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Scientists develop a prosthetic hand that is able to restore over 90 per cent of functionality

A prosthetic hand that can grip and move like a normal hand could restore over 90 per cent of functionality to people with upper-limb amputations, developers claim.   A team of orthopedists, industrial designers and patients worked with scientists from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy, on the artificial hand named Hannes. The limb was designed … Read more Scientists develop a prosthetic hand that is able to restore over 90 per cent of functionality

Tesla hit with complete network outage, leaving drivers unable to connect to cars using mobile app

Tesla goes down (and not just the share price!) Electric car maker is hit with complete network outage, leaving drivers unable to connect to their cars using mobile app and staff blocked from processing orders Tesla has been hit by complete network outage starting around 11am ET Internal systems are down, making it impossible for … Read more Tesla hit with complete network outage, leaving drivers unable to connect to cars using mobile app

Disturbing video shows Antarctica emerging from under the ice as temperatures rise

Scientists have released a shocking computer animation showing Antarctica emerging from under its ice sheet due to melting linked to rising temperatures.  Researchers from the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research say the warmer it gets, the faster the ice will melt and could lead to a 20ft rise in sea levels. The team haven’t … Read more Disturbing video shows Antarctica emerging from under the ice as temperatures rise

Mini ‘wind turbine’ can scavenge energy from the breeze and power your phone

Scientists have created a miniature ‘wind turbine’ that ‘scavenges’ energy from a breeze created during a brisk walk.  The ‘nano-generator’, which is made of two plastic strips in a tube, captures and stores wind energy to power electronic devices.  It’s inspired by giant wind turbines that convert the kinetic energy of wind into power, but … Read more Mini ‘wind turbine’ can scavenge energy from the breeze and power your phone

Amazing footage shows giant 60-foot robot ‘taking the knee’ during a test in Yokohama 

Amazing footage shows giant 60-foot Japanese Transformer-like robot walking, pointing to the sky and ‘taking the knee’ during a test in Yokohama Robot is inspired by the popular Japanese anime series Mobile Suit Gundam Was scheduled to be opened to the public in October 2020 but has been delayed Robot is part of an attraction … Read more Amazing footage shows giant 60-foot robot ‘taking the knee’ during a test in Yokohama 

Stainless steel was first made in PERSIA and NOT Sheffield

Stainless steel may have first been created in ancient Persia during the 11th century — 1,000 years before it was first made in Sheffield, the Steel City.  Sheffield has a proud history as a northern powerhouse and it is all based on a formidable metal industry, bolstered by its invention of stainless steel in 1913. … Read more Stainless steel was first made in PERSIA and NOT Sheffield

ISS moves to avoid space debris caused by the breakup of a 2019 Japanese rocket

International Space Station is forced to carry out an emergency manoeuvre to avoid being hit by a piece of debris from a 2018 Japanese rocket Flight controllers worked for two and a half minutes to adjust the station’s orbit This was to avoid a piece of space junk created by the breakup of a 2018 … Read more ISS moves to avoid space debris caused by the breakup of a 2019 Japanese rocket

Hands-on dads are ‘less likely to suffer baby blues’ because they ‘feel more competent as parents’

Hands-on dads are less likely to show signs of depression in the first year of the child’s life, a new study says.  US researchers asked a racially diverse selection of fathers on their levels of parental involvement and general symptoms of depression.  They found greater time spent with the infant during the week was associated … Read more Hands-on dads are ‘less likely to suffer baby blues’ because they ‘feel more competent as parents’

Retrievers and collies are more playful than pugs and Yorkshire terriers

Retrievers and collies are more playful because they used to be working dogs and needed a strong bond with humans, study finds Researchers analysed behaviour of almost 190,000 dogs from 138 breeds  Playful dogs are old working breeds that have a close relationship with humans   For example, sheepdogs, or foxhounds traditionally used for hunting   By … Read more Retrievers and collies are more playful than pugs and Yorkshire terriers

Elderly people walk 1mph FASTER now than pensioners 30 years ago

Elderly people living today are fitter and healthier than they were 30 years ago, according to a study by Finnish researchers.  As a result of better nutrition, hygiene and healthcare people between 75 and 80 now walk, on average, almost 1mph faster than they did in 1990.  The oldest members of society also have greater … Read more Elderly people walk 1mph FASTER now than pensioners 30 years ago