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Protect Your Belonging–WW-TB-Car–Finally

Tiny Device Allows You To Track Your Car Using Your Smartphone

Have you ever lost your car on a parking lot? It happens. You park and go shopping. When you get back, you don’t have a clue where your car is. Then you start roaming around clicking on the panic button on your car keys so the alarm goes off. It can be frustrating, especially on a hot, sunny day.

No, you don’t need to install an expensive GPS system to keep track of your car. That’s way too expensive. You would need to pay a monthly subscription fee just to use it. Don’t we have enough bills to pay already?

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The device “TrackR” has the size of a coin and can be placed everywhere


But is there a way to track your vehicle without spending a fortune? Yes, now there is!

A California-based startup company was able to make this a reality. They created a tiny device that works with your smartphone, and it could be exactly what you’re looking for!

What is it?

It’s called TrackR. It is a state-of-the-art tracking device the size of a quarter. It’s changing the way we keep track of the important things in our lives.

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With TrackR you’ll gain peace of mind, knowing you can find your car quickly.

How Does it Work?

It’s easy! Install the free TrackR app on your smartphone, connect the app to your device and you’re ready to go! Simply attach TrackR to whatever you want to keep tabs on. The entire process of setting it up only takes 5 minutes or less.

You can attach it to your keys, briefcase, wallet, your latest tech gadgets and anything else you don’t want to lose. Then use the TrackR app to locate your missing item in seconds.

Forget expensive GPS systems or tracking services. Nobody wants to pay expensive monthly subscription fees. We understand how stressful these things can be, and this is the reason why TrackR was created. This device is your VIP when you need to take care of more important things in life.

Remember the car scenario above? If you have the TrackR, you can just hide it under your car’s floor mat, in the trunk or in the glove compartment. Somewhere it won’t be found if your car gets stolen.

If you forget where you parked your car, whip out your smartphone and open the TrackR app. Tap on the “lost item” icon on the screen and the app will tell you the exact coordinates of the last known location of the TrackR.

How Much is it Going To Cost Me?

You’re probably thinking that this device is very expensive… False! TrackR only costs $29! That’s a small price to pay for peace of mind, isn’t it?

Where can I buy TrackR?

You can buy it directly from the company’s website. They ship worldwide and you’ll receive your TrackR within a ~week.

Watch The Video Below To See How TrackR Works:

What else can I do with TrackR?

As we said before, TrackR has unlimited possibilities. The device is small and unobtrusive enough that you can attach it to your pet. Put it on their collar, and the issue of searching for them as they scamper off to nearby places will be over! Attach it to your keys and wallet, and never waste a minute rummaging the whole house for it.

TrackR even comes with a double-sided adhesive so you can stick it to your laptop or under your bike seat. Track down and punish the thieves who steal your expensive things!

Attach it to everything that’s important to you!

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With over 3.5 Million units sold worldwide, this is the most affordable solution to trackr your items.

Step by step instructions on how to use Trackr

Now that you are aware of the potential of this curious device, all you need to do is to follow these 3 steps:

1. Get Trackr from the manufacturer website. You’ll get it delivered to your home in about 1 week.

2. Link Trackr with your Smartphone (iPhone or Android) and place it next to the object you don’t want to lose.

3. Download the free app and always have in hand the location of your belongings. As Simple As That!
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Mysterious Ancient Egypt ‘pot burials’ stand as metaphor for rebirth in the afterlife

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Mysterious Ancient Egypt ‘pot burials’ stand as metaphor for rebirth in the afterlife

The pots may have been seen as a symbols of the womb in which to bury the deceased – adults and infants.

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Pot burials may have had a complex symbolic value.Beatrix Midant-Reynes, Institut Franc¸ais d’Arch´eologie Orientale

Ancient Egyptians may have become famous for the beautiful and complex tombs they built for their kings at the heart of pyramids, but they also buried their dead in ceramic vessels – a practice known as “pot burial”.

This constitutes one of the most widespread funerary practices across the cultures and regions of the ancient world, but there is still a lot of debate regarding why it came about and what its purpose was. Scholars also disagree about what its meaning in the context of Ancient Egyptian culture was.

In such burial, people reused small domestic vessels. For this reason, pot burials have been taken to indicate low value and have long been associated with poverty by archaeologists. These burials are also regarded as the most frequent form of interment for children, infants and fetuses in ancient Egypt, second only to direct interment into the earth.

Now, a study recently published in the journal Antiquity challenges these theories. The two authors, Ronika Power and Yann Tristant from Macquarie University in Sydney, reviewed published data about pot burials at 46 sites in Egypt, near the Nile River. All were dated from about 3300BC to 1650BC. Their findings suggest that pot burials may have had a more complex and symbolic value within Ancient Egyptian culture than is often portrayed.

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Pot burials are often associated with poverty but the scientists show it might not be the caseBeatrix Midant-Reynes, Institut Franc¸ais d’Arch´eologie Orientale

Fertility symbolism

Some of the evidence reviewed in the study contradict the view that pot burials were conducted by poor people. Some of these burials in fact appear to have been very richly furnished. This is the case of a pot found in the tomb of an ancient Governor from the Old Kingdom / early First Intermediate Period. It contains the remains of a baby and comes with an array of sophisticated grave goods including beads covered in gold foil.

The researcher also question the hypothesis that pot burials were often used for babies and fetuses. Some of the pots actually contain the remains of adults. Furthermore, of the 1809 child and foetal remains found at the sites described in the study, only 329 young individuals had been buried ceramic pots. For deceased babies, burials in the ground was in fact much more common.

However, the study’s most interesting finding is perhaps that the pots were not seen as old objects that needed to be reused, but as containers with a highly symbolic value. In many ancient cultures, from Europe to North Africa, pot burials were associated with a strong fertility symbolism is associated with the pot burials. The ceramic pots stood as a symbol of the uterus. Burying the corpse was intended as a return to the womb in death to promote metaphorical rebirth in the afterlife.

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The hieroglyphic text suggests the pots were seen as a symbol of the wombCourtesy of Antiquity

Analysing hieroglyphic texts found in an ancient Egyptian tomb chapel, the researchers suggest that this interpretation could also apply to Egyptian pot burials, as the writings bear evidence that Egytpians also saw the pots as symbols of the womb and fertility.

“The ceramic containers may have reflected symbolic associations between pots, wombs and eggs, facilitating rebirth and transition into the afterlife”, the authors say. This means that pot burials were not necessarily a sign that people didn’t have the resources to bury their loved-ones. Rather, their funeral might have had a special symbolic importance.

“Pots were deliberately selected and reused as funerary containers for what may have been a variety of pragmatic and symbolic reasons”, the authors conclude.

UFO Sightings 2017: Chilean Navy Releases Video Of Mysterious Craft Spraying Something Into Atmosphere

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UFO Sightings 2017: Chilean Navy Releases Video Of Mysterious Craft Spraying Something Into Atmosphere

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A meteorite recently slammed into Mars and left this giant black stain of a crater

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Dave Mosher,Business Insider 19 hours ago

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(An illustration of Mars against the blackness of space.NASA/JPL-Caltech; Dave Mosher/Business Insider)

Like Earth, planet Mars is a shooting gallery for rogue space rocks that zip around at tens of thousands of miles per hour.

But the red planet has barely 1% of the atmosphere of Earth’s to slow down, vaporize, and break up any of these stray lumps of stone and metal.

It also lacks the flowing surface water and robust weather of our home planet to quickly erase signs of the impact craters these strays leave behind.

As a result, Mars is littered with celestial pockmarks and, occasionally, researchers spot fresh impact craters using orbiting satellites like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and its HiRISE camera.

Studying fresh impacts not only helps researchers peek at freshly exposed dirt on Mars, whichmay have once been habitable, but also helps assess how much risk Earth might face from small yet dangerous space rocks.

Below is a zoomed-out image of one asteroid strike that was photographed just a few months ago, and it shows the giant black stain the event left behind:

mars asteroid impact crater mro hirirse ESP_048466_1830_RGB(An impact crater on Mars that formed sometime between January 2014 and August 2016.NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

The large and circular dark stain is roughly 650 feet (200 meters) from top to bottom, or about the length of a 60-story skyscraper lying on its side, and the central impact crater is roughly a few feet or meters across. It formed sometime between January 2014 and August 2016, so it’s pretty fresh.

“[B]ecause Mars is so dusty (and there is wind there), all of that darker subsurface material was excavated and then billowed around the impact and downwind,” Ari Espinoza, a HiRISE media team member, told Business Insider in an email.

“Think of dropping a tennis ball onto a mound of very fine powder,” Espinoza said: “you’ll see the powder billow about and get everywhere, even though the tennis ball isn’t very large by comparison.”

The HiRISE camera is powerful enough to resolve objects just 31 inches (80 centimeters) across, so it’s worth zooming in to see the detail of the impact crater.

Amid the billow and streaks of fresh dirt, you can see a cluster of small craters, which may indicate the space rock broke up a little bit on its way toward the Martian surface — striking it like buckshot:

mars asteroid impact crater closeup mro hirirse ESP_048466_1830_RGB(A close-up of a fresh impact crater on Mars.NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

Here’s one more ultra-close-up view of the crater zone:

mars asteroid strike crater close up labeled mro hirise ESP_048466_1830(A cluster of fresh impact craters on Mars.NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

Espinoza couldn’t say exactly how big the asteroid or piece of comet that caused the crater might have been, but noted they’re actually “pretty common.”

“[W]e’ve catalogued several hundred over the past decade,” he said.

Which shouldn’t make any of us comfortable, since even small near-Earth objects can burst in our atmosphere and wreak havoc on the ground.

Surgeons shocked to find fully formed teeth in a baby’s brain tumor

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Surgeons shocked to find fully formed teeth in a baby’s brain tumor

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Sometimes, when biology goes squirrely, it really goes squirrely. Case in point, a bizarre medical case in which a 4-month-old infant in Maryland was found to have several fully formed teeth embedded within a brain tumor. Warning: Graphic image to follow.

The boy was admitted to hospital because his head was growing faster than normal. Subsequent MRI scans showed a “heterogeneous, enhancing suprasellar mass” — but it contained multiple structures along the right side that looked startlingly like teeth that form in the lower jaw.

During the procedure to remove the tumor, the surgeons encountered multiple fully formed teeth. Fully formed! And not just bits of enamel or calcium deposits.

Subsequent analysis of the tumor revealed a craniopharyngioma, a rare brain tumor that can grow to be larger than a golf ball, but does not spread.LiveScience‘s Rachael Rettner explains more:

Researchers had always suspected that these tumors form from the same cells involved in making teeth, but until now, doctors had never seen actual teeth in these tumors, said Dr. Narlin Beaty, a neurosurgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center, who performed the boy’s surgery along with his colleague, Dr. Edward Ahn, of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

“It’s not every day you see teeth in any type of tumor in the brain. In a craniopharyngioma, it’s unheard of,” Beaty said.

Craniopharyngiomas commonly contain calcium deposits, “but when we pulled out a full tooth…I think that’s something slightly different,” Beaty told Live Science.

Teeth have been found in people’s brains before, but only in tumors known as teratomas, which are unique among tumors because they contain all three of the tissue types found in an early-stage human embryo, Beaty said. In contrast, craniopharyngiomas have only one layer of tissue.

The boy’s case provides more evidence that craniopharyngiomas do indeed develop from the cells that make teeth, Beaty said.

Incredibly, the boy is doing well, but the tumor destroyed his capacity to release certain hormones, so he’ll have to undergo hormone treatments for the rest of his life.

Read more at LiveScience. The entire report can be found at the New England Journal of Medicine: “Adamantinomatous Craniopharyngioma Containing Teeth.”


Miniature Brain and Skull Found Growing Inside Teen’s Ovary

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Miniature Brain and Skull Found Growing Inside Teen’s Ovary

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The teratoma contained bits of hair, skull, and surprisingly well-formed brain matter. (Image: Masayuki Shintaku et. al., 2017)

While performing a routine appendectomy on a 16-year-old girl, Japanese surgeons uncovered an ovarian tumor containing bits of hair, a thin plate of bone—and a miniature brain.

The unusual teratoma—a tumor containing tissue or organ components—measured four-inches (10 cm) across, so it was hard to miss. Analysis revealed clumps of greasy, matted hair, and a one-inch-wide (3 cm) brain-like structure covered by a thin, rudimentary skull.

Disturbingly, the miniature brain contained a brainstem-like structure, and a large amount of highly organized and differentiated cerebellum tissue. The cerebellum is a brain-part that sits below the two hemispheres, and is responsible for motor control, and some cognitive functions such as attention and language. But don’t worry—there’s no way this chunk of brain matter could feel or think.

Analysis of the mini-brain revealed highly differentiated and well-organized structures reminiscent of what’s found in the cerebellum. (Image: Masayuki Shintaku et. al., 2017)

Not to be confused with parasitic twins, teratomas happen when the cells inside organs go a bit squirrely, expressing parts of other organs and tissues that belong elsewhere in the body. These congenital tumors have been found to contain bits of hair, teeth, bone, and in some rare cases, eyes, torsos, hands, and feet. The exact cause is not known, but in the case of ovarian teratomas, it may be caused by glitching immature egg cells. Teratomas are known to happen in organs such as the brain, thyroid, liver, lung, and ovaries.

Brain cells have been observed in ovarian teratomas before, but as Japanese researcher Masayuki Shintaku told New Scientist, it’s extremely unusual for them to organize themselves into proper brain-like structures. Incredibly, the mini-brain was capable of transmitting electric impulses between neurons, just like a normal brain.

The girl didn’t express any symptoms, but teratomas are known to trigger psychological problems, such as personality changes, paranoia, confusion, agitation, seizures, and memory loss. This likely happens as a result of the body trying to get rid of the alien brain matter—but in so doing, mounts a double-attack that also affects the brain.

Thankfully, teratomas are relatively benign, and relatively easy to remove with surgery. The 16-year-old girl had her teratoma removed, and she’s made a full recovery.

[Neuropathology via New Scientist]

George is a contributing editor at Gizmodo and io9.