The FDA has approved a prosthetic arm, invented by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, that is thought controlled and capable of performing complex functions. The DEKA Arm is nicknamed "Luke" after Luke Skywalker because he received a realistic human hand prosthetic after losing his real hand in a lightsaber fight with his dad, Darth Vader (sorry if that is a spoiler, but you should really get out more).
If you’re not heading downtown for the big 4th of July Southwest Freedom Over Texas concert and fireworks, maybe you are lighting some fireworks of your own. Fireworks are illegal within the city limits of Houston and in some parts of Harris County. There is currently a burn ban in effect for Montgomery County. Check your local Fire Marshal’s website to find out what is allowed in your area.
By Catherine Jones, Author, Safety X Change, the online community for safety professioanls
- Misuse of heat of ignition - such as lack of control of open fire and abandoned materials
- Misuse of material ignited - such as combustible material being too close to heat
- Operating deficiency - primarily leaving the grill unattended