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Waiting for Climate Change by artist Issac Cordal

Waiting for climate change is an installation for the moat of the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, in Nantes, and exposed during the summer of 2013. The installation is composed of 14 floating sculptures that move depending on the wind and the currents of the water.

As part of Isaac Cordal’s endeavour to spread his sculptures throughout Nantes, from the Temple du Goût to Place du Bouffay, by way of the Quartier des Olivettes neighbourhood, he has placed a series of characters wearing business suits in the Château moat. Impassive and blasé, they absently watch the water level rise. For the first time, they are life-size, almost as if they were sizing themselves up to Château’s massive ramparts.

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New Bionic Hand Gives an Amputee a Grip — And a Sense of Touch
“Dennis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand in a fireworks accident during a family holiday when he was in his mid-twenties. Last year, the 36-year old Danish man got a chance to test out a new prosthetic hand that connected to his nervous system and allowed him to grip and manipulate objects. Even more remarkably, he actually felt what he was touching for the first time in the 9 years since his accident, according to a report published today in Science Translational Medicine.”
(via wired: http://goo.gl/ztLDXp)

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New Bionic Hand Gives an Amputee a Grip — And a Sense of Touch

Dennis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand in a fireworks accident during a family holiday when he was in his mid-twenties. Last year, the 36-year old Danish man got a chance to test out a new prosthetic hand that connected to his nervous system and allowed him to grip and manipulate objects. Even more remarkably, he actually felt what he was touching for the first time in the 9 years since his accident, according to a report published today in Science Translational Medicine.”

(via wiredhttp://goo.gl/ztLDXp)