‘Terminator’ arm is world’s most advanced prosthetic limb


A father who lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again. Nigel Ackland, 53, has been fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm. The new bebionic3 myoelectric hand, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Nigel’s muscle twitches. Incredibly, the robotic arm is so sensitive it means the father-of-one can touch type on a computer keyboard, peel vegetables, and even dress himself for the first time in six years.

Google Glass makes its debut on Diane von Furstenberg runway

Glasses that double as smartphones? Sounds cool if you’re a tech geek but are they chic? Google seems to think so, which may be why it debuted the futuristic devices on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

Though Google Glass won’t be available until 2014, the company is already putting on the push for the upcoming devices.

It announced in April that the devices would be worn like glasses but would be able to take pictures and record video and sound. Users would also be able to check calendars, get weather updates and see messages from friends.

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Paving machine

Tiger-Stone is a Dutch made paving machine that uses gravity and an electric motor to print stone and brick roads. It’s a six meter wide machine that is capable of laying 300 square meters of road a day. The printing width is adjustable from the width of a road to as narrow as a bike lane or walkway. There are no moving parts within the machine, it simply uses a shelf that is fed bricks and they are automatically sorted and packed together by gravity, each stone will associate with the link previously made. There is a quiet electric motor that moves the machine along a bed of sand creating consistent results with a simply operated paver.