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humansofnewyork:

Seen on 50th Street.

My friend Phil!!!!

humansofnewyork:

Seen on 50th Street.

My friend Phil!!!!

prostheticknowledge:

BionicKangaroo

Robotic recreation of the Kangaroo form put together by Festo to demonstrate energy-efficient movement (this was initially announced on April the 1st, but turns out to be real) - video embedded below:

With the BionicKangaroo, Festo has technologically reproduced the unique way a kangaroo moves. Like its natural model, it can recover the energy when jumping, store it and efficiently use it for the next jump.

On the artificial kangaroo, Festo intelligently combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology to produce a highly dynamic system. The stable jump kinematics plus the precise control technology ensure stability when jumping and landing. The consistent lightweight construction facilitates the unique jumping behaviour. The system is controlled by gestures.

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emperortab:

Pangea with current political boundaries.

emperortab:

Pangea with current political boundaries.

Humans — who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals — have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and ‘animals’ is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them — without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeelingly toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer. The behavior of other animals renders such pretensions specious. They are just too much like us.

- Carl Sagan (via we-are-star-stuff)

I’m trying to do better for the sake of other creatures. Humans included.

I found my new favorite hardware store this week.

I found my new favorite hardware store this week.

Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson (via we-are-star-stuff)

(Source: alwaysmoneyinthebnanastand)

Of course, the ultimate moment of being Female in Public comes when a woman, deep in thought, is told by a strange man to SMILE. (And this happens only to women.) Gentlemen, let’s get this straight. There is no part of my body that belongs to you, not even my facial expression.

- From a devastating essay from Laura Lippman, author, about what it’s like to be a woman in public.  (via emilyvgordon)

fastcompany:

Forget The Penthouse, This Drone Has the Best Views Of NYC

Despite all the hype surrounding drones (rumors that Amazon will be unleashing a drone delivery service among them), “drones are not what they seem to people who haven’t played around with them,” Slavin says. “They’re just remote controlled quadcopters.”

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jtotheizzoe:

boop.
This man.

jtotheizzoe:

boop.

This man.

Anderson Cooper takes down anti-gay host with sharp jab

(Source: policymic)