Showing posts from June 10, 2012

MOA Tonight

We listen to music and talk to people. Watch on cable channel 11 in the Boise area or on-line at . Watch previous shows here , and check out the backgrounds here . Join us at MOA's Facebook page  for discussion throughout the week. :) Also this week, 'The Lost Blue Bucket Mine', the Drexel Heritage Foundation's  video project from the Vale Film Festival 2011, TVCTV's Kids' Kamp  2011 final-cut production, still and video footage of Niagara Falls by Chris Sandoval  (who also edited the Film Fest project :) ), Jaway family portraits by Cassie Reding of Reding Photography , and short shorts, 'Hillbilly Havoc' and 'Slim Pikins Falls Out a Tree'. :D Band info at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

2012 Invention Awards: A Recovery-Accelerating Modular Cast | Popular Science

Six Easy Pieces The PuzzleCast is made from a low-cost heat-moldable plastic that is also used in custom splints. When Kelly Anderson shed her arm cast two months after a wrist operation, her joints were so stiff she couldn’t turn a doorknob. She didn’t fully recover for another four months. Daniel Amante suffered similar post-cast complications after he injured his knee; Amanda Harton watched her soccer teammates struggle following various injuries; and Clara Tran saw even greater suffering among the frail patients in the nursing home where she volunteered. By the time the four met as undergrads at the University of Virginia, they all recognized a common medical dilemma: Long periods of immobilization help heal broken bones and other injuries but can harm otherwise healthy joints and muscles. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness -- News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids

CHANCE OF FLARES: Big sunspot AR1504 has developed a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong solar flares. NOAA forecasters estimate a 65% chance of M-flares and a 5% chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours. X- [...]   INCOMING CMES: On June 14th, for the second day in a row, sunspot AR1504 erupted and hurled a CME toward Earth. The fast-moving (1360 km/s) cloud is expected to sweep up a previous CME and deliver a combined blow to Earth's magnetic field [...]   ELECTRIC-BLUE NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS: Data from NASA's AIM spacecraft show that noctilucent clouds ( NLC

The Osprey's Real Problem Isn't Safety—It's Money - Popular Mechanics

Capt. Art "Papi" Guzman, gaze fixed forward, strides through the hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. The stoic pilot is focused on the day's mission. His hard, square face probably wouldn't flinch if a tennis ball bounced off his forehead. Guzman must haul 8600 pounds of high-octane aviation gasoline 100 miles north, over the peaks of the Chocolate Mountains. The trip will take 20 minutes. A half-hour after landing, the two Marines riding in the back will convert an empty patch of desert into a refueling station for Cobra attack helicopters that are conducting live-fire rocket practice. [...]                           Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

How "Probiotic" Microbes Control Your Mind - Popular Mechanics

Over the past several years , there has been a barrage of studies about how the vast population of microbes that live in the gut can influence our mind and mood, evidenced by all the products in the grocery store with "probiotic" now slapped on their labels and the wave of interest in "good" bacteria. Researchers out of McMaster University in Canada, in a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , have shown not only that introducing new kinds of bacteria could actually reduce anxiety, but also how the bacteria could be creating that effect. Paul Forsythe, an assistant professor in the Division of Respirology at McMaster, was one of the study's co-authors. He and his team fed mice a bacteria called [...]             Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness


The human eye has tremendous capabilities, but it is limited in its ability to focus on objects placed very near the eye. This inability to focus on near objects has lead traditional near-eye display developers to develop complex optical solutions that make the so-called near-to-eye image source appear to be located further away than it actually is and comparable to a typical television or small monitor. Innovega has developed an alternative display architecture that is based on enhancing the human eye’s normal vision capabilities. It improves sharpness of vision in one’s real-world while enabling the wearer to view extreme detail of objects placed very near to the eye and specifically at the usual distance between traditional eyewear and the eye. In this way the wearer is able to simultaneously focus on virtual content from the eyewear [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness