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Exoskeletons: Reducing the Energy Costs of Human Walking

Exoskeletons: Reducing the Energy Costs of Human Walking

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently developed a wearable exoskeleton that reduces the energy used in walking.   The researchers describe this exoskeleton as a “lightweight elastic device that acts in parallel with the user’s calf muscles” […]

 
 

New Biosensing Platform to be used in Disease Detection

New Biosensing Platform to be used in Disease Detection

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University, Stanford University, and Harvard University have developed a new biosensing platform that can be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV, E. coli, Staphylococcus, and other bacteria (1). The materials the researchers developed are thin and flexible and can be made and […]

 
 

Neuroprosthetic Hand Allows Amputee to Grasp Objects Using Thoughts

Neuroprosthetic Hand Allows Amputee to Grasp Objects Using Thoughts

A team of researchers from the University of Houston has developed an algorithm that allowed a 56 year-old man whose right hand had been amputated to grasp objects with a high-tech bionic hand powered by his thoughts. The innocuous technique monitors the activity in the brain to determine the regions involved […]

 
 

Surprises Help Babies Learn

Surprises Help Babies Learn

In a paper recently published in Science, psychologists Aimee E. Stahl and Lisa Feigenson from the Johns Hopkins University found that surprises help engage babies to learn new information more effectively. The study involved 4 experiments showing 11-month old babies events that did not behave the way they expected them […]

 
 

Astronomers Witness A Star’s Formation

Astronomers Witness A Star’s Formation

Over the past eighteen years, astronomers witnessed the unique phenomenon of the earliest stages of star formation in real time. In 1996, scientists pointed radio telescopes at a star-forming region called W75N(B), noting that one of the objects inside of the region was a proto-star, VLA 2. At the time, […]

 
 
 
 

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