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New device allows brain to bypass spinal cord, move paralyzed limbs

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to a new device. A 23-year-old quadriplegic is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb.


hahaha holy shit this is the future

acrossgust:

gjmueller:

New device allows brain to bypass spinal cord, move paralyzed limbs

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to a new device. A 23-year-old quadriplegic is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb.

hahaha holy shit this is the future

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Ricardo Solis: Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings [NSFW]

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artist based in Guadalajara. Solis paints his animals with a whimsical twist. Whether it be a Rhino molded out of chocolate by tiny men, or a Zebra being draped in black ribbon stripes by a floating zeppelin, his work  surprises and engages the viewer.

From a young age attracted to art and nature, Ricardo Solis now as a professional artist tries to express in his work the beauty and perfection of both

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Amazingly Delicate Paper Art Hand-Cut by Akira Nagaya

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Japanese artist Akira Nagaya creates insanely intricate paper cuttings called kirie that look like delicate pencil drawings or wire sculptures.

Nagaya discovered his talent in his early 20s when he was learning sasabaran – a technique for cutting food decorations from bamboo leaves at sushi shops. When he practiced on his own using paper and a utility knife, he realized that he was good at it and that he enjoyed it. Only later in his life, though, did he start to look at his paper cuttings as art and display them to the public.

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Soo Sunny Park::Boundary Conditions 2014

Stainless steel, Plexi glass, paint.
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The New Britain Museum of American Art announced the a shining, site-specific installation by Soo Sunny Park, titled Boundary Conditions. The light-responsive piece evolves on the museum’s LeWitt Staircase by adding interlocking, stainless steel grids, woven with various types of Plexiglas, that cast refracted light onto the dark gray walls of the building.

According to the press release, “The installation blurs the line between painting with pigment and painting with light. Depending on the season and time of day, the installation changes from refulgent and prismatic to subdued and shimmering.” It’s a geometric stunner, and arguably one of the most flattering designs towards that oft-desired Cinderella-style debut. 

Park added, “As a whole, the installation is neither the central form nor its shadows, but the structured space between them. Light, in this piece, does more than allow us to look at things. It reveals the rich structure of the liminal space we inhabit.” 

The installation will be in place for two years, offering art fanatics plenty of time to check out the liminal, undulating structure. Park has already proved herself adept at imbuing spaces with light-bending, mathematical, and awe-striking installations

 Watch the video,  time-lapse: installation process

Boundary Conditions - Soo Sunny Park from Soo Sunny Park on Vimeo.

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bobbycaputo:

Fascinating Photos Reveal Colorful Traditions and Festivities of New Mexico

New York City-based travel and documentary photographer Julien McRoberts lives by the motto “have bag… will travel.” For her vibrant project on New Mexico, she explores the stunning diversity of its population, documenting everything from Day of the Dead celebrations to the adobe architecture of Sante Fe. Through her lens, the state emerges as colorful and festive realm where modernity and traditional rituals coexist.

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Puppies in bow ties are just perfect

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HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THIS PERFECTION?!?!

BUH BRENT LOOK!!

Ties (bow or neck) make even the cutest dog in the world 600000000 times cuter. #SCIENCE

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“One day it just gets better. There’s no explanation or reason why. You just wake up and you’re not angry anymore.”
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The U.K. is finally getting its first sitcom focused on trans characters.

The show is called “Boy Meets Girl,” about a guy who falls for a trans woman. And word on the street is that in this show, unlike in many others, her trans identity is NOT a punch line! (It’s sad that this is a big deal.) In fact, Boy Meets Girl was chosen for an award because of its positive portrayal of trans characters.

The sitcom is set in and around the city of Manchester, England, and the series pilot stars trans actress Rebecca Root. The synopsis of the series, which will air in six half-hour episodes on BBC2, seems to suggest a classic romantic sitcom with a trans twist:

"Leo’s had a bad day. He’s been fired (again), is being given a hard time by his mum and, to cap it all, his blind date fails to show up. But then he bumps into Judy and finds himself deeply attracted to this surprising and beguiling woman. They bond over drinks and, unfazed by the fact that there’s a bit of an age gap between them, arrange to meet the following evening. Leo’s mother is unhappy that he’s having dinner with an older woman. But Leo doesn’t care what she thinks; he knows that he’s just met someone very special."

The cast and premiere date have yet to be announced, but BBC says it’s committed to having a trans actress play the lead character. Awesome, awesome, awesome to hear. 

I LOVE THE BBC SO MUCH I CANNOT EVEN EXPRESS IT.

Single handedly making so much progress for representation. It makes my heart sing.

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