Three men get bionic hands

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Young scientists impress Obama at White House The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred. And in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped. Then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at its efficiency. The contraption's eventual aim would allow paralyzed or arthriti... - Posted on March 26, 2015
What makes the Mile High City a mile high? Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high. It's water. A new theory suggests that chemical reactions, triggered by water far below the Earth's surface, could have made part of the North American plate less dense many millions of... - Posted on March 19, 2015
Could you handle the harshest winter on earth? Gary Gustafson leans on his ice ax to catch his breath. His legs and lungs, straining from nearly five hours of climbing and 4,000 feet of elevation gain, plead for rest before he spies the top of an antenna on the summit. Soon, the crampons of his mountaineering boots are once aga... - Posted on March 18, 2015
Care for a dip in hot spring…near Saturn? New research suggests there are hot springs bubbling beneath the icy surface of a tiny Saturn moon. The moon is called Enceladus. It's pronounced ehn-SEHL'-uh-duhs. If confirmed, it would make the moon the only other known body in the solar system besides Earth where ... - Posted on March 16, 2015
Did your body complain about daylight saving time? How did your body like the switch to daylight saving time? When your alarm went off an hour early, did you want to hit the snooze button? If your body complained, it had good reason. Most Americans lose at least an hour of sleep after setting their clocks ahead. An hour may ... - Posted on March 13, 2015
Lack of water a big problem for California California has received a double dose of bad drought news. State officials say the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is far below normal and that residents again aren't coming close to meeting Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent cut in water use. Snow supplies about a third... - Posted on March 9, 2015
Bummed out by winter? Try running from a volcano! One of South America's most active volcanoes has erupted. It is located in southern Chile. It was spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes. The volcano has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of people. Authorities worried that mudslides caused ... - Posted on March 6, 2015
Was the dress black and blue or gold and white? It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace. To many an eye, the dress transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Optomet... - Posted on March 6, 2015
We dump 8.8 million tons of plastic into oceans Each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world oceans. The quantity is much higher than previous estimates, according to a new study. It tracked marine debris from its source. That's the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic debris dotting each fo... - Posted on March 5, 2015
Three men get bionic hands Three Austrians have replaced their injured hands with bionic ones. They can control the artificial hands by using nerves and muscles. Those were transplanted into their arms from their legs. The three men are the first to undergo what doctors refer to as "bionic reconstruct... - Posted on March 2, 2015