LEGO arm lets kids customize their own prosthetics

February 12, 2016 by  
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What if you could build your own arm using  LEGO bricks? An innovative prosthetic arm that allows children to incorporate their own personalized LEGO attachments could make that dream a reality. The idea, which took home the Grand Prix award at Paris’s Netexplo digital technology summit, is known as the IKO Creative Prosthetic System. Due to its adaptability, the unique prosthetic can suit a range of preferences for shapes, colors, and accessories, bringing empowerment and creativity to children with disabilities. Read the rest of LEGO arm lets kids customize their own prosthetics

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Newly-discovered electric fish with Jay Leno chin speaks in electric pulses

February 12, 2016 by  
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A new species of fish has been discovered in the Central African nation of Gabon, and it’s one unique character with an enlarged “Jay Leno” chin and the ability to communicate through electric pulses. In a recent study , ichthyologist John Sullivan detailed his discovery in which he found the four-inch brown fish in one of his traps and immediately knew it was unlike anything he’d studied before. The new species, dubbed Cryptomyrus ogoouensis , isn’t the only electric fish in Africa’s waters, but it is the first found that gives off its particular electric frequency. Read the rest of Newly-discovered electric fish with Jay Leno chin speaks in electric pulses

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VIDEO: 4 Year Old Shows You How to Make Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Valentine

February 12, 2016 by  
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Wondering what sweet treats to give your Valentine this Friday? Here’s a delectable recipe that is sure to delight. Follow along as Inhabitots’ pint-sized pastry chef Petey Rojas shows you the easy steps to making his yummy vegan red velvet cupcakes in this adorable video. We promise that your better half will love them—and it wouldn’t hurt to whip up a batch for yourself too! READ MORE >

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Watch Robert Downey Jr give bionic ‘Iron Man’ arm to a seven-year-old superhero fan

March 13, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. One little boy, born missing the lower portion of his right arm, encountered a stroke of luck any comic book fan would envy. He received a brand-new 3D-printed bionic arm from Tony Stark himself. Robert Downey Jr met with seven-year-old Alex Pring to present him with an upgraded artificial limb. Downey also brought along one of the arms he wore in the Iron Man films, and he and Alex geeked out together, comparing the abilities of their man-made arms. Read the rest of Watch Robert Downey Jr give bionic ‘Iron Man’ arm to a seven-year-old superhero fan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printed limbs , 3d printed prosthetics , 3D-printed artificial limbs , albert manero , alex pring , medical advancements , medical engineering , Robert Downey Jr , the collective project , University of Central Florida

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Cuteness Alert! 3D-Printed Wheel Cart Gives Chihuahua Pup a New ‘Leash’ on Life

August 15, 2014 by  
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Robo-cuteness overload! Born without front legs, the ridiculously adorable teeny tiny Chihuahua named TurboRoo has been given a second chance at mobility, thanks to 3D printing ! Mark Deadrick of 3D design company 3dyn saw little Roo online, and used his 3D design mastery to create “new legs” for the sweet boy. The incredible wheeled cart, printed on a Makerbot 3D printer , has given TurboRoo independence, and a cool new way to scoot around the dog park. Read the rest of Cuteness Alert! 3D-Printed Wheel Cart Gives Chihuahua Pup a New ‘Leash’ on Life Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed prosthetics , 3D printing , 3D-printed wheelchair , 3dyn , animal welfare , Animals , chihuahua on wheels , eco design , green design , Makerbot 3d , Mark Deadrick , social design , sustainable design , TurboRoo

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Uhuru Design’s Snowfenced Reclaimed Table Features Beautifully Weathered Roadside Lumber from the American West

August 15, 2014 by  
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Fans of reclaimed wood looking to bring home a subtle American West vibe will love Uhuru Design’s new Snowfenced Reclaimed Table. Recently unveiled as part of their new outdoor furniture collection, this sustainably sourced table is made from beautifully weathered roadside fencing salvaged from Wyoming and Montana. Suitable for both outdoor and indoor settings, the rich weathered gray patina of the tabletop is contrasted with a base powder coated in a dark red tone. + Uhuru Design The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , furniture design , reader submitted content , reclaimed lumber , Reclaimed Materials , reclaimed snow fencing , reclaimed table , snowfenced reclaimed table , sustainable sourced furniture , uhuru design

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Mayan Beekeepers Protect Home Turf from Monsanto’s GMO Soybean Rollout

August 15, 2014 by  
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A David and Goliath style fight between small indigenous farmers and mega corporation Monsanto is currently playing out in Mexico. In a landmark decision last month, a district judge in the state of Yucatan overturned a permit to allow Monsanto to grow GMO soybeans in seven states in the country. The judge was convinced by the scientific evidence presented about the threats posed by GM soy crops to honey production in the Yucatán peninsula. Read the rest of Mayan Beekeepers Protect Home Turf from Monsanto’s GMO Soybean Rollout Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agribusiness , campeche , case against monsanto , chiapas , destruction of bee colonies , Glyphosate , GMO Soybeans , Greenpeace , honey exports to EU , Honey production , mayan beekeepers , mayan farmers , mexican honey , mexican national commission for the knowledge and use of biodiversity , mexico , Monsanto , national commission of natural protected areas , national institute of ecology , roundup , roundup ready crops , yucatan peninsula

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Neurosurgeons Save a Woman’s Life with the World’s First 3D-Printed Skull

March 28, 2014 by  
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Last year we heard about a man that had 75 percent of his skull replaced with a 3D-printed replica. Now Wired UK reports a woman from the Netherlands has had the entire top section of her skull replaced with a transparent, plastic implant . Neurosurgeons from the University Medical Centre Utrecht performed the extreme procedure to save the woman from a rare chronic bone disorder, which increased the thickness of her cranium from 1.5 centimeters to five centimeters and put her at risk of permanent brain damage. Read the rest of Neurosurgeons Save a Woman’s Life with the World’s First 3D-Printed Skull Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed , 3D printed cranium , 3d printed prosthetics , 3D printed skull , 3D printed skull implant , 3D printing , 3D printing in medicine , plastic , saving a life , University Medical Centre Utrecht        

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DIY: How to Maximize Your Growing Space with Keyhole Gardens

March 28, 2014 by  
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Buttercup the Duck Receives New 3D-Printed Foot

July 1, 2013 by  
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Humans aren’t the only ones benefitting from 3D printed prosthetics . Buttercup is a fluffy duck who was born with a backwards foot, causing her to hobble around the other ducks. Thanks to 3D printing, the lucky duck is now able to walk around like any other duck at the pond with her new prosthetic foot . Read the rest of Buttercup the Duck Receives New 3D-Printed Foot Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed duck foot , 3d printed prosthetics , Buttercup Duck , Dr. Shannon McGee , eco design , green design , Mike Garey , sustainable design        

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