Newcastle University researchers have developed a prosthetic limb that performs certain actions on its own. All the wearer has to do is look at an object, and the hand does the rest. Using its onboard camera to evaluate the shape, size, and distance, the hand performs the appropriate action – like picking up a coffee cup. This makes complex actions much easier for prosthetic wearers, who otherwise have to perform complex muscle actions to manipulate their limbs.
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A new Ebola vaccine is on the horizon. Researchers at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) recently took a sample of 349 antibodies from an Ebola survivor and were able to isolate 2 of these that have been shown to effectively neutralize the deadly virus. This incredible breakthrough will likely lead to a highly effective vaccine that could be widely accessible in the near future.
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NASA just learned that Very Low Frequency Radio Waves from Earthbound technologies reach into space, creating a protective “bubble” that shields the space around earth from dangerous solar radiation. Learning how this works could lead to controlled space weather for travelers and machines.
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Nike’s new Unlimited Stadium is the most high tech running track ever built. It popped up recently in Manila, Philippines and uses a continuous LED screen in order to help athletes train against their own avatars. Plus, it looks like something right out of Tron. And that’s cool.
Virtual reality games often try to test how you’d fare in a job. Flairtender is a new game for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift that puts you in the shoes of a bartender. You take orders, mix drinks, and earn cash to better improve your mixology.
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With Promising Potential
No matter how modern the world has become, there are certain ailments that continue to persist. One of these is diabetes, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are now over 422 million people in the world suffering from it. Generally characterized as a problem in blood sugar levels, diabetes has two variants — an insulin-dependent one, known as type 1 diabetes (T1D), and type 2 diabetes that’s non-insulin-dependent.
What is Blockchain?
Blockchain is a decentralised network in which each ‘block’ represents a piece of information as computer code. When a transaction takes place, it is recorded on a completely transparent public ledger (database) and chained to every previous transaction that the piece of data is involved in using a digital signature.
The system cuts out middlemen and bureaucracy, providing a trust-based system of exchange. Rachel O’Dwyer, of Trinity College Dublin, says in an essay, “the blockchain is presented as an algorithmic tool to foster trust in the absence of things like social capital, physical colocation, or Lees verder
The Monkey Law
In 1925, a high school science teacher named John Scopes was arrested, tried, and convicted of the crime of teaching evolution to his class in a public school in the state of Tennessee. Under a law known as The Butler Act, Tennessee had put an outright ban on the teaching of evolution in public schools. The Scopes Trial, as it became known, lasted just eight days, at the end of which the jury reached their verdict in less than ten minutes. But that week produced one of the most memorable, landmark legal cases in Lees verder
Recent Refutations of Climate Change
Climate change denial has made numerous headlines in recent weeks. David Rose stated in The Daily Mail that there has been a global warming hiatus covered up by dubious science, Bret Stephens criticized the certitude of evidence in The New York Times, and Trump is rapidly making decisions based on his belief that humans have not impacted climate change.
David Rose’s claim in The Daily Mail that “we now know that [there is a climate change hiatus] for a fact” is based on “the bravery of a whistleblower” who purportedly revealed that the data from Lees verder