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Sunday, May 25, 2014

2655 - AMICOR 17

All is metamorphosis...

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 minutos
Alan Lightman on Our Yearning for Immortality and Why We Long for Permanence in a Universe of Constant Change*by Maria Popova* *A heartening perspective on mortality by way of the physics of the cosmos and the poetics of the night-blooming cereus cactus.* *“We suffer from a hallucination, from a false and distorted sensation of our own existence as living organisms,”* Alan Watts wrote in contemplating how our ego keeps us separate from the universe. *“It is almost banal to say so,”* Henry Miller observed,*“yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is... mais »

3D movies of entire worm brains

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 21 minutos
How to create high-speed 3D movies of entire worm brains May 19, 2014 [image: NewsImage_BrainImaging] Researchers at MIT and the University of Vienna have created an imaging system that can generate 3-D movies of entire brains at the millisecond timescale. It could help scientists discover how neuronal networks process sensory information and generate behavior. The team used the new system to simultaneously image the activity of every neuron in the … more…

From light to matter

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 21 minutos
Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year questMay 20, 2014 [image: Theories describing light and matter interactions] Theories describing light and matter interactions (credit: Oliver Pike, Imperial College London) Imperial College London physicists have discovered how to create matter from light — a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorized by scientists G. Breit and J. Wheeler in 1934. Breit and Wheeler suggested that it should be possible to turn light into matter by smashing together only two particles of light (photons), to create an electro... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 21 minutos
Bioethics Commission releases volume one response to the BRAIN Initiative May 21, 2014 [image: (Credit: Bioethics Commission)] The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has released volume one of its two-part response to President Obama’s request related to the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, entitled Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society. “Neuroscience has begun to make important breakthroughs, but given the complexity … more…

Slowing aging

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 29 minutos
Added drug allows rapamycin to slow aging without risking diabetesMay 23, 2014 *[+]* This graphic outlines how rapamycin can mimic the effects of dietary restriction (credit: Oregon State University) New research at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University suggests a fix for serious side effects of rapamycin*, a drug that appears to mimic the ability of dietary restriction to slow the aging process. Laboratory mice that have received rapamycin have reduced the age-dependent decline in spontaneous activity, demonstrated more fitness, improved cognition and cardiovascular ... mais »

Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking -- ScienceDaily

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 16 horas
Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking -- ScienceDaily

World Cup and the BR Future

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 16 horas
How the World Cup can make or break Brazil’s hopes for the future: Misha Glenny gives a talk on the country that’ll host TEDGlobal 2014 Posted by: Elizabeth Jacobs May 20, 2014 at 4:41 pm EDT - - - - - - - If you ever find yourself in Brazil, advises Misha Glenny, try to look past the samba, soccer and sea. The journalist, who is currently researching a book on the underground drug trade in Rio de Janeiro, sees a Brazil of challenges, contradictions and opportunities that are far more complex than the celebrations on Ipanema let on./.../

Big Biomedical Data

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Online First > Viewpoint | May 22, 2014 Finding the Missing Link for Big Biomedical Data FREE ONLINE FIRST Griffin M. Weber, MD, PhD1,2; Kenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH1,3; Isaac S. Kohane, MD, PhD1,3 [+] Author Affiliations *JAMA*. Published online May 22, 2014. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.4228 Text Size: A A A Article Figures References It has been argued that big data will enable efficiencies and accountability in health care.1,2However, to date, other industries have been far more successful at obtaining value from large-scale integration and analysis of heterogeneous data sources. What these i... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
New Scientist magazine - 24 May 2014 [image: Cover of 24 May 2014 issue of New Scientist magazine] Issue number 2970 A future mission to the seas of Titan might hear the Throat of Kraken roar Previous issueAll issues from 2014 | Subscribe - Friendship: Do animals have friends, too?[image: Movie Camera] Features > Featurepp34-36 Whether you're a human or a horse, it takes a lot of brainpower to support a complex social group – and that puts a limit on how many friends we can have - Friendship: Friends with many benefits Features > Featurepp37-39 No wonder friendshi... mais »

Poverty and Development

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
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Ciência no BR

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Walter Colli: A arte de ser cientista no Brasil MARILUCE MOURA | Edição 219 - Maio de 2014 © LÉO RAMOS [image: Entrev_04 Colli] Na última semana de fevereiro, o professor Walter Colli soube por telefone que ganhara o prêmio Almirante Álvaro Alberto para Ciência e Tecnologia de 2014. A lhe dar a notícia auspiciosa, estavam, do outro lado da linha, o então ministro da Ciência e Tecnologia, Marco Antonio Raupp, e o presidente do Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Glaucius Oliva. “Tomei um susto”, ele disse em entrevista ao programa *Pesquisa Brasil*, n... mais »

A.T.C. 1933 – A primeira rainha

José Antonio BrenneremBrenner de Santa Maria - Há 4 dias
No ano de 1933, fatos importantes ocorreram no Avenida Tênis Clube. Houve a eleição da primeira rainha, foi composto o hino, realizado um festival beneficente e lançado o *A.T.C.,* o primeiro jornal do clube. Na metade do ano, meu pai, Ennio Brenner, tornou-se campeão. * Eleição da Rainha* Na sessão de diretoria do Avenida Tênis Clube, em 10.3.1933, Ernesto Lang, tesoureiro, apresentou a proposta que partira de vários sócios de que fosse realizada uma eleição entre as jovens associadas, para escolha da rainha do clube. A proposta foi aceita com entusiasmo. O Avenida Tênis Clu... mais »

Esporte crianças

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
Timoteo Leandro AraujoCompartilhada de maneira particular09:52 Natação, futebol e dança são algumas opções lúdicas que agradam a garotada, indicam os especialistas. Matsudo avisa que esportes competitivos devem ser estimulados a partir dos nove anos, “lembrando que nada deve ser imposto”. Pais têm papel fundamental na adoção de hábitos saudáveis dos filhos, diz especialista - Notícias - R7 Saúde

O Guaíba por Luiz Eduardo Achutti

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias

On Perfectionism

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
The Definitive Manifesto for Handling Haters: Anne Lamott on Priorities and How We Keep Ourselves Small by People-Pleasing*by Maria Popova* *“What if you wake up some day, and you’re 65… and you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life?”* What makes *Anne Lamott* ’s *Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life* (*public library*) so timelessly rewarding and one of the greatest books on writing of all time is that besides her wisdom on the craft, Lamott extends enormous sensitivity to and consolation for the ... mais »

The baby tree

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
Where Do Babies Come From? A Sweet and Honest Primer on How Reproduction Works by Illustrator Sophie Blackall Children's questions have way of being so simple that they spill into the philosophical. And yet one particular question kids ask stumps grown-ups more than any other, hurling us into a cesspool of self-doubt as we struggle for an answer that is neither too age-inappropriate nor so obviously fanciful that it fails to get the young inquisitor off our back: "Where do babies come from?" Thankfully, Australian-born, Brooklyn-based illustrator extraordinaireSophie Blackall, who ha... mais »

Santa Maria 156 anos

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