The scientists of Cornell University discovered that it is possible to know, who a person is thinking about. It is possible by analyzing images of a brain of person. The team of scientists demonstrated, that the people’s mental models produce patterns of the activation of the brain. The team of scientists asked the participants to learn personalities of four different people. With the different scenarios, the 19 young adults were asked to imagine how the person can respond to the scenario.
Lernstift digital pen notifies the user about all cases of misspellings. The pen works on the basis of Linux. Special sensors track the movement and allow to detect errors, and in case of their detection comes vibrating signal. Lernstift works in two modes: Calligraphy Mode and Orthography Mode. In the mode of calligraphy pen notifies the error in calligraphy, and in the orthography mode identifies spelling and grammar errors. There are two varieties of digital pen. So, the first generation of devices should appear in the middle of 2013. It will be handle with motion sensors and the system, to identify the words.
According to UK Ministry of Defense British Forces in Afghanistan received miniature spy drone, 16 gram helicopter Black Hornet Nano up to 10 centimeters in length and two and a half in width. Black Hornet Nano is equipped with a miniature camera that can transmit both video and photos. Despite its compact size Black Hornet Nano is capable of operating in critical weather conditions. According to BBC News, the device is equipped with a battery and can cover up to 800 feet in the air or up to 30 minutes. As reported BBC News, in the total of the British military Department has ordered 160 Black Hornet Nano to 20 million pounds sterling (31,5 million dollars). Using the helicopters in Afghanistan began in 2012.
Archaeologists from the University of Arizona found in the North of Mexico strange elongated skulls age of about 1000 years. Archaeologists Found the skeletons of 25 people, 13 of which were extended as a result of deformation of the skull. With a light hand of journalists of The Huffington Post and The Daily Mail skulls have already get the name “Mexican alien” by analogy with the well-known film Ridley Scott. Archaeologists still do not know what social class were buried. It is not clear why some of them had a decoration, while others do not. Moreover, in the group of 25 people was only one woman, as well as scientists consider it not quite ordinary. South American cultures such as the Maya and Inca practiced cranial deformation – and the practice was also known in Germany and Ancient Greece. The new find is unique in the region – although such elongated skulls have been found at numerous sites throughout south America.
Asteroid Toutatis which was discovered on January 4, 1989 by Christian Poll must once again get close to the Earth on December 12. The small asteroid, consisting of two parts of 4.6 km and 2.4 km can not harm our planet. Asteroid Toutatis 4179 was named after the Celtic god. This asteroid has an irregular form, and belongs to the category of Apollo. Asteroid Toutatis has diameter 5.4 kilometers, and the rotation period is 176 hours. At the closest distance the asteroid approached the Earth in 2004. This year, the asteroid must pass by our planet at a distance of 6.9 million kilometers from Earth.
Automaker Bugatti promise to provide the fastest supercar in the world in 2013. The fastest supercar will be equipped with a total capacity of 1600 hp engine that will accelerate from 0 to 100 km in just 1.8 seconds. This car will be built in an attempt to break the world speed record. In 2010 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport set a speed record on the famous German highway. During the race, this car reached speeds of 431 km / h. The creators of the new racing car, hoping that their new supercar , which will be available in 2013 will be able to break this record and officially become the fastest supercar in the world. Bugatti auto company was founded in France by the Italian designer Ettore Bugatti. Bugatti car company involved in the most famous car races, such as “24 hours of Le Mans” and others.
Apophis previously known as 2004 MN4, a member of the Aten group of near-Earth asteroids which had been estimated by NASA as having a 1 in 5500 chance of striking the Earth in 2029. Concealing the energy of 65,000 atomic bombs asteroid Apophis with a mass of 50 million tonnes and a diameter of 320 meters will cross the orbit of the moon and rush to the Earth with a speed of 45 thousand miles per hour. In a collision of Apophis might do unseen troubles.
Japanese neuroscientists have learned to anticipate the visual content of dreams. Results of their work, scientists reported on neurobiological conference in New Orleans. Experiments were carried out in blocks of three hours for a few weeks. Volunteers were placed in a scanner, where they were to sleep. Once in the brain, the experiment participants are beginning to have characteristic electrical activity of the onset of sleep, they woke and asked about the content of the dream. Within an hour, spends six to seven cycles of sleep and waking, but only one of the volunteers told about the content of their dreams about 200 times.
Astronomers from Observatory “Gemini” received the most detailed to date image of the unusual galaxy NGC 660, relating to a rare class of polar galaxies. The galaxy NGC 660 is located at a distance of 40 million light years from Earth near the constellation Pisces. It is as if two separate star clusters: the spiral and lenticular. Such galaxies are called polar – they rotate the outer ring over the poles of the internal cluster. In addition, NGC 660 is the only other known polar galaxies in which the center has an old lenticular congestion. All polar galaxies are a result of the interaction of two separate star clusters. Some of them can be formed by the collision of two galaxies formed (for example, a galaxy can be formed by a merger in the future, with the Milky Way Andromeda).