Future Technology News Artificial Intelligence, Medical Breakthroughs, Virtual Reality 2016-08-24T20:56:39Z http://www.gizmocrazed.com/feed/atom/ GizmoIFTTT <![CDATA[NASA Awards Information Technology Services Contract]]> http://www.gizmocrazed.com/?p=28294 2016-08-24T20:56:39Z 2016-08-24T20:56:39Z NASA has awarded an information technology services contract to All Points Logistics, LLC of Merritt Island, Florida, to perform a ... Read More

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NASA has awarded an information technology services contract to All Points Logistics, LLC of Merritt Island, Florida, to perform a wide range of support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

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GizmoIFTTT <![CDATA[NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission]]> http://www.gizmocrazed.com/?p=28292 2016-08-24T20:56:36Z 2016-08-24T20:56:36Z NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, who is making final preparations for a September launch to the International Space Station, is available ... Read More

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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, who is making final preparations for a September launch to the International Space Station, is available for live satellite interviews from 7 to 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 6. The interviews will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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GizmoIFTTT <![CDATA[NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds]]> http://www.gizmocrazed.com/?p=28290 2016-08-24T16:42:07Z 2016-08-24T16:42:07Z NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of ... Read More

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NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa to study a major unknown in future climate prediction.

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GizmoIFTTT <![CDATA[NASA Opens Media Accreditation for NOAA’s GOES-R November Launch]]> http://www.gizmocrazed.com/?p=28288 2016-08-24T14:21:40Z 2016-08-24T14:21:40Z Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) weather and environmental satellite, currently ... Read More

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Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) weather and environmental satellite, currently planned for Nov. 4.

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GizmoIFTTT <![CDATA[Media Invited to Interview Future Space Station Crew, Attend Televised NASA Briefing]]> http://www.gizmocrazed.com/?p=28286 2016-08-23T20:57:10Z 2016-08-23T20:57:10Z NASA is inviting media to attend a news conference and conduct one-on-one interviews Tuesday, Aug. 30, at NASA’s Johnson Space ... Read More

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NASA is inviting media to attend a news conference and conduct one-on-one interviews Tuesday, Aug. 30, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, with three crewmembers currently preparing for a November launch to the International Space Station. The 2 p.m. EDT news conference will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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GizmoCrazed Staff <![CDATA[Paralyzed man regains movement after nerve-transfer surgery]]> http://www.gizmocrazed.com/?p=28281 2016-08-23T20:13:50Z 2016-08-23T14:30:45Z Beginning with a twitch in his fingers about six months ago, a Canadian man has successfully re-animated his paralyzed hand ... Read More

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Beginning with a twitch in his fingers about six months ago, a Canadian man has successfully re-animated his paralyzed hand after undergoing a nerve transfer surgery.

Tim Raglin regularly dove, headfirst, into the water at his family’s lake house.

The 45-year old Canadian man had done so thousands of times without incident.

In 2007, though Raglin hit his head on a rock in the shallow water, shattering a vertebra in his cervical spine.

For nine years, both his hands and feet were left paralyzed.

There’s hope for Raglin and others like him.

Raglin is the first Canadian ever to undergo a nerve transfer surgery.

Dr. Kirsty Boyd from the Ottawa Hospital permanently rewired Raglin’s bod, rerouting some of his fully-functional elbow nerves to his hand.

Although Raglin had to wait several months for the nerves to regrow, this procedure allowed him to regain some control over his right hand.

After persevering for 18 months, Raglin was finally able to open his fingers during an occupational therapy session at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre.

The muscles in his hand have deteriorated from lack of use, so they tire quickly.

Because Raglin is using a different nerve pathway to activate the muscles in his hand, it will take some time for his brain to adjust to the new system.

In the time it’s expected his brain will figure out how to separate the triggers for his hand and his bicep.

 

 

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GizmoIFTTT <![CDATA[NASA TV Coverage Set for U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from International Space Station]]> http://www.gizmocrazed.com/?p=28279 2016-08-22T18:11:25Z 2016-08-22T18:11:25Z After delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies, experiments and equipment – including a docking adapter for future American commercial crew ... Read More

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After delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies, experiments and equipment – including a docking adapter for future American commercial crew spacecraft – a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is set to leave the International Space Station Friday, Aug. 26. NASA Television will provide coverage of Dragon’s departure beginning at 5:45 a.m. EDT.

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GizmoIFTTT <![CDATA[NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk, Briefing]]> http://www.gizmocrazed.com/?p=28271 2016-08-22T15:46:54Z 2016-08-22T15:46:54Z On Sept. 1, two NASA astronauts will spacewalk outside the International Space Station for the second time in less than ... Read More

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On Sept. 1, two NASA astronauts will spacewalk outside the International Space Station for the second time in less than two weeks.

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GizmoCrazed Staff <![CDATA[Columbian company building $5,000 LEGO Homes]]> http://www.gizmocrazed.com/?p=28273 2016-08-22T17:06:38Z 2016-08-22T14:30:37Z A company in Colombia is tackling plastic waste issues and affordable housing with a single ingenious solution: interlocking LEGO-like bricks ... Read More

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A company in Colombia is tackling plastic waste issues and affordable housing with a single ingenious solution: interlocking LEGO-like bricks that can be used to build houses for a few thousand dollars per structure.

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The company works with locals to source plastic and create all kinds of spaces, including emergency shelters, community, and educational buildings.

The upcycled plastic blocks are easy to use and require no construction experience.

“We want to develop new products that make better use of the thousands and thousands of tons of plastic that is discarded.”

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“There will soon be more plastic in the sea than fish, so we need to do something big.” Recent projects using this novel material include a hostel for displaced victims of violence in the Colombian countryside.

 

 

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GizmoCrazed Staff <![CDATA[You wouldn’t believe how they cured the blind with lab grown cells]]> http://www.gizmocrazed.com/?p=28261 2016-08-18T21:06:42Z 2016-08-21T14:30:33Z Melbourne researchers say they have successfully grown and implanted cornea cells to cure blindness. The cells were grown on a ... Read More

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Melbourne researchers say they have successfully grown and implanted cornea cells to cure blindness.

The cells were grown on a layer of synthetic film and transplanted into the eyes of animals, restoring vision.

The technique, developed by researchers at Melbourne University and the Centre for Eye Research, could replace transplants of donated cornea.

The cornea is a transparent layer at the front of the eye.

A layer of cells on its inner surface keeps it moist by “Pumping” water out of it.

Trauma, disease, and aging can reduce the number of these cells leading to deterioration and blindness.

“We believe that our new treatment is better than a donated cornea, and we eventually hope to use the patient’s cells, reducing the risk of rejection,” he said.

Victor Fortemann has had two failed cornea transplants and now needs another.

Mr. Ozcelik said the synthetic film looks a bit like cling wrap, and can be implanted on the inner surface of a patient’s cornea through a tiny incision.

The hydrogel film is thinner than a human hair and allows the flow of water between the cornea and the interior of the eye.

“This way of using patients own cells, amplifying them outside the body and replacing them is a very exciting new area,” he said.

The Centre for Eye Research is now looking for venture capital to set up the human trials.

If successful, the film could be used to generate cornea cells for patients in China and Japan where donated tissue is not favoured.

 

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