Archive for the ‘Nature’

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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6 September, 2011

National parks seen from space

Various National Parks observed from space result in beautiful images.

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7 July, 2011

How to survive a black widow

Females eat the male after sex. This is the practice of the┬áspecies of the dark black widow spider. But there is hope for the male victims. Their death can be prevented by walking and smelling the web of the female. This has been discovered by researchers of the U.S. Arizona State University. Females eat their […]

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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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