Thursday, April 25, 2013

Indonesian scientists Brain Scanner Showcase World's First 4D

  Indonesian scientists, Warsito P Taruno, scanners exhibiting brain activity in the world's first creations. He presented his creation at the International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging IEEE held in San Francisco, United States, 7 to 13 April 2013.

Warsito brain oemindai creation tool called 4D Brain Electrical Activity-based Scanner Capacitance Volume Tomography (ECVT). The tool has been patented in the world WIPO patent agency / PTO in 2006. IEEE itself is a professional scientific organization consisting of 425,000 people.

"ECVT used to measure electrical signals generated from human brain activity and reconstruct a volumetric image and brain activity," said in a release received Warsito, Friday (04/12/2013).

"This is the first technology in the world who can do a scan of the human brain activity and real time 4D, which can be used to help conduct a study of the human brain," imbub Warsito.

The Denganalat, abnormalities in the human brain can be seen. Warsito said, of abnormalities that can idketahui whether a person has certain diseases, such as epilepsy and Alzheimer's.

Warsito is Executive Director CTECH Edwar Technology Labs, a research institute located in Alam Sutera, Tangerang Selatan, which is focused on the development of scanning technology that supports the medical world.

In the symposium International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Warsito is the only speaker of Indonesia. Only a handful of speakers came from Asia. Total, there are 371 papers were presented from 700 applicants from around the world.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Research: Antarctic Ice Melt Faster

CANBERRA - Melting ice in the summer in Antarctica has reached its highest in a thousand years, say researchers from Australia and the UK on Monday (15/4). That new evidence on the impact of global warming on the Antarctic ice sheet is sensitive.

Researchers from the Australian National University and Antarctic Research-UK, dambil data obtained from ice cores show the summer melting occurs 10 times more powerful in the last 50 years, compared to 600 years ago. "This is strong evidence that climate change has made changes in Antarctica," said lead researcher Nerilie Abram.

Abram and his team drilled deep as 364 meters to reach the ice core in the James Ross Island, at the northern tip of the peninsula Antartka to measure the temperature history and compare it with the rate of ice melt in the summer in the region. They found evidence that the ice temperature slowly rose as much as 1.6 degrees over 600 years and the melting of ice on average stronger in the last 50 years.

This indicates that melting ice can increase dramatically depending on the weather when the temperature reaches the point. "By the time the weather reaches above the level of achievement of zero degrees, the amount of melt that will occur is extremely sensitive face temperature rise that may occur," said Abram.

The research Robert Mulvaney of the British Antarctic-said, may be the biggest melting glaciers and avalanche kehilangaan cause of the Antarctic ice sheet in the last 50 years. Results were published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Found the oldest Port in the World

Archaeologists found the oldest port in the world. The ports are found on the shores of the Red Sea, which is believed 4,500 years old and was active at the time of Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops).

Archaeologists believe that the ports are found are found to be the most important at the time of Ancient Egypt. Port is used to assist the transport of copper and other minerals to the Sinai Peninsula.

Reported the Daily Mail, Tuesday (16/04/2013), the port is found built in the region named Wadi al-Jarf, 180 miles south of the Suez Canal. This port allegedly 1,000 years older than any port structures in the world.

Together with the discovery of the port, the researchers also found 40 papyrus which gives an overview of life in ancient Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu.

Papyrus uncover clues for workers at the port to get bread and beer. Papyrus also reveal Merrer activities involved in the construction of the Pyramids of Giza, Khufu grave.

"He reported his journey to the land of limestone to obtain materials used to build the pyramids," said Mohhamed Ibrahim, Egypt's Minister of Culture.

"Although we are not going to learn anything from the construction of this monument Cheops, this note presents a first insight on this subject," added Ibrahim. Researchers involved in the discovery of this port comes from the French Archaeological Agency

Monday, April 22, 2013

Three Scientists Discover Planet Like Earth

WASHINGTON - Scientists announced the discovery of three planets that could be candidates for human habitation outside the solar system. Unfortunately, the location of the three planets are very far away from the earth.

NASA's Kepler satellite oversees more than 150 thousand stars to identify Earth-like planets. The satellite was discovered three planets. Two planets, Kepler-Kepler-62E and 62F which is the farthest planet to become a candidate for human habitation. Both shaded host of earth-like sun, Kepler62. The third is potentially habitable planet called Kepler-69C.

The planets are the smallest planet ever found in the residential zone, the region where a planet near a star in theory could hold water. Kepler-69c seems less clear in the habitable zone compared to the other two planets. "With all these findings ... are Earth-like planets everywhere," said Kepler scientist, Thomas Barclay reported by CNN.

Kepler-62 is located as far as 1,200 light-years from Earth. Meanwhile, the Kepler-69 located 2,700 light-years away. A light-year is the distance light in a vacuum in one year, nearly 6 trillion miles.

Kepler-62F estimated 40 percent larger than Earth, the planet most like Earth's potential. The possibility of a rocky planet with poles, land, and water.

Meanwhile, Kepler-62E estimated 60 percent larger than the planet Earth and a little closer to their parent planet. Expected, the planet is mostly made ​​up of the oceans.

Other planets, Kepler-69c looks orbiting a sun-like star. The planet is estimated to 70 percent larger than the Earth, and also has a sea water with a depth of thousands of kilometers.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Female Internet users is increasing

Observers as well as Associate Professor Department of Communication, Ateneo de Manila University Philippines Borsoto Cheryl said that internet users from women is increasing, especially in developed countries.

"By gender, female Internet users in the world started to rise indicated," said Cheryl Barsoto in Manila on Friday (19/4).

He quotes the Wall Street Journal reports that 38 percent of computer and internet users in major cities in Latin America are women. Although to date in Africa, as much as 86 percent, 83 percent, and 64 percent of computer and internet users in Ethiopia, Senegal, and Zambia are male.

"It is because men in Africa have been more had the opportunity to access information and education than women," she said.

Something similar happened in Arab where only four percent of Internet users in the region are women. But in the United States, the number of internet users balanced between men and women, even female users superior in terms of frequency of use.

"While in Japan, the number of men online is twice that of women, but the number was soon overtaken in the near future," he said.

According to Cheryl, the use of the internet and technology in general now play a major role in encouraging the intensity and variety of relationships that fostered community. In addition, in terms of frequency of contact that becomes more intense and expressive. "Resilience in relationships also kept awake all the time thanks to the convenience offered by the Internet and technology," said Cheryl Borsoto.