consulting-lokean:

blue-eyed-hanji:

is-it-hi-or-ehhhh:

neurosciencestuff:

A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel
The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.
The patient is an unnamed man in his 20s living in Rome who lost the lower part of his arm following an accident, said Silvestro Micera of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.
The wiring of his new bionic hand will be connected to the patient’s nervous system with the hope that the man will be able to control the movements of the hand as well as receiving touch signals from the hand’s skin sensors.
Dr Micera said that the hand will be attached directly to the patient’s nervous system via electrodes clipped onto two of the arm’s main nerves, the median and the ulnar nerves.
This should allow the man to control the hand by his thoughts, as well as receiving sensory signals to his brain from the hand’s sensors. It will effectively provide a fast, bidirectional flow of information between the man’s nervous system and the prosthetic hand.
“This is real progress, real hope for amputees. It will be the first prosthetic that will provide real-time sensory feedback for grasping,” Dr Micera said.
“It is clear that the more sensory feeling an amputee has, the more likely you will get full acceptance of that limb,” he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston.
“We could be on the cusp of providing new and more effective clinical solutions to amputees in the next year,” he said.

DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN REALIZE HOW AWESOME THIS IS???
TO DO THIS MEANS WE CAN FINALLY STITCH AXONS (LONG PART OF NEURON OR NERVE CELL THAT TRANSPORTS SIGNALS FROM JUNCTIONS BACK TO THE BRAIN) BACK TOGETHER
DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW IMPOSSIBLE THAT WAS? TO ALIGN THE DAMAGED AXONS BACK TOGETHER WAS IMPOSSIBLE 
WITH THIS BREAK THROUGH YOU COULD EVENTUALLY WORK UP TO GIVING THE ABILITY TO WALK AND MOVE AGAIN TO THOSE WHO CUT THEIR SPINAL CORD IN AN ACCIDENT THIS IS BEAUTIFUL
THIS. IS. AMAZING.


*whispers* automail

This is very Star Wars :)

consulting-lokean:

blue-eyed-hanji:

is-it-hi-or-ehhhh:

neurosciencestuff:

A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel

The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.

The patient is an unnamed man in his 20s living in Rome who lost the lower part of his arm following an accident, said Silvestro Micera of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

The wiring of his new bionic hand will be connected to the patient’s nervous system with the hope that the man will be able to control the movements of the hand as well as receiving touch signals from the hand’s skin sensors.

Dr Micera said that the hand will be attached directly to the patient’s nervous system via electrodes clipped onto two of the arm’s main nerves, the median and the ulnar nerves.

This should allow the man to control the hand by his thoughts, as well as receiving sensory signals to his brain from the hand’s sensors. It will effectively provide a fast, bidirectional flow of information between the man’s nervous system and the prosthetic hand.

“This is real progress, real hope for amputees. It will be the first prosthetic that will provide real-time sensory feedback for grasping,” Dr Micera said.

“It is clear that the more sensory feeling an amputee has, the more likely you will get full acceptance of that limb,” he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston.

“We could be on the cusp of providing new and more effective clinical solutions to amputees in the next year,” he said.

DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN REALIZE HOW AWESOME THIS IS???

TO DO THIS MEANS WE CAN FINALLY STITCH AXONS (LONG PART OF NEURON OR NERVE CELL THAT TRANSPORTS SIGNALS FROM JUNCTIONS BACK TO THE BRAIN) BACK TOGETHER

DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW IMPOSSIBLE THAT WAS? TO ALIGN THE DAMAGED AXONS BACK TOGETHER WAS IMPOSSIBLE 

WITH THIS BREAK THROUGH YOU COULD EVENTUALLY WORK UP TO GIVING THE ABILITY TO WALK AND MOVE AGAIN TO THOSE WHO CUT THEIR SPINAL CORD IN AN ACCIDENT THIS IS BEAUTIFUL

THIS. IS. AMAZING.

*whispers* automail

This is very Star Wars :)

maca-licious:

tiny-tyrant:

j-oshaua:

Journey Into Mystery 645
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans

I have a tattoo that is unfinished but it’s inspired by this very scene.

SHOW THE UNFINISHED TATTOO, IS IT A DRAWING SKETCH!? I WANT TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF TATTOO COULD BE MADE OUT OF THIS SCENE

Just posted and tagged you a few hours ago :)

maca-licious

It’s going to have green Magic and smoke coming off it with more feathers up my arm.

maca-licious

It’s going to have green Magic and smoke coming off it with more feathers up my arm.

hugsfrompeeta:

jaclcfrost:

your icon shows who you are inside

#or who you want inside of you

…..*confused*

I am not sure how to interpret this.

(Source: jaclcfrost, via siege-loki-problems)

j-oshaua:

Journey Into Mystery 645
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans

I have a tattoo that is unfinished but it’s inspired by this very scene.

(via siege-loki-problems)

imagineyouricon:

Imagine your icon being your sole companion in the zombie apocalypse. They have all the powers they have in the movie/game/show they’re from.

Me in siege Loki Cosplay? I don’t think having an additional me would be…oh wait I know Krav Maga.

Yeah I’ll be ok.

(via siege-loki-problems)

haamonii-san:

just autistic things: blanket smells weird after not being washed for approximately eternity. blanket will lose softness and good texture if it goes through the washing machine. which sensory problem do you choose

(via talesfromthechickpea)

A picture taken at Wizard World Chicago
Tunic by rattle-and-burn
Horns by datura-riot
Leather bag of holding by me (also I’m modeling the cosplay lol)
This was my first time working a con in character and being paid in the form of a 4 day dealer hall pass to work for Geek Inc Comics (check them out). They run Mighty Con (check that out too if you are in the Wisconsin/Dupage area)

A picture taken at Wizard World Chicago

Tunic by rattle-and-burn

Horns by datura-riot

Leather bag of holding by me (also I’m modeling the cosplay lol)

This was my first time working a con in character and being paid in the form of a 4 day dealer hall pass to work for Geek Inc Comics (check them out). 

They run Mighty Con (check that out too if you are in the Wisconsin/Dupage area)

ask-old-loki has gotten oddly popular and I am really enjoying the interactions I’m having with RP and non-RP blogs.

The fact that people like what I do makes me happy.

The fact that I also get to be rude all the time makes me happy too.

Also I can’t sleep so this is what I’m doing. 5 am RP blogging.

http://asgardiantelevision.tumblr.com/post/96161112623/tiny-tyrant-asgardiantelevision-tiny-tyrant

asgardiantelevision:

tiny-tyrant:

tiny-tyrant:

asgardiantelevision:

image
Does it actually speak or just beep. If it speaks the. I’m afraid for where our world is heading….*whisper* skynet

It fucking speaks, damned thing has got me all twitchy. I mean…

Noooo… ._.

Seriously. I am alone in the house and a talking smoke alarm is apparently enough to keep me from going back to sleep. I don’t understand. Like it shouldn’t bother me that much but it is creepy? 

Remove it and set it on fire c: