How dirt, danger and chaos sparked the taming of lightning

(Springer) Death and misfortune were often the spark for engineers and technologists to turn scientific discovery into everyday electronic appliances. Alexander Graham Bell was a specialist teacher of the deaf, while it took many deaths from contaminated food before the first cooling machines were constructed. This book shows how, over a hundred years, a few basic inventions spawned the huge range of electronic devices that have changed the way we live.
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Xu Zhao1, Zhi-qiang Zhou2, Ying Xiong1, Xu Chen3, Ke Xu4, Juan Li1, Ying Hu1, Xiao-long Peng1 and Wen-zhen Zhu1* 1Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China 2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China 3Department of Neurosurgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China 4Department of Neurology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science an...
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Conclusion: We identified a novel non-sense mutation in MTHFR gene in a single Egyptian family with severe MTHFR deficiency. The present investigation is clinically important, as it adds to the growing list of MTHFR mutations, which might help in genetic counseling of families of affected children and proper genotype-phenotype correlation. Background Severe 5,10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR; OMIM 236250) deficiency is a rare inborn error of metabolism and inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. It is a very common disorder of folate metabolism and is clinically characterized with low plasma methion...
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Hi everybody! I'm an incoming freshman at FSU who is definitely going Pre-Vet. I'm frankly very nervous to jump into the major as most have known that they've wanted to be vets for their entire lives, but it's taken me lots of more time to really think about it and decide. I can't wait to get into the field and help animals. I own a Deaf ferret named Felix (see my profile picture?) but he can't come up with me my first year. I think that I'm going to own a betta fish to have as a little... Owning Pets As a Pre-Vet
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AbstractBackgroundTesting of performance-associated parameters is a routine requirement in high-performance sports. Limited information is available regarding the anthropometrical, physiological and biomechanical characteristics of deaf soccer players.ObjectiveThe primary purpose of this cross-sectional, descriptive study was to investigate possible performance-associated differences between the deaf Czech Republic national team soccer players and hearing counterparts from the Czech Republic First League.MethodsSeventy-four male soccer players (31 deaf and 43 hearing, ≥ 17 years of age) underwent laboratory testing...
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Pioneering brain surgery that allows children who are deaf to experience the sensation of hearing for the first time is being made routinely available, NHS England has announced.
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Before becoming a speech-language pathologist, I attempted to be a full-time screenwriter. (Hey, I’m from Los Angeles, it’s a birthright). After some early success, near misses, and heartbreak, I decided to find a more stable career—and a source of income—I felt equally passionate about. I discovered speech-language pathology and the rest is history. I’ve worked as an SLP for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 10 years, and love my job. However, the writing bug still gnawed at me. By day, I’m a mild-mannered SLP, and by night, I feed my coffee habit and my literary dreams. My wo...
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DEAF children across England are being given the power of hearing, thanks to pioneering brain surgery available on the NHS. Under-fives who struggle to use conventional hearing aids or implants because their cochlear or auditory nerves have failed to develop will be eligible for auditory brainstem implants .
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Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.
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