments has a long history. Treatments like transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) now show promise as a means of treating depression, epilepsy, and other drug-resistant brain disorders, according to Michael Weisend, a neuroscientist at Wright State Research Institution.

August 16, 2014
I Took A Hand In Mine Today!

I Took A Hand In Mine Today!

I took a hand in mine today…

But holding tight I found that hand grown cold…

For it was of an old friend now passed away…

And holding tight my tears did flow…

As I felt and saw from memories trove…

The many days we’d shared and cared…

And known each other’s joys…

But I was here to say goodbye…

Knowing those times were not enough…

But of late we’d let world and duty fill our lives…

And stayed away…

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August 15, 2014
In Memory of Robin Williams …

In Memory of Robin Williams …

And sadness falls for all who say.. There is no reason for another day.. And even love can fail to make some see the need to live and breathe.. But those who care will never stop and with words and deeds they save a few.. And morn the failures and those they lost to shadows dark that blind all hope.. So pray for those lost and desperate ones that need our hope to last the day.. And never turn or…

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August 14, 2014
Newly launched commercial satellite has zoom view of Earth

An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Wednesday to put a sharp-eyed, Earth-watching satellite into orbit for DigitalGlobe. The 188-foot (60-meter) tall booster, built and flown by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, lifted off at 11:30 a.m. and headed south over the Pacific Ocean. We can see the players in the field … We could even count empty seats,” DigitalGlobe Vice President Neil Anderson said in an interview during a live launch webcast. Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe has been selling images of Earth and data to government agencies, commercial companies, agricultural groups and research organizations since 2000.

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August 13, 2014
The Bell Tolls for Us All..

The Bell Tolls for Us All..

Only two common events are absolutely shared by all… one is death the other is personal suffering… for all of us will die and all of us will suffer personally. Some more than others but all suffer… and it’s sad to see that often there is little to be done beyond holding out a hand to help someone up… but it’s in the commonness of facing death and the commonness of our suffering that we see how…

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August 12, 2014
Seventeenth century mathematician Johannes…

Seventeenth century mathematician Johannes…

August 10, 2014
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.

August 8, 2014
A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that “it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack.” The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based U.S. Investigations Services (USIS) probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story. A “multi-agency cyber response team is working with the company to identify the scope of the intrusion,” DHS spokesman Peter Boogaard said in a statement.

A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that “it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack.” The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based U.S. Investigations Services (USIS) probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story. A “multi-agency cyber response team is working with the company to identify the scope of the intrusion,” DHS spokesman Peter Boogaard said in a statement.

August 6, 2014
How to understand the social network’s privacy policy and take control of targeted ads.

How to understand the social network’s privacy policy and take control of targeted ads.

August 4, 2014
Windows is one of Microsoft’s main money makers, and the company is interested in seeing as many current Windows users move to its latest operating system as possible. However, no matter what the company does, there still are plenty of users who are on older Windows versions, including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. ZDNet has learned that Microsoft may be working on a huge Windows 9 surprise to convince reluctant users to finally move to the latest Windows operating system available. The company is reportedly considering offering some sort of Windows 9 upgrade deal to XP, Vista and Windows 7 users, with a completely free upgrade option also on the table. This isn’t the first time free Windows 9

Windows is one of Microsoft’s main money makers, and the company is interested in seeing as many current Windows users move to its latest operating system as possible. However, no matter what the company does, there still are plenty of users who are on older Windows versions, including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. ZDNet has learned that Microsoft may be working on a huge Windows 9 surprise to convince reluctant users to finally move to the latest Windows operating system available. The company is reportedly considering offering some sort of Windows 9 upgrade deal to XP, Vista and Windows 7 users, with a completely free upgrade option also on the table. This isn’t the first time free Windows 9

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