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Aluminum foil lamps outshine incandescent lights
...ter, brighter and more efficient than incandescent lights
and are expected, with further engineering, to approach or surpass the efficiency of fluorescent lighting. The plasma panels are also six times thinner than panels composed of light-emitting diodes, said Eden, who also is a researcher at the universi...
UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor
...00 to $500 for a system to power two to four small lights
or appliances. A report on the programme will be ...f most developed countries, with perhaps dozens of lights
and unlimited electric power on every floor of a home, conditions in rural parts of India may seem u...
Position of car indicator lights affects safety -- designers should take note
...t which way a car will turn if its amber indicator lights
are inside the headlights (i.e. nearer the middle of the car) than if the indicator lights
are outside the headlights, according to research published today in the Journal of Applied Cognitiv...
Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients
...y, including epileptic seizures caused by flashing lights
of video games and television. Erba says that he also encounters patients affected by a similar flickering effect caused by sunlight filtering through a row of trees as the patients are riding in cars. "Photosensitive patients may twitch, then jerk...
Northwestern surgeon invents teaching technology for scary patient exams
...dying. I worried how will I pay my bills, will the lights
go out, is the check going to bounce?" she said. Now she talks to and encourages black students to go into medicine. She tells them what she has learned: "You can accomplish anything."...
Drug treatment slows macular vision loss in diabetics
...ys damage, rather than improve, vision by blocking lights
entry onto the retina. "Weve suspected for awhile that ranibuzumabs ability to shut down VEGFs signaling would do the trick because its highly likely that VEGF is the culprit when it comes to diabetic macular edema," says Nguyen. More than 4 m...
New technology to speed up research into Huntington's disease
...pellets; if it touched the incorrect stimulus, the lights
went out and the mouse did not get a reward. Both normal and HD mice learnt to touch the correct stimulus with their noses and were able to learn the correct stimulus to obtain a reward by day 10. The researchers also demonstrated that when the sti...
Test can predict spread of eye cancer to liver
...other half experience blurred vision, see flashing lights
and distortions or have defects in the visual field that usually involve blank spots in their peripheral vision. Most of the time, those symptoms won't mean there's an ocular melanoma, Harbour says, but they should be examined by an eye doctor. Unl...
Seeing two figures in coordinated action helps brain pick out movements of one
...ance Team with sports suits that each contained 13 lights
marking key body parts, such as the head, hands, k... movements. Using motion capture technology, the lights
in the video were converted into dots that the researchers could manipulate. The original samples of...
Migraine treatment and prevention in women
... typically migraines without aura (bright flashing lights
that may precede migraine) that occur predictably around the menses. They are caused, studies suggest, by the decline in estrogen levels before menstruation. Menstrual migraines may be prevented by taking medication only during the vulnerable period ...
People who smoke light cigarettes less likely to quit
...ely to show interest in quitting if they know that lights
do not reduce health risks. In addition, the autho... the potentially detrimental effects of the use of lights
to reduce health risks and the potential impact on subsequent smoking cessation," she said. ...
Smokers invite to test vaccine against nicotine addiction
...so will prevent relapse. When a vaccinated smoker lights
up months after quitting, the person should not experience the nicotine-triggered reward that tempts most people back into the habit. Northern California smokers over 18 are invited to join a national study to determine whether NicVax can help peopl...
New study finds that Ramelteon shows potential for circadian phase shifting
...l bedtime. Study drug was given 30 minutes before lights
out. Eight hours after lights
out, patients were awakened, and melatonin levels were measured every 60 minutes for 10 hours. Mela...
Do bicycle helmet laws prevent head injuries and improve health?
... road rules, poor road design, and cycling without lights
at night. Robinson's arguments against helmet legislation are flawed, argue four professors of epidemiology from Canada and the US. They challenge her interpretation of the data she presents and point to several independent studies showing a protecti...
WOWing the crowds
...s method involves adding a fluorescent marker that lights
up in color when activated by the right protein and sorting through the cells for those containing the marked proteins and their coding genes. Automated devices for sorting cells can handle many thousands of droplets per second. "Searches that now ta...
'Visible Proofs' exhibition on forensic medicine opens at NIH
... with recreated miniature murder scenes, use black lights
to test for evidence of ingerprints and bloodstains, examine human bones for tale-telling characteristics, and use software to create a composite face from hundreds of facial features....
Viagra, unlikely tool for vision research, slows the visual response to flickering light
...he ability of human observers to detect flickering lights
under various conditions, a team of researchers, including Andrew Stockman of the Institute of Ophthalmology, London, has demonstrated that therapeutic 100 mg doses of Viagra cause transient losses in the sensitivity to flicker. These losses range in...
Researchers develop portable 'vein finder' for faster, more accurate injections
...evices on the market that try to locate veins with lights
or heat strips, the GTRI-developed system will be faster and more reliable, says Connell Reynolds, founder of Reynolds Medical Inc., a medical device manufacturer in Fairburn, Ga., that is sponsoring the project. A former paramedic, Reynolds says t...
Congo conflict 'The world's deadliest humanitarian crisis'
...es to the DRC emergency, and to not switch off the lights
yet again on what may well be the world's greatest humanitarian crisis.'...
Early experience may shape our sensory perceptions
...raised in an abnormal sensory environment in which lights
and sounds were always presented at the same time, but from different locations. Wallace said this arrangement is at odds with the normal world, where sensory cues from a single event typically occur at the same time and place. "Intriguingly, the ne...