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Teenagers were right all along - its better to slouch in your chair than sit upright

Sitting up straight is not the best position for office workers as it places an unnecessary strain on your back The best position in which to sit at your desk is leaning back, at about 135 degrees Experts said sitting was known to contribute to lower back pain Data from the British Chiropractic Association says 32% of the population spends more than 10 hours a day seated Half do not leave their desks, even to have lunch Two thirds of people also sit down at home when they get home fr

Why do smokers gain weight when they quit smoking? - The intestinal bugs breed when the smoking stops

Researchers in Switzerland have found that weight gains after quitting smoking are due to changes in the composition of intestinal flora, and not due to increased calorie intake They found that weight increases occur even if the calorie intake levels remain the same or even decrease compared to levels before ditching the cigarettes Researchers attributed the weight gains to changes in the bacterial diversity of the intestine When smokers wave goodbye to their cigarettes, eighty per cen

Harvard study finds 4 cups of coffee a day cuts suicide rates by 50%

Alternative title: Caffeine shortage will lead to increased suicides Drinking several cups of coffee daily appears to reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50%, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health HSPH researchers The study was published online July 2, 2013, in The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry “Unlike previous investigations, we were able to assess association of consumption of caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages, and we identif

Rory Mcilroy vrs a robot golfer - video

Golf phenomenon Rory McIlroy is challenged by a robot to a competition to see who can hit a golfball into a washing machine as McIlroy famously did as a child This video from the European Challenge is less about golf ability -although there is plenty of that- and more about the robot's attitude Don't assume the puny human doesn't stand a chance against a GPS automaton So why isn't this in Humor / funny videos Just look at the tech behind it!

Germans developing a robot ape - video

The dawn of our new robot overlords has arrived Aim of the project iStruct is the development of a robotic system as well as of biologically inspired structural components which, if applied on the robotic system, effectively improve the locomotion and mobility characteristics In order to achieve this goal, an improved perception of the environment and the own condition is needed The intelligent structures to be developed contain a variety of functions which cannot only extend the alr

8 foods that are eaten in the US yet are banned in other countries

Outside of China do Americans eat come of the most processed junk on the planet However synthetic growth hormones in meat and milk is just crazy http://wwwbuzzfeedcom/ashleyperez/8-foods-we-eat-in-the-us-that-are-banned-in-other-countriesutm_campaign=socialflow

Amazing underground bike storage in Japan - video

The technology and planning behind this is amazing, not to mention the cost of installing this huge underground storage system for bikes [flash=640x360]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/pcZSU40RBrg[/flash]

Amazing braking system of the new Volvo trucks - video

On a test track in the new Volvo FH, together with test drivers you get to experience how the Collision Warning with Emergency Brake system can avoid a rear end collision, even if its tight! The tractor trailer is fully loaded to 40 tons GCW Amazing!!!! [flash=640x360]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/Pl1UMfxa_r4hl=en_US[/flash]

Lockheed Martin just bought a new computer that is 500,000 times faster than its old one

VANCOUVER — When the world’s largest defense contractor reportedly paid $10 million for a superfast quantum computer, the Burnaby, BC, company that built it earned a huge vote of confidence Two years after Lockheed Martin acquired the first commercially viable quantum computer from D-Wave Systems, the American aerospace and technology giant is once again throwing its weight behind a technology many thought was still the stuff of science fiction Lockheed Martin has just upgraded its D-

All you need to know about charging Lithium Ion batteries for your phone

If you have ever wondered about how to charge your battery this comprehensive list of facts is good to know #7 was interesting as the car only charged the phone at 1 an 15 amps So it good to know that more is not better However if you are able to replace your battery it may only be about $30 to buy a new one 1 Charging is what reduces the life of a lithium ion battery Batteries are usually rated between 700-1000 charge cycles while keeping 90% of their capacity 2 Charging 0-

Men are ultimately doomed, the Y chromosome is turning into junk

The Y chromosome is slowly getting mutated and as it doesn't have a pair to repair with, like the X does in women, it is slowly degrading and will disappear Mind you 5 million years is a long time away, humanity has plenty of time to do some gene therapy and repair the Y Chromosome Evolutionary geneticist Jenny Graves says while the process is likely to happen within the next five million years it could have begun in some isolated groups "As long as something came along it its stead

A Google engineer visits Vietnam and comes away really impressed at the students

Google engineer Neil Fraser recently visited schools in that Vietnam and came away quite impressed with the commitment to teaching computer science starting at an early age As he wrote earlier this month, it all starts early In third grade they learn how to use Windows, in fourth grade they learn Logo commands and loops and by fifth grade they can write procedures By the eleventh grade they can pass a Google exam well worth reading http://neilfrasername/news/2013/03/16/

Prince Rupert Drop - glass that cannot broken but easily fractures - video

An interesting topic about glass that is formed by dropping it into water It cannot be broken, even with a hammer, but fractures easily and shatters into tiny pieces High speed cameras capture this interesting effect [flash=640x360]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/xe-f4gokRBs[/flash]

Blogger gives up eating, mixes all the ingredients he needs to live into a milkshake instead - looks healthy enough

This is interesting, what if you could control all the nutrition intake into your body to optimize your body's efficiency and minimize sickness and reactions such as allergies This guy is doing it, he analyzed all the ingredients needed to live, that we know of, created a food that meets those needs, and only eats it [quote] I hypothesized that the body doesn't need food itself, merely the chemicals and elements it contains So, I resolved to embark on an experiment What if I consumed

Science shows red wine keeps you healthy and live longer

A new study demonstrates what researchers consider conclusive evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models What’s more, the researchers have uncovered the molecular mechanism for this interaction, and show that a class of more potent drugs currently in clinical trials act in a similar fashion Pharmaceutical compounds similar to resveratrol may potentially treat and prevent diseases related to aging in peopl
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