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Spring-assisted exoskeleton beats evolution

It’s taken millions of years for evolution to perfect how we walk, but research published in the journal Nature shows that humans can get better efficiency – around 7 percent – using an unpowered exoskeleton to modify the structure of their ankles. To gain an advantage over nature, North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon […]

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Scientists discover “idiosyncratic” brain patterns in autism

Recent studies into Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have found a lack of synchronization (“connectivity”) between different parts of the brain that normally work in tandem. But other studies have found the exact opposite – over-synchronization in the brains of those with ASD. Now, new research published in Nature Neuroscience suggests that the various reports – […]

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