Paralyzed ALS patient operates speech computer with her mind


Utrecht, November 14, 2016 – In the UMC Utrecht a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. The researchers and the patient worked intensively to get the settings right. She can now communicate at home with her family and caregivers via the implant. That a patient can use this technique at home is unique in the world. This research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Ucore Announces Development of US Strategic Metals Complex


November 15, 2016 – HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (“Ucore” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the initiation of development of a US-based Strategic Metals Complex (the “SMC” or the “Production Plant”) designed to capitalize on the technology platform advanced via the Company’s recently completed SuperLig®-One pilot facility near Salt Lake City, Utah (“SuperLig®-One” or the “Pilot Plant”).

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Wearable terahertz scanning device for inspection of medical equipment and the human body.

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Figure. Terahertz imaging of a human hand using arrays of carbon nanotubes: (left) human hand inserted into the imaging device, and (right) resulting scan of the human hand.

(Tokyo, 15 November 2016) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a portable and wearable terahertz scanning device made using arrays of carbon nanotubes, for non-invasive inspection of three-dimensional objects without requiring bulky peripheral optical components. The device is expected to have wide ranging applications including the noninvasive inspections of medical and drug delivery equipment such as syringes, as well as in medicine for imaging cancer cells, blood clots, sweat glands, and teeth. The findings are published in Nature Photonics, November 2016.

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British Safety Council celebrates 60 years of saving lives


In 2017, the British Safety Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary. To demonstrate the contribution it has made to improving the safety and health of workers over the years, the charity will release a digital record of historic materials, long-thought to have been lost, and will use this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to employers by offering targeted support to small charities and small companies.

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Postcards of the Army Service Corps, 1902-1918 Coming of Age



This book is a visual celebration of the achievements of the Army Service Corps in turning around the logistics disaster of the Crimean War into a modern supply system that, from 1902, provided a dependable supply system for the British Army. A fascinating story that is recommended.