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Prosthetics that feel more natural, how mushrooms may help save bees, and more

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Prosthetics that feel more natural, how mushrooms may help save bees, and more

Please enjoy your roundup of TED-related news: Prosthetics that feel more natural. A study in Science Robotics lays out a surgical technique developed by Shriya Srinivasan, Hugh Herr and others that may help prosthetics feel more like natural limbs. During an amputation, the muscle pairs that allow our brains to sense how much force is []

What if? … and other questions that lead to big ideas: The talks of TED@UPS

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What if? … and other questions that lead to big ideas: The talks of TED@UPS

What if one person could change the world? What if we could harness our collective talent, insight and wisdom? And what if, together, we could spark a movement with positive impact far into the future? For a third year, UPS has partnered with TED to bring experts in business, logistics, design and technology to the stage []

A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation, a new class of Emerging Explorers, and much more

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A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation, a new class of Emerging Explorers, and much more

As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. Surface-level brain stimulation. The delivery of an electric current to the part of the brain involved in movement control, known as deep brain stimulation, is sometimes used to treat people with Parkinson’s disease, depression, epilepsy and obsessive compulsive disorder. []