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2011-05-11 13:38:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network (www.GoodShepherdRehab.org), an Allentown, Pennsylvania-based innovator in the rehabilitation of physical and cognitive disabilities, has been selected as one of ten top rehabilitation centers in the nation to participate in eLEGS investigational trials. eLEGS is a wearable, bionic robot by Berkeley Bionics (berkeleybionics.com) that allows those with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to power...

2011-04-06 22:47:42

Battery technology hasn't kept pace with advancements in portable electronics, but the race is on to fix this. One revolutionary concept being pursued by a team of researchers in New Zealand involves creating "wearable energy harvesters" capable of converting movement from humans or found in nature into battery power. A class of variable capacitor generators known as "dielectric elastomer generators" (DEGs) shows great potential for wearable energy harvesting. In fact, researchers at the...

2011-03-30 16:09:33

Porsche racing car as a laboratory, battery research, printable electronics, KIC InnoEnergy Innovations relating to mobility, energy, bionics, and nano- and microtechnologies will be presented by KIT at the 2011 Hannover Messe from April 4 "“ 8. At its stand (Hall 2, stand C18), KIT will present a hybrid Porsche racing car, developments in battery research, materials and processes for printable electronics, the KIC InnoEnergy for a European energy supply system, and the Energy Solution...

2011-03-15 12:31:00

CORONA, Calif.,, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Image Global, Inc., headquartered at 1672 Railroad Street in Corona, California, recently joined forces with the disability advocacy group, Limbs For U(TM), of Lynwood, Washington, to distribute donated artificial limbs to candidates disabled by amputation in the Dominican Republic. (The company maintains a manufacturing facility in Santiago, Dominican Republic.) Under the sponsorship of the two socially conscious organizations, two...

2011-03-07 06:21:00

OR-YEHUDA, Israel, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (Nasdaq: MGIC), a global provider of cloud and on-premise application platform and business integration solutions, has announced that Sonova AG, one of the world's leading manufacturers of hearing instruments, has chosen Magic Software's iBOLT integration platform to integrate the on-demand salesforce.com CRM and SAP ERP applications of its group members, Advanced Bionics Inc. and Phonak AG. Advanced Bionics...

2011-02-22 13:45:00

CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid Fire Marketing (Pink Sheets: RFMK) announced today that the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Medical Cannabis Management and Bionic Cigs, has seen significant growth over the last year. The Company recorded growth of over 500% in total asset value from 2009 to 2010. For the same period, The Company also increased revenue in excess of 32% and cash by 47%. These substantial increases are a direct result of The Company's...

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2011-02-18 07:05:00

Todd Kuiken, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Bionic Medicine and Director of Amputee Services at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), presented the latest bionic prosthetic arm that is controlled by an operator's thoughts at a major US science conference, where it went on display Thursday. The bionic arm uses technology called Targeted Muscle Reinervation (TMR), which works by rerouting brain signals from nerves that were severed in an injury to muscles that are working and...

2011-02-17 16:47:36

Dr. Kuiken and Walter Reed Army Medical Center colleagues to showcase benefits for returning vets Todd Kuiken, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Bionic Medicine and Director of Amputee Services at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), designated the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News & World Report since 1991, will present the latest in Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR), a bionic limb technology, during the opening press briefing and a subsequent...

2010-12-15 06:00:00

AMSTERDAM, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The International Bionic Engineering Conference 2011 ( http://www.bionicengineeringconference.com/index.html) organised by Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, aims to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial development in a field that is rapidly growing and gaining recognition across many disciplines. Intended as a common ground for the exchange...

2010-11-24 10:09:57

Working at a crossroad between biology and engineering, scientists have modeled and are now mimicking the ingenious natural design of falling geckoes, gliding snakes, cruising seagulls, flapping insects and floating maple seeds to improve the design of air vehicles. IOP Publishing's Bioinspiration & Biomimetics publishes a special edition today, Wednesday 24 November 2010, entitled Bioinspired Flight, comprising of nine journal papers which display the wealth of knowledge being accrued by...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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