Archive for July 2012

Obesity vaccine stimulates the immune system to slim down the body

obese woman

Researchers are developing an obesity vaccine that increases metabolism to slim down the patient. Don’t get excited yet, my mouse potato comrades. This is still in the animal trial stage. How does it work? The obesity vaccine uses a modified form of somatostatin, a kind of peptide protein molecule. Somatostatin suppresses growth hormones that speed up the body’s metabolism and […]

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Facebook monitors chats for suspicious activity

Facebook like

For productivity reasons, I decided to lay off my personal Facebook account for a few days. I’ll be using only my work-related account for blogging and business purposes. Learning that Facebook monitors chats for criminal activities only strengthened my resolve for a Facebook sabbatical. I don’t even use FB’s chat and messaging features much, but even I am outraged. It’s […]

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What ever happened to that 40 Gigabit/s Internet connection?

Internet

In 2007, 75-year-old Sigbritt Löthberg of Sweden became the object of envy of netizens everywhere for having a 40 Gigabit/s Internet connection at her home. She was new to computers then, and the superfast connection was courtesy of her son Peter Löthberg who was then demonstrating how low-cost, high-speed connections were technically and commercially feasible through the use of a […]

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Still confused about that whole Higgs boson thingie?

The world has been in a big geekgasm mode the past two weeks. Higgs boson this. God particle that. I’m interested to know more about the topic but as a non-physicist and someone out of college for quite some time, I found the Wikipedia entry a bit hard to chew and digest. Some smart people released videos and blog posts […]

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Badass prosthetic leg

amputee with leg prosthetics

I found this image at Better Off Damned’s Facebook page. I gotta say, that prosthetic leg looks pretty badass. The woman looks pretty athletic too. I’m gonna admire her toned muscles while my excuses for not exercising shatter in the background.

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