Patrick Bidwill likes this article about advances in health.Brain surface stimulation provides ‘touch’ feedback to direct movement

Grasping a cup or brushing hair or cooking a meal requires feedback that has been lost in amputees and individuals with paralysis — a sense of touch. Researchers have now used direct stimulation of the human brain surface to provide this basic sensory feedback through artificial electrical signals, enabling a person to control movement while performing a simple task: opening and closing his hand.

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Patrick Bidwill found this article on Nuclear Fusion interesting. New record for fusion: Giant leap in pursuit of clean energy: Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor sets world record on final day of operation

Scientists and engineers recently made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world record for plasma pressure in an Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. Plasma pressure is the key ingredient to producing energy from nuclear fusion, and MIT’s new result achieves over 2 atmospheres of pressure for the first time.

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Want to optimize those 10,000 (or fewer) steps? Walk faster, sit less

That popular daily target of 10,000 steps is a worthwhile goal, but a new study suggests that if you find that unattainable, don’t despair – a smaller number, especially at moderate or greater intensity, can lead to health benefits too. The average American takes between 5,000 and 7,000 steps per day, researchers say.

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Beam me up Scotty! Quantum teleportation of a particle of light six kilometers: Distance record set for teleporting a photon over a fiber network

What if you could behave like the crew on the Starship Enterprise and teleport yourself home or anywhere else in the world? As a human, you’re probably not going to realize this any time soon; if you’re a photon, you might want to keep reading.

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