iPhone-controlled bionic hand

iPhone-controlled bionic hand

Technology
Robotic prostheses for human limbs have evolved a lot over the last 10 years, and their prices have been greatly reduced from tens of thousands of dollars to only 10,000 dollars for a "BeBionic 3" bionic hand, created by BeBionic. Touch Bionics is another manufacturer in this niche, and they recently released a new and unique model of bionic prosthesis called i-limb ultra revolution robotic artificial hand that can be controlled with the help of an application installed on iPhone. (more…)
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A collection of interesting facts about human feet

Science
So, the story is short. My aunt asked me to search on the Internet for information on an annoying problem that's bothering her for years. Of course, she is old and her age is part of the problem. But while I was trying to find some useful information on the matter I came across many more common foot problems that are usually easy to spot and easy to prevent. If you know someone that experiences bunions, calluses, corns, claw toes, hammer toes or arch strain then you need to advice him/she to follow this foot regimen: Washing the feet every day with soap Don't be lazy. Walking 1 mile per day is good for the heart, but also great for the feet. You need to wear shoes that are comfy…
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10 Amazing Chemistry Experiments with Unexpected Results

10 Amazing Chemistry Experiments with Unexpected Results

Science
If you're a fan of "Breaking Bad" TV show you know that chemistry is pretty awesome. What you might not know about chemistry is that it provides the foundation for most of the gadgets and tools we use in our daily life. More than this, chemistry is an important part of medicine, because most medicines that cure or will cure terrible diseases are discovered and assembled in chemical laboratories. Because this field of science is not often recognized at its true value, we decided to share some chemistry experiments that you will never forget.   (more…)
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Higgs boson (God Particle) confirmed

Higgs boson (God Particle) confirmed

Science
Since ancient times man has been trying to link science and divinity in order to put at peace the mind and the soul altogether. For far too long the scientists groups and the religious camps have been regarded as an antithesis while rare genius minds that believed in a strong link between the two ideologies have strived to prove that the science facts are in a strong relationship with divine beliefs. From Leonardo da Vinci to Einstein the idea of science not denying religion has grown in the minds and souls of man and now we are in front of the biggest discovery in this direction: the existence of the Higgs boson is confirmed 100%. The “God particle” is celebrated throughout the world by scientists and its confirmation comes, odd…
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The Evolution of Human Face [video]

The Evolution of Human Face [video]

Science
This ancestral gallery was presented at Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Scientists depicted a part of human evolution over millions of years, from the Australopithecus afarensis up to the modern man. All these 27 faces were recreated using forensic technology and the human remains found in various anthropological excavations from all over the world. Every face has its own story, and contains hidden information regarding their way of life.   (more…)
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Lemon Battery: How to create electricity with fruits

Lemon Battery: How to create electricity with fruits

Science
We are facing a real trend of folks converting to green energy. This can be achieved by using solar powered generators or wind turbines. Creating electricity from fruits will not give you enough juice to power your gadgets, but in some cases it can generate just enough to power a small LED. This is probably the simplest science project every kid has experimented or heard about at least once in his lifetime.  The most effective fruit to use in this project is the lemon.   (more…)
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Bone fractures could heal faster with new discovered protein

Bone fractures could heal faster with new discovered protein

Science
Although we think that human bones are remaining the same in our lifes, the bone tissue is in continuing reformation. This process is called bone remodeling and it happens thanks to the osteoblasts, cells derived from mesenchymal stem cells that are stored into the bone narrow. But the stem cells only convert into osteoblasts when they receive a special signal from the body. US scientists discovered a way to artificially stimulate the  bone formation with the help of a new discovered protein.   (more…)
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