Giving Us Reasons To Smile (teeth + electricity)

Schemes for ‘harvesting’ energy range from electricity-generating dancefloors to knee dynamos. But there is now a new option – patented last month by the Colgate-Palmolive Company (New York), the ‘Oral care implement with mechanical energy harvesting‘. During use, the invention employs piezoelectric devices to generate electricity from the stresses-and-strains caused by bending the toothbrush head […]

Anything Causes Everything (Depressing)

Today’s classroom exercise: Decide whether the technique used in this study can be used to prove that any particular thing can cause any other particular thing: “Inflammation, Sanitation, and Consternation — Loss of Contact With Coevolved, Tolerogenic Microorganisms and the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Major Depression,” AUTHORS: Charles L. Raison, MD; Christopher A. Lowry, PhD; […]