Category Archives: Body Language

Study Finds Sperm Doesn’t Swim Like An Eel, It Corkscrews Like “Playful Otters” | IFLScience

3D mapping of the movement of sperm has revealed that we’ve been wrong about how these gametes move all along.

In human reproduction, intercourse is really only half the battle. Once sperm is in the female it has a long way to go before reaching the egg, so to boost their chances these mobile gametes are fitted with a wiggly tail. We once believed that the sperm’s tail, known as the flagellum, moved in a way comparable to a snake or eel, but new research published in the journal Science Advances has revealed that they actually corkscrew their way to victory. Fetch your biology books, folks. It’s time for a rewrite.

— Read on www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/study-finds-sperm-doesnt-swim-like-an-eel-it-corkscrews-like-playful-otters/

Why Sleep Deprivation Kills | Quanta Magazine

Going without sleep for too long kills animals but scientists haven’t known why. Newly published work suggests that the answer lies in an unexpected part of the body.
— Read on www.quantamagazine.org/why-sleep-deprivation-kills-20200604/

#TeamNoSleep

Amazon made a bigger camera-spying store—so we tried to steal its fruit | Ars Technica

It’s like other Amazon Go stores, only bigger. But it’s a meaningful difference.
— Read on arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/02/amazon-made-a-bigger-camera-spying-store-so-we-tried-to-steal-its-fruit/

Seemingly Clueless American Orders Food In Perfect Chinese, Shocking Patrons And Staff – Digg

Xiaoma astounds people at this restaurant in Chinatown by speaking both perfect Mandarin and Cantonese.

— Read on digg.com/video/american-orders-food-in-perfect-chinese-shocking-patrons-and-staff

Amazon can now sense your fear (when not selling you calming scented candles) | TechRadar

The company says its facial recognition tech can accurately read eight emotions, including terror of the concept.
— Read on www.techradar.com/news/amazon-can-now-sense-your-fear-when-not-selling-you-calming-scented-candles

Comcast has developed a remote that lets you control a TV with your eyes | TechRadar

Change channels, search for shows, set recordings and get real-time sports results at a glance.
— Read on www.techradar.com/news/comcast-has-developed-a-remote-that-lets-you-control-a-tv-with-your-eyes

Elon Musk wants to hook your brain directly up to computers — starting next year

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced a goal of implanting chips into human brains as early as next year to create direct human connections to computers.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/mach/tech/elon-musk-wants-hook-your-brain-directly-computers-starting-next-ncna1030631

FaceApp denies storing users’ photographs without permission

App was launched by Russian developer in 2017 and uses AI to change people’s features.

Worried?

See more (The Guardian)

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/17/faceapp-denies-storing-users-photographs-without-permission

California’s 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Interrupted This Comedian’s Stand Up Set, And She Handled It Perfectly – Digg

In a moment that could have been truly terrifying, Atsuko Okatsuka‏ somehow kept the crowd laughing.
— Read on digg.com/2019/earthquake-comedy-set-atsuko-okatsuka