The science world's understanding of pruney bathtub fingers is shockingly thin, especially considering every great mind the world over has probably experienced it firsthand. Finally, German physicists have uncovered the mechanism that lets your fingers go all shriveled, then bounce right back to normal. And that…
Cut off part of an amphibian, and it'll regrow. But humans and other mammals can only regrew the very tips of our fingers and toes, if they're cut off. But the mechanism that makes that small feat happen could be the key to unlocking the secret of full limb regeneration in humans.
Rats, like humans, can deduce an impressive amount of information about their physical surroundings with their sense of touch. Humans do this most effectively with their hands and fingertips, while a rat experiences a significant portion of its tactile sensation via its whiskers. What's intriguing about this parallel…
Sumo wrestlers: they're huge. The huger the better. End of story, right?
TableDrum [iTunes] is a drumming app that lets you tap out beats without touching your iOS device. Instead of tapping your screen, you tap an object around you and the app will respond with a drum beat.
Vibrators are distracting (at least my interpretation of them). Vibrating gloves? Apparently helpful! Researchers have found that wearing vibrating gloves can improve tactile sensitivity and motor performance in your fingers. How is that possible?
Years ago, Floridian inventor Michael Powell pitched Home Depot a device that would keep its employees' fingers safe when cutting wood for customers. It worked so well that they stole his idea. Now Powell's getting sweet, $25 million justice.
Former industrial designer Hemmant Jha recently noticed something odd. Two fingers on his dominant hand are somehow more rigid and firm than any of the others. He suspects that years of two-finger scrolling on his MacBook Pro are the cause.
The past decade's march towards better gadgets shows a trend line pointing towards ultra powerful gadgets with UIs so seamless, they make Macs look like a punchcard computers. But if you think about it, we—not hardware—are the limitation.
As an obsessive compulsive gum-chewer, I never thought to make art of my annoying habit like Nik Ramage. He built a mechanical copy of his hand, which drums its fingers without cessation. Anyone imagining a use for this thing?
Designer Effrat Gommeh sketched out a pair of scissors that slip over the index and middle fingers and actually cut when you make that cutting motion Uncle Joey loved so much on Full House.
It's dark. There's a box. It beckons. You stick your finger in and curl "your index finger towards you in a summoning motion". Congratulations, you've just started your car.
The TAD gadget is designed to help fat-fingered folks (or just plain clumsy typists, like me) who have trouble with touchscreens or tiny buttons on cellphones. It's simply a plastic ring with a customizable "nubbin" for better contact than your fingertip offers— you can choose rounded for buttons and pointy for…
Not only does this notebook stand prop up the back of your laptop so you can type at a slightly more ergonomic angle, the back of it also has slits so you can pass your cables through as well. Those slits in the back of the Fingers Notebook Stand is what allows your cables to stay in one place and not flop all about…