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Human Evolution: Bionic Limb

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Modern advances in the field of prosthetics are changing the lives of the disabled all across the globe. Bionic technology is rapidly growing since the 2000s, with changing the view of how humans can look like? From Rigid prosthetics to modular prosthetics, this technology has come a way long to combine human to machine. Bionic technology is the application of biological methods and systems found in nature that inspire engineering to make a replica of these methods artificially. And today let’s understand more about, most common prosthetic ‘Bionic Limbs’.

Bionic limbs are artificially designed limbs (like hands and legs) that help a physically disabled human to perform a motor function like walking, grabbing a ball, etc. These limbs use motor sensors or myo-electronics that capture and convert muscle signals to electrical signal helping to move the prosthetic attached. Being a very useful technology bionic limbs are still unavailable for common people due to high price.

But thanks to the revolution in 3-D printing, Callum miller made the first 3-D printed prosthetic for his son Jamie which took over 18 months at his home. After building the 3-D printed prosthetic Callum is looking for a new approach to add myo-electronics in the prosthetic to have better motion. The problem with these prosthetics is the patient wearing it lacks a sense of touch. The patient couldn’t feel his prosthetic arm as part of his body.

John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory situated in Baltimore, Maryland has become an incubator for the new emerging bionic technology that is pushing the limits of human-machine interfaces. It all started in 2005 when DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Programme Agency) initiated a program to take prosthetics to a whole new level. Engineers at this laboratory have developed a Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) a bionic arm that responds to human thoughts. The MPL interprets and converts signals from the body’s nervous system to motion when MPL interacts with object signals from over 100 Sensors send information back to the brain creating a sense of touch. The technology of MPL has revolutionized bionic technology by adding the sense of touch. This is the first step of human to become a cyborg. We have successfully created a machine which is a part of our own body.

Melissa Loomis is one of the first amputee from Ohio in the world to be able to feel through a robotic prosthetic. Before getting an MPL Melissa went through a surgery called sensory re-innervation which helps the sensor attached to her arm to perfectly sync with the MPL.

As humans, we develop new tools for better living and that changes the way we live in the future. The effect that robotic bodies will have in our future is already raising serious social questions. Today the imagination of human evolution into cyborg is near. Our future with a human-machine interface is near. Are you worried or excited for the future of cyborgs?

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Mirror Image Man of INDIA- Piyush Goel

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Mirror Image Man of INDIA, Piyush Goel. This title was given by media and his readers, for his writing in the mirror image style. He is an Indian Writer, Author, Mechanical Engineer, Public Speaker. He has written several books in the mirror image form. He is the world record holder and well known for his writing books in the mirror image form.

In 2012, he set the world record by writing world’s first needle book MADHUSHALA of HARIVANSH RAI BACHCHAN by using needle in mirror image. Piyush has written several books in Mirror image, including Bhagavad Gita, Sundara Kanda from Ramcharitmanas, Sai Satcharitra, Durga Saptashati, Meri Ikyavan Kavitayein of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India. He also wrote the World’s first Bhagavad Gita in mirror image, reportedly by Hindustan Times.

Piyush Goel was born on 10th Feb 1967 in the lap of Mother Ravi Kanta and Father Dr. D.K. Goel. Piyush Goel always believes in new Creation and Imagination, by profession, he is a Mechanical Engineer but by passion, he is Motivator, Cartoonist, Local Cricket Umpire, and Mirror Image Writer. He has the experience of more than 25 years in Various Companies. His three mathematics papers were published in International Research Journal. He also wrote a book that contains 110 motivational quotes – “Sochana to Padega Hi”.


He started writing in 2003 and had written 16 books in certain Mirror Image style up to now. He even had written the famous book ‘Gitanjali’ of Rabindranath Tagore using Mehandi Cone, ‘Chanakya Neeti’ using Wooden Pen and Ink, and his own book ‘Piyush Vani’ using the Liner Fabric Cone Liner.


Piyush made 600 caricatures in one frame using only single pen. By now Piyush Goel has completed 16 books in Mirror Image with different Objects like Pen Needle Carbon Paper Mehandi Cone Fabric Cone Liner and Iron Nail …and Fours books have been published …and hope his 5th Book(Fiction) in 2021.

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Why K-Pop is becoming so popular?

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K-Pop means Korean-Pop (Here I’m not talking about the dictator’s North Korea; I’m talking about South Korea!) It is a genre of music which is now popular among the youths and also it is becoming a global phenomenon on. So, now scroll and you’ll get to know more about K-Pop.

K-Pop is much different than other industries, there’s no nepotism in it. South Korean Music Production selects the pure talent and trains them. They make the things which are mostly liked by today’s youths. There lyrics aren’t ‘cringe’ like most of the Bollywood songs. They don’t just sing about cars, Gucci gangs, girls, wealth, drugs, etc; they sing about life and things that are relatable to the current situation.
Here’s one song’s lyrics which matches the current situation
Life goes on by BTS-

K-Pop stars (also called as idols) just don’t have looks, they have ‘talent’ and people are easily attracted to talent because, they want to see such more specific talent. But wait, K-Pop is not just this; it is lot more than this.

K-Pop stars have style and fashion which is much different than others and attract more people.

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Now before you say “Oh! Many of them look like girls”, please stop! That’s part of Korean culture. Most of the Korean people like the innocent and feminine look and it is not unusual for guys to wear makeup in South Korea.

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Dancing is one of the biggest components of K-Pop, almost all K-Pop stars dance unless it’s solo artist. Of course it adds to the talent factor because not everyone is able to do this:

Song ‘Dope’ by ‘BTS’
Song ‘Black on Black’ by ‘NCT’

I understand that you may not like some of the music, but there’s almost every genre in K-Pop.

Pop – ‘Playing with fire’ by ‘BlackPink’

Electronic – ‘DNA’ by ‘BTS’

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Rap- ‘Chain’ by ‘NCT’

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Rock- ‘Baby’ by ‘The Rose’

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Latin- ‘Airplane part’ 2 by ‘BTS’

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Vibey- ‘Baby don’t stop’ by ‘NCT U’

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Classical- ‘Lie’ by ‘Jimin’

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Therefore, there’s something for you in K-Pop that you would like.

All the music are extremely catchy and they always have a good beat. This is what attracts most K-Pop fans. You may tell now that “Why listen to music you can’t understand”. Then explain Despacito! After Justin Bieber sang it, it became more popular not for the lyrics but because it was catchy. Overall, No one is asking you to have same opinion like all the K-Pop fans, they are just asking you to understand it!

But after finding out what the idols are saying, most of the K-Pop lyrics tend to be pretty deep. Looking up the lyrics and after realizing the beautiful message they were singing about, it makes the song 10x better and more meaningful than before.
Song Blue and Grey from BE album by BTS-

You may feel much comforted and motivated after listening these songs with lyrics. ‘K-Pop is more about the music, the message and inspiration they send.’


All in all, K-Pop is just simply a genre of music that is more than just music. There lyrics, love towards their fans, music, looks, style, choreography and great MVs(Music videos) combine together makes K-Pop masterpiece’

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Who is Disha Ravi?

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WHO IS DISHA RAVI ? WHY DELHI POLICE ARRESTED HER ?

Disha Ravi is a 22 year old climate activist. She was recently arrested by the Cyber Cell team of Delhi Police from Bengaluru for allegedly sharing with Greta Thunberg the toolkit related to the farmer’s protest against the Centre’s three farm laws. Disha Ravi is a graduate in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru . On her social media handles, she described herself as the co-founder of a group named Fridays For Future India.

On Sunday, February 14, 2021, the activist was picked up from her house for questioning and was arrested later . A senior police officer said that this was the first arrest in connection with the ‘toolkit case’. And here the ‘Toolkit’ is a term activists use for a campaign information document . The Delhi Police took it to Twitter and stated that Ravi was the one who shared the toolkit document with Greta Thunberg, a teen climate activist, who had shared the toolkit to lend her support to the farmers’ agitation against three farm reform laws.
Disha Ravi , as claimed by the police force was an editor of the ‘Toolkit Google Doc’ and ‘Key Conspirator’ in the document’s formulation and dissemination. The police also said that Ravi and others collaborated with pro-khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian State. In an interview with Auto Report Africa in 2020, Ravi spoke about how she found her passion for the climate activism and said,“My motivation to join climate activism came from seeing my grandparents, who were farmers, have struggled with the effects of the climate crisis.” Disha’s role came under a suspicion by Delhi Police after climate activist, Greta Thunberg tweeted a toolkit document which the police alleged led to the January 26 violence in New Delhi. Without naming Thunberg in the FIR, the Delhi Police went ahead to register the case against the authors of the toolkit.

“At the time, I wasn’t aware that what they were experiencing was the climate crisis because climate education is non-existent where I am from. Only when I did my research, I find out about it,” she said.
Swedish teen climate activist, Greta Thunberg has extended her support to Disha Ravi, the 22 year old environmental activist, who has been charged with sedition for allegedly editing an advocacy toolkit on the farmers’ protest and sharing it with Ms. Thunberg. The Swedish activist’s earlier tweets, first sharing and then deleting the toolkit, had brought the advocacy document to the public attention.
On Friday, Ms.Thunberg’s statement of support was posted as part of a tweet thread by Fridays For Future ( FFF ) India, the environmental group that Ms. Ravi was aligned with.

Around 50retired judges, top police officers and bureaucrats have sent a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind,denouncing attempts of individuals and organisations to set a narrative against national interest in the Disha Ravi case. These eminent citizens are of the view that it’s the onerous duty of every citizen to unite against forces of disruption in the country and support government action to protect sovereignty and integrity of India. Therefore, these citizens have written in memorandum that it is sickening to note that a few Indian citizens have actively engaged with banned elements/organisations who coordinated and perfected a plan to organise protests in front of all Indian embassies, high commissions and consul-general offices in leading cities in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe to defame the Government of India by spreading a false propaganda.

They also appeald to the central government to ensure that Delhi Police is able to do its investigation in a free and fair manner without any undue pressure from the vested interests, and, to bring to book all those rogue elements who have allowed themselves to be used by secessionist forces in India and abroad, trying to spread anarchy and provide intellectual cover to antinational forces to serve their own selfish ends. In a significant observation, it added that citizens were conscience keeper of the government in any democratic nation and cannot be put behind bars simply because they choose to disagreed with the state’s policies. In an 18 page bail order, additional sessions judge Dharmender Rana said: “The offence of sedition cannot be invoked to minister to the wounded vanity of governments. Difference of opinion, disagreement, divergence, dissent, or for that matter, even disapprobation, are recognised legitimate tools to infuse objectivity in state policies. An aware and assertive citizenry, in contradistinction with an indifferent or docile citizenry, is indisputably a sign of a healthy and vibrant democracy.

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