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Boffins glue self-righting ROBO-VELOCIRAPTOR tail to car Boffins glue self-righting ROBO-VELOCIRAPTOR tail to car High performance access to file storage Biologists at the University of California in Berkeley have stuck an intelligent robotic tail on a toy car in an attempt to make clumsy droids of the future more stable. Slow-motion videos of jumping lizards had the team of engineers and biologists scrambling to their drawing boards to come up with the manmade rump-connected balancing technology. Now Prof Robert J. Full, an expert in integrative biology, and his brainy bunch believe they have cracked how velociraptors must have run, jumped and used their tails. The researchers coaxed lab lizards to vault off a low platform while filming them in flight, and also encouraged the lizards to leap off slippery platforms, recording how the creatures relied on their tails to stabilise themselves.
Murphy's Law Calculator From a formula for * Sod's Law provided by British Gas: ((U+C+I) x (10-S))/20 x A x 1/(1-sin(F/10)) "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!" Find out in advance whether you will be able to successfully repair your VCR, get to a meeting on time, impress your date, or be a success at any activity whatsoever ! Score: 7.999 Risk Factor: 64815.0 You have a 79% chance of screwing this up at least once ! Murphy's Law Calculator Murphy's Law Calculator
Read full article Continue reading page |1|2 From self-assembly furniture to cake mix, we value the things we make ourselves – however badly we do it The hard way: Our odd desire to do it ourselves - 06 January 2012 The hard way: Our odd desire to do it ourselves - 06 January 2012
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Embed This Quick Fact: <a href="http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/03/why-we-laugh/" title="Why We Laugh"><img src="http://www.todayifoundout.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/why-we-laugh.jpg" alt="" title="Why We Laugh" border="0" /></a><br />Source: <a href="http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/category/quick-facts/" title="Random Quick Facts">Random Quick Facts</a> Click Here for Sources and to Learn Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Tickle Yourself Contrary to popular belief, most laughter is not associated with humor, but rather stems from non-humor related social interactions. Why We Laugh Why We Laugh
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Facts about Sleeping | YOUTH FRENZY Sleeping is the best leisure activity of many of us.It is famous for sleep that it can even grab one on throns. If you want to know the importance of sleep, then ask that to a medical student. He will tell you that its most precious present from God. Facts about Sleeping | YOUTH FRENZY
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A block of aerogel in a person's hand Aerogel was first created by Samuel Stephens Kistler in 1931, as a result of a bet with Charles Learned over who could replace the liquid in "jellies" with gas without causing shrinkage.[3][4] IUPAC definition Aerogel Aerogel
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Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome Makes Total Scents: Disney Villains As Perfume Bottles This is a series of Disney villain inspired perfume bottles imagined by Pixiv artist mmmint8. If the Scar one were a real scent I would buy it because I bet that dude smells wicked evil. Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome
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Heads Up, Hoverboarders: Here Comes Quantum Levitation Few motifs of science fiction cinema have been more appealing to us than the subtle defiance of gravity offered by futuristic hovercraft. So every once in a while we check in to see how humanity is progressing on that front, and whether the promise of hoverboards will be delivered by 2015 as evidenced in Back to the Future Part 2. We’re not quite there yet, but we’re definitely getting off the ground, so to speak. Get ready to hover your brain around the art of quantum levitation. Heads Up, Hoverboarders: Here Comes Quantum Levitation
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Thanks to MobileFun for sending this out to me for review. Pros: - Small and compact - Uses a small vibration pad - Can turn literally anything into a speaker Cons: - 3.5mm jack could be longer - Requires AAA batteries - Sticky pad can lose stickiness over time There is no doubt that there are many portable speakers out there. Pocket Boom Portable Vibration Speaker – Black | Review Pocket Boom Portable Vibration Speaker – Black | Review
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Scientists create most powerful non-nuclear battery ever The chemical xenon difluoride is normally a mild-mannered white powder, but when you crush it with the pressure of 1 million times our atmosphere, it turns into a super substance. Due to some weird science, all the energy used to crush that stuff is stored inside its chemical bonds, making it a terrific energy storage device. In layman's terms, that would be a battery. Of course, it's not going to be easy to apply 1,000,000 atmospheres worth of pressure to this caustic and stinky powder that's normally used to etch circuits on silicon. To withstand that kind of pressure, you need a tiny 2-by-3-inch compartment lined with a couple of diamond anvils.
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Quantum Levitation Will Blow Your Mind Let me preface this by dispelling any thought that you might have that I know anything about the quantum physics that makes all of this possible: I don’t know anything about the Quantum physics that makes this possible. But I do know something amazing when I see it. And this, my friends, kicks ass. This demonstration video, courtesy of the Tel-Aviv University and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), has been making the viral rounds today. In saying that, I mean that I’ve seen dozens of social media shares of the video and it has been sitting on the front page of Reddit all day.
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