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Helping the paralyzed to walk again

A technique helping stroke victims regain their mobility has won the 2010 Danish Research Result of the Year award and is now attracting attention from investors keen to see the research move from the lab and into rehabilitation centers.
"The electrical impulse triggers a natural reflex such that the leg is pulled up and the foot moves, so the patient is helped to move their leg even though he or she was partially paralyzed after a stroke."
- Professor Ole Kaeseler Andersen of the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction at Aalborg University, Denmark

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Helping the paralyzed to walk again

Source: GizMag, Thu December 09, 2010
A technique helping stroke victims regain their mobility has won the 2010 Danish Research Result of the Year award and is now attracting attention from investors keen to see the research move from the lab and into rehabilitation centers.

Ship sewage banned in Baltic Sea

Source: WWF, Mon October 11, 2010
Ship sewage will no longer be allowed to foul the Baltic Sea. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed to ban the discharge of sewage from passenger ships and ferries in the Baltic Sea.

Governments See Dollars in Re-Grown Forests

Source: Voice of America, Tue November 10, 2009
As international attention shifts to Copenhagen and the coming United Nations conference on climate change, reforestation is emerging as a critical issue for the environment and as a source for government revenue.

UN casts Disney’s Tinker Bell to raise environmental awareness among children

Source: UN News Centre, Wed October 28, 2009
The United Nations today named the Disney animated character Tinker Bell an “Honorary Ambassador of Green” to help promote environmental awareness among children.

Soros to invest $1 billion in green technology

Source: The Next Reporter, Thu October 15, 2009
Billionaire George Soros, the founder of hedge-fund Soros Fund Management LLC, said on Saturday in a meeting on climate change sponsored by Project Syndicate, that he would invest $1 billion in clean-energy technology.

Hugh Jackman To Kick Off New York City Climate Week

Source: Ecorazzi, Mon September 21, 2009
People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive”, Hugh Jackman, will be hitting the podium to help launch NYC Climate Week this coming Monday, September 21st.

Ambitious global pact on climate change in sight

Source: Calcutta News, Sun June 14, 2009
An ambitious and effective global pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is in sight, the top United Nations climate change official said Friday, as the latest round of negotiations wrapped up in Bonn, Germany.

Europe unveils British astronaut

Source: BBC News, Thu May 21, 2009
Timothy Peake, a 37-year-old test pilot in the Army Air Corps, has been accepted into the European Space Agency's (Esa) Astronaut Corps.

News Analysis: Path to healthy oceans wide open following marine protection declaration

Source: Xinhua News, Fri May 15, 2009
Finally, after two years of effort to convince the world that ocean destruction is as much important as climate change effect, the World Ocean Conference (WOC) in Indonesia ended its session by issuing the Manado Ocean Declaration (MOD) on marine environmental protection on Thursday.

US wind power grew by 50% in 2008 as China’s doubled

Source: Ars Technica, Thu February 05, 2009
USA & China - Many renewable energy technologies, most notably photovoltaic, are struggling to reach what's called "grid parity," where the cost of the power they generate matches that of fossil fuel generation.

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