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Hawthorne effect

The Hawthorne effect refers to a phenomenon whereby workers improve or modify an aspect of their behavior in response to the fact of change in their environment, rather than in response to the nature of the change itself. 



Scientists capture the sound of an atom

For the first time, scientists have used sound to ‘talk’ to an artificial atom, demonstrating a curious phenomenon in quantum physics that sees sound waves take on the role of light.
The interaction between atoms and light is well known and has been studied extensively in the field of quantum optics.
However, to achieve the same kind of interaction with sound waves has been a more challenging undertaking.
The researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have now succeeded in making acoustic waves couple to an artificial atom.

"We have opened a new door into the quantum world by talking and listening to atoms," said Per Delsing, head of the experimental research group.

Scientists capture the sound of an atom

For the first time, scientists have used sound to ‘talk’ to an artificial atom, demonstrating a curious phenomenon in quantum physics that sees sound waves take on the role of light.

The interaction between atoms and light is well known and has been studied extensively in the field of quantum optics.

However, to achieve the same kind of interaction with sound waves has been a more challenging undertaking.

The researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have now succeeded in making acoustic waves couple to an artificial atom.

"We have opened a new door into the quantum world by talking and listening to atoms," said Per Delsing, head of the experimental research group.



Nestlé wants to patent this natural medicine that has been freely available for 1,000 years.



guardian:

Burger King’s plans to merge with Tim Hortons show the stark differences of how workers are treated in the US, UK and Canada
US fast-food companies would get failing grades for workers’ pay and benefits

guardian:

Burger King’s plans to merge with Tim Hortons show the stark differences of how workers are treated in the US, UK and Canada

US fast-food companies would get failing grades for workers’ pay and benefits



Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse

Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander: Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon


[The book] tracked industrialisation, population, food, use of resources, and pollution. They modelled data up to 1970, then developed a range of scenarios out to 2100, depending on whether humanity took serious action on environmental and resource issues. If that didn’t happen, the model predicted “overshoot and collapse” – in the economy, environment and population – before 2070. This was called the “business-as-usual” scenario.

The book’s central point, much criticised since, is that “the earth is finite” and the quest for unlimited growth in population, material goods etc would eventually lead to a crash… 

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(CNN)Neil Harbisson is the world’s first legally recognized cyborg. He has an antenna implanted into his skull that gives him access to something he was born without: the ability to see color. 

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Archeologists Make Incredible Discovery In Mexican Jungle



The Scientific Reason You Should Take a Brief Walk Every Day



Walking, good exercise for your legs and your brain!

Walking, good exercise for your legs and your brain!



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First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist



If Louis Pasteur were to come out of his grave because he heard that the cure for cancer still had not been found, NIH would tell him, “Of course we’ll give you assistance. Now write up exactly what you will be doing during the three years of your grant.” Pasteur would say, “Thank you very much,” and would go back to his grave. Why? Because research means going into the unknown. If you know what you are going to do in science, then you are stupid! This is like telling Michelangelo or Renoir that he must tell you in advance how many reds and how many blues he will buy, and exactly how he will put those colors together.


Influenza: How the Great War helped create the greatest pandemic ever known

It almost as if the virus was engineered to wipe out mankind killing 100 million people in 18 months time. The 1918 influenza virus’s style of killing was unlike that seen for most other influenza strains known. It was highly infectious, causing illness in 50 percent or more of those exposed to it, and its morbidity and mortality rates were peculiar, too: it had an estimated mortality rate of 20 percent, whereas other strains of influenza normally kill just 0.1 percent of their victims. Its patterns of lethality were unique, preferentially killing healthy young people between 20 and 40 years of age whilst leaving older people relatively unharmed. Additionally, it was an especially efficient killer of pregnant women, whose mortality rate ranged between 23 and 71 percent.



Astronomers Detect Mysterious Signal 240 Million Light-Years From Earth

Astronomers have detected a mysterious signal in X-ray data from a study of galaxy clusters, and they think the X-rays could have been produced by the decay of sterile neutrinos, a type of particle proposed as a candidate for dark matter… 

Astronomers Detect Mysterious Signal 240 Million Light-Years From Earth

Astronomers have detected a mysterious signal in X-ray data from a study of galaxy clusters, and they think the X-rays could have been produced by the decay of sterile neutrinos, a type of particle proposed as a candidate for dark matter…