Sunday, March 11, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Tags: astronomy, dark energy, Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, DESI, discoveries, fiber optics, goodscience, inventions, Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope, physics, real science, science, Space, space exploration, space science, technology, telescopes, weird science (Natural News) At 45 years of age, the decades-old Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope was due for an upgrade. This four-meter reflector telescope will be given just that this year. Though instead of a new eyepiece or objective lens, the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope was instead outfitted with about 5,000 fiber optic sensor-equipped, pencil-sized robots. By adding these onto the telescope, located at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert, scientists hope to unravel the secrets of our universe. These robots serve as the primary component of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), an instrument that will gather data from billions of galaxies. … [Read more...] about Could 5,000 pencil-shaped robots help solve the mysteries of our universe?
Nearly two years ago, while on a ski trip, my husband began feeling ill. Steve, then 32, came off the slopes sweating bullets and needed my help to get up the two flights of stairs to our condo. We had no idea what was going on. Steve was healthy and in great shape. Had he gotten dehydrated?Steve took a shower and I brought him cold water to dump on his head, but It didn’t help. He was still sweaty, his chest felt tight, and he couldn’t catch his breath. 5 signs your heart isn't working as well as it should:I wanted to call an ambulance, but Steve wouldn’t hear of it. He wanted to drive himself to the hospital. I had to convince him to let me drive instead.It took us 30 minutes to get to the nearest medical center. Once there, Steve tried to act cooler than he was. He didn’t mention he was having chest pressure, and the triage nurse didn’t notice that he was clenching his chest while he was cracking jokes. MORE: 3 Ways To Lower Your Heart Attack … [Read more...] about My Husband Had A Heart Attack. Here’s How It Changed Both Our Lives.
(Natural News) Is work the key to maintaining a healthy mind? That may just be the case for stroke survivors. Israeli researchers discovered that working-age adults who were employed before and after a stroke were more likely to have sharper, healthier brains in the long run.In order to come to this conclusion, the investigative team recruited 252 adult stroke survivors from the Tel Aviv Brain Acute Stroke Cohort (TABASCO) study. The brain health, and subsequently any cognitive changes, of the participants were examined shortly after the stroke, at the first year, and two years afterwards.Through this, the researchers found that participants who had jobs before and after their stroke had a higher chance of avoiding mental decline. Compared to these people, volunteers who were unemployed had a 320 percent or three times greater risk of developing cognitive decline two years after their stroke. Other health risks associated with unemployment included higher depression scores, increased … [Read more...] about Keep your brain in top shape: It helps mitigate effects if you have a stroke, and helps recovery afterward
Almost a year ago, Bob Harper was at the gym when he suddenly collapsed on the gym floor in the middle of his workout. When he woke up in the hospital two days later, the beloved Biggest Loser trainer was shocked to learn that he'd experienced a severe heart attack.The heart attack prompted Harper to switch up his workouts, adopt the Mediterranean diet, and start taking Brilanta, a medication that lowers his chances of having another heart attack. He's also partnered with AstraZeneca on a "Survivors Have Heart" campaign and published a new book, The Super Carb Diet."Everything about my life is just different now," Harper says, reflecting on the year since the near-fatal incident."I'm more relaxed. I'm a lot easier to be around, I hope," he continues. "I've always been a very type A person — I've been very driven; I've been very focused and regimented with my workouts and diet — and now I've let loose the reins. I don't feel like I need to be in control as much as I thought … [Read more...] about Bob Harper, One Year After His Heart Attack: ‘Everything About My Life Is Different Now’
If you really want to sculpt abs that even Kim Kardashian would envy, a non-stop circuit workout is your best bet. That's because, circuits not only put your body through a number of exercises in a short amount of time, they also get your heart rate revved and give your metabolism a boost.And the crazy thing is, your entire workout doesn't even need to be made up of classic "abs-focused" moves to see major results. Hannah Eden, founder of PumpFit Club in Fort Lauderdale and the brains behind Women's Health's The 28-Day Fat Torch DVD, recommends including a number of weight-training moves into your go-to abs workout. "The more muscle on our bodies the more calories, we will burn," says Eden. "In addition, our bodies will continue to burn fat after we are done with our weight-lifting session."In fact, one of her favorite abs-sculpting programs in The 28-Day Fat Torch combines abs-focused exercises with body-building strength moves. "The abs-focused exercises will isolate the targeted … [Read more...] about This Abs Circuit Workout Will Shock Your Core Into Shape