On Wednesday, an enormous shark-shaped storm system formed over the central and eastern United States, devouring parts of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia before swallowing the entire Washington, D.C. area. Based on this map, not only is Washington, D.C. in for some potentially severe thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon, but it is also about to be eaten by a shark.
Last week, the FDA approves the Deka arm, the first commercial mind-controlled prosthetic arm. The new Deka arm (codenamed Luke, after Luke Skywalker’s artificial hand) was developed by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway. The Deka Arm System is a battery-powered device that blends multiple approaches. Some of the Deka’s functions are controlled by myoelectricity, which means the device senses movement in various muscle groups via attached electrodes, then converts those muscle movements into motor control. This allows the user a more natural and (theoretically) intuitive method of controlling the arm rather than relying on a cross-body pulley system. The more advanced myoelectric systems can even transmit sensation back to the user.
"Life is noisy. Days are filled with sound, some good, some bad. To stay sane, we learn to block out the bad ones - doors that bang, car parts that rattle, chairs that screech on the floor and plates that clatter..."
Microsoft unveils its latest Surface, the Surface Pro 3($800+). It has a 12-inch full HD display(2160 x 1440) and a new 'Surface Pen' for precise drawing and note-taking. And featuring includes an Intel Core processor, storage capacity from 64-512GBs, 4 or 8GBs of RAM and nine-hour battery life.
Mission Workshop has presented an ultralight Orion waterproof jacket. The Orion($439) is a packable waterproof jacket designed for extreme wet conditions. Made with 96 g/m2 Polartec Neoshell fabric. "This highly breathable, waterproof fabric is engineered to react to changes in body temperature and activity levels, allowing more moisture and heat to escape as the intensity level increases. "