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Very interesting research on cycling in Germany.
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure released the latest version of its biannual Bicycle Monitor survey this week, saying the survey showed that “Germany is also a nation of cyclists.” Norbert Barthle, parliamentary state secretary at the ministry, said: “Cycling is advancing technically. GPS route planning, bicycle computers, and e-bikes are currently popular. That
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Interesting research on the mandatory use of cycling helmets.
In fact, helmet laws may even be counterproductive because there is more "safety in numbers."
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Fantastic. Using brain signalling to create music.
Rosemary Johnson had made music for the first time since suffering a devastating car crash in her 20s.
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Interesting. For the cyclists here : where do you like to ride in the lane? How about on highways - or do you try to avoid them when possible?
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A new push for an increased use of digital technologies in the NHS. Good stuff.
The latest government attempt to improve the use of technology in the NHS in England is launched, with the aim of making services faster and more convenient.
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Interesting piece on Martin Shkreli and Daraprim, and the cost of medications in general.
The anti-Shkreli argument asks us to be shocked that a medical executive is motivated by profit. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP / GETTY
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Emissions rules for aeroplanes - fantastic. Great way to help tackle air pollution.
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Interesting device - a 'wearable chair' exoskeleton.
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Great data visualisation via Twitter's DataStories - US Cigarette Smokers Going Extinct :
@LindaRegber But is that good for the Soul? And God Damn It I Wish Carl Jung Were Alive Right Now? Stephen Pickering. 3h3 hours ago. Stephen Pickering @Pickering. @LindaRegber I don't think that cigarettes are killing them. Stephen Pickering · 3h3 hours ago. Stephen Pickering @Pickering ...
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Just had a great conversation on the subject of making your own protein bars, and they pointed me to this gem from the 'Good Eats' archives - S09E05 (2005) 'Power Trip'. And yes, it's available on Netflix.
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More exoskeleton goodness. Say hello to the SuitX Phoenix.
Still pricier than motorized wheelchairs, SuitX’s Phoenix exoskeleton weighs just 27 pounds and is custom-fit to the user’s body.
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Scott Bird grew up in that wonderful part of the world known as Australia, and has also enjoyed the rare beauty, historic marvels and culinary delights of Scotland. He has been behind a camera for more than 30 years now, and is rarely seen without one.

He loves cemeteries (although only during daylight hours) as they remind him that he is still alive. His favourite season is Autumn. Despite enjoying almost any musical genre, country and western is definitely out. He used to think it was possible to shave with a single-bladed razor, but advertising has taught him that four-blade razors are now required. He refuses to eat at McDonalds and wonders why anyone over the age of 8 would wish to be served hamburgers by a clown. He has never been to Libya. He has replaced several minor compulsions with a couple of major addictions. He loves walking to the edge of a familiar area, pausing, then walking on. He wonders why inertia-reel seatbelts are not used on aeroplanes. He does not own a television. He enjoys playing with Lego, but, as he frequently points out, only the Mindstorms kits. A hot cup of Horlicks will frequently send him to sleep within ten minutes. He once microwaved a can of Coke. He is yet to find a decent King-sized bed that will allow two people to sleep in comfort without creating a small ditch down its centre. He loves to watch bridges being constructed. He becomes most distressed when shopping centres display Santa Claus' reindeer in the wrong sequence. He loves rainbows, though he has never managed to climb onto one; let alone get to the other side. One day he would like to write a novel that contains all of the partial stories he has written over the years. His handwriting is consistently illegible, therefore he types almost everything. He prefers dogs to cats. He has almost travelled to South America on many occasions. He doesn't wear a wristwatch.

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Straight to the Bar is the online home of serious fitness enthusiast Scott Bird, and looks at the many training approaches, essential techniques, uncommon exercises and superb equipment to help you become as strong as humanly possible. In short, this site is the home of all things strength. Whether you’re a Strength Athlete, Performing Strongman, Strength Coach, Personal Trainer or just someone who enjoys picking up insanely heavy objects; come and join us at straighttothebar.com .
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