Amputee makes history controlling two modular prosthetic limbs

A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs.

Most importantly, Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate the system by simply thinking about moving his limbs, performing a variety of tasks during a short training period.



Never lose your stuff again

Tile is a smart and simple bluetooth tracking gadget that helps you to locate any attached object.

Getting it set up is very easy. All you need to do is to attach it to the item you want it to take care of and install the tile app. The app is currently for iOS only and supports up to 8 tiles.

When you begin searching for a lost item, your phone tracks the Bluetooth signal strength of your Tile. As you get closer, the app’s tracking circle fills in, giving you a clear indication of your progress.

There is another cool feature called “Community find”. This means that every phone in the tile network can help you to search for your lost items. Let’s say your wallet gets misplaced. If somebody walks by your missing wallet with the Tile app running, you get a new location update. That’s why they are calling themself the world’s largest lost and found.

Tile is available for only $25! [GET]

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Prosthetic electrodes will return amputees’ sense of touch

For all the functionality and freedom that modern prosthetics provide, they still cannot give their users a sense of what they’re touching. That may soon change thanks to an innovative electrode capable of connecting a prosthetic arm’s robotic sense of touch to the human nervous system that it’s attached to. 
It reportedly allows its users to feel heat, cold and pressure by stimulating the ulnar and median nerves of the upper arm. 


The three-eyed Watson. 

Every road in the Game of Thrones is filled with twists, turns…and dead ends. Any character that stays alive (or comes back to life) is bound to be changed by this epic journey. As part of an ongoing cultural analytics series, Tech Insider and IBM researcher Vinith Misra used Watson’s Personality Insights and Tone Analyzer to assess just how much your favorite GoT characters have evolved emotionally over time. 

See what Watson discovered about GoT →


Photographer Benedict Redgrove Given Unprecedented Access to NASA Technology

Six years in the making, Redgrove captures everything from the space shuttle Atlantis and Vehicle Assembly Building, to the new Orion Crew Module, robot Valkyrie R5 and Boeing’s Starliner capsule. In fact the project is still ongoing, as it’s meant to culminate with the launch of the new SLS rocket in 2018. #Love it!

You Can See Them, They Can’t See you

Wearing a VR Headset on the Plane

You can turn on a pass-through camera on the Gear VR by holding down the button on the side of the headset if you’d like to see out, and this leads to strange interactions. I had a conversation with my wife while she was taking this picture, and it caused a few people around me to pull a double-take. Once it becomes clear that you can see someone through the hardware, even though they can’t see your eyes, people don’t seem to know how to react.
I was very aware of how small my personal space was on the plane, and I didn’t want to make anyone else uncomfortable. Looking around in that manner, and being in constant movement, could have made my seat mates uncomfortable or have made it harder for them to relax. I stuck to Oculus Cinema, a program that allows you to watch your own video files in a sort of empty movie theater. 

 the plane fell away completely. My slight claustrophobia left me immediately; my brain thought I was in a large, completely empty movie theater. I was able to lean back, fold my hands in my lap, and watch movies on a giant screen by myself. It was relaxing.

the experience of being in virtual reality in an environment I often find very stressful? It’s magical.
The Gear VR is now a mandatory piece of equipment for me when I travel.

[By Ben Kuchera, Polygon]

Someone send this man some LEGO so he can make a full-body exoskeleton

You know that box of old LEGO blocks under your childhood bed? (Or your current bed.) Now’s the time to surrender at least a handful of them for the greater good of humanity. In this case, the greater good involves helping Milan Sekiz build a full-body exoskeleton out of LEGO.



World’s First Tattoo by Industrial Robot via

This machine took years to develop, involving professional tattooers and engineers. So ‪#‎donttrythisathome‬ and so forth ❤ Enjoy.