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Allie. 23. F. Intellectual whore, knowledge deprived, and curious to the bones. Loves absinthe. Labelling avoidant.

huffingtonpost:

This GIF will make you think twice about texting on your way home today. 

huffingtonpost:

This GIF will make you think twice about texting on your way home today. 

Reblog if you want anonymous questions.

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sagansense:

Keio University scientists have developed a “neurocam” — a wearable camera system that detects emotions, based on an analysis of the user’s brainwaves.

The hardware is a combination of Neurosky’s Mind Wave Mobile and a customized brainwave sensor.

The algorithm is based on measures of interest” and “like” developed by Professor Mitsukura and the neurowear team.

From neurowear:

In the Future, we aim to make the device more Smaller, comfortable and Fashionable to Wear.

We Are Also Considering the Addition of a “manual mode” and automatic “effect function” on the software Side. The “manual mode” Will enable Emotion Tagging to Scenes, just Like GPS information or time Stamps That Are tagged to photos. The “effect function” Will Automatically overlay filters and Visual Effects on clips based on emotions.

We Also See Potential usage Cases for City planning, store and Development Are exploring Other possibilities. The “Neurocam” IS an Extraordinary experiment That challenges the way Future cameras CAN Evolve and How Humans May with InterAct Such Devices. The “Neurocam” Allows Humans emotions to Become integrated with Devices, and we See this as a totally new experience . We believe that in the future, home electronics, facilities, services will seamlessly merge “thought” and “emotions” with the human body as an emotional interface, such as what the “neurocam” sets out to achieve.

It aims to an independent camera part, to go to refine as a wearable device in the future. In addition to consumer products, is assumed urban design, also sensibility research use of store design, functions and (love, interest, drowsiness, concentration, stress) record can be, sensitivity sensitivity in the scene of any manual shooting function is developed with strength and type (effect and color filter is attached) like also is under consideration. as well as a future form of the camera, neurocam is a revolutionary attempt to change the relationship between human and machine in the future. Persons with a neurocam is integrated with the camera literally. It’s become part of the software that make up the shutter function is their brains. This is a very new experience. We believe in the future, a number of consumer electronics, many facilities, many services and becoming to the “emotional interface” become seamless and thinking body, and emotions as neurocam.

The users interests are quantified on a range of 0 to 100. The camera automatically records five-second clips of scenes when the interest value exceeds 60, with timestamp and location, and can be replayed later and shared socially on Facebook.

The researchers plan to make the device smaller, more comfortable, and fashionable to wear.

Subscribe to neurowear’s YouTube Channel and watch their demo/promo video on this not-so-futuristic tech HERE, via Kurzweil.net.

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nayx:

this is like one of those tumblr text posts that never happened except this happened

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Brunei may soon allow death by stoning to punish gay sex

gaywrites:

The Southeast Asian sovereign state of Brunei is planning to implement a law that would make sodomy punishable by stoning. Death by stoning. Seriously. 

Other offenses that could face the death penalty by capital punishment include rape, adultery, blasphemy, murder, “declaring oneself a prophet or non-Muslim,” “insulting any verses of the Quran and Hadith,” and “extramarital relations for Muslims.” Kind of runs the gamut in terms of extremity of the crime, doesn’t it? 

The revised penal code is slated to go into effect April 22, according to Gay Asia News and other media outlets.

“Application of the death penalty for such a broad range of offenses contravenes international law,” Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement. “We urge the Government to delay the entry into force of the revised penal code and to conduct a comprehensive review ensuring its compliance with international human rights standards,” he told a news conference in Geneva.

What is even happening here?! 

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My all-time favourite fashion blogger….

neurosciencestuff:

Existence of new neuron repair pathway discovered
Most of your neurons can’t be replaced.
Other parts of your body – such as skin and bone – can be replaced by the body growing new cells, but when you injure your neurons, you can’t just grow new ones; instead, the existing cells have to repair themselves.
In the case of axon injury, the neuron is able to repair or sometimes even fully regenerate its axon. But neurons have two sides – the axon (which sends signals to other cells) and the dendrite (which receives signals from other cells).
Melissa Rolls, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State and director of the Huck Institutes’ Center for Cellular Dynamics, has done extensive comparisons of axons and dendrites – culminating recently in a paper published in Cell Reports.
“We know that the axon side can repair itself,” says Rolls, “and we know a bunch of the molecular players. But we really didn’t know whether neurons have the same capacity to regenerate their dendrites, and so that’s what we set out to find in this study.”
“Our lab uses a Drosophila model system, where the dendrites are very accessible to manipulation,” she says, “so we decided that we would start by removing all the dendrites from the neurons to see if they could regenerate. We didn’t start with anything subtle, like taking off just a few dendrites. We said ‘Let’s just push the system to its maximum and see if this is even possible.’ And we were surprised because we found that not only is it possible, it’s actually much faster than axon regeneration: at least in the cells that we’re using, axon regeneration takes a day or two to initiate, while dendrite regeneration typically initiates within four to six hours and it works really well. All the cells where we removed the dendrites grew new dendrites – none of them died; so it’s clear that these cells have a way to both detect dendrite injury and initiate regrowth of the injured part.”
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neurosciencestuff:

Existence of new neuron repair pathway discovered

Most of your neurons can’t be replaced.

Other parts of your body – such as skin and bone – can be replaced by the body growing new cells, but when you injure your neurons, you can’t just grow new ones; instead, the existing cells have to repair themselves.

In the case of axon injury, the neuron is able to repair or sometimes even fully regenerate its axon. But neurons have two sides – the axon (which sends signals to other cells) and the dendrite (which receives signals from other cells).

Melissa Rolls, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State and director of the Huck Institutes’ Center for Cellular Dynamics, has done extensive comparisons of axons and dendrites – culminating recently in a paper published in Cell Reports.

“We know that the axon side can repair itself,” says Rolls, “and we know a bunch of the molecular players. But we really didn’t know whether neurons have the same capacity to regenerate their dendrites, and so that’s what we set out to find in this study.”

“Our lab uses a Drosophila model system, where the dendrites are very accessible to manipulation,” she says, “so we decided that we would start by removing all the dendrites from the neurons to see if they could regenerate. We didn’t start with anything subtle, like taking off just a few dendrites. We said ‘Let’s just push the system to its maximum and see if this is even possible.’ And we were surprised because we found that not only is it possible, it’s actually much faster than axon regeneration: at least in the cells that we’re using, axon regeneration takes a day or two to initiate, while dendrite regeneration typically initiates within four to six hours and it works really well. All the cells where we removed the dendrites grew new dendrites – none of them died; so it’s clear that these cells have a way to both detect dendrite injury and initiate regrowth of the injured part.”

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Made In A Free World's Trafficking Report #20

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1. Ending Slavery in Global Supply Chains
In an effort to examine exploitation in global supply chains, leaders from around the world met for the global supply chain summit on Friday, April 11th. Businesses, NGOs, and UN representatives were present and discussed the proper course of…

ourtimeorg:

What do you think?

ourtimeorg:

What do you think?

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I haven’t received non-personal compliment for ages so yesterday when my lecturer told me he liked the paper I wrote, I almost burst into tears. Lame, I know. It’s like I’ve never did well in the past several years. I think the last time I received such compliment was during my Sophomore year, let alone Junior and Senior year. 

It’s just a small, insignificant things for most people. But for people who have been deprived of that thing, it is very valuable. I got a boost of self-esteem right away. The elation have been lasting for over 24 hours, but I don’t want to jinx the result. Hope he really liked it, not just something he said. 

The Ladies of Game of Thrones

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historical-nonfiction:

hand-colored prints taken around 1880 in Japan

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