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Ear Device Inspired from James Bond Movie.

In the movie sky fall 2012, James Bond wears an ear piece in his right ear at the Macau Casino. He uses it to communicate with Eve (Naomi Harris). It is not shown in the film that Eve is also wearing an earpiece. But, we can definitely assume that.Now, this earpiece is available for sale and it costs 12290$-1750$. So, if you are in a relation with someone who doesn’t speak your language or if traveling has become a challenge because you cannot translate what you wanted to ask for then science has invented something suitable for you.

This earpiece is named “the Pilot”. In addition to that, it is designed to translate speech in other languages so the one who is wearing it can understand the language easily.

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Basically, it is a cool device that features a pair of ear pieces that translate languages instantly. One of the main aims for designing it is  to hug the curves of the ear without being obstructive but trendy and fashionable. It comes in three colors: red, black and white. The Pilot also comes with a secondary earpiece for wireless streaming music or for sharing with the person you are speaking with. Two people who do not speak the same language can wear it and use it to interact with one another.

An application on your smart phone will control the process of translation. The app toggles between languages and uploads them to the earpiece when used offline and overseas. Most people also use this app as a phrasebook for basic translation.

Carmencitta Magazine - Ear Device Inspired from James Bond Movie.3Multiple people can wear the earpiece and join in for a conversation. This happens in a conference mode, even if all of them are speaking different languages.

Furthermore, users also can use the smart’s phone speakerphone as a loud-speaker to transmit what you’re saying to every individual in the room.

The full package of this device includes: the Pilot and a secondary ear piece, one portable charger and three different sized ear tips for a perfect fit with an accompanying app. Waverly labs invented this creation. In addition, it will have an initial launch with translating capacities between English, Italian, Spanish and French. The company is planning to expand to a more variety of language including: African, East African, Arabic, Hindi, Semitic and Slavic.

This device is a unique invention that definitely facilitates communication and strengthens the bonds between people. Not only people of the same criteria, but  of different nationalities and different languages.

The Fliz Bike; A bicycle with no pedals

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Bicycles have been the same from years ago until today. Of course, there are some aspects that have changed such as the materials used, the bike’s design, and the technology used to make it faster. Other than that, bikes remain bikes; a two wheeled vehicles with two pedals that require you to use your legs in order to be transported from a location to another.

Carmencitta Magazine - Fliz Bike 1All the things mentioned above (the bike’s design) started to become boring to engineers and designers. This is why, they tried to change a little bit, but in fact, they changed a lot! Their latest invention that had to do with “bicycles” made the go wild and remove the part that has to do with pedals, and this is where “The Fliz Bike” came from.

Moreover, we cannot know if the changes were done for the better, but we surely can know that they were made for a more entertaining cycling experience.

Carmencitta Magazine - Fliz Bike 2In fact, The Fliz, is a German word that means the whiz or dash, has totally deleted the pedals part or the bicycle, and connected the two wheels by a somewhat bridge that has a thing similar to a life jacket hanging from it where you put your body and buckle up.

In addition, The Fliz works depending on the user’s legs. He or she has to walk, and slowly start running, which makes the wheels spin faster, and in turn, take the person to the desired location.

Furthermore, The Fliz has so many benefits such as, making your body move, providing easy exercise with no probability for him or her to feel hot because, due to its use outside, and its constant movement, the air keeps on cooling his or her body.

Finally, this invention has been subject to criticism, but the thing that should be noted is that it did not come to replace the original bicycle.

Why Music Affects Us

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Music and language are uniquely human. A world without either would be hard to imagine. They are aspects of our need to communicate. So it could be said that, as is true of language, when music “speaks” our emotions “listen.”

Why and how does music speak to our emotions? To answer that, we need to consider: (1) the way that our brains process music; (2) our emotional makeup and cultural backgrounds, which influence our reaction to music; and (3) language, which can also affect our reaction.

Music and the Brain

Carmencitta Magazine - Why Music Affects Us 1Some suggest that language and logic are predominantly functions of the left side of the brain, while music is processed in the right side of the brain, which deals largely with feelings and emotions. Whether this is so or not, it is obvious that music evokes spontaneous reactions from listeners.

There is a closer relation between hearing and emotional arousal than there is between seeing and emotional arousal. . . . Seeing a wounded animal or suffering person who is silent may produce little emotional response in the observer. But once they start to scream, the onlooker is usually powerfully moved.”

Music, Lyrics, and You

One school of thought maintains that a given piece of music has a similar effect on all listeners. However, another says that reaction to a melody or song reflects an individual’s present state of mind or previous experience. An example of this might be when someone who has lost a loved one in death hears a certain song. The song may bring back memories and cause sadness or even cause tears to well up in the bereaved person’s eyes. Others who are not in that situation may sing that same song with a joyful heart.

Carmencitta Magazine - Why Music Affects Us 3jpgMusic helps to connect words or ideas with emotions. Hence, few television or radio advertisements are presented without musical accompaniment. Often the words do not make much sense. However, if the right background melody is used, the advertisement will play on the listeners’ emotions. How true it is that the aim of most advertising is to make buying an emotional response rather than a logical one!

Whereas advertising may have an undesirable effect on the public’s pocket, there is a much more serious downside to the power of lyrics and melody. Through lyrics repeated over and over again, songwriters teach adolescents to disregard others’ opinions and to “hang tough.” Moreover, the messages conveyed by controversial rap lyrics can permeate the emotional makeup of the listener and result in antisocial behavior.

So, to avoid contamination of the mind and the heart, we must be very selective in our choice of music.

How to invest in REITs

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A Real Estate Investment Trust, or for abbreviation, a REIT, consists if a company that owns or/and finances real estate that produces income. Modeled after mutual funds, REITs has the ability to provide investors of all types with a regular income stream, as well as diversification and long-term capital appreciation. Are you considering investing in REITs? Keep on reading as we guide you through the best steps to do that.

Determine if REITs are right for you

 

 Carmencitta Magazine - How to invest in REITs 2A REIT consists of a share of stock that exists in a real estate venture. Moreover, its role is to put the money of the investors in order to buy, sell, develop, and manage properties. In fact, the law orders that the trusts need to have more than 100 investors, which means that, by putting a small amount of money, you can be investing in a very expensive property. This means that if you want to invest in real estate without the risk or initial investment of more traditional forms of property investment, an REIT is your best option.

The different types of REITs

 

 REITs are classified in multiple ways, it depends on the assets or geographical areas that they invest in. this is why, before you purchase one, you need to know the investments that it is involved in and consider the coming performance of those markets. Moreover, the first type is invest in big real estate properties and distribute earned rent or profits to investors. The second one, mortgage invest in mortgages by loaning out money or by buying existing mortgages. These funds are more sensitive to interest rate changes. Last, invest in both mortgages and properties.

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Purchase shares of REITs

 

You can buy and sell REITs on public exchanges. However, you can also buy mutual funds as well as traded as part of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). All of these investment vehicles can be bought and traded by contacting your stockbroker or investment professional, or by using an online trading platform.

 

Invention of the day: Head Massager

Invention of the day: Head Massager

Invention of the day: Head MassagerEvery day, we encounter new and weird inventions that get us into thinking of what they were made for. Today we are going to tell you about the Vi- Band. In fact, this is a headband that was made in order to be worn on the head to massage it. It is a hands-free head massager that vibrates over your temples and forehead, built into a simple headband.

When is it convenient to be used?

 

Invention of the day: Head MassagerThe best time this headband can be used is after a long and tiring day at work, school or university. Moreover, a long day can have bad consequences like a very bad headache. As a result, you will want someone to rub your temples, however, there is nobody around to do that, and your hands are too tired to do it for yourself. In fact, you do not need someone to do it for you, nor you need yourself, because there’s a group of engineers out there who already took care of that for you.

What is it made of?

Invention of the day: Head MassagerIn the matter of fact, the Vi-Band is a neoprene band that has brushless vibration motors that are built into it in an exact location over your head’s pressure points, which allows you to get a massage without begging anyone to do it for you. Moreover, it has an integrated printed circuit board that lets you select massage modes depending on your needs. This headband has a battery that can be recharged via micro USB.

Who made it, and how much it costs

Invention of the day: Head MassagerIn fact, the Vi-Band portable was made by Mind Rocket, Joe, Matt, Ryan and Tucker who are actually a team of rocket scientists with a serious sense of humor. Matt and Ryan are twins. Moreover, the company has made it affordable and rechargeable, because relaxation should not be an exclusive domain for rich people, and rechargeable because “Your head’s comfort shouldn’t depend on a pink bunny with an affinity for percussion instruments.” It only costs 30$ to own this invention.

 

Things you need to know before buying a house

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Buying a house is a big step in the life of anyone. Especially if you are one of those people who had to work really hard for it, and not the ones whom their parents are rich to the extent that they can buy them a house. Moreover, buying a new thing, anything, can be a great investment opportunity. Here are the things that you need to know before buying a new house.

You Don’t Have to Buy a Home

Carmencitta MAgazine - things you should know before buying a home 2In many cultures, homeownership is a given, just like getting a college education, getting married, and having kids. In fact, property is one of the most reliable investments you can make. However, we noticed that, depending on where a person lives and his or her lifestyle/plans for the future, renting could be better. This is why, before you buy, look further into your situation and your plans for the future.

If You Do Buy a Home, Plan to Own It for Several Years

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Of course, when we do so, we always have that thought in the back of our minds: “I can sell it or put it for rent anytime I want” however, this is not as simple as it sounds, and the act of owning a home needs thinking long-term, rather than short-term.

Buy As Much Space As You Might Need

Carmencitta-MAgazine-things-you-should-know-before-buying-a-home4When people who did not get married yet, think about buying their new home, they think about buying a small one at first, and after they get married, they buy the bigger one that is appropriate for a family. However, this might not be a good idea, because you do not want to live in a small place, and after a while get surprised by your girlfriend pregnant with twins. In fact, you can think about investing your money on a place that will fit for a family, even if you are not married. However, be careful not to buy too much space.

Kids can Turn Their Phones to Microscopes

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This one, is a great news for parents who think that their kids learn nothing when they are spending the whole day on their phones. In fact, a new system was created; A 3D-printed smartphone microscope system. Moreover, this creation allows school kids to turn their phones into microscopes in order to experiment and play games with light-seeking microbes, which makes their days spent on their phones become more intellectual, beneficial, and educational.

Features

Carmencitta Magazine - Kids can Turn Their Phones to Microscopes 2The system is called “LudusScope”, in fact, they got the name from a Latin word “ludus,” which means “play,” “game” or “elementary school.” Moreover, the device looks so similar to a usual microscope, and can be docked with a smart phone. Moreover, it has LED lights that you can control with a custom joystick. Moreover, Students use these to influence the swimming direction of Euglena microbes, which exhibit characteristics of both plants and animals because they feed like animals but photosynthesize like plants.

What is the smartphone used for?

Carmencitta Magazine - Kids can Turn Their Phones to Microscopes3The company has created a smartphone application that allows your kids to track individual microbes by tapping on them on the phone’s screen. In addition, while on the application, they can control everything due to features like scale bars, speed readings and grid overlays. In fact, those features help the users take measurements of things they see in the field of view. Additionally, the app also comes with games that let the students track microbes while they attempt to guide them around a “Pac-Man”-style maze or use them to score goals on a simulated soccer pitch.

Whose idea is it?

The brainchild of Ingmar Riedel-Kruse came up with this beautiful idea, he is an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University. Moreover, he has a lab that works on developing ways in order to make bioscience education more interactive and engaging.

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“The most important thing I think you can do as a teacher or parent is inspire. Get them excited — that’s almost more important than the actual content delivery,” he told Live Science.

 

Kepler-186f, ‘Earth’s Cousin’

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A newly discovered planet nicknamed “Earth’s cousin”, has been found about 500 light-years away from Earth. The planet, named Kepler-186f, is the first Earth-size alien planet found orbiting within its star’s habitable zone. Only less than 10% larger than Earth, Kepler-186f is the closest planet to Earth in size ever found in its star habitable zone, but its mass, density and composition are not known. What else do you want to know about the new alien planet discovery?

Here are few things to bear in mind about Kepler-186f:

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Kepler-186f whiz around its sun once every 130 days and receives one-third the energy that Earth receives from its sun, placing it near the outer edge of the habitable zone. If you can stand on the surface of Kepler-186f, the brightness of its sun at high noon would seem as bright as our sun is nearly an hour before sunset on Earth.

Kepler-186f resides in the Kepler-186 star system about 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. The system is also home to 4 inner planets, Kepler-186b, Kepler-186c, Kepler-186d and Kepler-186e, seen lined up in orbit around a host red dwarf star that’s half the size and mass of the sun.

Kepler-186f is a history-making find

Kepler-186f is the first Earth-size planet found in the habitable zone of its star. This means that the planet, which is only slightly bigger than Earth, is in the part of its star system where liquid water can exist on the planet’s surface.

Astronomers have found other planets orbiting in the habitable zones of their stars, but this is the first time a planet this close in size to Earth has ever been found orbiting within its star’s habitable zone.

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Life could thrive … maybe

Due to Kepler-186’s location in the habitable zone around its star, this planet might be a place where life may thrive. It is possible that the planet has an atmosphere that may help keep water in liquid form on its surface, a prerequisite for life as it’s known on Earth.

Kepler-186f is an “Earth cousin,” not twin

Scientists have described Kepler-186f as a cousin to Earth. The Kepler-186 star is dimmer than the sun, thus the planet might be somewhat similar to Earth in size, but its star isn’t the same as the sun. So, it is an Earth Cousin and not a Twin because it has similar characteristics, but a different parent.

 

A robot that helps disabled people feed themselves

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Disabled people can get too frustrated when they are not able to feed themselves. Not only do they feel like they are taking someone’s time to feed them, but they like to experience the feeling of being independent. This is why, some scientists have come together, and invented “Obi”, a robot that helps disabled people feeding themselves. Keep on reading if you want to know more about this truly great invention.

Meet Obi

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Obi is a dining robot that provides people with the ability to control their meals, and how they are eaten. Moreover, Obi is a robotic arm that includes a spoon used in order to scoop food from a bowl. It has 4 bowls, you choose the one you need, and the robot transfers food from it to the mouth.

However, Obi is not completely auto functioning. In fact, you need to make it adapt to the mouth and to the bowl. Moreover, you will find two buttons that will help you make it work. The first one, a green “choose” button that allows you to move the spoon to the specific bowl you’d like to eat from. The second one, is a blue “delivery” button that orders the robot to scoop the food in the spoon and deliver it to your mouth. Additionally, you have to teach Obi where your mouth is located so that it knows the direction your food must be delivered to.

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Price and Specs

In fact, Obi batteries that are rechargeable. The last for an interval of 2 to 4 hours, it depends on how much time it is used for. Moreover, this robotic arm costs about $4,500. Moreover, the price may not be cheap, but it can help someone you love finally enjoy his or her freedom and independence. When you pay the $4,500, you will get the robot itself, one plate and placemat, two magnetically attaching spoons (small and large), and a charging cable.

10 Mind-Blowing Facts about Apple Inc.

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Apple Inc. has become one of the world’s best corporations. Generating billions of dollars yearly, providing jobs worldwide, introducing astounding new products and technologies, and upending the apple carts of technology, social events, politics, and more. Apple’s achievements cover a lot of areas that it would take days to spotlight. Their rise to power has been an up and down battle of mega proportions, they have had to go up against fierce competitors, government regulations, and over. Nevertheless, when all is said and done, Apple is still a leader in originality and innovation. So let us look at some of the mind-blowing facts about Apple.

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  1. The name ‘Apple’ came from the founder Steve Jobs’ like of this fruit and named his company after that.
  2. Apple initially had 3 co-founders. The 3rd co-founder, a man named Ronald Wayne, had joined the 2 other co-founders, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak but he left the company only 12 days after it was founded. Wayne sold his 10% share for only $800 and got an added payout of $1,500. If he stayed with the company, his shares would be today worth around $60 billion!
  3. Apple has a ‘no smoking’ ban concerning their computers. As ridiculous as it sounds, but if you smoke while using an Apple computer, you void the warranty – you have been warned!
  4. Apple employs more people than a good-sized city. It employs above 90,000 people.
  5. Apple is very successful, it has twice the amount of money than the U.S. Treasury.
  6. Apple is very fruitful, that in the first quarter of 2014, it made more money than Google, Facebook, and Amazon combined.
  7. Apple’s first company logo presented a drawing of Sir Isaac Newton, the father of physics.

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  1. Apple was the first to produce a digital color camera.
  2. Apple Inc. has around $155 billion cash on hand, which could give everyone in the US, $490.00!
  3. If Apple was a country, it would be the world’s 27th biggest country.

Overall, Apple’s history is one of amazement. Now one of the most powerful players in the mobile and computing fields, Apple carries on astonishing the world with its innovative products and services.

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