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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.

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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.

 

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.

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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 Most Bizarre Inventions

When it comes to inventions; any person, who is in a big need for something that will benefit him and his daily life, is able to create it if he sets his mind to it. For that reason, we have seen a lot of new and interesting inventions that had not only benefited the people who came up with them, but also all the humanity. However, everything has its limits, and there are some people who went extreme by creating the most bizarre inventions. Keep on reading this fun article and have a laugh with us.

Flatulence-filtering Underwear

Carmencitta MAgazine - The most bizzare inventions 1A clothing manufacturer from Britain called Shreddies, has des designed a full line of underwear for men and women that aims to block gas. In fact, this invention is possible because of the presence of a carbon material called Zorflex that is often used in chemical warfare suits, and is as well found in these undies. Moreover, the company that is based in Leicester says, “We know fart pants, pajamas, and jeans are funny, but we also know we have a product that really helps people with serious medical issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis.”

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Hammacher Schlemmer created a home appliance that gives you a slice of toast with the owner’s face drawn on it. All you have to do is submit a headshot, and the company manufactures a custom heating insert that converts the photo to one side of the personalized toast.

Breathometer Mints

Carmencitta MAgazine - The most bizzare inventions3This device is ideal for people who have a bad breath smell. In fact, it is able to tell you when your mouth isn’t as fresh as it should be. Moreover, it the first wireless oral health smartphone device that enables users to instantly measure breath quality and hydration levels.

Breathable Alcohol Bars

Carmencitta MAgazine - The most bizzare inventions 4Creative studio Bompass and Parr have created an Alcoholic Architecture adventure in London’s Borough Market. In fact, it lets you inhale alcohol instead of drinking it. As a result, the person using it will get drunk quicker.

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.

The Most Bizarre Inventions Part 2

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When it comes to inventions; any person, who is in a big need for something that will benefit him and his daily life, is able to create it if he sets his mind to it. For that reason, we have seen a lot of new and interesting inventions that had not only benefited the people who came up with them, but also all the humanity. However, everything has its limits, and there are some people who went extreme by creating the most bizarre inventions. Keep on reading this fun article and have a laugh with us.

The mood-altering Thync Module

Carmencitta-Magazine-The-Most-Bizarre-Inventions-Part-2.Thync is a device that has settings and buttons that will help you choose the mood you want to be in, and the mental state that you prefer to have. In the press release: “Based upon decades of research from neuroscientists and engineers from Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Arizona State University, Thync’s proprietary technology relies on low levels of pulsed electrical energy to signal specific neural pathways, allowing users to dial up or dial down their stress responses and energy levels.”

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Leftover Food Waste Fashion

This item was designed by a team of design students, and they called it fruitleather. Moreover, he team has figured out a way to turn leftover food into vegan leather, and the leather is later turned into cute little tote bags.

3D Printed Bridges

Carmencitta-Magazine-The-Most-Bizarre-Inventions-Part-4A Dutch company that is called MX3D is creating a 3D-printed bridge over an Amsterdam canal. Moreover, they claim that they can “3D print beautiful, functional objects in almost any form that are much larger and more efficiently produced than has been possible until now.”

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A 3D-print-machine that prints soil, water and seeds was created by a group of students. Maja Petek, one of the students credited with developing the project said: “In the project we tried to link art, nature and technology. The base of the project is a CNC machine designed to print a mixture of soil, water and seeds. The results are printed pictures that turn green over time.”

 

What is The Secret Behind Opening the Airplane Window Curtains During Takeoffs and Landings?

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The British newspaper “The Independent” has reported that the fact of opening the Airplane window curtains in the process of aircraft takeoffs and landings may seem simple and nonsense to some of the passengers, despite their constant traveling. Some may believe that this process is done in order to prepare the passengers for landing or taking-off, while others believe that its meant to let passengers enjoy the last moments of the arrival or departure of the flight.

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However, the security experts at airports have made it clear that the process falls in security and public safety of flights framework.
A public safety officer has pointed out that keeping the airplane window curtains open allows emergency personnel to see the outside of the plane cabin to assess the security situation for the trip, saying that passengers may reach our crew for a security glitch that could happen while taking-off or landing. The officer added that the crew has only ninety seconds to evacuate the aircraft in case sudden emergencies happened. Therefore, the crew asks passengers to open the windows so it may watch the atmosphere out of the plane in case of a disruption in the communication with the security team. Therefore, security forces shall give certain signals to the crew in order to determine the evacuation of the aircraft by selecting the most safety doors to save the passengers trying to avoid any potential danger.

According to an expert in the aircraft industry, Mr. David Robinson, visual ability of the person whose eyes got adapted to dim light once facing an accident, are way better than those of a person who got exposed to sudden catastrophic accident when being sitting in a dark place. A person, who is in the light, even if the light is dimmed, can have a lot of conscious, especially as he only has ninety seconds to get out of the plane and save his life.

We may also mention that the windows of the aircraft in 1953 where in a square shape, and then turned into oval shapes after some experts in aviation accidents have discovered that the windows were the direct cause of the fall of one of the planes. As a matter of fact, the square shaped windows contain four corners, and thus four possible weaknesses, that can fade and disintegrate when exposed to pressure which increases the risk of catastrophic plane accidents.

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A Device That Can Read Your Emotions

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When it comes to knowing how the other person is feeling, it can be tricky thing for humans. Imagine how hard it can be for a device! In fact, this hard thing was not hard enough for scientists as they invented a new system that is able to predict how a person is feeling with an accuracy of 87 percent.

How does it Work?

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In fact, researchers say that the system works by receiving wireless signals off a human being. Moreover, there is a dubbed EQ Radio that analyzes the signals that it gets from a person’s body. After that, the device monitors the person’s breathing as well as his or her heartbeat. In fact, for the device to detect such things, the body needs to be hooked up by a host of sensors which are used in order to detect someone’s emotions.

A very important benefit

Inventors sad that applying this kind of methods in order to know how a person is feeling, can have a major health care benefit; this system is able to determine if you are on the way of getting depressed before even you knowing that. “The idea is that you can enable machines to recognize our emotions so they can interact with us at much deeper levels,” those words were said by Fadel Adib; a doctoral student at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and a helper in creating the design of the system.

4 Categories

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In fact, the device is designed so that it can detect 4 categories of emotions such as: excited, happy, angry, and sad. Moreover, once it detects your emotions, the system combines them and traces the results onto a graph where one axis represents arousal and the other represents whether your emotion is positive or negative. After that, the graph will be used in order to classify your emotion into one of the four broad categories.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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