Calum Warwick

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Wounded soldier first ever double amputee to complete gruelling Spartan Race

A soldier who lost both his legs while on duty in Afghanistan has become the first British double amputee to finish a gruelling Spartan Race obstacle …

Scientists Recreate The Sense Of Touch With Direct-To-Brain Electrical Signals

These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.<p>We've seen some very cool prosthetic arms recently, including ones people are able to control—just as they control biological arms—with their thoughts. So what's one of the next great frontiers for …

Bionic hand lets wearer feel what they're holding

The latest bionic hand can do a lot more than just let its wearer hold things: it can actually let them feel. By hooking into nerves in an amputee's arm, the new prosthetic can let a person tell how hard or soft an object is and even distinguish its basic shape. "The sensory feedback was …

Tennis practice makes perfect tennis – but it’s still painful

Bob Brett, the new Lawn Tennis Association performance director, has his work cut out teaching the Telegraph's man how to play better<p>Bob Brett, the 61-year-old performance director of the Lawn Tennis Association, is wearing a tracksuit, lying on his back and jack-knifing up and down like a human …

Nazi scientists planned to use mosquitoes as biological weapon

The Nazis considered using mosquitoes as biological weapons during the second world war, research has revealed.<p>Towards the end of the war, scientists at an institute in Dachau conducted research into how malaria-infected insects could be kept alive for long enough to be released into enemy …

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The Sun on Sunday lied about me last week. Have they learned nothing?

Not a big deal in the scheme of things, but it's still the same fecund bone-yard of gossip, poison and lies<p>The Sun on Sunday, which is of course the News of the World with a different hat on, lied about me last week.<p>In the general scheme of things, the crumbling economy, the savaged environment, …

Modern Residence Seamlessly Integrating into the Landscape in Ottawa, Canada

Recently designed by Christopher Simmonds, this clean-lined modern residence located in Ottawa, Canada is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. …

Scientists Could Develop 3D-Printed Hearts Within 10 Years

There is a revolution underway, but it has nothing to do with politics. Stuart Williams, a researcher from the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, …

This 3D printed prosthetic ‘Robohand’ will restore your faith in humanity

While a lot of the focus on 3D printing these days is people can use it to take lives, the technology can be used to improve them as well.<p>One example of this is the Robohand, a prosthetic appendage created in part by a MakerBot 3D printer. The idea was born after Richard Van As, a South African …

This Guy Built His Own Bionic Arms

When Chinese farmer Sun Jifa lost his hands in a freak explosion, he couldn't afford prosthetics to replace them. So he figured out how to make his own.<p>From the Metro (UK):

21 Antique Limbs For The Early Amputee

This is what prosthetics looked like before the robotics era. Could you imagine wearing one of these eerie implements?

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

Robo-Maggots Will Munch Through Brain Tumors

Gross, but great for minimally invasive surgery.<p>Creepy, crawly maggots might be making their way into people's brains. Robot maggots, that is. Inspired by a TV show where plastic surgeons use maggots to eat away dead tissue, neurosurgeon J. Marc Simard of the University of Maryland School of …

We can rebuild him, we just need the money

Prosthetics are advancing fast: in just a few decades they've gone from rudimentary tools to high-tech limbs capable of advanced movements. Researchers are now working on ways to integrate prosthetics even more closely with the human body, but there could be one big issue on the horizon: funding. …