thePig writes "BBC reports that a research, carried out by think tank the New Economics Foundation, finds that hospital cleaners are worth more to society than bankers or tax accountants. The salient point of the study, as suggested by Eilis Lawlor, spokeswoman for the New Economics Foundation, is that "A pay structure is needed which rewards those jobs that create most societal benefit rather than those that generate profits at the expense of society and the environment". About time, I think." Link to Original Source top
thePig writes "High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL, Bhopal, India) has come up with a cheap (~1 cent) vaccine to prevent avian flu in birds. Scientists there had developed Elisa tests for diagnosis of avian influenza earlier. With the Chinese scientists coming up with their own effective avian flu vaccine for humans, the possibility of curbing avian flu pandemic looks bright indeed."
But, is there anyting called loyality, esp. in case of people with 10 etc years of experience? I am not too sure. As people become older (and thereby wiser), the concept of loyality etc goes out of the window. Most people are there in the company because 1. They are too lazy to check out other jobs 2. It is risky moving 3. When there is good experience, it is difficult to start off in a new company.
The problem is that company is much older and thereby much more wiser than the employee. So a company also dont have loyalty.
I have seen that the smaller the company is, the better they treat their employees. I think the reason is the same... i.e. the company is not old/wise enough.
I always feel sleepy and will start yawning once I start studying. Why is it so? Is it because, I am using my brains more when I study, and since I use it more, my brain burns more energy. Now I need more Oxygen so I yawn.
Whn I yawn it also means my brain is tired and I need to sleep (at least hard wired due to experience).
One of the problems with nuclear powered space travel is that people are afraid of the fallout incase of accidents. Send huge nuclear engines - fully manufactured - to moon base. It can be put into huge lead boxes - which can withstand high impact etc... Now from moon base join it to the rocket and send it across..
Easier said than done.. But if they are planning for a moon base, there are indeed other advantages than just having lower gravity. He3 is another.
Shouldnt memory play a role in this? I was under the impression that memory (basically hippocampus and amygdala) was the reason we chose items. For example - Grape - Appropriate synapses of the looks of the grape colour,look etc all get burned up in hippocampus Also, when we eat it - the synapses for amygdala set for pleasure also gets set up. Also a combination path way neuron for both also gets hardened due to electrons going there - (in hippocampus). Now next time I see a grape, this compination path gets a signal when we see a grape - so a signal goes to the other one (for pleasure also), thus the memory of pleasurable experience when a grape is eaten comes to me. This is memory.
Now, for a choice, depending on the amount of pleasure, my synapses fire more and I go for that. For example - if there is bittergourd and grape, I will go for grape only. I thought the monkeys choice depended on these neurons rather than the one they speak about.
Or is this the intelligent choice they are talking about - where in I go for bittergourd instead due to the higeher nutrition content ???.. I thought that also could be expressed in the earlier way mentioned.
The transmitter would be the one which would be using the max power in any cellphone. In that case, make the antenna directional. But then, we do *not* know the direction to which I have to sent the signal. That can be done by maybe - 1. Changes needed for Towers
Sent downstream a small pilot signal of the same freq as the upstream signal which the phone emits for that call. 2. Changes needed in the Cell
Have a direction sensor in your mobile for this pilot signal. Once direction the highest amp for the pilot signal is obtained, sent the signal back in the same direction.
Instead of the wasted signal going all around, we have a signal which has very good directional properties. Thus the power of the signal to be sent can be reduced to maybe even 1/10th or 1/100th. Thus the battery life also will have a propotional increase.
Adv of this system - 1.We dont care how many changes in direction the signal took and all.. Since the pilot came this way, my signal (almost the same freq, so almost the same refractive/reflective properties)will reach the tower proper. 2. Worries about your head getting fried by signal now over. Supposing that your head occupies 90 degrees of the phone directionality, now there is 1/4th time the power goes through you. In anycase, I dont think there is a high probability of the max amp pilot signal coming through your head.. So much less say1/10th of the time upstream signal goes through you.
Prob - Changes needed in all towers. Is a antenna which can change direction depending on a signal already there ? If not the idea wont work at all.