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MiG-23 Fighter Jet Terrifies Bystander With Dangerously Low Flyby

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Standing idly on a runway is never a good idea, especially when there's a remote chance that a fighter jet will use it to do a stupidly low flyby. However, one clueless bystander had to learn this
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Eclipse From Airplane.
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An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when an astronomical object is temporarily obscured, either by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer. An eclipse is a type of syzygy
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Neck—Saving Mattress—Throw.
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Neolithic period: The mattress and bed are invented. Beds are raised off the ground to avoid drafts, dirt, and pests. The first mattress probably consisted of a pile of leaves, grass, or possibly straw, with animal skins over it
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CGI: Platonic Solids.
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In three-dimensional space, a Platonic solid is a regular, convex polyhedron. It is constructed by congruent regular polygonal faces with the same number of faces meeting at each vertex. Five solids meet those criteria, and each is named after its number of faces
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Hydrophobia.
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A superhydrophobic coating is a nanoscopic surface layer that repels water
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"I Said Pink!!".
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The rubber balloon was invented by Michael Faraday in 1824, during experiments with various gases
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Social evaluation by preverbal infants Hamlin et al Nature
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The capacity to evaluate other people is essential for navigating the
social world. Humans must be able to assess the actions and intentions
of the people around them, and make accurate decisions
about who is friend and who is foe, who is an appropriate social
partner and who is not. Indeed, all social animals benefit from the
capacity to identify individual conspecifics that may help them,
and to distinguish these individuals from others that may harm
them. Human adults evaluate people rapidly and automatically on
the basis of both behaviour and physical features1–6, but the ontogenetic
origins and development of this capacity are not well
understood. Here we show that 6- and 10-month-old infants take
into account an individual’s actions towards others in evaluating
that individual as appealing or aversive: infants prefer an individual
who helps another to one who hinders another, prefer a
helping individual to a neutral individual, and prefer a neutral
individual to a hindering individual. These findings constitute
evidence that preverbal infants assess individuals on the basis of
their behaviour towards others. This capacity may serve as the
foundation for moral thought and action, and its early developmental
emergence supports the view that social evaluation is a
biological adaptation.
Our experiments used two methodologies to assess 6- and 10-
month-old infants’ intuitions about social interactions: a choice
paradigm7–11 in which infants indicate preferences through their
reaching behaviour, and a violation of expectation paradigm12–16 that
assesses infants’ expectations via their looking times, capitalizing on
the phenomenon that infants tend to look longer at unexpected or
surprising events.
In experiment 1, infants saw a character (the ‘climber’, made of
wood and with large eyes glued onto it) initially at rest at the bottom
of a hill. During a habituation phase, infants saw events in which the
climber repeatedly attempted to climb the hill, and on the third
attempt was either aided up by a helper who pushed it from behind,
or was pushed down by a hinderer (Fig. 1a; stimulus clips and Supplementary
Methods are available at http://www.yale.edu/infantlab/
socialevaluation and in the Supplementary Information). Infants
saw alternating helping and hindering trials with looking time measured
on each trial, until their looking time reached a pre-set criterion
indicating they had sufficiently processed these events. Previous
studies from our laboratory found that infants interpret similar,
computer-animated events as instances of helping and hindering
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Long Exposure: Firework.
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Long-exposure photography or time-exposure photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. Long-exposure photography captures one element that conventional photography does not: time. The paths of bright moving objects become clearly visible. Clouds form broad bands, head and tail lights of cars become bright streaks, stars form trails in the sky and water smoothes over. Only bright objects will form visible trails, however, dark objects usually disappear. Boats during daytime long exposures will disappear, but will form bright trails from their lights at night
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Monday Always Finds A Way To Sneak Up On Us.
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Micro Tugs
A pair of Stanford University PhD students at the school's Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab have developed what they call MicroTugs, or mini bots that use adhesive power similar to what's found on the feet of geckos and ants to pull off incredible feats of strength.

One robot weighing less than a third of an ounce can carry a 2.2-pound weight vertically up a glass wall.
Another robot weighs less than half an ounce, but can drag 2,000 times its own weight on a flat surface.

"This is the equivalent of a human adult dragging a blue whale around on land," the researchers note.

What's even more amazing is that the tests are actually bound by the limits of the actuators in the robots, not the adhesive power of the feet.

Watch:
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Know more:
http://bdml.stanford.edu/Main/MicroTugs

Article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/27/gecko-power-robots_n_7157692.html?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000030

#robotics   #gecko   #science   #research  
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