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Austria Unveils World’s First Prosthetic Leg with Sensations

Austria Unveils World’s First Prosthetic Leg with Sensations

Granting a new lease of life, the researchers in Vienna have implanted the world's first prosthetic leg that is capable of working like a real limb. The artificial limb is fitted with sensors which enable transmission of feelings to the brain.

This prosthetic limb, invented by Professor Hubert Egger from the University of Linz in Austria is fitted with six sensors which stimulate the nerve endings in a patient's stump which are further attached to healthy tissue in the patient's thigh.

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Fisherman encounters Strange Creature

Fisherman encounters Strange Creature

A fisherman in Penghu, Taiwan, had a great day as he was able to record a video of a long green worm-like animal having a pink protrusion. Soon after recording the video, he shared it on his Facebook account.

Wei Cheng Jian said that its pink protrusion seemed like that it is another worm crawling out of that green worm. According to the Telegraph, the creature is considered to be a ribbon worm or nemertea.

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Japanese engineers unveil samurai robot

Japanese engineers unveil samurai robot

Engineers at Japan-based Yaskawa Electric Corporation have come up with a robot that can copy the moves of a samurai sword master Isao Machii and then beat his “teacher” in a sword fight.

The corporation demonstrated the samurai robot carrying out hard-angled cuts with a high speed and precision. Its most spectacular accomplishment is its ability to slice a runner bean lengthways.

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New test can detect all viruses known to infect people

New test can detect all viruses known to infect people

On Thursday, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported that a new blood test can reveal a person’s entire virus history.

According to researchers, the $25 test known as VirScan can detect past exposure to more than 1,000 strains of viruses from 206 species. It works by detecting antibodies, highly specific proteins the immune system has made in response to viruses.

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Southern California under Tsunami threat: Study

Southern California under Tsunami threat: Study

A new study published on May 30 in the Journal of Geophysical Research has revealed that there is a great threat of Tsunami in Southern California followed by an earthquake.

The information of the upcoming disaster was collected through a mix of new and old technology and conclusions being made are based on decades old information.

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Researchers solve mystery behind cheese holes

Researchers solve mystery behind cheese holes

It has been found by Swiss researchers that why holes appear in cheese. They found that hay particles are the reason behind the phenomenon. Scientists controlled the number of holes by controlling the number of hay particles in milk used to make cheese. This mystery has been solved by scientists from the Agroscope Institute for Food Sciences and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. Ripening process of cheese was observed by researchers for over a 130-day period. They used a new method based on computed tomography in order to study formation of holes.

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Mission to Europa towards its journey

Mission to Europa towards its journey

According to NASA, researchers from the Planetary Science Institute are going to study Jupiter's moon Europa. NASA officials said that Europa mission will orbit Jupiter and will perform 45 Europa flybys over a three-year period and altitudes will be ranging from 25 kilometers to 2,700 kilometers. The mission is scheduled to be launched in the 2020's. The announcement was made by the agency during a press conference.

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Researchers create ‘Supercool’ Material that glows when touched

Researchers create ‘Supercool’ Material that glows when touched

A material has been identified that crystallizes and produces light as soon as it is touched.

It has been named as an organic supercooled liquid. A video has captured the moment the material becomes extremely bright after being rubbed by a crystal. The results may prove useful in creating better memory storage systems for computers or medical sensors.

American Chemical Society has reported the research, carried out by Kyeongwoon Chung and Dr Jinsang Kim from the University of Michigan.

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Ancient Egyptian animal mummies didn't actually contain animal remains

Ancient Egyptian animal mummies didn't actually contain animal remains

Researchers at the University of Manchester studying animal mummies from Ancient Egypt discovered that lot of the mummies don't actually contain any animal remains.

As part of a BBC documentary scheduled to air Monday, scientists unveiled CT scans of the insides of more than 800 ancient Egyptian animal mummies to find out what was really hidden beneath the bandages.

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Scientists create Spherical 3D map of universe

Scientists create Spherical 3D map of universe

Astrophysicists have created a spherical map of galaxy super-clusters that spans nearly two billion light years.

It is the most comprehensive map of the universe that provides an absolute picture of our cosmic neighborhood to date.

The map would help scientists to get insights of how matter is distributed in the universe. It would also provide hints into dark matter, which is one of physics' greatest mysteries.

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