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List of inventors killed by their own inventions

List of inventors killed by their own inventions
Franz Reichelt (d. 1912) attempted to use this contraption as a parachute. Reichelt died after he jumped off the Eiffel Tower wearing his invention, which failed to operate properly as a parachute. This is a list of inventors whose deaths were in some manner caused by or related to a product, process, procedure, or other innovation that they invented or designed. Direct casualties Automotive Fred Duesenberg, killed in high speed road accident in Duesenberg automobile.William Nelson (ca. 1879−1903), a General Electric employee, invented a new way to motorize bicycles. Aviation Industrial Maritime Hunley Submarine Medical Thomas Midgley, Jr. (1889–1944) was an American engineer and chemist who contracted polio at age 51, leaving him severely disabled. Physics Publicity and entertainment Karel Soucek (19 April 1947 – 20 January 1985) was a Canadian professional stuntman who developed a shock-absorbent barrel. Punishment Railways Rocketry Popular myths and related stories See also References E. Related:  wikiinventeurs de génie

Leck mich im Arsch English translation[edit] A literal translation of the song's title and lyrics into English would be "Lick me in the arse". A more idiomatic translation would be the British "Kiss my arse!" or American "Kiss my ass!"[2] Publication and modern discovery[edit] Mozart died in 1791 and his widow, Constanze Mozart, sent the manuscripts of the canons to publishers Breitkopf & Härtel in 1799, saying that they would need to be adapted for publication. A new text version, which may have been the authentic one, came to light in 1991. Lyrics[edit] The original incipit attested in the earliest Breitkopf catalogue consisted only of the words "Leck mich im Arsch".[3] The text rediscovered in 1991 consists only of the repeated phrases:[9] Leck mich im A… g'schwindi, g'schwindi! (where 'A...' obviously stands for 'Arsch'; 'g'schwindi' means 'quickly'). The bowdlerized text of the early printed editions reads: This is a clear allusion to the line ... er kann mich im Arsche lecken! See also[edit] Notes[edit]

The Gyroscopic Electric Unicycle This is the briefcase-sized electric unicycle that keeps a rider perfectly balanced at all times with gyroscopic sensors. Equally suited for urban commuting and suburban recreation, the unicycle requires a rider to merely stand on its two folding feet pads; gyroscopic sensors detect a rider's subtle feet movements while accounting for a shoulder-slung backpack or bag for its center-of-mass calculations. Forward leaning results in steady forward acceleration without jolting, while leaning backward brings the unicycle to a slow, steady stop. A rider controls side-to-side balance and turning with subtle leaning. The unicycle's 1,000-watt electric motor propels a 160 lb. rider up to two hours at 10 mph with a two-hour charge of its built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Lifetime Guarantee The Gyroscopic Electric Unicycle comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee at no additional charge. Should you have any questions, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Publishing Process in GIF Form At first you're thinking of writing a novel and you're all... But then you have an idea! And you go... But then you hit page 50 and you're all.... And then you hit page 75 and you're all... But you power through!! And then you're finished!!! Only then find out you have to start querying agents. So you write your query letter... You obsess over it... And then you send it out to agents and you're all... Then a couple of days go by and you're all... And... And... But then you hear from your first agent!! And it's a rejection. Then you get a few more and it's more like... But then! But you don't want your agent to think you're crazy so instead you're like... And you love your agent! But instead you go... And then it's time to submit to publishers. Then the editors start saying.... And your inbox starts looking like... And you're all... But then your phone says your agent is calling. But instead it's more like... And it's an offer! And then you go celebrate with your friends and they're all...

Human penis size Different sized penises of two individuals; in erect (left) and flaccid (right) state The most accurate measurement of the human penis comes from several measurements at different times since there is natural minor variability in size due to arousal level, time of day, room temperature, frequency of sexual activity, and reliability of measurement. When compared to other primates, including large primates such as the gorilla, the human penis is largest, both in absolute terms and relative to the rest of the body. Measurements vary, with studies that rely on self-measurement reporting a significantly higher average than those with staff measuring. Most of human penis growth happens between infancy and the age of five, and between about one year after the onset of puberty and, at latest, approximately 17 years of age.[1] A statistically significant correlation between penis size and the size of other body parts has not been found in research. History Studies on penis size Length Flaccid length

Le casque invisible est officiellement en vente Accueil Tech Vélo : le casque invisible est officiellement en vente Quand on fait du vélo, il faut choisir entre le style et la sécurité. Alors, comme vous êtes prudent, vous portez un casque qui ressemble à une passoire pour vous protéger le crâne. Après 7 ans de développement, le casque invisible Hövding est enfin disponible à la vente. Ce casque est tellement invisible qu’il ressemble à une écharpe. Les inventrices de ce casque sont deux étudiantes de la Faculté d’ingénierie de l’Université de Lund en Suède. Le casque invisible est disponible en 2 tailles : petite ou medium, pour 405€ la chute. Dernières Questions sur Gizmodo Help

Internet Explorer ad: Microsoft taps 1990s nostalgia to tout IE10. Screenshot / YouTube Slap bracelets. 56k modems. Tamagotchis. In a new ad, Microsoft aims for the hearts of “Generation Y” with a slice of 1990s nostalgia so thick you could cut it with a diskette. “You grew up,” it concludes. The ad will surely tug at the sentiments of anyone between the ages of about 21 and 35. Using Nagios with SNMP - ConchShell This article will show how to setup a custom check with nagios to monitor the mail queue on a set of servers. Mail servers are often plagued with backed-up queues and this happens quite alot even on regular servers - at least in the environments I've had the pleasure of working in. A perfect example is the web server which is sometimes expected to deliver data from feedback forms and the like to "people who care". In the examples shown, host1 is running nagios, and host2 is the system we want to monitor the mail queue size. The MTA irunning on the host2 system is postfix. First, realize that the size of the mail queue is easy enough to check by hand using the mailq command, which in a typical sendmail installation is a link to the sendmail binary. [mf1@host1 ~]$ file `which mailq` /usr/bin/mailq: symbolic link to .. [mf1@host2 ~]$ file `which mailq` /usr/bin/mailq: symbolic link to /usr/bin/mailq.postfix Ok enough about that. Usage: . . Here is the clause from checkcommand.cfg used by nagios

jetsurf Foresight Engine Asks The Crowd To Change The Future No one can predict the future. Many people working together, however have far better insights than those working alone. The Foresight Engine, designed by the Institute for the Future, takes advantage of this phenomenon to create "microforecasts," essentially crowdsourced ideas about the future, offering innovative insights about what could be. Foresight Engine "games," conducted with hundreds or thousands of individuals, are tackling everything from ways to cure neurological diseases--"How would you advise the President to reinvent the process of medical discovery?"--to ideas for rebuilding the city of Christchurch in New Zealand after February’s devastating earthquake. The results exceed the scope of anything one could assemble in a single room. The Institute keeps Foresight simple. Despite all the success Foresight has had generating new ideas, its ultimate agenda is different, says the Institute: making the public "future literate."

Capgras delusion The delusion most commonly occurs in patients diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, but has also been seen in patients suffering from brain injury[4] and dementia.[5] It presents often in individuals with a neurodegenerative disease, particularly at an older age.[6] It has also been reported as occurring in association with diabetes, hypothyroidism and migraine attacks.[7] In one isolated case, the Capgras delusion was temporarily induced in a healthy subject by the drug ketamine.[8] It occurs more frequently in females, with a female:male ratio of 3:2.[9] The information gathered from studying people with the Capgras delusion has theoretical implications for understanding face perception and neuroanatomy in both healthy and unhealthy individuals.[2] History[edit] Presentation[edit] The following two case reports are examples of the Capgras delusion in a psychiatric setting: Taken from Passer and Warnock, 1991:[14] Taken from Sinkman, 2008:[15] Taken from Lucchelli and Spinnler, 2007:[16]

Un prototype de jetpack obtient des autorisations de vol The Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology Explains How We're All Part Machine | Underwire Every time your phone buzzes, you reflexively reach to check on it, soothing it back to sleep like some sort of weird pocket-baby. Through social media, we receive tiny snippets of information about our friends’ and family’s lives, without ever having to be physically near them. And who hasn’t stayed up until 3 a.m. chasing pictures of high school friends across Facebook, only to have a fitful night of sleep when we finally doze off? These experiences and concepts aren’t new, but our language for describing technology hasn’t necessarily kept pace with our experience of using technology. With her new Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology, Amber Case has set out to put words to those experiences — to help introduce terms like “panic architecture,” “ambient awareness,” and “junk sleep” to a wider audience. At 26, Case is something of a wunderkind. “When you first get really into a computer and use it as a tool, your brain wires itself to whatever’s on the machine,” Case told Wired.

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Un robot inspiré d'une méduse «nage» dans l'air VIDÉO - Deux chercheurs du laboratoire de mathématiques appliquées de l'Université de New York ont conçu ce petit engin de 2,1 grammes dont le vol est étonnamment plus stable que celui des robots qui imitent la libellule ou le colibri. L'homme s'est toujours inspiré de la nature pour concevoir d'étonnantes machines volantes. Déjà, Leonard de Vinci avait dessiné un «ornithoptère», une sorte d'hélicoptère inspiré de la forme des insectes. Après avoir étudié le mouvement des insectes (notamment les libellules), Leif Ristroph et Stephen Childress se sont cette fois-ci inspirés du déplacement des méduses pour concevoir un nouveau type d'hélicoptère miniature qui «nage» dans l'air. Le minuscule engin volant pèse 2,1 grammes et mesure une dizaine de centimètres de hauteur. Ces drones «pourront avoir un usage militaire, pour la surveillance par exemple, mais j'espère qu'on trouvera également des applications civiles », a indiqué Leif Ristroph à l'AFP.