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Hogan and his Team developed the Anklebot as an experimental and rehabilitation tool.
The robot is mounted to a knee brace and connected to a custom-designed shoe. As a person moves his ankle, the robot moves the foot along a programmed trajectory, in different directions within the ankle’s normal range of motion. Electrodes record the angular displacement and torque in specific muscles, which researchers use to calculate the ankle’s stiffness.
The team has tested the Anklebot on stroke patients who experience difficulty walking. In daily physical therapy sessions, patients are seated in a chair and outfitted with the robot. Typically during the first few sessions, the robot does most of the work, moving the patient’s ankle back and forth and side to side, loosening up the muscles, “kind of like a massage,” Hogan says. The robot senses when patients start to move their ankles on their own, and adapts by offering less assistance."
Foreign minister Guido Westerwelle will personally meet US envoy John Emerson.
Previously, U.S President Barack Obama had denied the spying of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone calls when she made call to Obama for asking about the reports of NSA spying of her phone calls.
And, Germany’s defense minister said that Europe can’t simply return to business as usual in its relations with Washington following allegations that U.S. intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone — though he stressed that ties will remain stable.
Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere told ARD television the alleged surveillance would be “really bad” if confirmed. “The Americans are and remain our best friends, but this is absolutely not right,” he said.
Few days back, France called in the U.S. ambassador to protest at allegations in Le Monde newspaper about large-scale spying on French citizens by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)."
They'd be so stoned they wouldn't even notice. (Hah! Did I just make a double pun there?)
Apparently not, going by the mod points..
Granted, few general-purpose new sources are particularly good when it comes to their coverage of science, but the BBC does have a bit of a reputation for being above average--a reputation which seems to be rather undeserved, as far as I can tell.
I agree that the BBC doesn't really deserve the good reputation it has and I think it has it because in an era of such bad journalism, its easy to look good.
Because living elsewhere ensures access to apps. No place in this system of things is a perfect place to live; one has to pick the least bad.
Then, in this case, the "least bad" option is to "pirate" it. If the company doesn't sell it in Uganda, then they lose nothing by him downloading it.