3 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About

 
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Does my brain have seasons? – Winter blues, seasonal affective disorder, spring exhaustion – the seasons certainly influence our moods. But now Belgian researchers have found that our brain itself experiences seasonal shifts. As part of a study, participants had to solve tasks over the course of a year during which time their brain activity was measured. The results showed areas connected to concentration were most active in June and least active in December. The working memory does considerably less in autumn than in springtime. Depending on the season, therefore, the brain must operate at different strengths to achieve the same level of performance.

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Can my mobile phone hunt an earthquake? – Smartphones deliver important information – but could they soon save our lives? US researchers from the University of Berkeley have developed the app MyShake, which uses an algorithm to filter vibrations that occur during an earthquake and measures them with the help of sensors in the phone. The data and GPS information is then sent to the university’s seismology department. The app is already able to recognise earthquakes of 5.0 on the Richter scale and at a distance of up to six miles. Once the test phase has finished, the app should be made available to both Android and iOS users.

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  1. Interesting collection of pictures but that last one is wrong. It’s really a publicity shot done in the 60’s by Boeing in a mock-up of what their planes might be like in the future. It’s also a color picture but people like to pass it around in black and white so it looks old.

      • you are both wrong, in the old days they called soccer,,, football, and they still do call soccer,,, football in the UK and Scotland, maybe all of Europe, I do not know

        • Looks to me like a boxing team with some of the equipment they worked out with. Notice the boxing gloves on the ground in front of the first row and also the short guy on the second row has on boxing gloves.

    • It is a football. Google the 1900 VMI football team for a picture. Or 1900 Michigan Wolverines. The ball in those pictures is the same as this one.

  2. Look At All the Room On That Pan Am Flight In The Late 60s On Economy Class,To Bad It’s Not That Way Now,,

    • Jeff DeWitt is correct. I flew PanAm in 1973, economy class and it was NOTHING like the picture; but is was roomier than today’s planes. I also had my first Martini flying home! PanAm was wonderful!Too bad they went under…

    • Bin Ladin is in the green shirt with the blue/purple bell bottom pants. He is next to a man in a gold jacket and striped bell bottoms. The other man is older and has a mustache. Bin Laden is clean-shaven.

  3. #2 – Yuka Flats NV (not sure I spelled that right). At that time, as a kid, we lived in Davis Dam, AZ on the river, near Bullhead City. Father was part of the dam project. We were not far (100 miles??) from the site when they began the bomb testings. Early one morning, and still totally dark outside, we were up to start the day when all of a sudden the entire area turned as bright as mid-day!!! Seriously! They had just set off a bomb test. Only lasted for a few moments, but it was awesome! Fortunately we never had to deal with the fallout, maybe because we were located much lower on the river. Something I will never forget.

  4. In photo #8, the photo is of a men’s sports club. Some of the men seated in the front are wearing sashes like boxers, the man on the right is holding a medicine ball and the man on the left has a pair of Indian clubs in front of him. There are old style boxing gloves on the floor in front. These clubs were the rage at the turn of the century, before team sports took hold. I belong to a similar club.

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