Robotic arm moves by the power of thought

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting.

  1. Using a Virus for Gene Therapy
  2. What’s The Loudest Possible Sound?
  3. Anand Varma: A thrilling look at the first 21 days of a bee’s life
  4. Lands of the Monsoon
  5. Oldest Known Stone Tools Discovered: 3.3 Million Years Old
  6. Robotic arm moves by the power of thought
  7. How Do Braces Work?
  8. Food Myths
  9. Pythagoras Cup (Greedy Cup) filled with Mercury

Using a Virus for Gene Therapy

Bang Goes The Theory – Brit Lab – BBC

Liz Bonnin looks at how gene therapy can help those who are suffering from Choroideremia and how using a virus, new DNA can be inserted within the eye.


What’s The Loudest Possible Sound?

It’s Okay To Be Smart

It’s definitely higher than “11”. What is the loudest possible sound? What about the quietest thing we can hear? And what do decibels measure, anyway? In this video you’ll learn what makes sound


Anand Varma: A thrilling look at the first 21 days of a bee’s life

TED

We’ve heard that bees are disappearing. But what is making bee colonies so vulnerable? Photographer Anand Varma raised bees in his backyard — in front of a camera — to get an up close view. This project, for National Geographic, gives a lyrical glimpse into a bee hive — and reveals one of the biggest threats to its health, a mite that preys on baby bees in the first 21 days of life. With his incredible footage, set to music from Magik*Magik Orchestra, Varma shows the problem … and what’s being done to solve it. (This talk was part of a session at TED2015 guest-curated by Pop-Up Magazine: popupmagazine.com or @popupmag on Twitter.)


Lands of the Monsoon

Cute Affectionate Monkeys
The Proboscis Monkey

The Crested Black Macaque live in forests which sit directly in the path of the monsoon but it is thanks to these rains that babies develop characteristics more like humans then you might think…


Oldest Known Stone Tools Discovered: 3.3 Million Years Old

National Geographic

Stony Brook University archaeologists Sonia Harmand and Jason Lewis find the earliest evidence of stone tool making – dated at 3.3 million years old.


Robotic arm moves by the power of thought

New Scientist

A brain implant that decodes intention to move has allowed a man paralysed from the neck down to control a robotic arm with unprecedented fluidity – and enjoy a beer


How Do Braces Work?

MITK12Videos

Braces are a lot more barbaric – and awesome – than you might think. But they actually just copy the process that the rest of your bones naturally undergo! Andrea, an MIT Sloan Fellow, explains.


Food Myths

The first one is one we’ve heard a lot: microwaving your food zaps the nutritional value
Are Frozen Veggies Less Healthy?
Another Reason To Drink (In Moderation)

Kitchen know-it-alls beware! We’re going to fact check all those health warnings you’ve grown up with. We all want to take care of ourselves, but some of these myths can actually get in the way of good healthy decisions. On that note, let’s shatter some food myths!


Pythagoras Cup (Greedy Cup) filled with Mercury

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