May 22, 2008 at 11:27 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Your personal sleep profile
Whether you have trouble sleeping or not, take the Sleep Profiler and get tailored advice on how best to optimise your sleep.
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Sleep patterns in the young and aged
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Sleep problems and sleep advice
Get to the root of some common and not so common sleep problems. For a list of foods that could be keeping you awake go to sleep advice.

Why do we sleep?
What would happen if we didn’t sleep? Find out more about the science behind sleep, from REM to the sleep cycle.
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What’s your daily rhythm?
Could your sleep pattern be at odds with your DNA? This Circadian test is used by scientists and can help you discover your natural 24 hour body clock.

Sheep dash!
Tiredness can affect your reaction times. See how alert you are with this game and test the impact of a cup of tea or coffee on your performance.
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Baby falling asleep at the end of shoot
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Face memory test
Are you too tired to remember? ‘Executive skills’ such as memory are the first to go when you’re tired. See how you score.
Sleep quiz
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Roman asleep
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asleep on subway
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TV Programme: How to Sleep Better

Dutch treat 1,000 year old tree

May 22, 2008 at 6:34 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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A team of 12 arboriculturists from Holland has paid 500 euros (400) each to travel to Kent to try to save a 1,000-year-old sweet chestnut tree.

The tree, which has a 54ft girth and is over 100ft tall, is suffering from a lack of oxygen to its root system and is having remedial treatment.

The tree, in a Penshurst wood, is said to be in a “critical” condition and could die within five years.

But it is hoped treatment will help it to live another 200 to 300 years

“We say it is not a tree, it is a system,” said arboriculturist team leader Jeroen Heindyx.

“When a system is blocked because there is no air coming down then the whole thing dies – just like we would die when our oxygen system is blocked.”

In the longer term, a platform will be built round the tree to stop visitors damaging its roots and allow more oxygen to reach them.

The sweet chestnut tree

List of freeware games (wiki)

May 22, 2008 at 1:19 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Of course, there are much more to find, but it’s a good place to start looking.
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List of freeware games

  • Alien Arena 2008 is an online deathmatch game.
  • America’s Army is a first-person shooter developed and distributed by the United States Army
  • Cube is a first-person shooter with single-player and multiplayer gameplay.
  • De Blob a comedic city painting game.
  • flOw is an ambient Flash game.
  • GeneRally is a top-down arcade racing game for one to six players on one computer.
  • Grid Wars is a Geometry Wars clone.
  • Gunroar is a futuristic vertical shooter.
  • N is a classic platform game with advanced physics.
  • Nexuiz is a fast-paced fps built on the quake engine, with single and multiplayer modes.
  • PARSEC47 is a 3D vertical shooter, featuring fast gameplay and abstract graphics.
  • Plasma Pong is a Pong game in which the ball is manipulated by a fluid dynamics environment.
  • Torus Trooper is a 3D tube shooter.
  • Trackmania Nations is a 3D racing game specially developed for the Electronic Sports World Cup by Nadeo.
  • TUMIKI Fighters is a 3D scrolling shooter.
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