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Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered After Century-old Confusion, Controversy

rogerrabit Not the first time (114 comments)

This reminds me last november when we discovered a new ligament in the knee : http://www.bbc.com/news/health... How can we miss something so obvious after all those dissections and numerical imaging?

about 2 months ago

Metamason: Revolutionizing CPAP Masks With 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

rogerrabit Re:Why are people still using these machines? (59 comments)

There are multiple reasons why people continue to use these machines. The CPAP is a great tool and the one recommended against severe sleep apnea, the product has a reputation and is heavily promoted. Yet again, people lack education, they are usually not told by their MD that for simple snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea (the common one, the obstructive), the first medical recommandation should be a custom made dental mandibular advancement device or dental appliance such as https://www.pantheradental.com...
These devices aren't to be confused with splints used to protect bruxors even though they may also fit that role.

The CPAP is more effective against sleep apnea than those dental appliances but makes noise, requires electricity, is a challenge to bring on trips and usually a lot less comfortable, wich is the problem adressed by the product advertised in the OP. The effectiveness of dental appliances is currently (in the latest studies) similar or even slightly better than that of CPAP because there is a lot more adherence to the treatment (lots of people can't go the whole night with their CPAP).

Whatever solution you go for you MUST NEVER USE AN OFF THE SHELF DENTAL APPLIANCE, those will give you SEVERE DENTAL PROBLEMS, there are lots of documented cases and FDA should never have approved those.

about 6 months ago

MIT Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generati

rogerrabit Re:De-salination? (110 comments)

You're mixing up graphite with graphene.

about 6 months ago

Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery

rogerrabit Re:3000km is not a lot in the U.S. . . . . (363 comments)

You sure about that? I mean, Having to stop at the "electric station" not even once a week seems like a pretty good deal in your situation. Of course it depends on the cost and duration of the battery change.

about 8 months ago

Titanium-Headed Golf Clubs Create Brush Fire Hazard In California

rogerrabit Re:easier? (169 comments)

"Lighter club"... seems appropriate!

about 10 months ago

The W3C Sells Out Users Without Seeming To Get Anything In Return

rogerrabit Fork (348 comments)

Couldn't we fork the W3C?

about a year ago


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