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Robot suit HALالبدلة الآلية تمكنك من رفع الاوزان الثقيلة جدا

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The Omnivorous Mind — John S. Allen In this gustatory tour of human history, John S. Allen demonstrates that the everyday activity of eating offers deep insights into human beings’ biological and cultural heritage. We humans eat a wide array of plants and animals, but unlike other omnivores we eat with our minds as much as our stomachs. Drawing on the work of food historians and chefs, anthropologists and neuroscientists, Allen starts out with the diets of our earliest ancestors, explores cooking’s role in our evolving brain, and moves on to the preoccupations of contemporary foodies. To explain, for example, the worldwide popularity of crispy foods, Allen considers first the food habits of our insect-eating relatives.

The red hot business of divorce celebration 12 November 2014Last updated at 20:27 ET By Barbara Balfour Business reporter Even shooting ranges are benefiting from the growing popularity of celebrating divorce in the US After finalising a painful divorce Wendy Lewis decided there was only one way to celebrate - by blasting her wedding dress with a machine gun. To get the job done the newly divorced American gathered her female friends - and the dress - and flew to Las Vegas, Nevada for a long weekend. Upon arrival in Vegas the trip to a shooting range was arranged by a small firm at the forefront of one of the city's fastest-growing business sectors - divorce party planning. And while what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, the planner in question, Glynda Rhodes, 51, is happy to take up the story. "Ms Lewis had never picked up a gun before, but she brought her wedding dress into the shooting range and hung it up," she says. Ms Lewis's wedding dress after it was shot Some of Ms Rhodes' customers celebrate with a skydive

Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings Cross-posted on the Inside Search Blog Search is a lot about discovery—the basic human need to learn and broaden your horizons. But searching still requires a lot of hard work by you, the user. So today I’m really excited to launch the Knowledge Graph, which will help you discover new information quickly and easily. Take a query like [taj mahal]. For more than four decades, search has essentially been about matching keywords to queries. To a search engine the words [taj mahal] have been just that—two words. But we all know that [taj mahal] has a much richer meaning. The Knowledge Graph enables you to search for things, people or places that Google knows about—landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more—and instantly get information that’s relevant to your query. Google’s Knowledge Graph isn’t just rooted in public sources such as Freebase, Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. 1. 2. 3.

C'est pas mon idée !: Sociét&eacu... The future of UI Synopsis It's 10 years since Minority Report hit our screens. The film's science adviser and inventor John Underkoffler demos g-speak – the real-life version of the eye-popping, tai chi-meets-cyberspace computer interface that Tom Cruise used to whoosh through video clips of future crimes. Is this how tomorrow's computers will be controlled? Talk recorded 11 February 2010. About the Speaker Remember the data interface from Minority Report? Le cas Wal-Mart, ou comment gagner la bataille de l'efficacité énergétique Les constructeurs automobiles ont été très tôt sensibles aux questions d’aérodynamique : la Rumpler allemande et la Chrysler Airflow s’inspiraient par exemple des ailes d’avion et par la suite l’industrie automobile a bénéficié des progrès réalisés par l’aéronautique. Mais l’enjeu principal était la vitesse. Ce n’est que depuis les chocs pétroliers que l’efficacité énergétique a commencé à entrer en ligne de compte, bien davantage en Europe qu’aux Etats-Unis, et bien davantage pour les véhicules de tourisme que pour les camions. La donne est en train de changer : l’efficacité énergétique des flottes de camions est à l’ordre du jour. Cela tient notamment à deux enjeux. Le premier est climatique. Aux Etats-Unis, un pays où a longtemps régné la gabegie en matière de consommation de carburant, le virage a été pris de manière très vigoureuse. La semi-remorque – c’est-à-dire la remorque posée sur le tracteur – prend une bonne partie de cette résistance à l’air à son compte.

untitled Source: Jouni A. Smed Introduction Much of the discussion of out-of-body experiences has centered around the recounting of experiences and speculation on the nature of those experiences. Some articles have questioned whether the experiences are of an hallucinatory nature or purely a function of biochemical processes that occur in the brain, and, at the other extreme, some have linked them with notions of the existence of an immortal soul and other ideas generally associated with religious interpretations of human existence. What is an out-of-the-body experience? Out-of-body-experiences (OBEs) are those curious, and usually brief experiences in which a person's consciousness seems to depart from his or her body, enabling observation of the world from a point of view other than that of the physical body and by means other than those of the physical senses. Not all OBEs occur spontaneously. The idea that we all have a double seems to spring naturally out of that of the OBE. What is animism?

Welcome to the Garage: Microsoft’s after-hours idea factory by Jennifer Warnick Imagine, if you will, a cold Sunday evening. You’ve popped the popcorn, nestled on the couch, and queued up your favorite nature documentary. Earth, our planet, contains a wide variety of vibrant life forms. Though it’s well after business hours, the windows of Building 27 on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Wash., are aglow. We sweep into a large, industrial space that also somehow oozes warmth (and not just because it’s packed with humanity). Welcome to The Garage, a protected habitat for Microsoft employees and their wild ideas. Even on a weeknight, The Garage is chock full of people with projects in various stages of evolution. Hackers, makers, artists, tinkerers, musicians, inventors – on any given day at The Garage, numerous species of geek are present and accounted for, whether it’s a science fair, soldering lesson, create-your-own electronica workshop or the ever-popular “Stay Late and Code” (also somewhat ironically referred to as SLAC). Rawlings chuckles.

Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each By Maria Popova From the fine folks at the Open University comes 60-Second Adventures in Thought, a fascinating and delightfully animated series exploring six famous thought experiments. The Paradox of the Tortoise and Achilles comes from Ancient Greece and explores motion as an illusion: The Grandfather Paradox grapples with time travel: Chinese Room comes from the work of John Searle, originally published in 1980, and deals with artificial intelligence: Hilbert’s paradox of the Grand Hotel, proposed by German mathematician David Hilbert, tackles the gargantuan issue of infinity: The Twin Paradox, first explained by Paul Langevin in 1911, examines special relativity: Schrödinger’s Cat, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, is a quantum mechanics mind-bender: For more such fascination and cognitive calisthenics, you won’t go wrong with Peg Tittle’s What If….Collected Thought Experiments in Philosophy . via Open Culture

Définition créativité et innovation Les Notions de créativité et d’innovation sont floues et abstraites. Pourtant, il existe des différences importantes. Voici une proposition de définition complètement subjective de créativité et innovation. Beaucoup considèrent toujours que :○ Créativité et innovation sont des synonymes,○ L’un est une cause, l’autre un effet. Cette dernière définition – est certes la moins pire – mais n’est pas suffisante car, pour commencer, on ne peut pas comparer Créativité et Innovation. La Créativité est reliée à l’Imagination et l’Innovation à l’Invention ! C’est avoir des idées sans cadre et sans direction particulière. La créativité est le fait d’obtenir des idées nouvelles dans un cadre imposé et une direction donnée. Souvent une idée créative reste floue jusqu’à ce quelle entre dans la phase de test ou de proptotypage pour devenir alors une invention. Imagination : Penser à quelque chose de nouveau sans être limité par les lois de la physiques, l’éthique, les coûts, la logique.