An international research team from ETH Zurich has found a glimmer of hope in the treatment of dementia. While no other drug routes have made a dent in altering the course of a dementia diagnosis, an active game may have. It's the octogenarian equivalent of Dance Dance Revolution, where a participant has to move their feet to different areas of the floor in coordination to what the screen before them instructs. In an 8-week study of game-playing patients showed that they not only staved off the diminishing effects of dementia but were able to slightly raise their cognitive levels, where the control group simply worsened. The combination of physical coordination with mental acuity, as well as exercise, are believed to be the winning factors. The fact that patients found the game fun to play made it easier for the researchers to get them to do it and to motivate them to get better at it.
It's amazing to see a vintage, analog tank simulator where the trainee sits in a driver compartment mock-up and directs a camera around on a huge miniature model of a countryside/battlefield. There is only one such simulator from the pre-digital simulation world of 1970s left and it's housed in the Swiss Military Museum. In this… READ THE REST
Swiss brothers and conceptual artists Frank and Patrik Riklin, along with with hotelier Daniel Charbonnier, have created an open-air hotel suite outside of a Saillon, Switzerland gas station. Sleep is not expected at the Null Stern (German for "zero star') but pondering the world's problems is: "Sleep is not the point," said Frank Riklin. "What's… READ THE REST
You can enjoy "a view of the starry evening sky" but only if you can afford to pay $540 a month to live in a tent on this woman's Zürich apartment balcony. Dress warmly, though. In January, the temperature in the Swiss city ranges between 31 and 39 degrees F. From Oddity Central: The offer… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. As you go into the new year, you may be looking to find the best of the best to take your listening to the next level. You actually listen to a… READ THE REST
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