In a move that sounds more science fiction than reality, scientists in Australia have announced that they are instituting a microchip process to monitor the movement of bees across the continent. There is a number of reasons why scientists feel that it is important to track the movements and migrations of bees, and there are some strong benefits that could be reaped from the information found from this initiative. Read on for a look at why scientists are using microchip technology to track bees in Australia.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to tracking bees movements through Australia. Since bee pollination have a huge effect on crops in Australia, scientists believe that tracking their migration will be beneficial to research.… Read the rest
Every race fan loves to see photos posted on their favorite team’s profiles, from Danika Patrick to Sebastian Vettel. Doctors and other medical professionals have a different reaction to this dangerous sport. While there is some truth to the adage that some fans go to the races in hopes of witnessing an accident, the vast majority admire racers ability to handle these state of the art vehicles while racing against tough competitors. While there will likely always be accidents — and possibly even deaths — the race industry continues to take steps to make it safer for drivers to compete at higher and higher speeds.… Read the rest
As recently as just a decade ago, it was considered right and proper to add vitamin and mineral supplements to most nutritional plans. The use of anti-oxidants like vitamin C or vitamin E made sense. As the body ages it creates free radicals. These byproducts seemed to be causing destruction at the cellular level.
Consequently, if there were compounds introducing too much deleterious oxygen, one considered removing these free radicals. Thus the push to introduce anti-oxidants into the consumers field of vision. Today, several studies now seem to suggest the use of vitamin C supplements or E, and others may in fact reduce the positive effects of exercise on the body.… Read the rest
This video for Straight-Arm Freestyle Swimming features an Olympic gold and silver medalist. In the video he reviews six points which are applicable for all levels of swimmers. These points help to develop this style of swimming. They are easy to learn and you can put them to immediate use. This video will help you to quickly and efficiently master straight arm, freestyle swimming.
2013 was a year of great strides in the medical field. A lot of ground was covered in terms of research and there were quite a few important medical breakthroughs that are worth discussing. Please read on for a look at five important medical breakthroughs of 2013.
New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
Over a dozen new genes were linked to Alzheimer’s Disease, giving scientists and researchers more leads to go on when researching cures and treatment methods. By having more genes to research, scientists believe they are closer to finding a cure.
Only One Dose of the HPV Vaccination is Needed
When the HPV vaccination was first released, it was recommended that women receive three separate doses of the vaccination.… Read the rest
At least once a year every news site will run a story about how Americans are falling behind in scientific knowledge compared to other countries. This has come to be measured as scientific literacy and there are numerous tests on the web that can give you a score as to how scientifically savvy you are compared to the rest of the population.
Scientific literacy is important because an understanding of basic scientific words and concepts can inform everything from job success to community participation to the making of decisions in your personal life.
The United States National Center for Education Statistics has outlined seven characteristics of the scientifically literate person.… Read the rest
The advancement of science is grounded in research. While anyone can come up with a theory, it is through experimentation and testing that scientists actually prove (or disprove) their theories and move science forward to the next theory. Funding that research, coming up with money for the experiments and prototypes and tests after test is just as crucial as coming up with the theories in the first place.
Scientific research grants are the source of most funding in the United States. Research grants can be for “hard” sciences such as biology, medicine, and technology or for “soft” science such as social science studies and experiments.… Read the rest
In the world of sports and athletes it’s a given that football, basketball, baseball, and hockey players need to be in top physical condition to compete at the top of their field without injury. Race car drivers, however, are not often thought of as athletes requiring physical conditioning and training. After all, how much does it take to drive a car around in circles for hours on end?
On the contrary, recent studies have shown that race car drivers are just as much athletes needing to be physically fit as those that play traditional sports.
To test the strain that racing puts on drivers, devices were used to monitor their heart rates. … Read the rest
Developments in technology over the years have changed the way that businesses interact with their customers. Gone are the days when a customer relationship management (CRM) program took care of all customer interactions. Social media has become a major influencer with the development of review sites and the sharing of information. Mobile and other touch devices are also changing the way we interact. This is all influencing the way that business is carried out and the way we interact with our customers.
Technology influences customer’s attitudes and behaviors. Opportunities exist and unfortunately dangers are lurking out there too. This requires a change in marketing focus as it should include the influence that emerging technologies have on customer behavior.… Read the rest
For people who are interested in both space travel and investing, now would be a good time to look into putting some money into the stocks of some of the major players in the space travel business. Lockheed and Boeing have always been two big names that give government contracts to develop parts for NASA’s rockets. Recently, however, there are even more companies in which to invest, as we are at the dawn of a new space race.
This space race is not between countries, so much as, between companies; private companies experimenting with ways to bring space travel to the ordinary people. … Read the rest