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thescienceofreality:

A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel 

 

"The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.

The patient is an unnamed man in his 20s living in Rome who lost the lower part of his arm following an accident, said Silvestro Micera of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

The wiring of his new bionic hand will be connected to the patient’s nervous system with the hope that the man will be able to control the movements of the hand as well as receiving touch signals from the hand’s skin sensors.

Dr Micera said that the hand will be attached directly to the patient’s nervous system via electrodes clipped onto two of the arm’s main nerves, the median and the ulnar nerves.

This should allow the man to control the hand by his thoughts, as well as receiving sensory signals to his brain from the hand’s sensors. It will effectively provide a fast, bidirectional flow of information between the man’s nervous system and the prosthetic hand.

“This is real progress, real hope for amputees. It will be the first prosthetic that will provide real-time sensory feedback for grasping,” Dr Micera said.”

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biomorphosis:

The Gladiator Spider can make an expandable sticky web like a net. When an insect passes below it, it stretches out the net, lunges downwards and flings the net over the prey. 

biomorphosis:

The Gladiator Spider can make an expandable sticky web like a net. When an insect passes below it, it stretches out the net, lunges downwards and flings the net over the prey. 

gifhound:

NASA has released chilling video of Sandy, from formation to landfall, as seen by their satellites.
[Source: NASA]

gifhound:

NASA has released chilling video of Sandy, from formation to landfall, as seen by their satellites.

[Source: NASA]

insanelygaming:

Super Mario Burlesque
Created by Aled Lewis

insanelygaming:

Super Mario Burlesque

Created by Aled Lewis

theomeganerd:

The Legend of Zelda by Melon

theomeganerd:

The Legend of Zelda by Melon

insanelygaming:

The Legend of Zelda: The Missing Link 

Created by H. Caldwell Tanner

suppermariobroth:

Mario Kart Choose Your Weapon Poster
pxlbyte:

De-Constructed Mario
Created by DirtyGreatPixels

pxlbyte:

De-Constructed Mario

Created by DirtyGreatPixels

pxlbyte:

Blow Me: NES Character Design

Created by Paul and Katrina Sirmon

it8bit:

Tetris
Created by Ingmar Freske

it8bit:

Tetris

Created by Ingmar Freske

comicbookartwork:

Iron Man By Boingflo

comicbookartwork:

Iron Man By Boingflo

insanelygaming:

Memory
Created by Chuan²

insanelygaming:

Memory

Created by Chuan²