Count what is countable, measure what is measurable, and what is not measurable, make measurable.Galileo Galilei
Beyond replacing of what was lost by Shunji Yamanaka
“The picture is a mock-up of the prosthesis in development for women. At the moment is the image model only and will not be able to walk on it yet, we are trying to promote this development.
Prosthesis is intended to complement the lost leg, the objective is the recovery of the appearance as well as recovery of walking function”
Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore Berlin July 14, 1930
Have a Very Merry Isaac Newton’s Birthday by Matt Dawson
Secular seasons greetings to all, and to all a happy new year!
“Straight out of Stanford University is a new material that is not only touch sensitive, but also self-healing. Being a bit of a human augmentation geek, my mind immediately went to smarter prosthetic limbs that can relay sensation back to their users.
Using nickel micro-particles embedded in a special polymer, the skin is able to detect touch and pressure via changes in the conductivity of the material. Such signals could be relayed to the brain to be interpreted as actual sensation. Pretty cool.”
These four biological molecules are essential to all life on Earth.
They originated more than 3 Billion years ago during the Proterozoic Era, in a common ancestor of Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukaryota. Together these molecules form the fundamental pattern of the fractal of life; they are specialized machines that replicate each other and produce an endless variety of new forms. They have evolved over trillions of generations into extraordinarily complex arrangements that consume energy, organize, and reproduce.
November 27 - Happy Birthday William Sanford Nye, AKA BILL NYE the SCIENCE GUY!
The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive 1/2
Stephen Fry explores the world of manic depression, from which he also suffers