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Making Prosthetic Limbs More Touch Sensitive
2013-10-15 04:35:49

Researchers from the University of Chicago are laying the foundation for prosthetic limbs that could one day convey real-time touch-related data to amputees through a direct interface with the brain.

DEET Alternatives Of The Future
2013-10-03 04:27:36

In research that could lead to the development of a safer alternative to the DEET, scientists from the University of California, Riverside have discovered the olfactory receptors used by insects to sense the repellant.

Spinning Doesn't Dizzy Ballerinas Due To Brain Conditioning
2013-09-27 13:46:12

Spinning around in circles causes dizziness in most people, which could be a problem for figure skaters or ballerinas who must perform several spins during a typical routine. However, new research in the journal Cerebral Cortex indicates that ballerinas may have conditioned their brain to better handle a series of quick spins.

2013-09-23 10:19:27

People can be easily tricked into believing an artificial finger is their own.

Scientists Categorize Smells Ten Groups
2013-09-19 08:44:34

Of all the different odors and smells floating around the globe, scientists say humans can only detect ten basic categories of scents.

2013-09-12 12:37:01

Do you love chomping on raw broccoli while your best friend can't stand the healthy veggie in any form or guise?

Pepper Spice May Offer Treatment For People With Chronic Pain
2013-09-11 13:39:21

Scientists looking into why Szechuan pepper causes a tingling sensation have discovered the Asian spice may help patients with chronic pain.

Echolocation - With Practice, Anyone Can Learn It
2013-08-30 04:23:17

Humans can learn to use echolocation to navigate and to find objects, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the biology journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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