VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with his mind

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Click here to view the embedded video. The future of prosthetics is here after researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory completed a groundbreaking experiment that gave a double amputee the ability to control his prosthetics using only his mind. Les Baugh, who lost his arms 40 years ago, became the first-ever, bilateral, shoulder-level amputee to wear two Modular Prosthetic Limbs. To control his new robotic arms, Baugh received a pair of neural implants, which give him the necessary control over his new limbs. Read the rest of VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with his mind Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amputee neural implants , artificial limb technology , artificial limbs , Courtney Moran , double amputee mind control , double amputee technology , Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory , Leslie Baugh , Leslie Baugh prosthesis , mind control limbs , mind control prosthetics , neural implants , prosthetic limbs , prosthetic technology

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This giant tortoise gets by with a little help from his friend

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We all get into tight spots on occasion, and it’s at times when we’re particularly vulnerable that a helping hand from a friend is much appreciated. This giant Galapagos tortoise at a zoo in Taipei found himself in a bit of a pickle when he rolled over onto his back and couldn’t flip over on his own. Fortunately, his buddy was nearby and was able to help him out. Read the rest of This giant tortoise gets by with a little help from his friend Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: endangered , endangered species , flipped tortoise , galapagos , Galapagos tortoise , giant tortoise , giant turtle , Taipei zoo , tortoise , tortoise flip , tortoise flip over , tortoise on its back , tortoises , turtles

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This giant tortoise gets by with a little help from his friend

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