2017年1月10日

Science and Technology

Terminator Arm Is Most Advanced Prosthetic Limb

A father who lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again. Nigel Ackland, 53, has been fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fiber mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm. The new bebionic3 myoelectric hand, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Nigel’s muscle twitches. Incredibly, the robotic arm is so sensitive it means the father-of-one can touch type on a computer keyboard, peel vegetables, and even dress himself for the first time…

Art

History in a Bottle: The Story of Moutai

This is the story of a fine local drink that doubles as a history book. In China, there is an alcohol that’s been credited with improving international relations and uniting opposing empires. Described as the “drink of diplomacy,” it takes five years to produce a single bottle, and for nearly 400 years it has been distilled using traditional techniques out of a single town in China’s Guizhou Province. The beverage is Moutai: a strong, clear spirit that has won 14 international awards. If you like this video, like us on facebook and twitter.