Credit: Collinger et al., The Lancet, Early Online Publication (17 December)
A 53-year-old woman paralyzed from the neck down by a genetic neurodegenerative condition has learned to manipulate a robotic arm with her thoughts, researchers report today in The Lancet. In the video above, she uses the arm to remove plastic cones stacked on a base and restack them one by one on another base. Surgeons had implanted two 4×4-millimeter grids [...]
A lawyer says there could be a simple explanation for why an Ohio man allegedly armed himself to the teeth for a Saturday night screening of“The Dark Knight Rises”: He wanted the protection.
Scott A. Smith, 37, of North Ridgeville allegedly packed a bag with a loaded 9-millimeter Glock, extra ammunition clips and four knives for his trip to the movie theater, according toCleveland.com.
They haven’t eaten for an incredible 86 million years – so you’d think they would be quite peckish.
But apparently not, because the hardy bacteria scientists found at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean can live without food, almost.
The deep-sea life forms were discovered when researchers drilled into a layer of soft red clay at the bottom of the Pacific Gyre.
It is an area of ocean where almost nothing reaches the [...]
The 236% growth rate in the Fed’s balance sheet is staggering enough, but that’s a stock figure. The flow figure was (acc. to the GAO’s audit and Bloomberg’s FOIA) $16 trillion, plus another $10 T in CB swap facilities. That’s an enormous amount of churn for very little net gain…as the host and hostesses of Bloomberg TV indicated, the S&P was down 10%. Then they quickly retorted, “well can you [...]
A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere — this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week.
“You’re not gonna see it, you’re not gonna hear it, you’re not gonna smell it: you’re gonna feel it,” explained US Marine Colonel Tracy Taffola, director the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, Marine Corps Base Quantico, at a demonstration [...]
By Joshua Topolsky
Today the Apple rumor mill is fixated on a photo doing the rounds which allegedly shows the back housing of the next iPad (the iPad 3, or iPad HD, depending on who you talk to). The image, which surfaced on the Repair Labs Blog, is said to be similar to the previous model’s back (that’s the iPad 2 on the left, iPad 3 on the right), save for changes which will allow for a [...]
January 4, 2012
The outcome in Iowa has Ron Paul solidly established and in an ideal position to move forward with confidence. If you’re watching the race at all, you’ve noticed that the GOP establishment has brought out the long knives, with Gingrich calling Paul’s supporters ‘indecent’, and Santorum saying that Paul is ‘disgusting‘. Virtually every ‘news’ story referencing Paul includes a declaratory statement that Paul cannot be nominated, or [...]
In typical European leadership fashion, the need to speak useless words to an audience waiting for some sense of real actionable solution outweighs any actual ability to add value or say something new. What is even more incredible is that we expect the 17 (or 27) nations to agree on anything when they can’t even communicate effectively internally as we see the Sarkozy/Merkel press conference perfectly overlap with the [...]
The credit-driven consumption binge is over. For consumers, and for govt at every level. The only people who are still bingeing are banksters who award themselves ever-larger bonuses of taxpayer money, based on false “profits” derived from fraudulent accounting.
Worries about Greek debt never went away. There is no EU bailout plan for Greece. The Greek bond auction was a disaster. Those who bought the last auction have already lost money [...]