blue-eyed-hanji:

is-it-hi-or-ehhhh:

neurosciencestuff:

A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel

The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.

The patient is an unnamed man in his 20s living in Rome who lost the lower part of his arm following an accident, said Silvestro Micera of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

The wiring of his new bionic hand will be connected to the patient’s nervous system with the hope that the man will be able to control the movements of the hand as well as receiving touch signals from the hand’s skin sensors.

Dr Micera said that the hand will be attached directly to the patient’s nervous system via electrodes clipped onto two of the arm’s main nerves, the median and the ulnar nerves.

This should allow the man to control the hand by his thoughts, as well as receiving sensory signals to his brain from the hand’s sensors. It will effectively provide a fast, bidirectional flow of information between the man’s nervous system and the prosthetic hand.

“This is real progress, real hope for amputees. It will be the first prosthetic that will provide real-time sensory feedback for grasping,” Dr Micera said.

“It is clear that the more sensory feeling an amputee has, the more likely you will get full acceptance of that limb,” he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston.

“We could be on the cusp of providing new and more effective clinical solutions to amputees in the next year,” he said.

DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN REALIZE HOW AWESOME THIS IS???

TO DO THIS MEANS WE CAN FINALLY STITCH AXONS (LONG PART OF NEURON OR NERVE CELL THAT TRANSPORTS SIGNALS FROM JUNCTIONS BACK TO THE BRAIN) BACK TOGETHER

DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW IMPOSSIBLE THAT WAS? TO ALIGN THE DAMAGED AXONS BACK TOGETHER WAS IMPOSSIBLE 

WITH THIS BREAK THROUGH YOU COULD EVENTUALLY WORK UP TO GIVING THE ABILITY TO WALK AND MOVE AGAIN TO THOSE WHO CUT THEIR SPINAL CORD IN AN ACCIDENT THIS IS BEAUTIFUL

THIS. IS. AMAZING.

*whispers* automail

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jeniphyer:

yungthottieprincesa:

quierosonreir:

rustyredenbacher:

#NeverForget #TroyDavis 
…ever.

Troy Davis hit me hard.

mannn I shed some serious tears for that man

^^^^^^^^ i was literally sobbing during the entire time they were trying to get him a pardon

jeniphyer:

yungthottieprincesa:

quierosonreir:

rustyredenbacher:

#NeverForget #TroyDavis 

…ever.

Troy Davis hit me hard.

mannn I shed some serious tears for that man

^^^^^^^^ i was literally sobbing during the entire time they were trying to get him a pardon

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lebaenese:

lebaenese:

Well well well

I sometimes like to believe that karma is real

(via reverseracism)

cravings:

me whenever i drink something from a wine glass

image

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goodcleanchristianfun:

cassbones:

Good reminder that every expert started out as an amateur

Not all of them
goodcleanchristianfun:

cassbones:

Good reminder that every expert started out as an amateur

Not all of them

goodcleanchristianfun:

cassbones:

Good reminder that every expert started out as an amateur

imageNot all of them

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condomdepot:

hellyeahscarleteen:

To go with yesterday’s post about condom storage.  Another handy graphic about correct condom usage.

We love this graphic— but why is it listing silicone lube as unsafe? All silicone-based lube is safe for condoms— in fact, we recommend it over water-based lube, especially for anal sex!

Some condoms, like the Kimono MicroThin (and most of Kimono’s condoms), even come with silicone-lube already on them!

And oil-based lube is even safe on some condoms, like those made of lambskin or nitrile. 

Get to know your lubes at our Personal Lubricant Guide before picking what’s best for you.

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Caitlin Stasey being the hero we all deserve.

Caitlin Stasey being the hero we all deserve.

Caitlin Stasey being the hero we all deserve.

Caitlin Stasey being the hero we all deserve.

Caitlin Stasey being the hero we all deserve.

Caitlin Stasey being the hero we all deserve.

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woodmeat:

*tries to chill*

*accidentally does the most*

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Q

Anonymous asked:

why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

A

postracialcomments:

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

For the commentary 

alask-uhh:

strugglingtobeheard:

See this why you don’t live with white people

dyingggg

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beyoncebeytwice:

i love how no matter how badly you fuck up benadryl cumquat’s name everyone on here still knows who ur talking about

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spiderinabelljar:

handsome—gretel:

witchcraft-y:

this gives me life and inspires me to step up my lipstick game

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“Being fat carries with it a lot of cultural baggage. At the same time, fat people, especially fat women, are supposed to pretend we don’t exist or that we’re not fat. I can’t count the number of times thin people have made reference to fat people or fatness in a negative or joking way in front of me, from the petite woman sitting next to me at the coffee shop complaining about fat people on airplanes, to my friends who routinely make jokes about their “inner fat kids” coming out when they eat a lot, to the women in my family who compete to see who can look the thinnest in family photos. Sometimes it feels like I’m not even there, or that I’m not supposed to be.”
— Lisa C. Knisely | It’s Not Me, It’s You (via fresafresca)

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