Current Events- Health, Science, Tech.

Lower Alzheimer’s Risk— A new study has found that older people who eat plenty of fish, poultry, fruit, nuts, tomatoes, dark leafy greens, vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, and oil-and-vinegar dressing are at a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Over a the course of 4 years these subjects had one-third lower the risk than those whose diets consist of morehigh-fat dairy products, butter, red meat and organ meat.

Brain Splits to Multi-task— Research suggests that our brains are “hard-wired” with the ability to multi-task. When we do two things at the same time, the brain automatically splits the tasks between the two sides. According to the study this could explain why if we have three or more tasks we loose track of something.

iPad Cable Connection– This cable connection will cost $30 and will be able to do everything the Apple TV can. Users will need an audio source and a VGA cable plug. This connection will play videos through a built-in video application on the iPad and will also be able to view photo from the photo library. One of the downsides to this is that you can’t view web pages on any kind of external display.

Your Hand Now a Touchscreen– Chris Harrison, a former Microsoft intern and graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, has come up with a prototype called Skinput. This program will turn a person’s hand and forearm into a keyboard and a screen. You will be able to just tap your thumb and middle finger together to answer a call and one will be able to listen to music and play games. A person’s movements would be controlled by a gadget in the person’s pocket through a Bluetooth connection and the user would have to wear an armband. The device won’t be available for two to seven years.


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