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Artificial Heart Using Space Tech Approved For Human Trials In France
2013-12-05 14:45:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online France has approved an artificial heart containing miniaturized space technology for human trials. French company Carmat produced their first completely artificial heart earlier this year with the help of aerospace giant Astrium. Carmat applied Astrium’s expertise in building spacecraft to guarantee the necessary precision and durability for an artificial human organ like a heart. The artificial heart is fashioned partly from...

Prosthetic Hands More ‘Eerie’ Than Robotic Hands
2013-11-12 18:34:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study by The University of Manchester found people would prefer to look at robotic hands rather than prosthetic hands. Researchers writing in the journal Perception said they found people perceive prosthetic hands as eerie, but making them look more human-like does make them more acceptable. The team said they hope their study will help improve designs for prosthetic limbs. Previous studies have shown the closer a robot...

Better Robotics Better Prosthetics
2013-11-08 15:48:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More naturally moving prosthetic legs currently in development will dramatically boost the mobility of lower-limb amputees and allow them to effectively navigate stairs, slopes and uneven ground, according to a recent perspective article in the journal Science Translational Medicine from Michael Goldfarb, a mechanical engineering professor at Vanderbilt University. Over the last decade, Goldfarb and his team have been conducting...

2013-10-28 23:21:18

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: European Markets for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM Devices. London (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 In 2012, the total European market for dental prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems was valued at nearly €10 billion. The European markets include Austria, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Scandinavia (Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark), Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Effects...

2013-10-19 23:01:34

Transparency Market Research published new "Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC - visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cardiac-prosthetic-devices.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 Cardiac prosthetics or the artificial heart valves are the devices used for replacing damaged or diseased natural valves...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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