Nanogenerators: capturing energy from movement

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Just being awake requires the expenditure of a large amount of energy. We move around more than we realise during a day – activities such as walking and typing on keyboards release energy this is disspated unused. For some years, now, scientists and engineers have known how to capture and convert that energy into electricity. The intention is to utilise …

Potential Treatment to slow down Parkinson’s disease

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University of Sheffield scientists have discovered that a drug that has been in use for a long time to treat liver disease could be effective in slowing down the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Published in Neurology, the study demonstrated the benficial effects of UDCA on the nerve cells affected in Parkinson’s disease. It is encouraging that, even at low concentrations …

Work, being Smart, and being Rich

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Context and Time Worked Historically, most people worked from dawn to dusk, while the top 1 percent was referred to as “the idle rich” (for good reason at the time).  There were few opportunities to the smart people, so it was rare that the smartest people were also the richest. According to a study from the Centre for Time Use …