Science, for the win!
Four years ago, a tragic diving accident paralyzed Ian Burkhart, leaving him unable to move his arms or legs. Until this week…
The 23-year-old quadriplegic patient has been working with surgeons at the Ohio State University and researchers at the Battelle Memorial Institute on a new technology called Neurobridge.
Using an implant inserted and connected to Ian’s brain, he’s able to move his arm and hand using his own thoughts for the first time since his accident!
But how does it work??
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Thank goodness everyone's okay!
Several stage hands were rushed to the hospital early Friday morning after country singer Luke Bryan's Ohio State concert last night—due to a terrifying stage accident!
A forklift reportedly crashed into a portion of the stage during production load-out, crumpling on top of some crew members!
It's been reported that 4 people were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries, none of which were life-threatening, thankfully!
Luke's next concert, which was scheduled for tonight in Lexington, Kentucky, has been pushed to February because of the obvious issues with the stage!
The singer tweeted:
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If you are looking to fine-tune your gaydar, Ohio State University psychologists might have some useful information for your arsenal. According to a recent study conducted at the school, gay men have a tendency to pronounce vowel sounds differently than straight men, thus they become discernible from heterosexual males.
Seven gay and seven straight men participated in the study in which they were asked to pronounce single-syllable words. Study participants were then asked to listen to the men recite these words, like "food" or "mass", and then decide which orientation the man identified with. According to the results, 75% of the participants were able to determine the correct orientation of the guys just by listening to them speak.
Fascinating…or is it?
We wonder…do U think you could correctly determine someone's sexual preference simply by listening to their voice? Is that a realistic indicator? We're somewhat skeptical ourselves. Inflection is such a tricky thing.
[Image via WENN.]
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Are you ready for some football in the third dimension?!
ESPN is debuting its new, exclusively 3D network in the fall, and has released the players in the first three games that they will broadcast!
September 6th will have Boise State and Virginia Tech, September 11th will feature Ohio State and Miami of the ACC, and on September 18th, Clemson of the ACC will go up against Auburn of the SEC!
We're curious to see how this is going to look!
What do U think?? Do U want to watch Football in 3D?
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