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New Prosthetic Hand Under Mind Control

The human nervous system, illustrated here, contains a smaller network of neurons – the brachial plexus – that, when damaged, could prevent control of upper limb muscles. 
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A novel technique called “bionic reconstruction” has allowed three Austrian men to use their hands again after many years of suffering. This control, which is based on the ability to control a robotic prosthetic hand with the wearer’s mind, was recently implemented for the first time in the world (1). […]

 
 

Blacklist for fossil fuels revealed to limit global warming

A recent analysis reveals which nations should especially refrain from exploiting much of their carbon-based energy reserves when limiting global warming temperature to 2 °C, Michael Jakob and Jerome Hilaire reported online in the journal Nature on January 7, 2015. Source: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/on-unburnable-carbon-and-the-specter-of-a-carbon-bubble/?_r=0

A recent analysis reveals which nations should especially refrain from exploiting much of their carbon-based energy reserves when limiting global warming temperature to 2 °C, Michael Jakob and Jerome Hilaire reported online in the journal Nature on January 7, 2015. Source: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/on-unburnable-carbon-and-the-specter-of-a-carbon-bubble/?_r=0 In 2010, governments from around the world gathered […]

 
 

New Research Re-Creates Planets in the Lab

Researchers have re-created conditions of 'super-Earths' in the lab, planets with masses five times that of the Earth. 
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New laser-based compression experiments by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Bayreuth University, and the University of California, Berkeley, have recreated conditions of cores of super-Earths, planets with masses five times that of the Earth. Through a combination of laser-driven shock compression, a technique that uses lasers to send a strong […]

 
 

Sharks Sink in Fresh Water

Sharks lose buoyancy in fresh water.
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Sharks rank among the most feared predators in the world, but they have a surprising weakness – most cannot tolerate fresh water. Approximately forty percent of bony fish, such as goldfish and trout, live in fresh water. Sharks, on the other hand, belong to a group of cartilaginous fish called […]

 
 

Nanoparticle Drug Stops Cancer Proliferation in Mice

Coated nanoparticle vesicle loaded with anti-cancerous drug searches for its target (1).

Dutch researchers have synthesized an anti-metastatic drug that may be delivered in selective, tumor-targeting nanoparticles (1). Most of the time, cancer-related deaths stem from a process known as metastasis, in which mutated cells at a certain origin spread through the vasculature to  other organs.  These cells avoid the immune system, […]

 
 
 
 

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