Paralysed man walks again thanks to Robocop-style exoskeleton

August 27, 2008
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Paralysed man walks again thanks to Robocop-style exoskeleton A man who has been paralysed for the past 20 years is able to walk again thanks to a revolutionary electronic exoskeleton. Radi Kaiof, 41, now walks down the street with a dim mechanical hum as the system moves his legs and propels him forwards. ‘I never […]

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You MUST watch it.

August 26, 2008

Sylvie at Population of One points us to facial animation blows my mind on [technabob] about http://www.image-metrics.com/. The animation and info is outstanding. You MUST watch it.

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The Omnivore’s 100

August 26, 2008

from alex who got it from jeremy. How the Omnivore’s 100 Works: 1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions. 2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. 3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. 4) Optional: Post a comment at Very Good Taste, linking to your results. […]

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AlterNet: I Spent Years as a POW with John McCain, and His Finger Should Not Be Near the Red Button

August 26, 2008
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Jeremy posted this link and this quote on this blog: AlterNet: I Spent Years as a POW with John McCain, and His Finger Should Not Be Near the Red Button:I can verify that John has an infamous reputation for being a hot head. He has a quick and explosive temper that many have experienced first […]

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YouTube – Star Trek Meets Monty Python

August 25, 2008

YouTube – Star Trek Meets Monty Python It is kenny’s fault.

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Solar Cells in a Pizza oven.

August 21, 2008

Nicole Kueppe has developed a simple, cheap way of producing solar cells in a pizza oven that could eventually bring power and light to the 2 billion people in the world who lack electricity. Ms Kuepper is a PhD student and lecturer in the school of photovoltaic and renewable energy engineering at the University of […]

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Placebo – interactive ingredients

August 21, 2008

Mind Hacks: Placebo – interactive ingredients talks about my favourite drug… Placebo. It cures anything 17% of the time. Interestingly enough, this article suggests that we lose our ability to use our own minds to impact our bodies as we grow. And then when we grow up, we believe that it doesn’t work… why? Because […]

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Blind boxer inspires Ugandans

August 18, 2008

Blind boxer inspires Ugandans – International Herald Tribune Talk about shadow boxing. In the center of a flyblown gym, where the musk runs strong and the weak are not welcome, Bashir Ramathan bobs and weaves, his tattered gloves punching furiously, trying to find their target. Blows rain down on his arms, his chest, his sweat-beaded face. […]

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Copyright crusaders to launch cyber campaign

August 18, 2008

CTV.ca | Copyright crusaders to launch cyber campaign OTTAWA — Critics of the Harper government’s proposed changes to the Copyright Act have launched a cyber crusade to fight the controversial bill. They’re using everything from Facebook to YouTube to Wikipedia to blogs to get their message out. They want the government to either scrap or […]

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Rules To Follow When Cell Phones Drop Coverage

August 17, 2008

Joi says: You know when you lose your connection and both sides frantically try to call each other back and cross paths? Richard Wolpert has a new rule: if you initiated the call and it drops you call the other person back. if you received the call and it drops you just wait for the […]

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