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Intensive Care: Enter With Your Wits, Leave With Dementia

You may have noticed that when a relative or friend is hopitalized for a heart attack, respiratory failure, serious infection, or any serious illness that impacts the body's vital organs, they may return home somewhat mentally diminished. They may seem foggy or confused, they don't remember familiar people, or they have difficulty making simple decisions. Your relative or friend is not alone.

The Robot Roundup

A look at what has happened in the world of robots in the last week or so. This feature roundup will give you looks at what robots are doing, what researchers and making and how you can get into the world of robotics in at least a little way.

Beauty And Brains: Science Award Winner Creates Bioplastic From Banana Peels

Proof that beauty and brains are not mutually exclusive recently came in the form of a 16-year-old Turkish woman, Elif Bilgin. Over the summer she won the 2013 Science in Action award, part of the third annual Google Science Fair. The invention that garnered the resident of Istanbul, Turkey, the $50,000 prize was a method for turning banana peels into bioplastic.

Artificial Intelligence Could Replace Humans In As Little As Five Years

According to one technology engineer, machines could take the place of humans within sales, call center and customer service positions within the next five years. That's a scary thought, isn't it? Do his predictions hold water, though?

Memories Connected With Addiction And PTSD May Be Erased With New Discovery

While memory is essential to all life forms, some specific memories are not essential.  Memories that are very painful and those that lead us to do things that are harmful to us, like drinking alcohol to excess or taking drugs... if those memories could be erased, we could stop some very destructive, life-disruptive diseases, like addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from taking hold of our lives. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) may have found a way to remove those harmful memories without damaging other memories or the ability to form new ones.

GSM London Meets UK's IT Job Demand, Preparing Students For High-Level Careers

Technology and engineering occupations comprise six of the top ten categories of jobs in demand in the United Kingdom, according to CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists. With the competition for educated employees in the specialized field of IT, those that have completed a university level computer science degree will have a greater opportunity to secure a highly rewarding and lucrative career, post graduation.

MIT Is Looking To Pull Fresh Water Out Of Thin Air

Due to the lack of water, plants and insects in some of the most arid regions on Earth have evolved to absorb moisture straight from the air, pulling it from fog banks that roll in off the ocean. Now, researchers at MIT are looking to emulate that technique on a much, much larger scale.

Innovative Toilets Of The Future To Use New Technology - And Old

Curious as to what toilets in the future will hold? Toilet technology in the future will feature new innovations to protect public health. The emerging technology here is pretty amazing. And the names for this new technology are pretty amusing for those easily amused.

New Treatment For Dry & Wet Macular Degeneration Shows Great Promise

At the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, researchers in its Laboratory for Retinal Rehabilitation have been studying the potential of a class of drugs aimed at inhibiting MDM2 proteins that occur in the eyes of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Positve results in testing these inhibitors in mice models of the disease suggest a promising path to treatment of AMD, a disease that affects 11 million persons in the U.S. alone.

New Litmus-Paper Test Identifies Poached Marine Mammal Meat In Mere Minutes

Whale meat again? Don't know where, don't know when... until now! Thanks to a new litmus-paper test developed in Taiwan, the question of whether the catch of the day had fins or flippers can be resolved conclusively in just 10 minutes.