AI system designed to manage the power of the sun

AI system designed to manage the power of the sun

( Natural News ) Practical fusion power requires an overseer that can keep an unblinking eye on the tokamak reactor and rein in any complication that could interrupt the production of energy. That is why the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) came up with the bright idea of developing an artificial intelligence system to handle the job . Named “Accelerated Deep Learning Discovery in Fusion Energy Science,” it will anticipate the appearance of disruptions in the fusion process. It will prevent the said event from causing damage to the tokamak reactor. The AI has been chosen as one of the Aurora Early Science projects. It will join nine other data science and machine learning projects that will be run on the upcoming Aurora exascale computer. Aurora is an extremely powerful computing system. It is expected to be 50 to 100 times faster than the best supercomputers of this generation. It is slated for arrival at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility in 2021. Once it has been set up, Aurora will claim the title of the first exascale computing system found in the U.S. (Related: Sad robot: Expert says that robots could become so life-like that they will develop mental illnesses too .) New AI will keep an electronic eye on the state of tokamak plasma Plasma is the super-heated and electrically charged state of matter. It is made up of atomic nuclei and free electrons. When the plasma of light elements are combined during fusion, the ensuing reaction produces a lot of energy. This is the source of power of the Sun and other stars. It could provide nearly unlimited power on Earth, which is why researchers are looking for ways to replicate this process. Support our mission and enhance your own self-reliance : The laboratory-verified Organic Emergency Survival […]

Shock study finds air pollution damages brain function across the world, mostly striking people who live in cities

Shock study finds air pollution damages brain function across the world, mostly striking people who live in cities

( Natural News ) If pressed to suggest possible causes for the development of dementia, most of us would probably list things like lifestyle, diet and genetics. One of the last things to come to mind would likely be air pollution, and yet a recent study has found that certain types of air pollution could increase the risk of developing dementia – and, in particular, Alzheimer’s disease – by a staggering 40 percent. Such pollution exists at much higher concentrations in cities across the world, including Las Angeles, Mexico City and Beijing. Interestingly, this was not the first study to establish this connection, and it adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that some of us increase our risk of dementia with every breath we take. The observational study was based in London, England, and published in the online journal BMJ Open . (Related: Why cities make people stupid: Air pollution significantly reduces children’s IQ, study finds .) Air pollution linked to a massive increase in dementia risk While air pollution has already been established as a contributing factor to several diseases including heart disease, stroke and respiratory illnesses, scientists are eager to also quantify its exact link to the development of dementia. (Related: The four best plants that clean your indoor air .) With this goal in mind, the research team focused their study on 131,000 people between the ages of 50 and 79 who had not been diagnosed with dementia and who were registered with one of 75 general practices across the greater London area. Health records for these patients were accessed via the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), a database of information collected from GPs across the U.K. since 1987. The power of the elements : Discover Colloidal Silver Mouthwash with quality, natural ingredients like […]

Accumulating evidence suggests curcumin and turmeric can treat psychiatric disorders

Accumulating evidence suggests curcumin and turmeric can treat psychiatric disorders

( Natural News ) Living with a psychiatric disorder can be devastating for both sufferers and their loved ones. Unfortunately, many of the solutions offered by modern medicine do more harm than good while offering little in the way of relief. Thankfully, researchers have discovered that a compound in the popular Indian spice turmeric has the potential to effectively treat psychiatric disorders like bipolar disorder and depression. You may have heard the fanfare about turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties, which it gets from a compound within the spice known as curcumin. It has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine and has been gaining popularity in Western medicine in recent years. This polyphenol is being revered for its protective, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and is being used to help fight cancer and stop the cognitive decline of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s. Non-toxic and affordable, it’s showing a lot of promise in helping deal with many of the health problems facing people today . The same anti-inflammatory qualities that make it so good at addressing issues like arthritis can also extend to mood disorders. Not only does it reduce levels of tumor necrosis factor alpha and inflammatory interleukin-1 beta, but it also reduces salivary cortisol concentrations while raising the levels of plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor. A study carried out by researchers at Australia’s Murdoch University found that curcumin extracts reduced people’s anxiety and depression scores. They noted that it was particularly effective at alleviating anxiety. Moreover, even low doses of the spice extract were effective in addressing depression. In addition, the researchers found it worked quite well on those with atypical depression, which is a marker of bipolar depression. The power of the elements : Discover Colloidal Silver Mouthwash with quality, natural ingredients like Sangre de Drago sap, black walnut hulls, menthol […]

Natural Grocers lists mushrooms among 2019 nutrition trends

This Vons in Las Vegas included mushrooms in a number of fresh-cut offerings, and Natural Grocers expects more mushrooms in many products in 2019. (Photo by Ashley Nickle) Natural Grocers praised the health benefits of mushrooms in its 2019 nutrition trends predictions list, which also anticipates a big year for nootropics for brain health, healthy fats for energy and ingredient lists for clarity. Natural Grocers refers to the inclusion of mushrooms in a growing number of products as “the shroom boom.” “In the last several years, the amount of scientific research published on mushrooms has exploded,” Shelby Miller, manager of nutrition, research and education for Natural Grocers, said in a news release. “Turns out, mushrooms hold the power to support the immune system, blood sugar balance, brain health, liver health, respiratory health, hormone balance and can even boost energy levels. In response to the growing mountain of research promoting the health benefits of mushrooms, the supplement, grocery and even body-care industries are introducing more ways to try out these fungal superheroes.” As a result, the company expects to see more mushroom supplements, teas, tonics, broths and coffees in 2019. Three more trends Natural Grocers predicts are continued interest in cutting added sugar, more attention on ingredient lists rather than nutrition facts panels, and eating meat and dairy products from sustainable operations.

Five Ways to Increase Cognitive Functions When You Have A Stressful Job

Five Ways to Increase Cognitive Functions When You Have A Stressful Job

It’s said that stress has the ability to improve your performance, mostly because it keeps your brain attentive and active. However, too much stress will do just the opposite and can take you even more over the edge. If you want to improve your cognitive functions and become more productive in a stressful environment, here are a few ways for you to do just that. Exercise Regularly Regular exercise should be part of your daily lifestyle. The problem is that when you have a stressful, busy job, you’re not always able to sneak the exercise in. However, if you’re stressed out and unable to do your work properly, you can’t afford to skip exercising. Exercising puts your blood in motion and relieves tension from your muscles, all while helping your brain release serotonin – the happy hormone. This way, you’ll be focusing on the bright side of things rather than focusing on the stressful side. Plus, exercising improves your brain health, which is actually what you’re looking for. Use Nootropics Nootropics, otherwise known as brain boosting supplements, will give your brain a little extra help so that you’ll be able to perform at your finest. Something as simple as coffee is also considered a nootropic. If you plan on using these supplements, you should find out how nootropics work before you begin . Get Some Sun Have you noticed how happy you become each time that first rays of sunlight hit your face? While too much sunlight can be fairly bad for your skin, too little of it can damage your brain. For your brain to function properly, you will need to get some vitamin D into your system, which you can achieve by basking into the sun. If that’s not possible, you might want to fill in the […]

26 Reasons Why You Are Not Doing More With Your Brains – Education – Nairaland

26 Reasons Why You Are Not Doing More With Your Brains - Education - Nairaland

26 Reasons why you are Not Doing More with Your Brains. According to research and science, the capacity and capability of the brain have been overwhelmingly underutilized. But why is this so? What is the capacity of the brain and what percentage have humans used so far? This is really interesting. This is not a boring science thesis, but a very short revelation of facts that can help you use your brain more. Like said earlier it is rumored that less than 10% of our brain capacity is used during our lifetime. Well, we will get to see whether this is true. After going through this article, you can as well said that doing the opposite of the things written here will get you to do more with your brains. Reasons why you are Not Doing More with Your Brains So these are my reasons why people don’t do more with their brain. As a student, an employee, you know you need ways to improve your brain capacity to do more and get more out of what you are doing. You are not learning enough new things. Learning new things expands your brain like elastics. Learn new things every day. You are not doing some aerobic exercise on a regular basis. Doing physical aerobic exercise can boost your brain power in a dramatical fashion because it releases chemicals to your brain. You are certainly not doing memory training. Most times, forgetting thing becomes a habitual problem. In that case, you have to train your memory to remember or memorize things You lack some element of curiosity. Be curious leads to learning new things. Learning new things expands memory. You are not thinking positively. Avoid overthinking damages the brain’s capacity to retain facts. You are not eating brain food. Eat […]

BUSTED: Yet another liberal student caught sending “hate crime” threats to herself… now faces criminal charges

BUSTED: Yet another liberal student caught sending “hate crime” threats to herself… now faces criminal charges

( Natural News ) In November, a student at Drake University told administrators she had found multiple racist notes in one of the residence halls. Now, the student in question, 18-year-old Kissie Ram, is being charged with making false reports to law enforcement. It turns out the notes were not the musings of a racist, and were the work of a left-leaning college student looking to create her own “hate crime.” This is the end result of liberal “special snowflake” culture: A generation of young adults who want to be victims. According to reports, Ram has admitted to writing one of the five racist notes found on campus. Drake officials say they are certain that Ram is connected to at least four of the five notes. The first note, found by freshman Keith Walker in early November, is still under investigation. Student facing charges over hate crime hoax As Daily Wire reports , Drake University President Marty Martin recently announced to students and faculty, revealing that the notes reported by Ram on November 13 and 15 were nothing more than “copycat hoaxes of an initial campus incident.” A spokesman for the Des Moines, Iowa police department, Sgt. Paul Parizek, states that Ram will be charged with harassment. Though the student has misdemeanor summons, she was not booked into jail. The Des Moines Register reports that if Ram is found guilty, she could be fined and incarcerated for up to 12 months. At Drake, Ram faces a campaign discipline procedure that may lead to expulsion, as well. Parizek noted further that Ram would not be charged for the original note, found by Walker earlier in November. Campus officials have stated they “are confident the four notes reported by the female student were hoaxes,” but believe Ram was not involved with […]

“Skinny fat” is bad news for brain

“Skinny fat” is bad news for brain

Air Force One flies over Bush Library today “Skinny fat?” Sounds crazy right? But there really is such a thing. It means being fat at the expense of muscle mass and strength … like a 98 pound weakling swathed in fat. Sedentary lifestyles and overeating cause “skinny fat.” The upcoming holidays may promote both causes. The problem is more common in the elderly, because muscle development requires exercise, and for most people, the older you get the less exercise you do. Also, as you age, muscle mass automatically decreases, unless you have a special exercise regimen to build muscle. Most men, for example, will lose about 30 percent of their muscle after age 30, at a rate of about 3 to 5 percent per year. Meanwhile, people continue to eat as usual as they age and typically gain weight – weight due to fat and not muscle, because exercise may not involve much more than moving fork and spoon. Only exercise can slow down loss of strength. More steaks and burgers won’t do it. So what’s the problem? You might ask, “What is the problem with some loss of muscle mass, as long as you don’t fall down and your fat does not cause health problems?” First of all, older people do fall—often. Loss of muscle mass and strength are part of the natural aging process (recall the TV commercial “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”). Secondly, getting fat usually does cause health problems, especially cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But even if your blood pressure and cholesterol/lipid levels are okay, skinny-fat people have serious health risks. Obesity is associated with higher levels of Alzheimer’s disease and other structural abnormalities in brain. Low muscle mass (sarcopenia) by itself damages brain function; one study suggests this is due to […]

These 4 Nutrients Keep Your Brain in Tiptop Shape

These 4 Nutrients Keep Your Brain in Tiptop Shape

The brain has been called the body’s “command center,” so it’s only natural that ensuring optimal health also means keeping this vital organ in top shape. Making these four nutrients a part of your daily intake is a significant step towards keeping the brain healthy . Vitamins B6, B9, and B12 Your brain can lose its volume as you age. This process is aptly called brain shrinkage. Not only does it result in impaired cognition and movement, but it also increases your risk of stroke and dying an early death by 96 and 58 percent respectively. Heart disease is one of the factors that contribute to brain shrinkage. This was confirmed by a study which found that people with coronary heart disease have noticeably reduced amounts of brain matter. Predictably, they also performed poorly in cognitive tests. The amino acid homocysteine has been linked to an increased risk of hypertension and heart disease . Apart from contributing to the formation of arterial plaque that characterizes coronary heart disease, high levels of it harm the endothelium or the inner lining of the blood vessels. Vitamins B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folate), and B12 (cobalamin) neutralize the effects of homocysteine, contribute to heart health, and help prevent brain shrinkage. While all three B-vitamins are available in most B-complex supplements, it’s possible to obtain them from food sources: Pyridoxine, which contributes to the production of neurotransmitters, is found in brown rice, lentils, meat, fish, and dairy products. Folate, which stimulates brain development and slows down atrophy, is abundant in leafy greens, fruits, and organ meats. Cobalamin, which helps metabolize fatty acids needed by the brain, is found in fish, meat, and dairy products. Healthy fats Fats have a bad reputation because of the role that cholesterol plays in the development of coronary heart disease. […]

Natural Grocers predicts the top 10 hottest nutrition trends in 2019

Natural Grocers predicts the top 10 hottest nutrition trends in 2019

Lutein for blue light, mushrooms, green beauty products, clean ingredient lists and more are expected to gain ground in the new year, plus a bonus trend to know about–fix climate change by choosing 100 percent grass fed meat! DENVER, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Grocers, America’s Nutrition Education Expert SM , surveyed more than 70 of the company’s nutrition experts and pored over the latest research to identify the expected top 10 breakout trends in nutrition and health in 2019 . The author, Shelby Miller, Natural Grocers’ Manager of Nutrition, Research and Education, pinpoints the most anticipated health, nutrition and food trends in the New Year. Interviews with Shelby Miller are available upon request . Mitochondrial optimization will keep healthy fats in focus Five years ago, the buzzword was microbiome. This year it is mitochondria. Mitochondria are our cells’ "power plants," converting oxygen and food into the energy our body needs to stay alive and thrive. When your mitochondria are dysfunctional, not only will your energy reserve decrease, resulting in fatigue and brain fog, but you can also become vulnerable to degenerative diseases like heart disease, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. The best way to support healthy mitochondria function is to eat more fat! Healthy fat, that is. Mitochondria function at their best when fueled by fat, not carbs. One tool to support mitochondria is the trending ketogenic diet . In 2019, expect to hear more about mitochondrial health and look to see brands embracing more high-fat focused and ketogenic products to support optimal mitochondrial function. Try our trend: Test the benefits for yourself—roll your own keto energy bombs and make Natural Grocers brand coconut oil a staple in your pantry. Collagen and bone broth are easier than ever Scoop by healthy scoop, collagen has gained mainstream interest over […]