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http://www.sciencenews.org/view/gene...th_nerve_cells

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The discovery that offshoots from nascent mouse nerve cells explore the specially designed tubes could lead to tricks for studying nervous system diseases or testing the effects of potential drugs. Such a system may even bring researchers closer to brain-computer interfaces that seamlessly integrate artificial limbs or other prosthetic devices.

“This is quite innovative and interesting,†says nanomaterials expert Nicholas Kotov of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “There is a great need for interfaces between electronic and neuronal tissues.â€
I've always wondered how prosthetics work now.
They must do some sort of nerve connections with them right? At least with hands?

Still, a useful tech
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At last I can finally become a cyborg.
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Can this help me pass A level maths?
    
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Hmmmm Nanosuit 3 anyone?
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one step closer to SkyNet...
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Hm. Very cool read, nice find.
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This is awesome news.

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one step closer to SkyNet...
I must have missed the part where this was an advancement in AI programing.

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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post


http://www.sciencenews.org/view/gene...th_nerve_cells



I've always wondered how prosthetics work now.
They must do some sort of nerve connections with them right? At least with hands?

Still, a useful tech
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0422112942.htm

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The new prosthetic hand developed and distributed by the Scottish company “Touch Bionics” certainly has advantages over previous models. For example, a comparable standard product from another manufacturer allows only a pinch grip using thumb, index, and middle finger, and not a grip using all five fingers. This does not allow a full-wrap grip of an object.

Myoelectric signals from the stump of the arm control the prosthesis

Complex electronics and five motors contained in the fingers enable every digit of the i-LIMB to be powered individually. A passive positioning of the thumb enables various grip configurations to be activated. The myoelectric signals from the stump control the prosthetic hand; muscle signals are picked up by electrodes on the skin and transferred to the control electronics in the prosthetic hand. Batteries provide the necessary power.

Edited by Kirmie - 3/23/11 at 1:02pm
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The Matrix anyone?
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one step closer to SkyNet...
Meh, seems more like one step closer to skinjobs
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