Social Media for Breaking News
Instead of just another social media angle, Read Write Web has some tips on how to tap into on-the-ground news on what is happening in Japan.
With major news event now also turning into stories about social media, Read Write Web says the mere fact that people are using social media in a given situation does not make that a piece of tech news. "So we thought, what could we do regarding the Japan earthquake, tsunami and problems with nearby nuclear plants, that wouldn't be contrived? We decided that the only thing we can and should do right now is provide a highly wired readership with a collection of resources that will bring them on-the-ground news regarding what is going on in Japan."
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The results come from a 15-year study that used ultrasound scans to track blood vessels in middle-aged adults starting in 2002.
- The study measured the stiffness of blood vessels in middle-aged patients over time.
- Stiff blood vessels can lead to the destruction of delicate blood vessels in the brain, which can contribute to cognitive decline.
- The scans could someday become a widely used tool to identify people at high risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.
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When we first set the Dark Horse Project in motion, fulfillment was the last thing on our minds. We were hoping to uncover specific and possibly idiosyncratic study methods, learning techniques, and rehearsal regimes that dark horses used to attain excellence. Our training made us resistant to ambiguous variables that were difficult to quantify, and personal fulfillment seemed downright foggy. But our training also taught us never to ignore the evidence, no matter how much it violated our expectations.
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