It is Friday again so it’s time for our video round up. This week, a topical focus on prosthetic technology, sports and a tribute to Neil Armstrong.
Chinese man builds bionic arms after blowing off his hands
This is the incredible story about a farmer who had an accident with a homemade bomb whilst blast fishing in China and went on to build his own bionic arms.
The technology behind prosthetic cycling legs
Much more impressive is the technology used by our Paralympians. The Telegraph put together this brilliant feature about cycling prosthetic legs over the past decade.
Robot building and barefoot running with MIT’s Russ Tedrake
Insight from MIT Professor Russ Tedrake as he talks robotic ostriches and barefoot running. We like Russ a lot.
A Capella science: Rolling in the Higgs
Combining one of the world’s most famous music artists with the Higgs boson was always going to be a success. On the internet at least.
The singing is pretty good actually. But what do you think of the science?
Will.i.am teams up with NASA to premiere ‘Reach For The Stars’ on Mars
After two weeks of unfaltering love for NASA and its Curiosity rover, we’re not sure what to make of the decision to select a song by Will.i.am to be the very first song to debut on Mars. We have to think there are more suitable candidates. Let us know your suggestions in the comments.
A tribute to Neil Armstrong
A poignant film from the Science Channel made in honour of the great Neil Armstrong who passed away this week. R.I.P. Neil.
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