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Brain-zapping implants that change mood and lift depression

Teams of researchers are developing sesame seed-size neuro-implants that detect brain activity that signals depression and then deliver targeted electrical zaps to elevate your mood. It's very early days in the science and technology but recent studies suggest that we're on the path. Links to scientific papers below. Fortunately, the goal is to develop tools and a methodology more precise than the horrifically blunt "shock therapy" of last century. From Science News: DARPA, a Department of...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Minneapolis, Neuroscience, Department Of Defense, Mental Health, Depression, Darpa, Brains, Ucla, Massachusetts General Hospital, UCSF, University of Minnesota, Justin Sanchez, Widge


Trump again confuses climate change with weather in tweet attacking Amy Klobuchar

Donald Trump attacked Amy Klobuchar on Sunday, in a tweet that appeared to demonstrate a lack of understanding about climate change. The Democratic senator had announced that she was running for the presidency earlier that day, in a speech delivered as snow fell around her in Minneapolis. The Minnesota senator added that on her first day as president she would have the US rejoin the Paris climate agreement, which Mr Trump withdrew the country from in 2017.
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Minneapolis, US, Paris, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic


JD.com Averts a Crisis as Billionaire CEO Cleared in Rape Probe

Chief Executive Officer Richard Liu won’t be charged in connection with a rape investigation in Minneapolis, ending a months-long probe that made global headlines and cast doubt over JD’s leadership. On Friday, JD gained 5.9 percent to $21.08 -- still well below roughly $30 before Liu’s arrest became public. Liu, who controls a majority of the $35 billion company’s voting rights, was arrested Aug. 31 and accused of raping a 21-year-old female Chinese undergraduate student.
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, Liu, Richard Liu




Save the Date: Leading Acoustics Meeting in Minneapolis May 7-11, 2018

Science promises to sound more exciting than ever at this year's Acoustical Society of America meeting. Presenters will reveal the latest in acoustics research with insight into topics like how new materials could control acoustic waves, improving audio in virtual reality, acoustic levitation, and how certain insects use acoustics to attract a mate, as well as much more.
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, Acoustical Society of America


DHS S&T Keeps the Super Bowl Safe

More than 66,000 football fans poured into U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this past February and were able to enjoy the nation's 52nd Super Bowl in a safe and secure setting thanks to a few DHS S&T programs, which enhanced the overall security efforts were fielded before and during the big game.
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, Dhs, U S Bank Stadium


Balance exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis

MINNEAPOLIS - A special program that involves balance and eye movement exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) with their balance problems and fatigue, according to a study published in the Jan. 31, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Super Bowl host city ready for smartphone surge?

Minneapolis is getting ready for the huge influx of people expected for Super Bowl 52 and also preparing to meet their needs for connectivity.
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Small UFO Obliterated By Oklahoma City's Chartered Plane

Following their loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder flew from Minneapolis to Chicago for the second leg of a back-to-back. En route, their team plane seems to have wiped out a very tiny UFO:
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago, Basketball, Nba, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City, Martians


Minnesota scientist: EPA pressured her to change testimony

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota scientist who leads an Environmental Protection Agency scientific advisory board says she was pressured by the agency’s chief of staff to change her testimony before Congress to downplay the Trump administration’s decision not to reappoint half of the board’s members. Emails show that EPA Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson asked […]
Tags: Science, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Congress, Ap, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Ryan Jackson, Nation & World Politics


Protect Your Brain: Free Bike Helmet Giveaway in Minneapolis

For a sixth consecutive year, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) will be giving away 1,000 bike helmets to children and adults on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Mill City Farmers Market. The free bike helmet giveaway is designed to raise awareness of and help prevent head injuries in Minnesota. It will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as quantities are limited.
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Minneapolis, American Academy of Neurology AAN


Anti-Vaxxers Brought Their War to Minnesota—Then Came Measles

Misinformation targeted at Somali-American communities in Minneapolis is fueling the state's biggest outbreak in three decades. The post Anti-Vaxxers Brought Their War to Minnesota—Then Came Measles appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Tech, Public Health, Vaccines, Epidemiology, Measles


This Old FBI File Is a Great Reminder of Just How Screwed Trump's Lying Cronies Are

Martin Friedman, the head of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, died last May at the age of 90. At the time, I requested Friedman’s FBI file through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and that 93-page file was delivered to me yesterday. While there’s nothing scandalous in it, reading the file made me…Read more...
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, Fbi, Foia, Fbi Files, Friedman, Walker Art Center, Freedom of Information Act, Foia Requests, Martin Friedman


Minneapolis study finds most major heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol

Researchers wanted to find out if new statin guidelines were affecting the number of heart attacks. What they found was promising, but revealed a basic flaw in preventive care.
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Inductive heating of Magnetic Nanoparticles enables safe thawing of cryopreserved transplant organs

A new study reveals that nanotechnology can be used to rapidly rewarm cryogenically treated samples without damaging delicate frozen tissues, which may someday help make organ cryopreservation a reality. More than 60% of the hearts and lungs donated for transplantation must be discarded annually, because these tissues cannot be kept on ice for longer than four hours. According to recent estimates, if only half of unused organs were successfully transplanted, transplant waiting lists could be eli...
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, Minneapolis, Innovation, Nanoparticles, AAAS, University of Minnesota, Cryonics


American Indian Engineers Present Inaugural Award to Sandia Diversity Specialist

Marie Capitan, a diversity workforce specialist at Sandia National Laboratories, is one of five professionals honored this weekend at the 2016 AISES National Conference in Minneapolis. She will accept the Blazing Flame Award, which honors an outstanding professional who has blazed a path for Native Americans in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers.
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, Sandia National Laboratories


Unusual lunar-grazing Aldebaran eclipse visible Tuesday, October 18 across US

As seen from a path about a mile wide extending from Los Angeles, California, to Denver, Colorado, and on to Minnesota south of Minneapolis (and further east, to Lake Superior and Labrador), the bright star Aldebaran's angular diameter will be evident to anyone using binoculars or a small telescope (weather permitting) as the star rapidly fades in and out multiple times among mountains near the moon's north pole. The fades can last even over a second to cover the star's disk, which subtends 120 ...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Minneapolis, US, Space Exploration, Aldebaran, Lake Superior, Los Angeles California, Denver Colorado



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