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supernumerary robotic fingers MIT
2014-07-20 05:32:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a wrist-mounted robotic device that could allow people to complete tasks like removing a bottle cap or twisting a screwdriver using a single hand. The unit has been called the “supernumerary robotic fingers” device and according to the developers, it enhances the human hand’s natural grasping motion. It is worn around the wrist and essentially...

The Blind Outperform Sighted People When Using Haptic Technology
2014-07-02 08:00:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research in the burgeoning field of haptic technology at the University of California-Berkeley has discovered that people who are blind or visually impaired tend to outmaneuver their sighted counterparts – especially when they used both hands and multiple fingers to find their way around. The reason that blind subjects outperformed people with normal-range eyesight when it comes to using haptic (or tactile) technology is...

2014-06-16 08:28:36

Designed to reduce the risk of soft tissue irritation associated with traditional wrist fusion plates, Acumed's new Total Wrist Fusion Plating System, fuses the carpal bones together to treat post-traumatic arthritis. HILLSBORO, Ore., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The latest addition to Acumed's market-leading hand and wrist product portfolio, the Total Wrist Fusion Plating System is the only system currently on the market to offer plates specifically designed to be placed on...

violence shaped the male face
2014-06-09 11:14:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Throughout history, men have had a well-earned reputation for violence and a new study in the journal Biological Reviews has concluded that masculine facial features evolved as a result of that violence. The new study focused on the faces of our australopith ancestors and how those faces evolved to protect us against punches. "The australopiths were characterized by a suite of traits that may have improved fighting ability,...

2014-04-20 23:02:20

Carpal Tunnel Master Program designed by Hilma Volk is the latest program for those people who want to learn how to reverse or eliminate carpal tunnel syndrome naturally without needing physical therapists, massage therapists, or acupuncturists. A full review of Carpal Tunnel Master Program on the site Vkool.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 20, 2014 Carpal Tunnel Master Program made by Hilma Volk is the latest program for carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers who...

2014-01-30 00:21:02

CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Real Business Solutions (http://www.W2Mate.com/), W2 1099 software provider, drives cost and time savings for tax preparers, small businesses and W2 online filing providers. Through W2 Mate, the W2 1099 preparation solution offered by the company, businesses can E-File W2 tax forms with the government through BSO website and generate password-protected W2 forms in PDF format. The PDF W-2s can then be emailed to employees instead of paper copies,...

2014-01-29 08:33:37

FREE 2013 / 2014 W-2 Forms Software Demo Available for Immediate Download from www.W2Mate.com. The IRS tax software provides everything employers need to print 2013 W-2 forms on regular paper and meet the 2014 W2 Printing and Mailing Deadline. CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Real Business Solutions (http://www.W2Mate.com/ ), developer of 1099 and w-2 software solutions for accountants and small businesses, invites US employers and payroll departments to try the state-of-the-art W2 Mate...

2014-01-14 12:27:29

Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System, a new device for stabilizing the bones during the repair and healing of the scapho-lunate interosseous ligament HILLSBORO, Ore., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed's new SLIC Screw System - a jointed screw and a targeting guide with accompanying instrumentation to place and insert the screw accurately - offers surgeons a new adjunct to the soft tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction as it holds...

Bird Fingers: Understanding Evolution Of Wings In Our Avian Friends
2014-01-08 08:29:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While birds’ three fingers appear analogous to our own thumb, index and middle fingers, embryonic evidence has shown that the “pinky” side of a bird’s claw develops first, which some theories have said is evidence of the three bird fingers being an index, middle and ring finger. According to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology, as dinosaurs evolved into birds, they actually lost their pinky and thumb,...

Fossil Hand Closes Gap Evolutionary Record
2013-12-17 09:07:15

Bryan P. Carpender for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It turns out that humans might have been working their fingers to the bone much earlier than scientists previously thought – half a million years earlier, according to a new study published this week. The recent discovery of a 1.4 million year-old fossil at a dig site in West Turkana, Kenya could be the key to closing a significant gap that exists in the evolutionary record of humans. One characteristic that separates humans...


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Pisiform bone
2012-06-29 12:05:20

The pisiform bone (pisiforme or lentiform bone) is a small knobbly, pea-shaped bone of the wrist. It is found in the proximal row of the carpus, located where the ulna joins the carpus (wrist). This bone only articulates with the triquetral. The pisiform bone is typically known by its small size, and by presenting a single articular facet. It is situated on a plane anterior to the other carpal bones and is spheroidal (spherical) in form. Pisiform is derivative of the Latin word “pisum”...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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