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Science fiction come true; Breathe Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Breathe Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks

The ability to breathe underwater without oxygen tanks has long been a dream of humanity. Now it is very likely to become a reality, thanks to so-called Aquaman crystal, created by scientists from the University of Southern Denmark. It is a crystalline material that can absorb oxygen from the environment and store it so that it can be later released when and where required.
The material was synthesized by Professor Christine McKenzie and postdoc Jonas Sundberg, who used X-ray diffraction to study the arrangement of atoms in the material when it wasfilled with oxygen, as well as when it was emptied.
The “Aquaman crystal” owes much of its ability to absorb oxygen from the environment tocobalt, which is the main component of the new material that determines its molecular and electronic structure.
According to the researchers,10 liters of this material are sufficient to absorb all of the oxygen in a room, while one of its most amazing features is the ability to absorb and release oxygen several times without losing its properties. “It is like dipping a sponge in water, squeezing the water out of it and repeating the process over and over again,” notes McKenzie.
Thus, instead of using bulky oxygen tanks, a diver would only need a small amount of the “Aquaman crystal” to be able to breathe underwater. “A few grains contain enough oxygen for one breath and, as the material can absorb oxygen from the water around the diver and supply the diver with it, the diver will not need to bring more than these few grains,” explains prof McKenzie.
The key property of the new material is that it does not react to oxygen while absorbing it in a process called selective chemisorption. It means that it can extract large quantities of oxygen from the environment without being subjected to corrosion and decomposition associated with long exposure to the gas. “The material is both a sensor, and a container for oxygen. We can use it to bind, store and transport oxygen, like a solid artificial hemoglobin.
As for possible uses for the new material beyond diving, it could also contribute to the treatment of respiratory illnesses and help lung patients who need oxygen tanks to breathe properly. “When the substance is saturated with oxygen, it can be compared to an oxygen tank containing pure oxygen under pressure — the difference is that this material can hold three times as much oxygen,” says prof McKenzie.

The Cutest and funniest pictures you will ever see of animals posing for a selfie

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Selfie” has probably been the most used word of 2013, we’ve seen selfies from athletes, celebrities, kids, models, rock stars and so on, but did you know that animals love to take selfies too?

We are not kidding and we’ve got the proofs: dogs, cats, sloths, kangaroos and even elephants are between the animal species caught in the act of taking hilarious self portraits.
Enjoy a gallery of 23 utterly funny photos of animals posing for a selfie. Which is your favorite one?

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Drinking Water on Empty Stomach, the Secret treatment

We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

 Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB ***(verify from a consultant)***, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases. 

1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water.
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute.
3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours.
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:

 1. High Blood Pressure (30 days)
 2. Gastric (10 days)
3. Diabetes (30 days)
4. Constipation (10 days)
5. Cancer (180 days)
6. TB (90 days) ***(verify from a consultant)***
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week on wards – daily.

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times. It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain…

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

 Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks:
1. Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.
2. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
3. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
4. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
5. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
6. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive. A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.

Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.


What dehydration can do to your body

Monday, September 22, 2014

Not drinking enough water can have some very serious effects on your body, from affecting your cholesterol level to changing how you age. ( Click the image to open full seize) 

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5 Ways to Feel Happier Right Now

Monday, September 8, 2014

Many factors influence happiness, including some that are outside of our control—research suggests that around 50% of individual variation in happiness is based on genetics, and 10-20% is based on life circumstances such as health status and income level. Happiness, in other words, does come more easily to some people than to others.

But there is hope: Research conducted by Sonja Lyubomirsky and her colleagues has found that up to 40% of individual variation in happiness is shaped by intentional behaviors—the things we do every day, moment to moment. These behaviors have the potential to diminish or enhance our happiness. 

What kinds of intentional behaviors are more likely to enhance happiness? Here are a few: a few:
  1. Do something active.

    Research suggests that physical activity is one of the more effective ways to increase happiness—so effective that some studies have found that it works just as well as antidepressant medications in alleviating depression—and may have more lasting effects. The problem is, feeling down doesn’t generally inspire one to get up and run. To make exercise seem less daunting, keep in mind that you don’t need to join a gym or run a marathon to reap its benefits. Even walking around the block can make a difference, as can dancing around your living room, stretching in your office, or even cleaning.
  2. Do something new.

    One of the biggest obstacles to improving happiness levels ishedonic adaptation—our tendency to get used to things when we’re exposed to them over and over. When it comes to positive things, this means we enjoy them less. So even if you already have a go-to mood-booster (like watching your favorite Saturday Night Livesketches on YouTube), you may find that it’s less effective the more often you use it. Interspersing new activities with the tried-and-true can add more variety and spontaneity to your routine, reducing the effects of hedonic adaptation.
  3. Do something for someone else.

    One of the surest routes to increasing personal happiness is to look out for someone else’s. Research suggests, for example, thatspending money on others leads to greater happiness than spending money on yourself. To get a happiness boost, you could donate to a cause or order a gift for a friend's birthday. But you don’t need to spend money to reap the benefits—simply sending well-wishes to others can increase well-being. Loving-kindness meditation, which involves directing caring feelings and intentions toward close and distant others, has been shown to increase positive emotions, purpose in life, and life satisfaction. The sustained practice of loving-kindness meditation is more likely to have lasting effects on happiness, but even brief exposure has benefits. Also helpful are gestures that express love, gratitude, or support—for example, you could check in with someone who is going through a hard time, or write a letter of gratitude to someone who has positively affected your life.
  4. Do something enjoyable—and savor it.

    Research suggests that the ability to savor positive experiencesis a key ingredient in happiness. Savoring involves actively paying attention to the pleasure or beauty of an experience as it is occurring, rather than letting your mind wander to other thoughts until you realize it’s already passed you by. Sometimes the best way to learn to savor is to find something small and seemingly insignificant that you might ordinarily not pay much attention to, and try to appreciate it in a new way. You could, for example, try the Raisin Meditation, a classic practice used in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program—you will never look at raisins the same again.
  5. Do nothing at all.

    On the hedonic treadmill, we’re always looking for the next thing that we believe will bring us greater happiness. But while there’s nothing wrong with aiming to improve our lot in life, it’s easy to get caught up in a cycle of endless striving that never feels truly satisfying. Research on affective forecasting suggests that our big wins tend to make us less happy than we expect they will, which can lead to disappointment and regret—and more striving. Sometimes the greatest happiness can be found in those moments when we’re not striving for anything or not wishing that things were any way other than how they are. 

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