Ever since two men first laid a bet on two flies climbing up a cave wall, gambling has struck at the core of the human condition: the future is uncertain. And while games of chance like dice and cards have been with us for centuries, bar room wagers on matters of abstract speculation have often been lost to history, disappearing as fast as the hot air that produced them.
Until now, that is.
3-D technology enables prospective home buyers to take virtual tours of a property before it is constructed, giving them confidence before they sign on the dotted line. The director of the simulation facility says the company designed the lab so homeowners wouldn't have to take on such a large commitment blindly.
New research shows how our brains anchor the “mental compass.” Without this complex system for keeping track of which direction you’re facing as you move around, remembering how to get around would be impossible.
Knee replacement is the most common joint replacement worldwide. Providing huge relief, most of the time. Using CT imaging, special computer software, and 3D printer technology, scientists produce a unique knee implant and customized surgical instruments, designed for one patient and only that patient.
Let's talk robots. Not science fiction film plots, '80s dance moves or frenetic 'they're stealing our jobs' narratives intending to draw upon readers' deep-seated anxieties -- but the realistic capabilities of robots and the influence of robotic technologies on the American workforce.
Among the mass of reporting with headlines perhaps better suited to a Cineplex leader board, it seems we've collectively forgone questioning, simply, "What are robots and what can they accomplish?" and instead fixated on possible outcomes unrelated to current technologies or their trajectories.
The banks of the future are looking to inject new life into their outlets -- transforming formally dull environments into efficient, modern, tech-savvy destinations.
Long lines and dated designs are being replaced with luxurious lounge areas, tailored service offerings and even robots. Banks, it seems, are about to become a whole lot cooler.
Now, research shows that the right kind of mental rest, which strengthens and consolidates memories from recent learning, may boost later learning.
At the University of Texas at Austin, graduate student research Margaret Schlichting and associate professor of psychology and neuroscience Alison Preston gave participants in the study two learning tasks in which participants were asked to memorize different series of associated photo pairs.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu. Every year, there are more than 20,000 pediatric hospitalizations with the Centers for Disease Control reporting five deaths from the flu since May in cases hitting the East Coast early. Last year, only half of all Americans got vaccinated.
Between us there's a fence but certainly no middle man collecting fees. We call it sharing. Listening to the creators of the biggest, most profitable "sharing economy" websites, you really have to wonder how we've come to describe this new method of doing business in this way. And the need to pay attention is no small matter. Your neighbors are doing it. But this peer to peer economy is not for everyone and is not without its' critics.
Since it was invented in the 19th century, the basic concept of the bicycle has stayed the same. But as Michelle Miller explains, that may be changing. In technical terms, it is a lightweight, highly efficient pedal assist wheel fully operated through the Smart App on your smart phone. In other terms Smart Wheel is an amazing tool that makes your commute easier, faster and smarter.