Avengers: Infinity War was bad.
Like, good bad--as in, pretty much every Marvel fan left the theater shook. I mean, who wouldn't have? We see Thor come triumphantly through the Bifrost bearing his new butt-kicking axe Stormbreaker. He finally runs Thanos through the chest, only to realize he should have gone for the head.
The next few minutes of the film are gutwrenching, as we watch all of our favorite superheroes helplessly fade to dust through Thanos' devious snap. Especially tearjerking is the death of Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Like, I was right there with Peter, okay? I didn't want him to go either.
Ant-Man and the Wasp came shortly after Infinity War. It just seemed like such a pleasant, fun little movie. What a relief from that dreadful movie earlier in the year! But, of course, Marvel loves to put your heart gently back in your chest before they rip it out again. So, in the mid-credits scene, they showed Hope, Hank, and Janet also die because of Thanos. So, yeah. Shook again.
Well, I'm about to top it for you all, folks. Take a look at the video below, where we get a glimpse of all those people dying simultaneously:
Maybe you're reading this on your smartphone. Take a moment to look at it. Perhaps you've got several accessories for it--a case, maybe a screen protector--but you know what? You're missing something. A robotic finger.
Yes, you heard me right. French researchers agree, by the way. As a matter of fact, they've been working on a project called MobiLimb that will sate your need to have a robotic finger poking out of the bottom of your smartphone.
Imagine--it's a normal day, you're driving like normal, and your truck suddenly ends up flipped over. In the accident, your spinal cord is compressed and you're given minimal chances to walk again.
That's the story of Kelly Thomas, whose life was flipped upside down when she was paralyzed from her waist down at age 19. But now, thanks to research by the University of Louisville, she's up on her feet once more.
Using a breakthrough device, called the RestoreAdvanced SureScan MRI Neurostimulator, Kelly Thomas took her first steps since her accident earlier this year. The surgically implanted device works by sending electrical pulses into her spine, which in turn sends signals to her legs. With a little concentration, Thomas, along with some of the other patients that participated in the study, is able to walk.
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