Virtual Reality to Help Treat Paranoia

In a research at Oxford University funded by Medical Research Council thirty patients suffering with paranoia were successfully treated with the help of Virtual Reality. The recreations aided the patients to study social circumstances they dreaded were really safe. The study was headed by Professor Daniel Freeman who is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the Oxford University.

The thirty patients were divided into two groups; one group was asked to behave like they usually do in ...

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Sea Hero Quest – A Gaming App That Aims at Combating Dementia

What better way to identify dementia than to have a huge audience around the world play a game? That is exactly what scientists are aiming to do with the help of a game called Sea Hero Quest. This new game has been launched recently and is available on smartphones worldwide. In the game, players set sail as they begin searching for precious artifacts which are in the form of memories. These artifacts can be collected at different locations around ...

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Robot Stitches up Tissues on Living Pigs – Surgeons May Have Help in Form of Robots Soon

STAR, short for Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot has been stitching up tissues in living animals with precision that is, at times, better than real doctors. This seems to be a big deal for the robotics and medical fields. We have already been applying robotics technology in many industries where robots have been able to do the work successfully that may be tough for humans to perform. The field of medical sciences is a vast world, and robotics has been continuously ...

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What is Zika Virus and How to Prevent It?

About Zika Virus

Zika Virus (ZIKV) causes the Zika fever; it is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus). Zika virus is a member of Flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae. It is connected to yellow fever, dengue, Japanese encephalitis and West Nile, viruses that are members of the virus family Flaviviridae.

A Brief History of Zika Virus

It first got its name Zika Virus in 1952, when a monkey developed a fever in the Zika Forest, Uganda. The virus was kept under isolation from humans until ...

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Technology Addiction – Who is Doing This to Us?

There was a time when light was a symbol of enlightenment and self-realization but that has quickly changed. Now when we talk about light in darkness, it is usually the light of your smartphone lighting up for a new notification. You’d get up weary eyed to the sound of that ding and check what just came up in your virtual social world that has quite ironically made you unsocial. And now that you have checked that notification, you decide to ...

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The Transformation of Thought into Movement Helps a Paralyzed Man Use his Limbs Again

Ian Burkhart had almost given up hope when in 2010 he dived into a wave in shallow water and lost the use of his hands with only some movement in the arm. But two years ago, when scientists in Ohio helped him control his hands right wrist and hand with his thoughts, Burkhart could hope for a better future once again.

Burkhart was equipped with a system which helped him use his hands and control their movement through his thoughts. It ...

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Are Your Ready To Delete Bad Memories?

A Team of Researchers have a Pill That Makes Them Go Away

“But the memories that hang heaviest are the easiest to recall. They hold in their creases the ability to change one’s life, organically, forever. Even when you shake them out, they’ve left permanent wrinkles in the fabric of your soul.”

― Julie Gregory, Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

Gregory explains the pain of a bad memory quite adeptly, and just as much as we would want these ...

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Liam Robot – An Apple Inc. Robot that Works to Accomplish Company’s Go-Green Objectives

In one of the Cupertino warehouses, a massive robot works relentlessly to address a mounting problem for the consumer electronics industry – Handling electronic waste effectively. Liam is a robot owned by Apple Inc. and it has been under creation for almost three years. Apple ensured that the robot remained a secret until now when Apple finally decided to pull the sheets off Liam in their spring product launch event.

While we have been focusing really hard on bringing robots ...

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Solar Ride – Bengaluru Offsets Pollution by Introducing ElecRic to its Streets

Problem

The world is grappling with a situation where our natural resources are diminishing far more quickly than they can be replaced. The number of vehicles used throughout the world has increased to extraordinary numbers. Many people own more than one vehicle now and every vehicle needs fuel to run on. This brings us to the point that our fuel resources are fairly limited.

While they may not be on the verge of ending immediately, over a period of time we may ...

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Recent Studies Show That Social Media and Depression Go Hand in Hand

Depression is a problem that is rooted more deeply in our generation than ever before. We continuously hope to evade from such problems but we end up in a web that is difficult to break. And when I say web there is some reference to the World Wide Web in it too, because a recent research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that the use of social media may be directly linked to depression.

The research aims ...

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