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Articles tagged with: laboratory

New Prosthetic Arm Controlled Entirely By Brain

Biomedical engineering students from Ryerson; Michael Prywata and Thiago Caires, have created a prosthetic arm that is controlled by brain signals. The two undergraduate students are changing the medical prosthesis realm with their new device. The Artificial Muscle-Operated (AMO) Arm allows amputees more range of movement than your typical prosthetic arm and also allows amputees to avoid invasive surgeries, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars. The device is powered by artificial muscles simple pneumatic pumps and valves to create movements. The device uses compressed air as the main source of power.

NASA Vulnerable To Multiple Network Breaches

It has been discovered that NASA’s network has unpatched vulnerabilities that could be exploited over the Internet. This is the same network that is used to control the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope. The report was filed by NASA’s inspector general. While there haven’t yet been traces of hacking with the current holes in the system, it is important to note the 22GB of data that was stolen back in 2009 from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory systems.

The network was so unprotected that thousands of…