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Scientists Use Functional MRI to Read Peoples’ Minds

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Tweet Scientists are using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to reconstruct images seen by people and read their thoughts. This technology, which is relatively new compared to x-ray imaging techniques, uses the nuclear spin of hydrogen nuclei to construct an image. This makes the technology especially well suited to the imaging of soft tissues, and […]

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Living on the Web with the Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook

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Tweet On Valentine’s Day, the UPS man dropped off a suspicious package. I wasn’t expecting anything, and there was really no indication on the outer box to tell me who it was from. Once I opened the inner box though, I started to get excited…could this be a Chrome notebook? I’d registered for Google’s Chrome […]

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Two heads actually ARE better than one, if both are competent and communicate!

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Tweet We may assume or generally believe that collaborating with others helps us to solve problems more effectively and make better decisions, but is it really true? Scientists at University College London and Aarhus University, Denmark did a study that showed that two heads can definitely be better than one, if both partners are competent […]

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10 Amazing Invoicing Apps for Freelancers

Tweet This is a guest post by Melissa Tamura. You can find out more about Melissa at the bottom of the post. As a freelancer, one of your biggest obstacles is ensuring that all your clients are invoiced as needed. You will find that there are a large selection of invoicing apps available, but finding […]

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It’s official: On Facebook, people enjoy actively searching more than just browsing

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In a study of 36 Facebook users, it turns out that the participants spent most of their time on social browsing and social searching, but the physiological data indicated that participants experienced more pleasure during the course of social searching than they experienced during social browsing.

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Dr. Don Stewart and DS Art – MiscBytes Niche of the Month!

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Tweet What if you’d already not only finished college, but had graduated from medical school and even completed an internship at the Mayo Clinic, then finally admitted to yourself that your passion was not the medicine and surgery you’d spent all that time and effort and money training for, but

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Study: Your confidence in your own thoughts is affected by your posture!

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Tweet We all know that sometimes other people’s confidence in what we say is affected by our body language, but scientists have now shown that our confidence in our own thoughts is affected the same way! When we sit up straight with great posture, we are more convinced of what we are saying, according to […]

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Personal Development for Smart People

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This book is not fluff or platitudes. Steve is an extremely intelligent man who started programming computers at age 10 and is a very analytical thinker, and he examines personal development as a field that must obey universal laws just like physics does!

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9 mm SFX Custom Contact Lenses – MiscBytes Niche of the Month!

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Tweet This month’s niche of the month is 9 mm SFX , a custom contact lens company which specializes in theatrical and special effects contact lenses. Their contact lenses are responsible for a lot of the cool ocular special effects we see in many, many movies, commercials and music videos, and in fact 9 mm […]

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Flatland – colorful math fun for all ages

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Tweet I saw FLATLAND: THE MOVIE a few weeks ago, and as a math lover I found it very geeky cool and wanted to share.  Apparently I am not supposed to buy the personal copy of the movie then display it for the rest of the world here, go figure.   So I’m going to embed […]

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