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How to tell if your girlfriend is a cheat? Check her FINGERS!

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Women with long index fingers on their left hands are more likely to have affairs, a study has shown. The findings have surprised scientists as having a longer index finger is associated with having more typical female characteristics. The longer index finger and shorter ring finger have been linked to being exposed to higher levels of female sex hormones in the womb. It was assumed that women who were'more feminised' would be more likely to be satisfied with their romantic relationships, and to be less impulsive. Women with long index fingers on their left hands are more likely to have affairs, a study has shown.


This extremely weird finger animation video is really cool and also horrifying

Mashable

If you like fingers, and you like animation, you still probably won't like this. Seed Animation Studio released a video called "Finger Machines," consisting of, you guessed it, a whole bunch of animated fingers. Somehow, it lasts for almost 2 minutes. There are fingers on walls. There are fingers wrapped around poles.


Nanomesh pressure sensor for monitoring finger manipulation without sensory interference

Science

Measuring the force it takes for a hand to grasp an object requires sensors to be placed on the fingertips, but these sensors will interfere with or affect how much force ends up being applied. Lee et al. developed a nanomesh sensor built from a series of electrospun materials (see the Perspective by Liu). Using a robotic tester, they show that this device can repeatably detect the pressure involved in gripping an object. They also show that the sensors can be attached to human fingers and that this does not affect the force used to grasp an object. Science , this issue p. [966][1]; see also p. [910][2] Monitoring of finger manipulation without disturbing the inherent functionalities is critical to understand the sense of natural touch. However, worn or attached sensors affect the natural feeling of the skin. We developed nanomesh pressure sensors that can monitor finger pressure without detectable effects on human sensation. The effect of the sensor on human sensation was quantitatively investigated, and the sensor-applied finger exhibits comparable grip forces with those of the bare finger, even though the attachment of a 2-micrometer-thick polymeric film results in a 14% increase in the grip force after adjusting for friction. Simultaneously, the sensor exhibits an extreme mechanical durability against cyclic shearing and friction greater than hundreds of kilopascals. [1]: /lookup/doi/10.1126/science.abc9735 [2]: /lookup/doi/10.1126/science.abe7366


Decoding Ipsilateral Finger Movements from ECoG Signals in Humans

Neural Information Processing Systems

Several motor related Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) have been developed over the years that use activity decoded from the contralateral hemisphere to operate devices. Many recent studies have also talked about the importance of ipsilateral activity in planning of motor movements. For successful upper limb BCIs, it is important to decode finger movements from brain activity. This study uses ipsilateral cortical signals from humans (using ECoG) to decode finger movements. We demonstrate, for the first time, successful finger movement detection using machine learning algorithms.


Google is criticised for failing to remove a 'pray away the gay' app from its Android app store

Daily Mail - Science & tech

New research has shown women with long index fingers on their left hands are more likely to have affairs, a study has shown. The findings have surprised scientists as having a longer index finger is associated with having more typical female characteristics. The longer index finger and shorter ring finger have been linked to being exposed to higher levels of female sex hormones in the womb. It was assumed that women who were'more feminised' would be more likely to be satisfied with their romantic relationships, and to be less impulsive. Being more exposed to the sex hormone oestrogen in the womb leads to women's index fingers growing longer than their ring finger.