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Just What Tesla Doesn’t Need – Mazda’s New Internal Combustion Engine Technology

Tesla might not be all that happy about this and the various governments that are insisting upon electric only vehicles for the future might also regret that decision–Mazda has just announced a breakthrough in internal combustion engine technology. This is great for consumers of course as more choice is good as we get to pick and choose from among the various offerings to find something that more closely meets our needs and desires. But there’s also a larger economic point here which is that we just don’t know what is…

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Water storage doesn’t always require permanent tanks

When undertaking to save water from rain from the heavens and the roof runoffs of your house, one does not always want to erect permanent structures and put in place full-time tanks to capture the water, which would have otherwise been wasted. Budget and space constraints can often see people doing nothing at all, but there are other options to help find a balance between low cost, economy of area and the need to do what we can to not waste the previous resource of water. While there are several…

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Menstrual cycle doesn’t impact training, performance: Study

A recent study, published in the Journal of Physiology, has found that doing fixed intensity exercise during menstrual cycle does not affect a woman’s autonomic heat responses (skin blood flow and sweating). That’s according to a collaboration between Massey University, the University at Buffalo and the University of Otago. They also found that exercise performance was impaired by humid heat due to the reduced ability of the body to sweat effectively. The research studied the effects of heat on ten well-trained women across their menstrual cycles. Each woman completed four…

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Exercise doesn’t cost you your memory

Exercise doesn’t cost you your memory (Getty Images) People, your nightly run isn’t causing you to forget things. Contradicting earlier work, a team of researchers has confirmed that new neurons created via exercise don’t erase old memories. Exercise is well known for its cognitive benefits, thought to occur because it causes neurogenesis, or the creation of new neurons, in the hippocampus, which is a key brain region for learning, memory and mood regulation. Therefore, it was a surprise in 2014 when a research study, published in the journal Science, found…

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