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Retina Cells are Successfully 3D-printed for the First Time 視網膜細胞首次3D列印成功

英國劍橋大學(University of Cambridge)神經科學教授馬丁(Dr. Keith Martin)及羅伯(Dr. Barbara Lorber)所領導的研究團隊,從二隻成鼠的視網膜抽取出二種細胞,利用噴墨印表機第一次成功列印出眼細胞,且列印過後的細胞仍然具有生存與生長能力。之後還會嘗試列印視網膜上其他種類的細胞,希望將來能為失明者帶來光明。 The research team led by neuoroscience professors Dr. Keith Martin and Dr. Barbara Lorber of University of Cambridge took two types of cells from the retina of two adult rats, using inkjet printer to print out eye cells successfully for the first time.  The printed cells are shown … Continue reading

Where to Ski this Winter? 這個冬天去哪裡滑雪?

你愛滑雪嗎?有媒體特別整理出15個較少人知道的滑雪好去處,讓你今年可以滑個痛快!這些地點分布在奧地利(Austria)、德國(Germany)、美國(United States) …等國家,有的具有寬敞的滑雪空間,有的具有挑戰性的地形,有的則是充滿了高級旅館,或溫暖小屋;不論你跟好友或家庭出去旅遊,都可以度過一個完美的假期。 Do you like to ski?  The media has come up with a list with 15 lesser-known ski resorts for you to ski to your heart’s content this year. The resorts includes Austria, Germany, the United States and rest of other. Some are spacious, some are with challenging land forms, while still some … Continue reading

Did you exercise today? 你今天運動了嗎?

美國心臟協會的研究人員,分析了全球二十八個國家,過去四十六年來超過二千五百萬個兒童的運動情況。發現現在的兒童跑一英哩(1mile)的速度比30年前的兒童慢1.5分鐘。由於兒童時期的活動會影響成年後的健康,因此專家鼓勵兒童及青少年可以利用步行或騎腳踏車的方式上學,分散運動時間,保持心血管健康。 The American Heart Association has done a research among 28 countries worldwide, analyzing the exercise condition of 25 millions of kids for the past 46 years.  The research found that children nowadays run 1.5 minutes slower than their counterparts did 30 years ago.  Considering the amount of activity in childhood may influence the health … Continue reading

The Origin of Dogs – Our Old Faithful Friend 人類最忠實的朋友—現代狗的起源

最近美國加州大學 (UCLA) 的研究團隊透過DNA的比對,發現現代狗基因與古歐洲狼最相近;證明現代狗的起源,來自於一萬八千年前古歐洲獵人馴養的狼,也推翻了狗來自中東 (Middle East) 的理論。研究指出,由於獵人聚集的地方容易有吃剩的肉,使歐洲狼改變野生動物占據領地的習性,開始跟隨獵人生活,這個過程是狼被馴養的重要關鍵。 Recently the research team of UCLA found that the genes of modern domestic dogs are closest to European wolves through comparing their DNA. This finding proves that domestic dogs are derived from the wolves tamed by the ancient European hunters 18,000 years ago, which also overthrows the theory that … Continue reading

The Most “Januine” Image on the British Banknote《英國鈔票上最「珍」實的形象》

英國2017年新版鈔票將改印19世紀英國女作家珍‧奧斯汀(Jane Austen)的 肖像。但鈔票上的肖像版本卻意外引發爭議。由於珍‧奧斯汀在世時只留下一幅鉛筆素描肖像;在她過世五十多年後,她的姪子詹姆士根據記憶,請人重新畫了一張水彩畫像。但是兩幅畫裡的珍‧奧斯汀形象差異極大,到底哪一幅畫最接近真實的珍‧奧斯汀,誰也不知道。 The new face of £10 banknote of England will be changed to the 19 century British writer Jane Austen by 2017.  But the version of the portrait on the note was accidentally aroused controversy.  While Jane Austen was alive, there was only one pencil sketch portrait of her left.  Fifty years after … Continue reading

Your Favorite Fruit Foretells Your Personality 吃水果,看个性

苹果、香蕉、樱桃、释迦、芒果、橘子、桃子、梨子、椰子、木瓜、菠萝、紫葡萄。以上12种水果,只能挑一样来吃。 你第一个想挑什么? 看看答案准不准: 看看答案准不准: 苹果:冲动,但坦率。喜欢旅行。在重要时刻,可以很快做出决定。是个好的领导者。容易吸引异性。 香蕉:心地柔软、对人充满爱心,但也比较缺乏自信。很容易与另一半建立和谐又持久的关系。 樱桃:充满想象力、创造力;人生中可能有比较多波折。对待感情,真诚且忠心,但不擅于沟通。 释迦:敏感、谦虚、有想法,有点情绪化、爱挑人毛病。面对爱情有点害羞,常常默默退让。 芒果:爱憎分明,不容易受影响;喜欢当领导者和面对挑战。在爱情里,却常常迁就、包容另一半。 橘子:有耐心、意志力坚强,虽然动作慢,但能坚持到底,很可靠。对爱情忠诚,努力避免冲突。 桃子:坦白、友善而宽容;独立、有理想,非常享受生活。对爱情充满热情而真诚,占有欲强。 梨子:有冲劲、反应快,但没有耐心。在爱情里,你很容易交到新朋友,却不容易维持这段关系。 椰子:做事经过深思熟虑,聪明又有点固执。对爱充满热情,但另一半一定要很聪明才行。 木瓜:慷慨、有品味,勇于挑战一切。喜欢旅行、认识新朋友。异性很容易被你的善良和幽默感吸引。 菠萝:勇敢、组织力强;善变,但对认定的人相当忠诚。不擅长表达情绪。但你的诚实和真诚很吸引人。 紫葡萄:温暖、有礼,社交能力强;欣赏自然的美感。有时候很容易发脾气,但一下就消退了。 参考网站: http://astroccult.net/fruitastrology.html

Sleep Sweeps Neurotoxic Wastes from the Brian 睡眠時腦部進行排毒

一項發表在「科學」(Science)的研究指出,人類的腦部會利用睡眠時排毒,以清掃腦部垃圾。人腦運作時,無法在清醒時同時進行覺察和清理,如同家裡辦派對,無法同時招待賓客又打掃房子。如果腦部排毒不徹底,部份有毒的蛋白質(protein)會殘留在腦部,可能造成腦部疾病,這也說明了睡眠的重要性。 A study published in Science Journals points out that human brain may drive metabolite clearance from the brain during sleep.  The human brain does not function simultaneously in awareness and clearance when it is awake.  It is like when having a party at home, one cannot welcome the guests while sweeping the house.  If … Continue reading

Decoding the Brain of Albert Einstein 大脑解密:世纪天才—爱因斯坦

最近一项对爱因斯坦 (Albert Einstein) 大脑的研究显示,这位著名物理学家,很可能是因为他连接大脑左右半球的胼胝体,比一般人更为发达,所以能够成为世纪天才。爱因斯坦自1955年过世后,大脑一直被保存着。这次研究人员运用一种新的科技技术来测量脑部连结程度,并与一群志愿者的样本做比较,而得出此项结论。 A study reveals that Einstein’s unusually well-connected corpus callosum, the bundle of fibers that connects the brain’s two hemispheres may have contributed to his brilliance.  Einstein’s brain was preserved after his death in 1955.  Researchers sorted out this conclusion by conducting a new technique to measure the level of cranial connectivity … Continue reading

5 Walkable Cities of the World 适合散步的世界五大城市

一个网站最近挑选出世界上最适合散步的五个城市,它们有着美丽的风景、建筑及浪漫气氛,包括:以水城闻名的威尼斯 (Venice, Italy) 和阿姆斯特丹 (Amsterdam, Holland)、古老山城布拉格 (Prague, Czech Republic)、有「地上天堂」之称的斯利那加 (Srinagar, Kashmir),还有充满特色建筑的格拉纳达 (Granada, Spain)。如果累了,或是想专心思考时,不妨散散步,看看四周美景,给自己一点空间吧。 A blog recently posted the top five walkable cities of the world.  They are known for their beautiful sceneries, architectures and romantic atmosphere.  The top 5 cities are: the water city – Venice, Italy and Amsterdam of the Netherlands, the old mountain … Continue reading

Most heartfelt moment: adorable daddy-daughter duet in Austria 奥地利父女合唱,画面温馨动人!

一位来自奥地利(Austria)的物理学家(physicist),近日上传了一段与女儿合唱的影片。原因是他们当天晚上看了一场烟火,之后小女儿一直以为听到烟火声而睡不着。本来想利用唱歌让她收心。结果,在这首三分钟不到的歌曲里,小女儿频频喊「嘘」,看来还是徒劳无功。但过程中,父女俩自然又温馨的互动已经融化众人的心。 An Austrian physicist recently uploaded a video of his singing with his daughter.  It is due to the night after they watched a firework show, the daughter thought she heard fireworks and couldn’t sleep.  The physicist tried to keep his daughter’s mind preoccupied by singing a song with her, but the little daughter kept … Continue reading