Projecting a three dimensional image of a person’s brain, heart, lung or any organ in question while operating may be the future of medicine. The ability to look through a person in a 3 dimensional way can help physicians more accurately plan and perform surgeries. This will help in removing tumors, taking biopsies and even guiding the placement of catheters in the brain. Within the next 10 years surgeons will be able to glance at these holograms and not be restricted to looking up at a screen. Progress is already under way at Duke University Robotics Program’s Brain Tool Laboratory. A proposal for a Hololens Development Kit was already accepted by Microsoft and is in development.
While most spitting by individuals is uncalled for and unsanitary, it seems that there is a hidden purpose that it is often done by elite athletes. A member of a team will take a mouthful of liquid, rinse and then instead of swallowing spit it out. They choose a particular sports drink recipe which is usually their own concoction. Reluctant to discuss the ingredients, this technique is known as “carb rinsing” or “mouthing washing”. After a decade of research it has been discovered that athletes can gain an edge or boost in performance by rinsing with a carb solution. Messages are sent to the brain that there is extra energy being ingested and this in turn allows the muscles to push further. The 10 second process can increase performance by as much as 30 Minutes. It is the oral receptors in the mouth receiving signals that carbohydrates are being ingested. This is a way of simply tricking the brain into thinking it is receiving more energy. However, this can have its limits in which the body will actually need carb intake. Not beneficial or acceptable when performed on subway platforms or while walking in the street.
-1/2 avocado pitted and peeled
-1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
– 2 slices of whole grain toasted
-1/4 cup diced watermelon
-2 tablespoons feta cheese (low fat if you prefer)
-2 teaspoons chopped mint
-1 teaspoon lemon zest
– Mash avocado and lemon juice together and spread over bread
– Divide watermelon and feta and spread on top of avocado
– Garnish with mint and lemon zest
There is always the risk of danger if you are an outdoor enthusiast who is on the hunt for a new adventure. However, odds are you will most likely survive whatever situation you find yourself in. Dylan McWilliams of Grand Junction Colorado is one of those people who has proven statistics wrong. Within a period of three years this 20 year old was bitten first by a snake in Utah, then by a black bear in Colorado and lastly by a tiger shark in Hawaii. Odds of being bitten by a venomous snake in the US are 1 in 37,000, by a bear 1 in 2.1 million and by a shark 1 in 11.5 million. This would mean that the odds of all three happening to one person are 1 in 893.4 quadrillion. Seems like he would be a great candidate to win a major lottery. He did survive all three attacks and manage to accumulate a variety of interesting scars.