Soft pottery figures show vivid details

Russian artist Michael Zajkov has become a new internet celebrity for his vivid clay figures. The artist, who studied sculpture at Kuban State University, took a job at a puppet theater after graduating in 2009. He is ingenious, taught himself doll pottery sculpture while working, and even tailors his own clothes. His works have vivid complexions, aura between eyebrows and eyes, flexible and changeable limbs and joints, and inadvertently thought they were miniature versions of real people. Michelle’s creative materials come from the products of some important European toy manufacturers. The styles are all in the style of the early 20th century, mostly using yarn, silk and antique lace. Many collectors prefer to buy dolls made from him. He said his work was inspired by figures and paintings, and many people were amazed by the photos of the dolls and their realism was “creepy”. (compiled from the “Daily Mail” website)

Regeneration and repair of non-difficult microcapsules are amazing

A team of researchers at the University of Michigan has invented a new way to make the body fight disease and allow damaged bones to heal themselves. Different from the previous methods of using foreign cells and molecules for bone repair and regeneration, the new technology uses polymer nanoshells therapy (polymer nanoshells), that is, tiny capsules are implanted into the body, and microRNA molecules are accurately delivered to the injured site. When its outer shell ruptures, molecules are released that guide surrounding cells to initiate their own bone-remodeling, self-healing mechanisms. It’s like an engineering manager arriving at a destruction site directing workers to rebuild. There are two key technologies in this, one is the sustained release of microRNA molecules to achieve uninterrupted treatment; the other is to use our own cells instead of “foreign aid” to avoid the occurrence of rejection reactions. Although this technology has only passed animal experiments and has not been tested in humans, its future application prospects are quite optimistic. (Compiled from the “Science Outpost” website)

Scientists’ new interpretation of writing skills: “slow work” produces fine work

Canadian researchers recently gave a scientific “secret” to how to improve writing skills: slow down your typing speed. Srdan Medimorec, a professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Waterloo, said that writing is an exchange between ideas and writing tools, and typing too quickly can detract from the final presentation. Through the experiment “on the influence of typing speed on writing ability”, the researchers found that the effect of one-handed typing is better, and the word use is also more complicated. They believe that if authors type slowly while writing, they can spend more time building better language in the vocabulary in their brains and writing more beautiful essays. If it is too fast, the language chosen is likely to be imperfect and ill-considered. Of course, this doesn’t just refer to typing, but to any writing tool in general.

(Compiled from the “Science Outpost” website)

When the brain consumes a lot of energy, it is also busy with “work” when it is “idle”

The brain is an organ that consumes a lot of energy in the human body, and its oxygen consumption accounts for 20% of the total consumption of the human body. Why is this so? Although experts and scholars have studied for many years, they are still rare. Recently, IBM’s computer neuroscientist James Kozloski (James Kozloski) spoke of “the samadhi”. It turns out that the brain is constantly looping signals through different paths that have been established that are equivalent to our “awareness orientation map”, and back again and again. These pathways cover three areas, the perceptual, behavioral, and frontal (limbic, judging what what we perceive means to us). Kozlowski calls this model the “Grand Loop,” and that’s why the brain uses so much energy. Even when it is “leisure”, the brain still consumes energy. His theory also explains why we can use our past experience to guide our actions in the present, by quickly consulting “a map of consciousness.” (Compiled from the “Science Outpost” website)

What can be met but not sought: the world’s chocolate production will be in a crisis of shortage

I believe everyone is familiar with the deliciousness of chocolate, but did you know that the world will face a “crisis” of chocolate production? A report titled “Destruction by Chocolate” said the rapidly growing demand for cocoa, an important ingredient in chocolate, contrasted with outdated cultivation techniques, and cocoa production was already in short supply. The average westerner consumes 286 bars of chocolate each year, which requires 10 cacao trees to supply. And since the 1990s, China, Indonesia, Brazil and other developing countries have also begun to demand cocoa in large quantities. But sadly, 90% of the world’s cocoa production still comes from smallholder farming using traditional techniques, making it difficult to match the high demand. Some farmers even destroy forests to grow cocoa, with “devastating” effects.

(compiled from the “Daily Mail” website)

Food is not “tasteful”, tableware as a helper

A high-tech, flavored cutlery could make quite a splash in the restaurant industry. Japanese researchers have developed an electronic fork that adds saltiness to dishes, replacing today’s popular condiments. It allows patients with low blood pressure to enjoy delicious food in a low-salt state. Use this seasoning fork without worrying about excess salt or the risk of electric shock. Hiromi Nakamura, a scientist at Meiji University in Tokyo, explained the principle: the metal end of the fork is one electrode, and the handle end is the other. When eating with a fork, a closed circuit is naturally formed; when the fork is taken out of the mouth, the circuit is broken, in fact, what we eat is the taste of electricity. It’s as if the music we hear is actually an electrical current converted into sound and vibration. She is also open-minded, hoping to edit the taste like editing music. (compiled from “Oddity Central” website)

Hands-free luggage saves artificial intelligence

Israel’s UNA robot company has recently developed a smart suitcase that liberates human hands. No matter where you go, it will “obediently” follow closely. Users need to download an app on their phone that uses Bluetooth to connect to the camera sensor embedded in the box, and as long as the owner presses the “follow me” button, the box will follow me obediently. At the same time, this product is also designed with an anti-theft alarm to prevent the box from being stolen when the owner is not careful. This is good news for the elderly as well as the disabled. Even more advanced, the case also comes with a backup battery that can recharge the owner’s other electronic devices. Although the product still has a lot of testing work to do, its future application prospects are still very broad. I sincerely hope that this smart luggage can have more breakthroughs in technology such as crossing obstacles such as going up stairs.

(compiled from “Oddity Central” website)

Create a garden fragrance for the blind wife to show their love

An enchanting garden in Shintomi, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan attracts a large number of tourists every March and April, but the true love story behind the beauty is perhaps even more beautiful. In 1956, the newly married Kuroki couple came here, bought land to build a house, started a dairy farm, worked hard and lived comfortably, and prepared to travel around Japan after retirement. But things didn’t work out, Mrs. Kuroki suffered from eye disease at the age of 52 and unfortunately lost her sight and became depressed. In order to make his wife happy, Mr. Kuroki decided to plant the fragrant ground cherry blossoms around the house by himself. He cut down trees to open up the land and used as many colors as possible to decorate the land. After years of hard work, a sea of ​​flowers appeared, attracting many tourists from far and near. They not only came to appreciate the flowers, but also to see the true faces of the couple. And Mrs. Kuroki was also overjoyed and greeted the guests with a smile. (compiled from “Oddity Central” website)

Standing is better than sitting and learning is more efficient

People used to object to students being sedentary, mainly for health reasons. Recently, researchers from Texas A&M University (Texas A&M University) proved that standing learning is more conducive to the absorption of learning content from the perspective of cognitive function through experiments. The researchers asked 34 high school freshmen to study using standing desks and passed a series of computer tests to assess their executive control, or our ability to analyze tasks, which is related to our ability to remember, understand, organize our thoughts, solve problems. The ability of the problem is directly related. The results found that after continuous use of the standing desk, the students’ executive control ability and working memory ability were significantly improved. The researchers also said that this type of learning can also improve students’ neurocognitive function, similar to the effect of physical exercise in school.

(Compiled from the “Science Outpost” website)

Shops from many countries gather in one street to achieve harmony and harmony

Shops from 23 countries and regions on four continents spontaneously gathered on a street in Leicester, UK, like a world map! These are not exhibitions and sales of international brands, but a collection of small shops with local characteristics and different products, snack bars in Hong Kong, China, bookstores in Canada… A unique identity mark has been affixed to this street and it has become a British The most exotic and multicultural place. The owners are also helpful and friendly to each other. A half-English, half-Polish owner of a music shop found the atmosphere rather relaxed and comfortable. Researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science say the street is neither Little Italy nor Chinatown. It is incredible that people from different cultures can come together and live in harmony on such a street. But because there is no investment from the government and large groups, its own expansion and renewal is also one of the bottlenecks of its development.