Finland becomes a forerunner in dental 3D printing

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3D printing is now commonly used to evaluate procedures involving the mouth and to make personalized implants, prosthetics and tools.

In recent years 3D printing has become an integral part of medical research. In Finland, university hospitals are using the technology in a variety of medical fields, and especially in dentistry.

 

 

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A Brief and Incomplete History of Yodeling

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1291: Switzerland is founded, and yodeling gets off to a trilling start!

Early Alpine shepherds discover how to yodel by alternating their voices between natural singing tones and falsetto pitches. Shepherds began using the distinctive calls to round up cattle and communicate with others across the Alps. But these aren’t the first people to yodel. Apparently, the Roman emperor Julian was already complaining about the “wild, shrieking songs” of northern mountain people way back in the 4th century C.E.

1619: Yodeling comes to North America (but not from where you think)…

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Man has Eaten 1,500 Lightbulbs Since He was 12.

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YUMMY GLASS!

Wang Xianjun, 54, of Sichuan Province, started to snack on broken glass because he says it is ‘crispy and delicious.’

He recalls: “I accidentally swallowed a piece of thick fish bone, but nothing happened. With curiosity, I tried several pieces of broken glasses secretly and nothing happened also.”

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Why Does Mint Make Your Mouth Feel Cold?

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Mint is a chilling herb and flavor
When you chew a piece of mint gum and then take a drink, the drink seems colder than it would otherwise. It’s not colder, that’s an illusion from your brain and a protein called TRPM8.

TRPM8 doesn’t just respond to cold temperatures, though. It also activates in the presence of menthol, a waxy, crystalline organic compound found in peppermint and other mint oils. (It responds to other “cooling agents,” too, like eucalyptol and icilin. Why, exactly, is unknown; menthol just happens to fit the cellular “lock.”)

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Lip Reading Software Can Figure Out What Language You’re Speaking

Lip-Reading Software Can Figure Out What Language You’re Speaking

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Some scientists at the University of East Anglia in England, with aims only for the betterment of humanity, we’re sure, have developed lip-reading software that can not only pick up words based on mouth shapes, but can even figure out what language you’re speaking — always a handy thing when understanding speech, we’ve found.

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The Eyes Have It When It Comes To Face Recognition

The Eyes Have It When It Comes To Face Recognition

Face recognition mechanisms in the brain are specialized to the eyes

Our brain extracts important information for face recognition principally from the eyes, and secondly from the mouth and nose, according to a new study from a researcher at the University of Barcelona. This result, published March 27th in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology, was obtained by analyzing several hundred face images in a way similar to that of the brain.

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Mouth Becomes Virtual PC For Disabled

Mouth Becomes Virtual PC For Disabled 

When we think of the human tongue, we think of a piece of human flesh that serves a lot of purposes, whether it is tasting food, cleaning our lips and mouth, kissing, swallowing and much more. And now, Georgia Tech scientists have come up with a breakthrough technology that is going to add yet another task to the already busy tongue.

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Tooth Tattoos – What Would the Tooth Fairy Think?

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The tooth artists at Heward Dental Lab can create custom handpainted artwork on your teeth. They have been in business for over 30 years and state “We have found that there is a lack of true artists in our industry. Our technicians were trained first to be artists and then taught how to construct teeth.”

They say that you will have your very own custom crown in 6 easy steps which include obtaining a prescription, picking out your artwork, deciding where you want it, and visiting your dentist to have it put in place.

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