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#1061  Postby The_Metatron » Aug 11, 2016 6:50 pm

Very inventive.


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#1062  Postby Macdoc » Aug 20, 2016 7:37 am

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#1063  Postby DougC » Aug 20, 2016 7:36 pm

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#1064  Postby Macdoc » Aug 21, 2016 12:39 am

"To hold something which is twice as old as Christianity and to close your eyes and think back to the Ancient Egyptian civilization, and the time of the Pharaohs, is quite remarkable."


I got that same "sweep of history moment" the first time I put my hand on a Roman Triumphal arch in S France and envisioned Roman soldiers marching through it.

Best tho was seeing this.
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30,000 years old and could have been make yesterday - really drew the connection over time. Seeing cave bear scratches meters up the wall put it in perspective as well. A "Candle in the WInd" we are.
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#1065  Postby Macdoc » Aug 24, 2016 10:01 pm

cross posted ....can you imagine the change in quality of life

No scalpel, no drill: Medical procedure to treat uncontrollable hand tremor a 'game changer'
Ontario woman 1 of 40 patients to receive procedure that will 'revolutionize' treatment of brain disease
By Kas Roussy, CBC News Posted: Aug 24, 2016 5:00 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 24, 2016 5:17 PM ET

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Dr. Nir Lipsman from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto prepares 76-year-old Noreen Smith for her medical procedure. (Kas Roussy/CBC)




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#1066  Postby aliihsanasl » Aug 26, 2016 12:08 pm

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#1067  Postby Macdoc » Aug 26, 2016 10:04 pm

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#1068  Postby Griz_ » Aug 27, 2016 1:58 am

He scores! Thief in goalie gear makes off with cases of beer

If we’d made this up, you’d accuse us of shamelessly pandering to Canadian stereotypes.

RCMP in the small town of Russell, Manitoba, are after a couple of thieves who pulled off what has to be the most Canuck burglary of all time.

Police released surveillance video this week showing the pair breaking through a glass door and snatching a few two-fours of beer from the coolers.

Article: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/natio ... story.html

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#1069  Postby aliihsanasl » Aug 27, 2016 7:51 am



They took him to vet but guy who saved him will need medical help too because until the end he complained that "I can't feel my feet" :lol:
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#1070  Postby DougC » Aug 28, 2016 11:06 pm

B.B.C. - Micronesia: Couple rescued from desert island after SOS spotted in sand

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#1071  Postby Mike_L » Aug 30, 2016 9:11 pm

Virtual Reality brings pain relief...

Hospitals try giving patients a dose of VR

By Ian King and Caroline Chen
2016-08-29

San Francisco - When Deona Duke woke up from a medically-induced coma to begin recovering from burns that covered almost a third of her body, one of her treatments was hurling snowballs at penguins.

The 13-year-old was set on fire when a bonfire exploded on her and her friend. To prevent infection, burn victims need their bandages changed and dead skin scraped away. Sometimes, even morphine isn’t enough to make that tolerable.

At the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Duke’s doctors gave her a virtual reality headset. Slipping it on, she was immersed in “SnowWorld,” an icy landscape where she got to lob snow at snowmen and igloos. The Texas hospital is one of the few trying out virtual reality to relieve pain.

“I’d never heard of it so I was a little surprised,” she said. “When I first tried it, it distracted me from what they were doing so it helped with the pain,” she added.

It’s still a new and experimental approach, but proponents of virtual reality say that it can be an effective treatment for everything from intense pain to Alzheimer’s disease to arachnophobia to depression.
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The idea is that the worst pain can be alleviated by manipulating the way the human mind works: the more you focus on pain, the worse it feels. Swamp the brain with an overload of sensory inputs—such as with the immersion in a virtual world—and its capacity to process pain, to be conscious of it, goes down.

“Pain is our harm alarm and it does a really good job of getting our attention,” said Beth Darnall, a clinical associate professor at Stanford Health Care’s division of pain medicine. She says VR, which Stanford has done some pilot studies on, is a psychological tool, like meditation, that can “calm the nervous system, and that dampens the pain processing.”
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Full article at:
http://www.fin24.com/Tech/News/hospitals-try-giving-patients-a-dose-of-vr-20160829

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Of related interest...

360-degree video is a rudimentary form of virtual reality.

There're already quite a few of them on YouTube. Two samples from Disney...

[Position mouse cursor in screen area while video plays. Hold down on left mouse button and move left, right, up, down to look around.
Alternatively, click on the arrows in the disc (at top-left of the video window) to rotate around the vertical axis, horizontal axis.]



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#1072  Postby DougC » Sep 05, 2016 11:57 pm

B.B.C. - Freddie Mercury: Asteroid named after late Queen star to mark 70th birthday

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#1073  Postby DougC » Sep 06, 2016 11:42 pm

B.B.C. - Calf Top Cumbrian hill re-categorised as a mountain

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#1074  Postby DougC » Sep 08, 2016 12:03 am

B.B.C. - A 16-year-old British girl earns £48,000 helping Chinese people name their babies

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#1075  Postby DougC » Sep 10, 2016 1:52 am

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#1076  Postby DougC » Sep 15, 2016 12:32 am

Lost calf found after nine days.

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#1077  Postby DougC » Sep 28, 2016 12:19 am

B.B.C. - When Tom Hanks runs into your wedding photos

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#1078  Postby aliihsanasl » Sep 29, 2016 10:07 am

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#1079  Postby aliihsanasl » Oct 03, 2016 1:02 pm

Sculpture of Istanbul’s cat phenomenon ‘Tombili’ to be inaugurated on Oct 4

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A sculpture created in memory of “Tombili,” the portly cat who became a social media phenomenon after being photographed posing on a sidewalk in Istanbul’s Ziverbey neighborhood, will be inaugurated on Oct. 4 on World Animal Day.
Following a Change.org campaign demanding that the Kadıköy Municipality arrange a commemorative sculpture of Tombili, who died in August, sculptor Seval Şahin voluntarily erected the sculpture demonstrating Tombili’s iconic pose on the sidewalk.

The sculpture will be officially inaugurated in the same place where the photo was taken at 1:00 p.m. on World Animal Day.

Tombili, whose fame spread worldwide after his iconic picture appeared on the viral site 9GAG, passed away after a month-long illness on Aug. 1.

His death was announced by a notice hung on a tree in the neighborhood’s Güleç Street, reading: “You will live on in our hearts"
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#1080  Postby DougC » Oct 04, 2016 2:40 am

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