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Impact of the immune system on the brain and mental health | Psych Central

When our body responds to stress it can affect our immune system and mental health. Jon Lieff, the author of The Secret Language of Cells, provides a thorough study of how cellular conversations among immune cells and brain cells affect our mental health. The signals can profoundly affect general cognition and memory and are highly related to depression and pain, as well as responses to stress.  ... Read More »

The Marine Corps has launched two investigations into its deadliest AAV training accident ever | Task & Purpose

The recent AAV Marine training accident is now being investigated by the Marine Corps in two investigations. One vehicle docking onboarded a lot of water and sank. 13 other AVV’s joined in on a training with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The investigations are tricky and are estimated to take weeks or even months. The investigations will be conducted to ... Read More »

Could bartering become the new buying in a changed world? | BBC Worklife

With the economic uncertainty of the pandemic, there is a growing opportunity for barter exchange. “The same thing happened during the Great Recession. When times get harder, people turn to barter.” says Shera Dalin, co-author of The Art of Barter. Other people take advantage of bartering time or professional services where barter members can exchange their professional services for barter credit, which they can then use ... Read More »

Microsoft Word Now Does Voice Transcription
And Other Small Business Tech News | Forbes

Microsoft released an Office 365 feature named Transcribe in Word. This enables you to upload various audio files or record your voice commands transcribed into a Word document. This will also be a great benefit for disabled employees and workers. Technological innovations continue as we adapt to changes and develop smarter solutions in our everyday life. Other tech companies have ... Read More »

Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for Iraq hostage rescue | Army Times

Sgt. Maj. Thomas “Patrick” Payne will be awarded the military’s highest medal of valor in combat on September 11th, 2020 because of his selfless actions during a raid in October of 2015. Payne says “time was of the essence” considering the hostages were likely to be executed soon and if they did not act fast, lives would be taken away. ... Read More »

US Special Operations Command gets first brand-new Chinook variant | Defense News

The new technological advancements include newly designed rollerblades, non-segmented fuel cells, huge changes to the drive system and higher capacities for loads and range. While the technology is some of the most advanced for the military force, the structure is still based on design from the 1960’s to 1980’s. The army originally planned to buy more than 500 models of ... Read More »

CTC Sentinel August 2020 issue | Combating Terrorism Center

Covid-19 has brought concerns to scientist and military leaders of biowarfare. Bill Gates recently explained that a bioterror attack with a high death rate is a “nightmare scenario.” J. Kenneth Wickiser, Kevin J. O’Donovan and others write and discuss the possible threats of malicious use of synthetic biology. It is a technology that is rapidly and then diffusing faster than ... Read More »

Adapt workout goals to chronic pain and injury | Breaking Muscle

Sometimes there is no way around chronic pain that stems from an injury, illness, or accident. While pain can interrupt our workout routine and create more barriers to reaching our goals, we can format our workout around the pain. We need to identify our goals, and then determine a new route to get there, even if our pain or injury ... Read More »

What are points and miles worth? | Business Insider

Different credit cards have varying rewards points depending on their affiliated airline and hotel partners, credit card program, and how you’re planning to redeem them. Most airline miles are worth around 1 cent to 2 cents each depending on the program. Hotel points tend to be worth less than other types of rewards currencies while some cash-back credit cards offer rewards as ... Read More »

A 59-year-old Army and Marine vet, who served in Afghanistan, just graduated Army basic combat training | Army Times

Staff Sgt. Monte L. Gould is former Marine and Army Civil Affairs soldier who retired in 2009 to spend more time with his family. However, he later decided to start the reenlistment processes with the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion in Nevada where his son currently serves. At the age of 59, Gould just graduated Army basic training and his ending ... Read More »

Artificial pancreas effectively controls type 1 diabetes in children age 6 and up | Science Daily

A clinical trial on an artificial pancreas done in four pediatric diabetes centers effectively controlled type 1 diabetes for children. 101 children participated in the experiment for four months. The artificial pancreas is also known as closed-loop control where it tracks blood glucose levels using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and automatically delivers the insulin when needed using an insulin pump. This “all-in-one” diabetes management system hopes to replace ... Read More »

Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain | BBC News

Elon Musk is working with scientists on his start-up Neuralink to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface. It recently displayed their trial with a pig called Gertrude that has a coin-sized computer chip in her brain. The processor in Gertrude’s brain sends wireless signals showing neural activity in her snout when searching for food. The system ... Read More »

Australian soldiers caught running Instagram account mocking war crimes and promoting violence | Vice

A group of current and former Australian soldiers have been accused of running a public Instagram page that celebrated violent acts and shared video footage. Titled State Sanctioned Violence, the page also mocked war crimes and stated they pledge to “keep the legacy of the boys we lost alive.” One source for ABC News has also noted that the page ... Read More »