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Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm

SANT CUGAT, Spain (Reuters) – David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition. Aguilar, 19, who studies bioengineering at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Spain, is already using his fourth model of the colorful prosthetic and his dream is to design affordable robotic limbs for those who need them. Once his favorite toys, the plastic bricks became the building material for Aguilar’s first, still very rudimentary, artificial arm at the age of…

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Technology 

Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm

SANT CUGAT, Spain (Reuters) – David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition. David Aguliar poses with his prosthetic arm built with Lego pieces during an interview with Reuters in Sant Cugat del Valles, near Barcelona, Spain, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea Aguilar, 19, who studies bioengineering at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Spain, is already using his fourth model of the colorful prosthetic and his dream is to design affordable robotic…

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Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm

SANT CUGAT, Spain (Reuters) – David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition. David Aguliar poses with his prosthetic arm built with Lego pieces during an interview with Reuters in Sant Cugat del Valles, near Barcelona, Spain, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea Aguilar, 19, who studies bioengineering at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Spain, is already using his fourth model of the colorful prosthetic and his dream is to design affordable robotic…

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Technology 

Chinese group swindles $18.5 million from Indian arm of Italian company: Economic Times

MUMBAI (Reuters) – A group of Chinese hackers robbed 1.3 billion rupees ($18.45 million) from the Indian unit of Tecnimont SpA through an elaborate cyber fraud that included impersonating the Italian engineering firm’s chief executive, the Economic Times reported. The scammers sent emails to the India head of Tecnimont, part of the publicly traded Maire Tecnimont, from an account that looked similar to one used by the Italian group’s CEO and also organized conference calls to discuss a “confidential” acquisition in China, the ET report said, citing a complaint made…

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Bionic 3D-printed arm ‘gives confidence’ to young amputees

A Bristol-based robotics company, Open Bionics, has developed the world’s first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm for amputees. The Hero Arm, with its artificial hand, can fit children as young as nine years old. Its motor is controlled by muscles on the residual limb, allowing the user to carry out many tasks as if the hand was real. Open Bionics hope the £5,000 bionic arm could be made available on the NHS. BBC Click’s Kathleen Hawkins went to meet Raimi, who says the arm has given her a new confidence. See…

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Inside a US training course to arm teachers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe American teachers armed against gun crime In 14 US states, there are already schools in which some teachers carry guns. Before they can be armed in the classroom, teachers in one of those states, Ohio, go through a three-day training course. An estimated 400 more teachers have gone through that training there this year. I joined the latest group of Ohio teachers trying to qualify to carry a gun in the classroom. There were simulated scenarios the teachers were put through…

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The robot arm made for gentle undersea exploration

A soft robotic arm which will allow underwater sea life to be studied in greater detail has been created. Traditional underwater robot arms can be rough and clumsy and make it difficult to interact and handle delicate marine plants and animals. The new system has a range of interchangeable bending, rotating and gripping modules to allow the arm to perform different tasks. The project involves scientists from the Wyss Institute, Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) University of Rhode Island (URI) and Baruch College. BBC…

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Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba’s delivery arm: Xinhua

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese police on Friday arrested 21 suspects in connection with the theft of customer information from Alibaba Group Holding’s logistics affiliate Cainiao Network, state news agency Xinhua reported. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo More than 10 million pieces of client data — including user names, phone numbers and parcel tracking numbers — were stolen from Cainiao, which provides logistics support to Alibaba’s Taobao e-commerce platform, the report…

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South Africa v England: Billy Vunipola breaks arm in second Test

England number eight Billy Vunipola refractured his arm during England’s defeat by South Africa on Saturday. The 25-year-old only returned to action in April after four months out with a broken right arm. Vunipola was forced off with the injury before half-time in Bloemfontein, six months after first breaking his arm in Saracens’ European Champions Cup tie with Ospreys. He will return to London on Sunday for further assessment. More to follow. Source link

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