In recent years we've seen mind-blowing advances in prosthetics, and even though most of these are still largely confined to the lab, bionic limbs people can control with their minds are definitely coming. But fine motor control is still something most prosthetic arm users can only dream about. Now researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have designed an entirely new type of prosthetic with individual finger movements - and it doesn't even rely on brain sensors.
Researchers have devised a new method to predict the hand preference of babies while they're still in the mother's womb. The discovery adds to a growing body of research showing our handedness is innate - but on top of that, the screening method could also come in handy for identifying neurological disorders. Handedness before birth has seen plenty of research before, with studies showing there's a correlation between postnatal hand preference and which thumb the fetus sucks while in the womb.
Palaeontologists have found what could well be the oldest example of a fossilised eye the world has ever seen, preserved for over half a billion years. It belongs to a trilobite - a class of once-abundant early arthropods that peaked in the Cambrian Period and thrived in the world's oceans for over 270 million years.
@ct_witter@EliseDuBois99@neilhimself Given that it's something to do with a nursery rhyme, I may not just "get it" because I'm not anglo and am unfamiliar with them. I think it would be nice if someone could explain.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".