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Quantum dot white LEDs achieve record efficiency

Novel approach to white LEDs could lead to more energy-efficient lighting Date: July 12, 2018 Source: The Optical Society Summary: Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt.   Researchers created nanomaterial-based white…

Caffeine from four cups of coffee protects the heart with the help of mitochondria

Date: June 21, 2018 Source: PLOS Summary: A new study shows that a caffeine concentration equivalent to four cups of coffee promotes the movement of a regulatory protein into mitochondria, enhancing their function and protecting cardiovascular cells from damage.

Ultimate Guide to Low Carb Sweeteners | Blood Testing

One thing this “test” didn’t address is what happens to the insulin levels after consuming the various sugars. This video couple ate 2 tablespoons of sugar equivalent in artificial sweeteners and checked for glucose levels after 30mins of ingestion.  The out can be…

Glycemic Index for Sweeteners

The glycemic index for sweeteners is a function of three things: The amount of carbohydrate present.  The type of carbohydrate present.  The presence of other substances (soluble fiber for example) that slow metabolism of carbohydrates.   Glucose has a glycemic index (GI) of 100…

DARPA’s Combat Vehicles To Get Shape-shifting Wheel-Track

DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program  is all about improving safety, effectiveness, and mobility of combat vehicles of the future. The Reconfigurable Wheel-Track technology developed by a team from Carnegie Mellon University National Robotics Engineering Center consists of innovative shape-shifting wheels that turn…

Possible link found between diabetes and common white pigment

Date: June 20, 2018 Source: University of Texas at Austin Summary: In a pilot study, crystalline particles of titanium dioxide — the most common white pigment in everyday products ranging from paint to candies — were found in pancreas specimens with Type 2…

Our intestinal microbiome influences metabolism — through the immune system

Study teases out how 'good bacteria' keep us metabolically fit Date: June 21, 2018 Source: Boston Children's Hospital Summary: The innate immune system, our first line of defense against bacterial infection, has a side job that's equally important: fine-tuning our metabolism. The fruit…

The Ultimate Wareable

Probably not implanted but drawn / projected onto your skin/surface.  Very kool…

Leg Exercise is Critical to Brain and Nervous System Health

Summary: Weight bearing leg exercises send signals to the brain which are vital for the production of healthy neural cells, researchers report. Source: Frontiers. Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body’s large, leg muscles to…

Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer’s, study says

Updated 6:39 PM EDT, Thu June 21, 2018 Researchers saw double the concentration of herpes virus in the brains of people who had Alzheimer's The study could lead to new pathways for medical treatment (CNN)Doctors don't know what causes Alzheimer's disease or the…

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