20-Year-Old To Launch World’s First Ocean Cleaning System In 2016

An estimated 300 million tons of plastic are produced and thrown away every year. Given that the stuff doesn’t break down easily over time, this is extremely bad news for the environments in which it accumulates.

Source: 20-Year-Old To Launch World’s First Ocean Cleaning System In 2016

Finally there is some movement regarding cleaning up the oceans from all the garbage that is floating around in the water before it lands on our beaches. The garbage mountain in the Pacific Ocean is a major environmental disaster, so this issue has to be taken seriously before it’s to late.

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Fly-catching robot developed by Stanford scientists speeds biomedical research – Deep Stuff

Bio-X scientists have created a robot that expands the scope of biomedical research that can be carried out with a common laboratory organism – fruit flies.

Source: Fly-catching robot developed by Stanford scientists speeds biomedical research – Deep Stuff

The development of new technology keeps going faster, and this is a good example of how robot technology is becoming more and more advanced.

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Physicists Discover How The Ancient Egyptians Built the Pyramids

Egyptian pyramids are considered the oldest man-made wonder that are still existing on earth, they were built by the Pharaohs of the old and middle families as tombs of the Pharaohs and their entourage, building the pyramids started more than 4600 years ago. There are several types of pyramids a one step pyramids called the Mastaba, several steps pyramids which is called Step Pyramid and the smooth-sided pyramid.

Some people were convinced that the pyramids were built by slaves, others suggested that the pyramids were built by aliens; These are myth that lasted for thousands of years.

The biggest problem that have confused everyone is how did the Egyptians moved the huge rocks – that each weighs more than 2 tons. How did they transfer the rocks from the desert to the area were the pyramids lies and how they were able to get it up.

The secret lies in water as it was noticed in the Ancient Egyptians wall drawings from the tomb of the ancient nomarch that they watered the sand before the sledges run over it but no one knew why, some suggested that it was one of the sacred steps the ancient Egyptians usually did.

Lately Physicists at FOM Foundation and the University of Amsterdam have reached a major discovery that has proved the truth about building the pyramids. The physicists have proved that the Egyptians watered the sand in front of the sledges used to transfer the huge rocks. Adding water to the sand stopped it from piling up in front of the sledges than the dry sand.

Also the water make the sand stick together and easier to be shaped which allowed them to make a ramp for the sledges to run over easily in order they would stack the rocks above the others.

The Physicists did not just give us a theory but they proved it by experiment as they used a small sledge in the laboratory that is analogous to the Egyptian sledges and found out that using the right amount of water the sledge was able to slide on the watered sand as twice easier than the dry sand.

So, it took the scientists more than 4600 years to figure out how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids and that is a considered a great discovery, of course I can say that the great discovery was made by the Ancient Egyptians when they used the water to build the pyramids, and a great work to build the pyramids.

Ice Age

Ice AgeIce Age 5 will be in cinemas on 2016, after the great success of the Ice Age series on the years 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2012. The story of the films are around a group of mammals surviving one of the Ice Ages in the Paleolithic Ice Age, this group is composed in the first film from a mammoth, a sloth and a tiger and other characters joins on the following films.

The Ice Age is the very long period that lasted from about 30 million to 300 million years when the earth was mostly covered with ice sheets. Earth has been exposed to several Ice Ages divided to sub Ice Ages called glacials, the Ice Ages were in cycles along with warmer ages as the ice sheets would melt. About 11 thousand years ago the three factors lead to a warmer period and the ice melted.

No one can be sure why Ice Ages happens, but scientists suggested that an Ice Age could happen when several factors are combined as: The ratio of carbon dioxide and methane. The second factor is the change of the Earth orbit around the sun. The third factor is when the continents are close to each other which leads to preventing the flow of warm water and the variation of ocean currents. These factors would lead to a very cold winter that allows the ice accumulate, then the short and not hot summer is not enough to melt the ice, years after years and centuries after centuries the ice would get sicker and stronger.

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Magical Coconut Oil

Magical Coconut OilCoconut oil can be considered one of the major ingredients in lots of components in food , beauty and health. Coconut oil is extracted from the kernel os the coconut available in the coconut fruits. Always buy the organic coconut oil and do not buy the refined types with no odour or flavor.

Coconut oil is a major ingredient in beauty components for hair, skin as it is an ingredient in hair serum, body lotion and face moisturizer.

Coconut oil has been tried in several usages that concerns health and beauty.

Coconut oil is a major ingredient in beauty components for hair, skin as it is an ingredient in hair serum, body lotion and face moisturizer.

It has proven to be successful in uses as:

  • Use it directly on your skin and rub it as it is a great lotion.
  • It can be used as a sun screen.
  • Coconut oil is great as a hair conditioner.
  • Rub the dry parts (as elbows) daily to softness it.
  • It can protect the babies from diaper rash.
  • Coconut oil can be used as makeup removal.
  • It can be used as a shaving cream.
  • By adding some baking soda you can use as a toothpaste that helps in controlling plaque, fighting tooth decay and gum infection.
  • It has been proved as an anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal.
  • Coconut oil helps in fighting aging whether the internal brain aging (Alzheimer) or the outer aging if used as a lotion.
  • It has been proven that it helps in burning fats so by the daily use it can lead to the loss of weight. It can also help in other way because it gives a feeling of station.

Coconut oil has been proved that it does not increase the risk of heart disease as other types of oils, it also help decrease the cholesterol levels in the body, so you can use it in the kitchen:

  • It can be used in cooking as other types of other vegetable oil.
  • It has many components that can help the body as a food supplementary.
  • If you add a tea-spoon of coconut oil to your tea it will help you to overcome the sore throat and the cold.

If you are going to use coconut oil regularly so you need to buy large amounts of it, you can restore it just on the kitchen table, no need to refrigerate it.

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GarlicGarlic is a herb from the lily family, it has been used as a food and prescribed as a medicine since the pharaohs has been ruling Egypt, they even put clay shaped garlic with in the tombs of the dead pharaohs. The Ancient Egyptians, the Greeks, the ancient Asian have all find out the importance of garlic and used it in their kitchen.
Hippocrates has used garlic to treat poor digestion, fatigue, parasites and respiratory system. While the ancient people in middle Asia has used garlic in treating high blood pressure, bronchitis, diabetes, tuberculosis, fevers and intestinal worms.

Nowadays garlic has been proved to be used as a treatment for heart and blood system diseases as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attacks, coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis. It is also used to prevent some types of cancers as colon cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer and rectal cancer. It can be used as an antibacterial and antiviral, its oil is used to treat skin infections. It helps in increasing insulin releases which help diabetes.

How to prepare the garlic to use it?
Divide the bulb to cloves and then peel the cloves and crush it to add it to your food. You can crush the garlic by using the garlic press which you can crush the garlic without peeling. Also you can use a knife with large blade to crush the clove by pressing on the clove by pressing using your hand on the large blade, then add a sprinkle of salt and crush it again. Do not use the green parts of a garlic because it tastes bitter.

How to preserve the garlic?
You can find fresh garlic in the summer, you can preserve it for two weeks in bulbs and only cut the cloves you need and keep the rest intact, keep it in a dried place.
It can also be preserved in other forms to be used in the other seasons. It can be dried and kept in strings, it can also be smashed to powder and keep it to be used later. You can also get a large amount of fresh bulbs, peel it and then crush and freeze it after making it in the sort of cubes.

Eye And Nasal Allergy

Eye AllergyWhat is eye allergy? What are the symptoms?
Eye allergy is the reaction of the body towards the allergens that irritate the eye. This irritation leads to the eye producing histamine, which causes the itchiness, redness, swelling tearing and burning of eyelids and conjunctiva.

What causes eye allergies?
Allergy happens due to hereditary causes in most cases as the eyes can be sensitive to some sorts of makeups, antibiotics or substances in the air as pet dander, dust, pollen and mold spores.

How can you treat eye allergy?
Use the allergy eye drops or even the artificial tears, take oral antihistamine, wash your eyes with warm water and do not use any cleaning solutions, avoid wearing contact lenses, avoid to wear make up on your eyes, avoid rubbing or scratching your eye and above all avoid the sources of allergy.

Nasal AllergyWhat is nasal allergy? What are the symptoms?
Nasal allergy, allergic rhinitis, or hay fever are all names of the same thing, nasal allergy is the reaction of the body against some sorts of allergy causes, this reaction causes the inflation of nasal passages which causes the frequent sneezes, itched nose, problems in smelling, runny nose or blocked nose. There are other symptoms as headache, fatigue, clogged ears, tearing and itchy eyes.

What causes nasal allergies?
Nasal allergy is caused due to exposing to different allergens as dust, pollen, molds or animal dander.

How can you treat nasal allergy?
Avoiding the cause of your allergy is the main reason of not getting sick. But in case you got the allergy, you can try to make the symptoms less by using saline as a nasal wash, drink lots of water, take an antihistamine and sometimes some herbs can be very helpful as Turmeric, Thyme or Mustard oil. But in severe cases the patient has to consult a physician.

Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering ranks eighth in eco-friendly car competition

cairo-universityThe Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, ranked eighth in the international competition for eco-friendly cars held in the Philippines from 6 to 9 February 2014.

Egypt participated in the competetion with two teams from the Universities of Cairo and Ain Shams. The race depended on energy-saving and high- efficiency cars manufactured by students from different countries all over the world. Each car had to score the greater distance using the least amount of fuel.

Sherief Morad, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, said that the Egyptian team has worked on the car in Egypt over the past two years. The car can make 122 km using one liter only of gasoline. Its body is made of the carbon fiber, a material of high strength and light weight, Morad said.

Facts About Headaches And Migraines

Facts About Headaches And MigrainesThere are several parts of the head that can feel the headaches. The brain itself can not feel the pain. We feel headaches in the nose, eyes, arteries and veins, ears, nerves, as well as in the sinus, neck muscles, or the tissues.

Headaches are caused by various causes. Some of these are stress, fatigue, overuse of tobacco, alcohol or during the menstrual period for women.

Some fast facts about headache:

  • Headaches are pains in a part or the whole head or the neck.
  • Headaches can strike one side or both sides of the head or in just a specific location in the head.
  • Headaches can hit suddenly or gradually.
  • Headaches can last for an hour or it might extend to several days.

There are several types of headaches

Tension headaches, they are the most common headaches for adults. It is caused by stress, depression, head injury, staying in one position for a long time, drinking a lot of caffeine and other reasons.

Cluster headaches is called so due to its appearance in patterns. It is one of the most painful headaches.

Sinus headaches are pains in the cheekbones, forehead, or the bridge of the nose. It is mainly caused due to allergies.

Rebound headaches are caused due cutting medications or the overuse of medications for migraine headaches or tension headaches.

Migraine headaches. Migraines hit one side of the head. Migraines are accompanied with feeling of nausea, sensitivity for light and sound and pains in one side of the head. Migraine hit women more than men especially during the menstrual period and pregnancy due to the disturbance of hormones.

You can take some medications for the headache but you should consult your doctor immediately if the headache is accompanied with fever, vomiting or nausea, lack of concentration, vision disturbances or num feelings in the arms or legs.

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Omega-3 intake linked to signs of brain aging

Recent studies suggest that taking supplements of Omega-3 or through diet changes can reduce brain damage as we age.

Older women with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had slightly less brain shrinkage than women with low fatty acid levels in a new study.

The results may suggest that omega-3s protect the brain from the loss of volume that happens with normal aging and is seen more severely in people with dementia, the researchers say.

“The brain gets smaller during the normal aging process – about 0.5 percent per year after age 70, but dementia is associated with an accelerated and localized process of brain shrinkage,” said James Pottala, who led the study.

Pottala is an assistant professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine in Sioux Falls and chief statistician for the Health Diagnostic Laboratory in Richmond, Virginia.

He and his colleagues analyzed data from the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study to see whether omega-3s were associated with brain shrinkage in general, and in specific brain regions involved in memory and other cognitive processes.

The data covered 1,111 women who were, on average, 70 years old and had no signs of dementia at the beginning of the study. At that time, the amounts of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in their red blood cells were measured.

DHA accounts for 30 percent to 40 percent of the fatty acids found in brain cell membranes, and it’s especially concentrated near the synapses where the cells communicate with one another, Pottala and his colleagues note in their report, published in the journal Neurology.

Red blood cell levels of the omega-3s are good indicators of how much a person has consumed, the researchers add.

The researchers used an omega-3 index to describe the fatty acid levels seen among women in the study and to divide them into four groups: women with the highest levels had an average index reading of around 7.5 percent, while women with the lowest levels had an average of 3.4 percent.

Eight years after the women’s blood was tested, they underwent MRIs to measure the volume of gray matter and white matter in their brains.

The researchers found that women with the highest EPA and DHA blood levels at the study’s outset had brains that were about two cubic centimeters larger overall than women with the lowest levels.

In addition, the hippocampus, a brain region critical to forming and storing memories, was 2.7 percent larger in women who had fatty acid levels twice as high as the average.

Of 13 specific brain regions the researchers looked at, the hippocampus was the only one where they saw a significant difference.

The analysis adjusted for other factors that could influence the women’s brain size, including education, age, other health conditions, smoking and exercise.

The researchers didn’t measure cognitive function, only brain volume, so they cannot say whether the size differences they saw had any link with differences in memory or dementia risk.

The authors acknowledged other limitations in their report, including that they did not look at whether the women’s omega-3 consumption had changed over time.

It’s possible that some of the participants had changed their diets or started taking fish oil or other forms of omega-3 fatty acids, Pottala told Reuters Health in an email.

But in previous study, he and his colleagues showed red blood cell EPA and DHA levels and peoples’ dietary fish intakes generally don’t change over time.

“If some subjects in our MRI study began taking fish oil supplements, then the reported benefits would be underestimated,” Pottala said.

Pottala says higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids can be achieved by dietary changes, such as eating oily fish twice a week or taking fish oil supplements.

Since the study does not prove that blood levels of omega-3s are the cause of the brain-size differences observed, or that those differences have any effect on cognitive function, the researchers caution that more research is needed to know whether raising omega-3 levels would make any difference to brain health.

Originally published by Reuters.