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4.13.15: 3-D Printed Prosthetics For Kids & The Benefits Of Mindfulness

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Prosthetic hands for kids are often too heavy and expensive for practical use. On today’s show we’ll hear about a company called e-NABLE that has formed a network of volunteers from across the world to create 3-d printed, low-cost prosthetics with a kid-friendly aesthetic.

Then, for centuries, meditation has been used to quiet the mind and focus attention. Now, modern technology reveals the medical benefits of mindfulness.

Listen to the full show:

3D Printed Prosthetics Made For Kids, By Volunteers

  • Jonathan Schull is Research Scientist in Magic at RIT and founder of e-NABLE, a global network of volunteers using 3-d printing to make prosthetic hands for children.
  • If you want to help provide funding to this volunteer network, you can visit the Enable Community Foundation page at the e-NABLE website.

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3D Printed Prosthetics Made For Kids, By Volunteers

Population Estimates for Animals

  • NHPR’s environment reporter Sam Evans-Brown brings us a story on how you go about counting animals that don’t want to be counted.
  • Read more about this story here

The Medical Benefit of Mindfulness

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The Medical Benefit of Mindfulness

The Man Who Created the Word Genocide

  • Edet Belzberg is an Academy Award-nominated documentary film director and producer. Her film Watchers of the Sky debuted at Sundance last year and is now available on demand. You can watch a trailer for the film, and find out more about Raphael Lemkin, and the four other remarkably courageous people profiled in the film at this link.

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The Man Who Created the Word Genocide

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