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Scott Bird
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Promising indeed - a potential Ebola vaccine.
The Ebola vaccine being prepared for injection (credit: WHO/S. Hawkey) An Ebola vaccine known as VSV-EBOV, provided by Merck, Sharp & Dohme, has shown
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For cooling athletes after an event - the Ice Hat.
When it comes gaining an edge in sports, athletes stop at no end in order to run a little faster, hit a little harder, and jump a little higher. No matter the s
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A 3D-Printed leg cast with your favourite music and mood lighting. Nice one.
It was a bit traumatic when Dr. Mike North broke his fibula. North, a TV host for Outrageous Acts of Science with a taxing travel schedule, was less than
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Regaining partial motion following a spinal cord injury. Promising indeed.
Range of voluntary movement prior to receiving stimulation compared to movement after receiving stimulation, physical conditioning, and the drug buspirone. The
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Tracking the brain’s electricity to spot concussions. Good stuff.
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Greatly improved (and much earlier) detection of Multiple Sclerosis. Nice one.
Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Hospital develop an Australian-first technology to improve the detection of multiple sclerosis.
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A couple of questions for the Personal Trainers here (particularly those who offer online training services) : do you currently use something like a Google business page? How about the business view tours?

Just chatting to someone here about them.
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There's been plenty of discussion around here on the use of solar + battery storage systems; both for residential and commercial use.

Curious : are you seeing combinations like this used on commercial gyms near where you live? And if you own a gym yourself, is the solar + storage thing something you're thinking about - or have already installed?
When Jane Whiltsher opened her quarterly power bill for her home in Forest Lake on the outskirts ;of Brisbane, it grated on her.
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Fantastic  - a highway system for cyclists.
Munich wants to extend the thrill of the open highway to cyclists.
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Mapping urban air pollution. Fantastic.
We’ve come to rely on Google Street View for everything from roads to hiking paths to coral reefs, but we may soon rely on it for something even more important – mapping urban air pollution. Tech startup Aclima just announced a partnership with Google Earth Outreach to equip Google Street View cars with its mobile sensor platform. The
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Parkinson's disease and potential treatment with low-dose lithium. Interesting research.
Low-dose lithium reduced involuntary motor movements - the troubling side effect of the medication most commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease (PD) - in a mouse model of the condition that is diagnosed in about 60,000 Americans each year. The third in a series of studies from the Andersen lab involving PD and low-dose lithium, the results add to mounting evidence that low-doses of the psychotropic drug could benefit patients suffering from th...
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Very interesting research - bionic hearing, sight and spinal cord repair.
Bionic ear inventor says trials at Melbourne University could help paraplegics, epileptics and also dramatically improve the bionic eye implant unveiled in the UK last week.
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Introduction

Scott Bird grew up in that wonderful part of the world known as Australia, and has also enjoyed the rare beauty, historic marvels and culinary delights of Scotland. He has been behind a camera for more than 30 years now, and is rarely seen without one.

He loves cemeteries (although only during daylight hours) as they remind him that he is still alive. His favourite season is Autumn. Despite enjoying almost any musical genre, country and western is definitely out. He used to think it was possible to shave with a single-bladed razor, but advertising has taught him that four-blade razors are now required. He refuses to eat at McDonalds and wonders why anyone over the age of 8 would wish to be served hamburgers by a clown. He has never been to Libya. He has replaced several minor compulsions with a couple of major addictions. He loves walking to the edge of a familiar area, pausing, then walking on. He wonders why inertia-reel seatbelts are not used on aeroplanes. He does not own a television. He enjoys playing with Lego, but, as he frequently points out, only the Mindstorms kits. A hot cup of Horlicks will frequently send him to sleep within ten minutes. He once microwaved a can of Coke. He is yet to find a decent King-sized bed that will allow two people to sleep in comfort without creating a small ditch down its centre. He loves to watch bridges being constructed. He becomes most distressed when shopping centres display Santa Claus' reindeer in the wrong sequence. He loves rainbows, though he has never managed to climb onto one; let alone get to the other side. One day he would like to write a novel that contains all of the partial stories he has written over the years. His handwriting is consistently illegible, therefore he types almost everything. He prefers dogs to cats. He has almost travelled to South America on many occasions. He doesn't wear a wristwatch.

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Straight to the Bar is the online home of serious fitness enthusiast Scott Bird, and looks at the many training approaches, essential techniques, uncommon exercises and superb equipment to help you become as strong as humanly possible. In short, this site is the home of all things strength. Whether you’re a Strength Athlete, Performing Strongman, Strength Coach, Personal Trainer or just someone who enjoys picking up insanely heavy objects; come and join us at straighttothebar.com .
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