Archive for the ‘Humans’

28 August, 2012

Robotic swagger like John Travolta

PETMAN runs like the cheerful womanizer Tony Manero (John Travolta) from Staying Alive (1983). The robot lab Boston Dynamics, and sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Army, shows that robots alongside limping can move smoother and slicker too. httpvh://youtu.be/EcOi6npIsVc

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28 August, 2012

Photos taken by legend Neil Armstrong

Photos taken by legend Neil Armstrong

These are the photos that Neil Armstrong in 1969, the first man on the moon, made. The photos show Apollo 11 and his colleague Buzz Aldrin. Armstrong died Saturday at the age of 82 in the U.S. state of Ohio on the impact of complications after heart surgery. See all the photos of Armstrong and […]

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5 July, 2011

When your head aches, LSD to the rescue

Patients suffering from the agony of cluster headaches will take anything to dull the pain, even LSD, it turns out. Results from a pilot study presented at the International Headache Congress reveal that six patients treated with 2-bromo-LSD, a nonhallucinogenic analog of LSD, showed a significant reduction in cluster headaches per day; some were free […]

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28 May, 2011

Your feet stink, so mosquitoes must love you

In accordance with my previous post, more evidence has been found that mosquitoes are attracted to¬† bodily odour. This time, scientists says it is feet odour. Before a mosquito comes in for a “fly-through” meal, it first has to feed on a sugary substance, usually from a flower. Then it uses carbon dioxide from a […]

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9 May, 2011

Feel the sensation from your sofa

This film gives a very nice picture. Ski-pro Matthias Giraud takes a ride with his camera helmet and parachute. After about 1 minute he falls down the abyss and you will feel it in your belly. This (commercial) film was recently introduced in the French Alps, somewhere between Megeve and Les Contamines. Giraud explains on […]

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