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March 2017 Science Images

Posted March 31st, 2017 at 4:20 pm (UTC-4)
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Science Images from May 2015

Posted May 30th, 2015 at 3:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Paralyzed Man Wills Robotic Arm to Move

Posted May 27th, 2015 at 3:06 pm (UTC-4)
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A quadriplegic man can now operate a robotic arm using just his thoughts and imagination. Erik Sorto, who was paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a gunshot wound 13 years ago, became the first person in the world to have a neuroprosthetic device implanted in the posterior parietal cortex (PPC), which is an area […]

The Best Science Images – April 2015

Posted April 29th, 2015 at 8:26 pm (UTC-4)
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Fishing in Outer Space for Bigger Junk

Posted March 23rd, 2015 at 6:06 pm (UTC-4)
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Going back in time to tackle 21st century problems, the European Space Agency (ESA) has been testing the effectiveness of some old fishing net technology as a way to grab and retrieve larger pieces of debris in space such as inactive satellites or spent rocket boosters. The space agency tested the old fishing net technology, […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted August 15th, 2014 at 7:35 pm (UTC-4)
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Robotic Arm Has Split-Second Timing

Posted May 12th, 2014 at 6:09 pm (UTC-4)
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Swiss scientists have developed a robotic arm that can catch items thrown at it with split-second accuracy. Researchers say the new invention, described in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, catches various sized objects within 5/100 of a second. The mechanized arm has three joints, a complex and sophisticated hand with four fingers, and measures about 1.5 […]

Curiosity Determines Age of Martian Rocks

Posted December 13th, 2013 at 7:33 pm (UTC-4)
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The Curiosity Rover has accomplished yet another first as it continues its amazing journey across the Martian landscape. Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have been able to successfully determine the age of a Martian rock. But what makes this finding special is that, for the first time, scientists have been able to […]

Woman Controls Robotic Arm With Her Mind

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 10:45 pm (UTC-4)
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Almost 15 years after being paralyzed by a stroke, a 58-year-old woman was able to reach for, pick up and take a sip of a drink, by using her thoughts to operate a robotic arm.  Up until then, the woman had depended upon caregivers to do this for her. As technology continues to meld man […]