Tomasz Moszkowski

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Scientists Regenerate Living Organs For The First Time

Turning older as a human kind of sucks, because things don’t retain their properties and functions that they had during youth. Several products seek …

Immune System

An Artificial Hand with Real Feeling - MIT Technology Review

Igor Spetic’s hand was in a fist when it was severed by a forging hammer three years ago as he made an aluminum jet part at his job. For months …

Veterans Health Administration

New bionics let us run, climb and dance | Hugh Herr

How To DIY This Insanely Healthy Nut Butter

Photo: Courtesy of Foodie Underground.<p><i>Foodie Underground, a project curated in part by Anna Brones, explores our relationship with the origin of our</i> …

Video: A Marine With A Prosthetic Hand Controlled By His Own Muscles

Staff Sergeant James Sides lost his right arm in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Now he's the first patient in an FDA trial testing an implantable, muscle-connected controller for prosthetics.<p>Out on a routine reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Marine Staff Sergeant James …

Muscle

The science behind why birds fly in a V-formation

You've heard of being a copycat, but what about a copyflap? That's apparently just what birds are doing when flying in a V-formation, something that's frequently seen when giant flocks migrate across the skies each year. A new study published by the Royal Veterinary College in Hatfield, UK suggests …

The method is meant for bones that have experienced considerable loss and extensive damage that require surgery and grafts. More info: http://bit.ly/JzqMLL Photo via: Regenecure

In the future, this technology could be used to replace damaged retinas through grafting. More info: http://bit.ly/1cNQl2S Photo credit: flickr user gypsydancer12

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Amazing Animated Optical Illusions! #6

How It Works: A Laser-Powered Ear Implant to Boost Hearing

Directly stimulating human cells with light<p>Hearing loss from weapons and explosive devices has been the No. 1 disability in this country's modern military conflicts, saddling thousands of veterans with anything from tinnitus to deafness. Now a new generation of laser-based implants promises to …

Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG machine measuring his brain activity, he is also surrounded by computer equipment and fussing researchers at University College London. "Hopefully you'll be …

More info: http://bit.ly/1gKTdBN Photo via: John Rogers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Amsterdam employs alcoholics as street cleaners and pays them in beer

Charity working in the city – renowned for its ‘pragmatic’ approach to substance abuse – says scheme keeps the alcoholics occupied and out of …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

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Study reveals potential breakthrough in hearing technology

Researchers have found a new way to help the hearing impaired by removing background noise from the sounds transmitted by hearing aids.<p>Computer …

Machine Learning

Top 10 bungee jumps in the world

"I still recall my first jump," reminisces New Zealander AJ Hackett, the man who launched commercial bungee jumping 25 years ago today. "I had the most amazing sensation."<p>At the time Hackett was running a struggling ski shop but inspired by British daredevils The Oxford University Dangerous Sports …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Breakthrough Method Turns Brain Invisible

Stanford University researchers have developed a breakthrough approach to studying neural networks without physically dissecting the brain. They’ve …

The Life and Times of an Aging Superhero Captured in Oil Paintings by Andreas Englund | Colossal

<p>In his ongoing series of photorealistic oil paintings called the <i>Aging Superhero</i>, Swedish artist Andreas Englund takes us into the candidly humorous …

HIV can establish latent reservoirs early on in the infection. These are cells that are infected with HIV, but do not actively produce the virus. It is possible for these cells to reactivate and being to produce HIV to affect the body. When inactive, the virus can hide from antiretroviral treatment, which is why the medications cannot cure a person of HIV. A new study has shown that the latent reservoir could be as much as 60 times larger than previously thought and do not activate in a predictable way. This presents a severe problem in the treatment of the virus, because if the cells cannot be induced to produce protein, antiretroviral treatments cannot fight against it and the virus will remain in the body. This might sound like a huge setback, but many HIV researchers are grateful to know the full scope of the problem so they can keep moving forward to new treatments. More info: http://bit.ly/1dFm7UY Photo via: CDC

There are an estimated 100 billion neurons in the brain, and there could be as many as one million billion dendrites to connect them and facilitate communication. Each neuron can be connected to as many as 1000 other neurons. While it was previously believed that dendrites merely pass the information along, a new study has shown that the electrical signals associated with processing visual information can be found in the dendrites themselves. More info: http://bit.ly/1dEGemr Photo via: UCL

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

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10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …