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3D Printing Offers Paraplegics New Hope to Walk Again

February 23, 2014We& 39;ve already seen exoskeletons that can assist heavy lifting or even offer assistance to those disabled below knee level, but now, 3D Systems and EksoBionics have gone a step further by creating an exoskeleton that has allowed Amanda Boxtel, who is paralyzed from the waist down, to walk again for the first time in over 20 years.
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Energy & Environment

Grid modernization for renewable energy

The Tyseley waste-to-energy plant in Birmingham Image source:Elliott Brown, Flickr In many countries around the world, including several western states, the electricity grid is antiquated, with technology that goes back to the time of Thomas Edison. This means that the global electricity sector has to find new ways in which to supply power, particularly in a way that avoids the emission of harmful greenhouse gases that cause climate change or causes harmful air pollution or other adverse environmental impacts.
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Biology

Scientists Created Tiny Organs That Could Bring an End to Animal Testing

An entire system of miniature organs known as & 34;organoids& 34; has been created by scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. In doing so they have built the world& 39;s most sophisticated lab model of the human body.The whole point of the system is that these tiny organs, or & 34;organoids& 34;, can successfully determine if a pharmaceutical product is toxic to the human body or not, which would also help put an end to animal testing.
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