Like a billion million years ago Bronwyn and I found this iPhone game called Bakery Story and we binged on it for a week straight before deleting it for some reason that neither of us can identify (we also don’t remember how we came across this game in the first place, just playing it obsessively for one week out of the summer). Anyway, I downloaded it again at the beginning of this week and my new bakery is cute as fuck right now and that’s really all I have to say about that.
art students before a final is due
Purple-crowned Fairy Wrens !!
Endemic to northern Australia, they has been for around 10,000 years.
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.
“It is clear that the more sensory feeling an amputee has, the more likely you will get full acceptance of that limb,” he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston.
“We could be on the cusp of providing new and more effective clinical solutions to amputees in the next year,” he said.
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Miniature Raw Amethyst Terrarium Necklace
Carry a beautiful piece of nature around your neck at all times. This glass orb contains a beautiful piece of raw amethyst and various pieces of plant life. Sold on Etsy.