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Category: Health + Fitness

This Nobel Winner Claims Prize Decked out in the Neurons She Discovered

This Nobel Winner Claims Prize Decked out in the Neurons She Discovered
This is May-Britt Moser, and she, along with husband Edward Moser and colleague John O’Keefe, just won a Nobel Prize for discovering a specific type of neuron. Moser is a leader in spacial reasoning research, and that’s what lead her to this awesome discovery.

Double Amputee Now Has Choice: Cyborg Superhero or Cyborg Supervillain?

Double Amputee Now Has Choice: Cyborg Superhero or Cyborg Supervillain?
Les Baugh lost both of his arms in an electrical accident, and I’m pretty sure that sucked far, far more than I can imagine. While they can never replace what he lost, he’s now been outfitted with a pair of really badass cyborg arms from the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Charcoal Toothbrush Is Reportedly Not as Bad as It Sounds

Charcoal Toothbrush Is Reportedly Not as Bad as It Sounds
When I say “charcoal toothbrush” you probably think “CIA torture report.” You should actually be wondering “cutting edge dentistry or snake oil?” Yes, the charcoal toothbrush is an actual product that’s available here for about $10.

Immune Defense Is a Much Geekier Take on the Tower Defense Genre

Immune Defense Is a Much Geekier Take on the Tower Defense Genre
“Imagine a tower defense game where the tower is alive and moving. Imagine enemies that change not just their shape but their very chemical composition to overcome defenses. Imagine facing an enemy so numerous that they grow exponentially before it can even be estimated how many there are.” 

Blood Sport: Fusing Blood Donations And Violent Video Games

Blood Sport: Fusing Blood Donations And Violent Video Games
Out there, right now, there are people with a dire need for your blood, and 99.98% of them aren’t vampires. Instead, they’re in need of medical attention. Donating blood is a good thing to do because it can save lives and preserve the vampire race.

Fitness Watches Aren’t Half as Pretty as Fitness Earrings

Fitness Watches Aren’t Half as Pretty as Fitness Earrings
Wearable tech is all the rage, but there are a lot of other bits of your wardrobe that still can be technified. We are free to worry about our watches, shirts, pants, compression gear, arm bands, head bands, and rings running out of batteries, but what about earrings?

rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House

rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House
We’ve seen a rise in consumer health devices in recent years, but I’ve never been impressed with any of them. Until now. DNA Medical Institute Inc. (DMI) is in the advanced stages of developing a device that can check for “hundreds of diseases” from just a single drop of blood within minutes.

Meditation Can Physically Change Your Cells, Sounds Like Magic to Me

Meditation Can Physically Change Your Cells, Sounds Like Magic to Me
Meditation is a good thing. We all know that, and most of us derive some pretty cool mental benefits from it. Taoists also say that if you’re really good at meditating you can physically change your own body, and that it’s rather useful.

Alpinestars’ Airbag Motorcycle Jacket: Check out the Crash Test Videos

Alpinestars’ Airbag Motorcycle Jacket: Check out the Crash Test Videos
People in cars get a LOT of safety features that motorcyclists don’t have access to, like four-wheel traction control and a vehicle that doesn’t tip over without outside intervention. Airbags, however, are something that professional motorcycle racers have had for a few years now.

This Emergency Response Drone Carries a Defibrillator

This Emergency Response Drone Carries a Defibrillator
The ambulance drone was invented by 23-year old Dutch student Alec Momont. Good idea Alec, but outfitting a drone with a defibrillator inside immediately makes me think that it will be used for evil purposes. Like say, instead of saving people, swooping down and electrocuting humans dead.

3D Printed Iron Man Prosthetic Hand Can Light up a Kid’s Life

3D Printed Iron Man Prosthetic Hand Can Light up a Kid’s Life
Pat Starace is not only multi-talented, he also has a golden heart. More specifically, a crimson and golden heart. The animator, artist, designer and tinkerer recently shared his design for a 3D printed Iron Man prosthetic hand for children.

PullClean Sanitizes Your Hands as You Open the Door

PullClean Sanitizes Your Hands as You Open the Door
Proper hygiene is key to decreasing the spread of diseases. It’s applicable for everyone, but it’s especially true for those working in hospitals and research labs. Cue the PullClean, a door handle with a built-in sanitizer dispenser so people can sanitize their hands as they walk past it or pull on it to get to another room.

Device Allows Paralyzed Rats to Walk, Human Trials Soon

Device Allows Paralyzed Rats to Walk, Human Trials Soon
This poor rat had his little spinal cord severed in a perfectly controlled laboratory experiment… let’s tell him it was an accident; a freak lab accident. While yes, it does indeed suck to be him, the good news is that he’s walking again.

Liif Smart Pill Box Reminds You to Take Your Medicine: Popper Pinger

Liif Smart Pill Box Reminds You to Take Your Medicine: Popper Pinger
Pill boxes or pill organizers are often marked with the days of the week to remind you when you should take your medicine. But that’s a passive notification. If you forget to take your medicine you might not remember until you see the pill box.

3-year-old Gets Prosthetic Iron Man Hand

3-year-old Gets Prosthetic Iron Man Hand
A Hawaiian boy nicknamed Bubba has himself a new hand. He was born without most of his right hand, and just had a custom one 3D printed for him for free by a nonprofit called E-Nable – the same guys who made that Wolverine prosthetic hand. 

Diplopia Virtual Reality Game Helps Alleviate the Effects of Lazy Eye

Diplopia Virtual Reality Game Helps Alleviate the Effects of Lazy Eye
James Blaha has amblyopia or lazy eye, a condition wherein the nerves that connect one of the eyes to the brain do not develop. As a side effect, James could see only out of his “good eye,” losing depth perception in the process.