Saturday, 20 July 2013

Funke Akindele officially Divorced

Nigerian Actress, Funke Akindele has been confirmed to be seperated from Kehinde Oloyede as his wife by her pricipal consultant and she's urging her fans to pray for her as she moves on with her career.
This is the message released by her principal consultant, Ayo-Ola Muhammed
Dear Friends,
             On behalf of our client, star actress, Funke Akindele, we want to formally inform you that after due consultation and consideration, she’s now separated from Kehinde Oloyede as his wife. She hereby urges her fans and all concerned to pray and wish her the best as she moves on in her career. Kindly note that this is the first and only official statement from Funke Akindele on the matter and will be glad if her wish is respected. Thank you.
 Sincerely yours,
 Ayo-Ola Muhammed,
 Principal Consultant
 NEECEE Entertainment

Friday, 19 July 2013

We are ready to transplant a human head, says neuroscientist

GOT your head screwed on right? This may become a pertinent question if this neuroscientist gets his way - he wants to begin transplanting heads.

Doctor Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group has outlined a medical procedure which he says will successfully connect a brain to a spinal chord - the major challenge for any such operation.

"It is my contention that the technology only now exists for such linkage," he writes in the Surgical Neurology International journal.

But how much would such a procedure cost?

Dr Canavero says you would have to put aside some $15 million for the operation alone.

Dr Canavero says his procedure is derived from successful head transplants of animals from experiments dating back to the 1970s.

The head of a rhesus monkey was transplanted to the body of another in 1970 in an experimental procedure.

The head was quickly cooled to about 12C and quickly transferred to a chilled new body.

Once the head was reconnected to the circulatory system, the body's heart was restarted and work initiated to connect the nervous system.

Dr Canavero argues that a "clean cut" by an ultra-sharp cutting implement was the key to success as it would allow the severed nerve cells to fuse with each other.

Late last month, scientists at Case Western Reserve University proved they could now restore some neural connectivity in the spinal cords of rats.

Perhaps all those people who have had their heads cryogenically frozen weren't out of their minds after all.


Save some water, Drink your sweat

A group of Swedish engineers has built a "Sweat Machine" that pulls the sweat out of damp clothing, and then purifies and filters it until it's fit to drink, and in case you're not sweaty enough to contribute, there's an exercise bike attached.

The project was dreamed up by a PR agency and UNICEF as a way of drawing attention to the many parts of the world that lack access to sufficient clean water. Whenever someone chips in sweat or drinks a cup of former sweat, sponsors will donate money to buy water purification tablets in these regions, according to the Gothia Cup's site. Could the sweat machine itself help in these places? Maybe, but not much; it requires a full load of sweat-drenched laundry to make a pint of water.

Smartwatch for Foolish people

IT'S the smartwatch created for potentially foolish people.

Japanese watchmaker Tokyoflash launched an innovative wristwatch overnight that not only tests your sobriety with a built-in game, but tests your blood alcohol level with a breathalyser built into its side.

The Kisai Intoxicated watch, offered for a launch price of $US99 until Friday night in Australia, shows the date and time, and offers alarms, as you would expect from any wristwatch.

But a breathalyser is also hidden beneath what looks like a watch dial and can be used to rate the wearer's blood alcohol level from .001 per cent to as high as .2 per cent - four times the legal Australian driving limit.

To test sobriety, or a lack thereof, wearers must unscrew the watch dial, wait while its alcohol sensor heats up, and blow into the outlet from a distance of just 2cm.

The watch's breathalyser display, to the right of its LCD screen, showcases three levels of drunkenness.

No alcohol detected earns a green light, .001 to .06 is classified as "getting drunk" and is indicated by a yellow light, and results of .061 up to .2 are officially classified as "drunk" and show a red light.

The stainless steel watch with rechargeable battery also features a "sobriety game" for those who want a second opinion, asking wearers to press a button to align a moving column with the centre of the screen.

Despite the Kisai Intoxicated's potential to rate alcohol consumption for safe driving, even its makers don't advise relying on its judgment alone.

In the last page of its manual, Tokyoflash advises: "This watch is designed for entertainment only. The retailer does not warrant that the results obtained from this breathalyser will be completely accurate or reliable and accept no liability for consequences arising from its use."