Study: 10-minute cognitive test MoCA helps predict long-term motor, cognitive and mortality outcomes after stroke

October 21, 2018

___ Simple test may help predict long-term outcome after stroke (Science Daily): “We found that this test, which takes less than 10 minutes, can help predict whether people will have impaired thinking skills, problems that keep them from performing daily tasks such as bathing and dressing and even whether they will be more likely to die,” said study author Martin Dichgans, MD, of Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany…The study found…


Three must have apps for backpacking around Canada

October 13, 2018

Our phones are utterly amazing and sometimes it is easy to forget that fact. There are like small computers in our pockets which gives us so many new opportunities, the ability to do so many things as well as the chance to improve our lives that many people never even imagined possible. They are calculators, they are games consoles, they are sat navs, they are cameras and they are even…


A 3D-Printed Garment Envisions an Underwater Future

August 9, 2018

Designer and material scientist Jun Kamei is looking ahead toward solutions to help people adapt to the sea level rise caused by climate change, predicted its effects upon between 0.5 – 3 billion globally along some of our most populous cities. His vision Amphibio is a 3D printed amphibious garment designed to work with, not against, the possibility many of us will increasingly live in close proximity to water. Designed…