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Pop-up book is actually a paper camera in disguise (Tomorrow Daily 280)

Ashley discusses telepresence robots for disabled patients, a realistic computer model for doctors to learn more about leg wounds and a pop-up book with a surprise paper camera inside.

Swiss researchers at EPFL are working hard on telepresence robots. This research may someday help disabled patients control untethered robots, allowing them to travel if they can't get around on their own. The robot itself isn't terribly complicated, but there are some great ideas here, and it's exciting to watch as this project unfolds.

A team of researchers from UCLA recently presented their work at a conference for the American Physics Society. It's an ultra-realistic computer model of a human leg that can be programmed to show various types of bleeding from gunshot and shrapnel wounds. It's a great way to teach both doctors and combat medics how they could potentially respond to serious injuries before they have to treat living patients in the field.

Our featured story today is from artist Kelli Anderson. You might know her previous work, which includes a paper record player. This time, she's crafted a pinhole camera inside a pop-up book, appropriately titled "This Camera Is a Book." It takes small, light-sensitive film and requires some dark room developing, but it's a fun little project and she's got instructions on her website if you want to try your hand at building one (or you can just buy a complete book on her site).

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