Sometimes, when you’re in the dark, it will be all that you can see. In times of turmoil, it’s easy to forget that there is still some good happening in the world around us. Even at Optimae LifeServices, we need to take a step back and look beyond and try to find the light.
Sometimes we can find silver linings in negative situations. For instance, most can agree that the wildfires raging in California, Oregon, and other western states have caused an incredible amount of damage … however, in the Sierra Nevada Range and Oregon’s Cascade Range, the fires are also providing a beneficial service.
Per National Geographic, “Numerous animals—including several species of woodpeckers, such as the black-backed and the red-cockaded—can’t survive without the fires that create perfect habitat for them.”
Sometimes we can remember that amazing advancements are being made in medical science. Researchers at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT- Italian Institute of Technology) and Centro Protesi INAIL in Italy have “reported on their ability to replicate the key biological properties of the human hand: natural synergistic and adaptable movement, biomimetic levels of force and speed, high anthropomorphism and grasp robustness. Developed by a collaborative of researchers, orthopaedists, industrial designers and patients, the prostetic hand called Hannes is able to restore over 90% of functionality to people with upper-limb amputations.”
This will be an incredible step for those in need of prosthetic limbs!
Meanwhile, in the field of Neuroscience, according to the Armenian Reporter, a group from Stevens Institute of Technology has actually established an artificial intelligence tool that can detect Alzheimer’s illness with more than 95% accuracy
Per the article, “The AI tool established by the Stevens Institute of Technology is stated to be able to discuss its conclusions, therefore making it possible for human professionals to inspect the accuracy of its medical diagnosis by approximately 95%.”
These were but three uplifting articles, but there’s many more out there. As Marian Keyes said, “Optimism can be relearnt.”