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A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

...aren't any robotic medical alternatives. Made of steel and blue plastic, Didrick's X-Finger allows for a surprising degree of dexterity: Enough to grip (and swing) a golf club, operate a keyboard or even play musical instruments. When the wearer bends the remaining portion of his or her finger, the tig...

Attempt to Build Artificial Muscles from Carbon Nanofibres in the Offing

...rtically, and repeatedly compressed it between two steel plates once every 0.75 seconds for over 100 hours. The team found that even after 500,000 compressions, in which the tubes were repeatedly squashed to 75 per cent of their original length, the block kept pinging back almost to its original shape."The...

FDA Approves First Artificial Cervical Disc

... disc. It consists of two main pieces of stainless steel that articulate against one another with a ball and trough (groove). After a doctor removes the impaired natural disc, the artificial disc is attached to the adjacent vertebrae with bone screws. FDA based approval on the company's laboratory and an...

Civic Authorities in US Seek to Stem Urban Decay

...rs to understand that no longer having several big steel plants along the Mahoning River isn't all that bad...e the city's lifeblood, part of a flourishing U.S. steel industry after World War II. Youngstown's population swelled to 170,000 in the 1950s. Then, in 1977,...

Giant Microwave That Recycles Plastic Back into Diesel, Gas

...oil, 1.42 cubic metres of combustible gas, 1 kg of steel and 3.40 kg of carbon black, he added....

Sewage Flows into Hudson River in a Torrent

...nd then set up a 200-foot bypass using pressurized steel pipes to get the line reconnected. The discharge was stopped about 10 a.m. Sunday. Now county officials must determine how stable the hillside is and what will be needed to bolster it enough to insert new concrete pipe. "There's going to be a lot...

walk and Work Desk Could Help Obese Workers to Shed Weight

...their own choosing. Designed by the authors, the steel frame of the device is shaped in the form of the alphabet H and held by four locking rubber wheels, so that it can be moved about easily. The frame has a Plexiglass panel on to which two adjustable arms are bolted. One of the arms holds the compute...

Yoga Enthusiasts Oppose Patenting Yoga Overseas

...ing it?" asked a surprised Deepika Jindal, wife of steel baron Ratan Jindal and an ardent yoga enthusiast. "That's the thing with us. We don't take our possessions seriously until someone else tries to grab it from us. Patenting of yoga overseas must not happen," Deepika told IANS. Author Suketu Mehta ...

30-year-old Woman Survives 'internal Decapitation'

...ones. Then they held her head steady by screwing a steel 'halo' around the top of her skull which was attached to her shoulders by rods. Nearly four months after the crash, the surgeons have removed the halo and a neck brace that had also helped to hold Malloy's head steady. Dr. Gary Ghiselli, an or...

Jharkhand Reeling Under Heat Wave

...e highest temperature in the state was recorded in steel city Jamshedpur with 44.7 degree Celsius, followed by Bokaro and Dhanbad with 44.6 and 44 degree Celsius respectively. The temperature in Ranchi has increased by four degrees in last four days. The meteorological department predicts that mercury wi...

Massive Recall of Magnetic Toys in US

... 250 plastic building pieces and 1/2-inch diameter steel balls. The building pieces include 1 1/2-inch squares, 1-inch triangles, cylinder rods, flexors, connectors, x-tenders, and curves and come in an assortment of colors such as metallic, primary, translucent, and glow in the dark.Consumers should stop ...

Trial Run of Copper to Combat MRSA

...er. The hospital will now be replacing stainless steel fittings like taps, handles, flush handles, grab r...RSA bacteria remained active for days on stainless steel but on brass they died in less than five hours and on pure copper the superbugs were eliminated in 3...

Copper Alloys Surfaces Touted As Pathogen Killers

...ocessing sector to use equipment made of stainless steel in their plants. Stainless steel is believed to be easier to clean and does not corrode as easily as copper under the frequent chemic...

Lifestyles Cause Concern To Welsh Health Officials

...sn't surprising. It's the classic ex-mining areas, steel works, ship building - all those post-industrial areas. Age will get to those group-one areas in that they are old, retired, unhealthy." Nottingham and Manchester are among other areas predicted to witness more health problems. The City of London a...

Olive Oil Emulsions Prevent Cardiac Bypass Surgery

...y which taxes the limited flexibility of stainless steel stents. Dr. Savage likens attempting to place a stent through a tortuous vessel to "trying to move a couch around a narrow stairwell." Other obstacles are calcification, which hardens bones, and diffuse plaque, which can make the vessels too rigid fo...

Mittal tightens grip on steel making giant, to be its chief

... is to become the new chief of the world's largest steel maker//. The move reverses a previous plan when ...lion euros. Arcelor Mittal, which had a combined steel production capacity about three times its nearest competitor, also confirmed its full-year guidance....

Tougher Guidelines Needed To Prevent Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

...riggers the disease sticks firmly to the stainless steel tools used for surgery and is not effectively removed by sterilization. Also, recent cases of vCJD have been reported following blood transplants raising concerns about iatrogenic transmission through instrumentation. Scientist want a log on the nu...

Malaria Claims Three Lives in Rourkela

An outbreak of malaria in this steel city has claimed three lives while patients suffering from fever are crowding the Ispat General Hospital (IGH) here, hospital sources said. // Of the eight malaria patients who were admitted to the hospital, three died last night, the sources said....

Genes Responsible For Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Identified

... noise courtesy their work at paper pulp mills and steel factories in Sweden. The scientists tested the men and conducted a genetic analysis on those who were very sensitive to the noise. "Significant differences between the susceptible and resistant workers were found in the sequence of three genes KCNE1...

American Wins Lawsuit Over Penile Implant Malfunction

...'Chick' Lennon, 68, of New York city, received the steel and plastic implant in 1996, about two years before Viagra entered the market, reported the online edition of Jamaica Observer. The impotent former handyman's plastic implant, Dura-II, was meant to allow him to position the penis upward for sex, th...

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