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Testing new ways to navigate a complicated world. ETH Zurich/Alessandro Della Bella

Cybathlon: A bionics competition for people with disabilities

People with disabilities are often disappointed with their devices' performance, and choose not to use them. To encourage innovation, a new competition tests assistive technologies.
How hard can it be? I’ve played Operation dozens of times. kosmos 111/

Is it ever a good idea to perform self-surgery?

Medical literature is full of stories of people who have operated on themselves. Surprisingly, some lived to tell the tale.

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