Health Benefits Of Cold Showers

For many people across the world, taking a long and hot shower is one of the highlights of their day, typically one of the first things that they do after they have woken up in the morning. A hot shower is incredibly relaxing, and for those of us who can afford to take them, one of the little luxuries that make day to day life better. However, for those individuals living in a household with several people who share a water heater, quite often the last person taking a shower is left with little or no hot water for them to enjoy. While many people might resent being forced to take a cold shower, in recent years, research has shown that there are actually a surprising number of different health benefits offered by taking a cold shower instead of a hot one. A cold shower can most easily be defined as any shower you take in which the temperature of the water remains at or less than seventy degrees fahrenheit. This kind of shower has actually been given a handful of nicknames over the years such as a “James Bond shower” or a “Scottish shower”, and research has shown that taking showers at these lower temperatures is much better for you than taking a boiling hot shower, despite how much better the latter may make you feel. One of the most obvious health benefits of taking a cold shower is an increased alertness and energy level, especially for those of …

Self-Driving Cars And Trucks

For decades and decades, perhaps even since the first automobiles were beginning to be sold, consumers across the world have been looking for ways to make the process of driving easier for them to learn and master. In much the same way that pilots have been looking forward to some kind of autopilot technology being developed, the general public has been looking forward to the same sort of device being developed for cars and trucks. Unfortunately, this kind of technology has remained in the realm of science fiction, the sort of thing you could see on the Jetsons and dream about your descendents owning. In recent years, this has changed however. Over the last decade, there has been an incredible amount of progress made in the development of the kind of technology that would allow car companies to design and produce motor vehicles that could essentially drive themselves. A truly autonomous vehicle, also known as a self driving car, is a motor vehicle that is capable of not only navigating and moving through its environment without crashing, but also doing these things while simultaneously following the traffic laws in the area around them. In order for a car or truck to be able to operate with little or no human input throughout the process, it must be equipped with a variety of advanced sensory technology. This can include devices using radar, Lidar, sonar, GPS, and even odometry (motion sensors that track movement). But even those advanced sensory technologies may not …

Voice Technology

Voice technology is swiftly and surely becoming more and more popular as time passes by. By definition, voice technology is essentially any form of technology that is operated through the use of speech recognition software and artificial intelligence rather than manually. It first came to prominence across the world when Apple implemented its Siri software, that allows users to essentially tell their iPhone what it is that they want it to do. While this kind of technology has been popular and widely used for quite some time now, that is nothing compared to where it will be in the near future. One day soon, voice technology will likely be used more ubiquitously than touch screens are being used today. The software that allows voice technology to work at all is known as speech recognition or speech to text. It allows the recognition and the recording of the sound of human speech, which is then translated from audio information into text. The amount of research and development that has been required in order to accomplish such a seemingly simple task astounds many people at first. The first piece of speech recognition technology was invented as long ago as in 1952, and since then the technology has hit a new milestone essentially year after year. Slowly but surely, the amount of words that these devices could recognize grew larger and larger, until today, when entire dictionaries worth of words are available in more than one language potentially. Because of the degree to …

Norada Real Estate

Real estate investment can be one of the most lucrative forms of long term capital investment opportunities available to investors. Some of the wealthiest people in the world take part in the real estate investment game, looking for a capital intensive asset that also has low liquidity. Because investing in real estate requires such large amounts of money to break into the market, there is a relatively low rate of turnover in the properties involved in the process. Not everyone has the start up capital necessary to invest a significant amount of their hard earned dollars into a piece of property that will take some time to generate any profit from the initial investment. Here at Norada Real Estate, our goal is to help provide our customers with the very best real estate investment opportunities available throughout the United States of America. Founded in 2003, Norada Real Estate Investments was one of the very first turnkey property investment firms ever created in the United States, breaking new ground on the forefront of the real estate investment market. Turnkey real estate investment involves the purchase of properties and buildings that the investor can then use immediately to rent out or resell, as the property has already been prepared beforehand and does not require renovation. As the second turnkey real estate investment firm to provide opportunities for investment nationwide, Norada Real Estate has the very best and most experienced team of real estate investment specialists in the world. Because of our specialization …

Cryptocurrency/ Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies are digital assets used in order to exchange goods in services in much the same way that all other forms of currency are used. However, because of the ephemeral nature of a digital currency that only exists on a computer screen, there are a variety of characteristics that distinguish cryptocurrencies from their more traditional counterparts. The most important part of establishing any kind of cryptocurrency is security, for somewhat obvious reasons. Cryptocurrencies rely on encryption and cryptography to secure all financial transactions, control the creation of more of the currency, and to verify that transactions have occurred. Without strong cryptography, it is impossible to prevent theft and fraud on a level that would render the cryptocurrency worthless. One of the main defining characteristics of a cryptocurrency is a form of decentralized control, as an alternative to a centralized digital currency or the current banking system being used across the world today. The way that this works is almost always through something called a blockchain. A blockchain is a constantly growing list of recorded data, which are called blocks, which have all been linked together through the use of cryptography. Blockchain was invented in 2008, by someone (or possibly a group of individuals) using the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, for the purpose of being used by Bitcoin. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to become widely used throughout the world, and remains the most popular of the various cryptocurrencies today.  The reason that blockchain has so quickly become used prevalently throughout …

Non-Psychoactive CBD Products

When most people talk about the “drug” marijuana, what they are really talking about is a plethora of different chemical compounds whose effects compound on one another, all of which are found in the cannabis plant. It is a vast oversimplification to refer to marijuana as a drug, and furthermore, it limits any further study into what produces the effects users enjoy by consuming or smoking the plant. The main psychoactive compound in marijuana plants is tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC. While it is only one out of more than one hundred of the cannabinoids found within marijuana, it is the one that is most commonly synthesized and used independently of the plant itself. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the second most important of the cannabinoids found in marijuana, and the extent of its interaction with THC has still not been fully understood. Cannabidiol, unlike THC, is not believed to be a psychoactive compound. However, the full effects that CBD has on the human body have yet to be fully uncovered, and a large amount of research is being done in order to determine the effects that it does have. From what research has already been done, scientists have hypothesized that CBD will be invaluable as a treatment for a variety of medical issues and may offer other unrelated health benefits. First discovered more than half a century ago in the early 1940s, CBD has been determined to make up approximately forty four percent of the cannabis plant extract. As …

Dual Action Antibodies

The human immune system is incredibly complex and contains a large variety of different methods for fighting off disease-causing agents like bacteria and viruses. When dealing with cancerous cells, or any kind of damaged or unusual cells for that matter, it uses something called antibodies in order to eliminate them. These antibodies latch on to a specific type of molecule laying on the surface these cells called an antigen. Once the antibody has become attached to the antigen, it acts as a red flag of sorts, drawing in the immune system to the abnormal cell so that it will be destroyed. Cancer cells are often difficult for these naturally produced antibodies to find, and so avoid the attention of the immune system. Because the natural antibodies are not sufficient when dealing with cancerous cells, scientists have developed something called monoclonal antibodies in order to help treat cancer. These monoclonal antibodies are artificially engineered molecules that take the place of normal antibodies, and are specifically designed to bind onto antigens that are found much more often on cancer cells than healthy ones. These antibodies all work to deal with cancer cells in a variety of different ways. One type of antibody is designed to block the connection between a cancer cell and the proteins that cause cell growth. Another type of antibody prevents your body from producing new blood vessels, eliminating the blood supply to the tumors. Some of these antibodies are even designed to directly attack cancer cells, causing them …

Atmospheric Energy

Atmospheric energy refers to the vast amounts of different types of energy that are present throughout the various layers of the atmosphere.  There are vast amounts of energy spread throughout our planet’s atmosphere, existing in different forms and being converted from one to the other constantly. The vast majority of this energy comes in the form of solar radiation, most of which is trapped in the upper layers of the atmosphere before it can reach the surface of the planet. As a result of all of this radiation, large amounts of thermal and kinetic energy are generated and stored in the atmosphere as well. There is also an incredibly large amount of static electricity stored throughout the atmosphere, normally only seen during thunderstorms when it is released in the form of lightning strikes. There is also a large amount of magnetic energy present as well, used by several different animal species in order to navigate and find directions. If this energy could be harnessed and converted into a safely usable form, there is potentially a limitless amount of renewable energy available to be used, just waiting to be tapped into. For the most part, the only form of energy in the atmosphere currently being harnessed is kinetic energy carried by the wind, used to spin wind turbines. This energy is captured by wind farms throughout the world and then converted into electrical energy that can be used by the general population. However, in recent years there has been an increasing amount …

Blockchain

Blockchain is a term used in the realm of computer programming, referring to a specific method of recording information and sharing it with others online. A blockchain is a constantly growing list of recorded data, which are called blocks, which have all been linked together through the use of cryptography. These blocks all have to contain a cryptographic hash (which links each block directly to the one that came before it), a time stamp, and also the data being recorded. All of these components are necessary in order to be considered a Blockchain and be used for their intended purpose. Blockchain was invented in 2008, by someone (or possibly a group of individuals) using the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, for the purpose of being used by Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency used so that individuals can transfer money and make payments through the internet. A major problem facing any business that facilitates the transfer of funds through the internet is that their systems are vulnerable to being hacked remotely, meaning that users could be suddenly robbed without any warning or way to get their money back. Blockchain was designed in order to solve this problem and help secure the online transfer of money.  Today, it is being used by essentially every cryptocurrency in existence and a variety of other financial services. The reason that Blockchain has so quickly become used prevalently throughout all of the various cryptocurrency services is because of the simple but ingenious way that it is resistant to …