Category: Education

Why you need Sports for a Healthier Brain

By Ekemini Robert

Do you ever find it difficult to concentrate because you have a hard time filtering background noise? This may be your ultimate solution. A study conducted by Nina Kraus, director of Northwestern’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory (Brainvolts) shows that taking part in sports can help minimize electrical noise in the brain. Examples of such sporting activities…

How Drumming Improves the Human Brain

By Ekemini Robert

You need thicker fibres in your part of your brain that connects the two hemispheres to be a good drummer. Have you ever been to a musical concert or a church service where you found some drummer enjoying himself? It’s almost as though he’s one of those lazy bones who got fortunate and ended up…

The Most Effective Knowledge Sharing Techniques

By Ekemini Robert

Researchers have found two new ways of sharing knowledge when interdisciplinary research teams work together. Gaining and sharing of knowledge are two different things. Just because you have a certain kind of knowledge does not always mean it can properly be shared with someone else who needs to have it. This is why researchers researched…

Here’s How a Hospital Data Breach can Expose Your Personal and Financial Information

By Ekemini Robert

Featured Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels Healthcare organizations are a gold mine of sensitive personal and financial information, the reason being that patients are less likely to give wrong information about themselves to healthcare employees. But ironically, many people rarely give thought to the safety of their health records. We worry so much about the security of…

Researchers in Zurich Produce Kerosene from Sunlight and Air

By Ekemini Robert

ETH Zurich researchers have developed a plant that extracts C02 and water from air, splits them using solar energy to produce syngas which is further processed into kerosene and other liquid hydrocarbon fuels. They have been able to make liquid hydrocarbon fuels using the sources above – sunlight and air – instead of the ones…

How Safe is the Self-driving Car’s Navigational Data?

By Ekemini Robert

Michigan, Texas and now Florida are the three states that currently allow testing of self-driving cars without having anyone behind the wheel. We are gradually moving into the self-driving cars world we have been visualizing. But we will be giving ourselves something new to worry about: the fact that we will be handing over our…