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Month: November 2015

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Studies Claim Wi-Fi Isn’t a Risk

The argument over electromagnetic sensitivity is continuing with more statements speaking against the condition. Now a new claim states that Wi-Fi isn't the thing that is making people sick, but rather, a "nocebo effect." Starting with one claim, it begins with a misconception. Wi-Fi isn't actually new technology; it's just a reinterpretation of old technology. We have had radio frequency for more than a century, in fact. There is a ton of literature in the world claiming that electromagnetic sensitivity isn't real, citing the idea that we have been exposed to different concentrations of radiation during all times of human history. This latest study explores the "nocebo effect," which essentially states that the sicknesses may be real, but it's due to a psychological thing rather tha...
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Private Jets Are Going at Fire-Sale Prices

According to TripAdvisor's 2013 Air Travel Survey, 25% of respondents would choose one airline over another if it offered wifi. Though you might not associate fire-sale prices with private aircrafts, new research from Gama Aviation shows that one in eight of Great Britain's nearly 600 private jets are for sale, and for good prices, too. The average asking price of the some 78 jets, which range between "entry-level" planes that seat just four passengers to small airliners, is £3.2 million (about $4.94 million USD). That may not sound like a "bargain," but according to Gama Aviation's chief marketing officer, it becomes a buyer's market when one in 10 private planes are up for sale. So with one in eight up for grabs, savvy negotiators should be able to snap up a bargain price for an aircr...
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How Does the Human Brain Keep the Body Hydrated? Researchers May Have Just Found Out

A new study from a research team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Duke University has made a breakthrough discovery about how the brain detects and prevents dehydration. The study was published on Oct. 6 in the academic journal Cell Reports, and the major finding focused on the structure of a specific protein in the human brain that regulates hydration and temperature for the entire body. According to Tech Times and the Dispatch Tribunal, scientists previously had no clue how the brain managed to measure and control temperature throughout the body, thereby causing certain responses (like sweating or thirst) to regulate hydration and warmth. The research team stated that the discovery could yield important developments and treatments fo...