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Cable-Driven Robots May Lift European Industry – Futuris

At a research facility near Montpellier in southern France, a mock-up of a heavy airplane wing is carefully manouevred across a test centre by automated machinery.

The operation is part of unique research that could ultimately play a part in keeping jobs in heavy industry in Europe.

The lifting machinery is a cable-driven robot, specially designed with accuracy and adaptability in mind.

 


A Glimpse Into The Brain As We Chat – Science

How does the human brain, a collection of nearly 100 billion densely packed nerve cells, allow us to think, feel, act and perceive the world?

Scientists at Yale University’s Brain Function Lab are trying to better understand “what happens in our brain during a conversation”:http://www.voanews.com/content/scientists-explore-brain-function-conversation/2837802.html, using skullcaps connected to 64 cables.

At the tip of half of those fiber optic cables, weak laser beams slip through the wearer…
READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/30/exploring-the-brain-while-we-chat-to-better-understand-how-it-works

 


Usound app provides sound solutions for the hard of hearing

Around 360 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss, according to the World Health Organisation.

Access to hearing aid technology is low at best, but in poorer countries the situation is dire.

A group of engineering students in Argentina
have developed a hearing tool that operates through a smartphone app called “uSound”:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newbrick.usound&hl=en .

The system captures the ambient sound and then adjusts the frequencies and adapts them…
READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2015/07/01/usound-app-provides-sound-solutions-for-the-hard-of-hearing

 


Global Debt Overload, Phony Jobs=Phony Recovery, Droughts and Floods

Greece is going through a referendum, and they are taking a que from the Clash song “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” Meaning, should Greece stay or leave the European Union? I say it is not going to make much difference. The Greeks, as everybody else in the world, have been living beyond their means. There are going to be big cuts to everything no matter what.

More phony jobs numbers were produced by the government this week in the ongoing so-called recovery story. The MSM always focuses on the jobs created but fails to tell you they are part- time jobs or more than 400,000 just left the work force.

From coast to coast, there is either too much water or not nearly enough. Let’s start in California. It is ground zero in the western drought. All of California is in some sort of drought. Most of California has never seen a drought this bad. This is a state of 38 million people, and about four months ago, NASA estimated that California had about a year’s worth of water left–8 months and counting, folks. Here in the Midwest, there is too much water, way too much water. Missouri and other states had record breaking rainfall amounts.

Join Greg Hunter as he covers these stories and more in the Weekly News Wrap-Up.
http://usawatchdog.com/greece-to-puerto-rico-unpayable-debt-more-phony-jobs-drought-and-floods/



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