Following up to my Day 1 Impressions, today I spent more time exploring ’new and exciting stuff‘. Full Gallery here. Pardon the Potato Quality of Photos, they are snapshots from my el-cheapo action cam. I’d be keeping this a bit more brief from the last one, as I went through quite a bit of stuff […]

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Many children living with sensory processing disorder or ASD react differently to sound. That kind of response is common among those on the autism spectrum. The details of that aversion matter when it comes to identifying the cause and possible treatments. The aversion may or may not be an instance of misophonia, also known as selective sound […]

Bis zu 20 Prozent der Bevölkerung leiden an Misophonie – einer Störung, die bestimmte Geräusche wie Kauen oder Schnarchen unerträglich macht. Doch was, wenn man den Partner nicht mal atmen hören kann? Die Wenigsten dürften Schmatzgeräusche beim Essen oder röhrendes Husten angenehm finden. Bei Menschen mit Misophonie kann die Antipathie gegenüber bestimmten Geräuschen allerdings zu Wutanfällen […]

Female puberty is starting earlier and earlier, with worrying consequences for women’s health By Virginia Sole-Smith on May 1, 2019 Credit: Getty Images Read more from this special report: Inconceivable: The Science of Women’s Reproductive Health </a></section>“ data-newsletterpromo-text=“<p>Sign up for <em>Scientific American</em>&rsquo;s free newsletters.</p>“ data-newsletterpromo-image=“https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/458BF87F-514B-44EE-B87F5D531772CF83_source.png&#8220; data-newsletterpromo-button-text=“Sign Up“ data-newsletterpromo-button-link=“https://www.scientificamerican.com/page/newsletter-sign-up/?origincode=2018_sciam_ArticlePromo_NewsletterSignUp“&gt; Three weeks before her eighth birthday, Josie […]

Forscher aus Princeton und von Google haben einen Roboterarm entwickelt, der Objekte greift, in einen Behälter wirft und sein Wurfverhalten optimiert. Von Hans-Arthur Marsiske Zu den verbreitetsten Aufgaben für Industrieroboter zählt „Pick and Place“: Sie sollen Gegenstände greifen und an einer vorgegebenen Stelle wieder ablegen. In der Regel erledigen sie das mit atemberaubender Geschwindigkeit und […]

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY IMAGE: CHARLES H. HENNEKENS, M.D., SENIOR AUTHOR, FIRST SIR RICHARD DOLL PROFESSOR, AND SENIOR ACADEMIC ADVISOR IN FAU’S SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, AND COLLABORATORS, USED DATA FROM THE MULTIPLE CAUSE OF… view more  CREDIT: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY Firearm-related deaths in school-age children are increasing at alarming rates in the United States where homicide […]

by George Dvorsky Weak magnetic fields were shown to influence brainwave patterns in humans, according to new research. Pictured here are neurons (green), which produce brain waves. Image: Gerry Shaw/Wikimedia The ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field—a trait known as magnetoreception—is well documented among many animals, but researchers have struggled to show that humans are […]