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Environmental Concerns Dampen Mood at Sochi Games

The Sochi Olympic games have seen their share of controversy, not least among them a reaction to the approach Russia has taken to important environments in the region. Although Putin had promised “zero waste” game construction standards, it quickly became apparent that the country was ill-equipped to build the large-scale infrastructure needed to host the […]

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Breakthrough Technology Allows Amputee to Feel Sensation of Touch

In a technological breakthrough for artificial limb construction, 36-year-old Danish patient Dennis Sorensen is the world’s first amputee able to experience the sensation of “touch” with an artificial hand. The sensory-enhanced bionic hand, known by the project name of Lifehand 2, was developed by neuroengineer Silvestro Micera with the help of researchers in Italy and […]