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The "Miura fold"; a method in which a sheet is folded to minimize storage area while maximizing surface area. This technique is used on the solar panels on satellites.
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safety instructions you actually want to listen to! (really funny) 
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Robot News:
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The newest member in Festos robot zoo. The Bionic Kangaroo Robot.

More to read at: http://www.festo.com/cms/en_corp/13704.htm

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lol. As long as they don't have a Skippy's temperament. :D
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Say no to slavery, be free and homeless instead. 
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Gravity is a mistake.
 
"The Centrifuge Brain Project" "Das Centrifuge Brain Project" written and directed by Till Nowak
This one of my all time favourite short films! The award winning 6.5 minute short film version starring Les Barany, in English and German.
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The Strangest of Moons
Saturn’s moon has a narrow ridge of mountains some 20 kilometres high that stretches half way round its equator. Now evi…
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Weekends are for dreaming of interior design. This weekend, I'm gazing with covetous awe at Schönstaub's nebula area rugs. The three rug designs are photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of nebulas in the small and large Magellanic Clouds.
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During the last Ice Age, when sea levels were lower and the Bahama shelf was exposed land. Rainwater drained down the cliffs, carving gullies in soft rocks. Modern sea levels submerge the region, with pale blue water on the shallow shelf, darkening to deep blue in the submarine canyon.
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Know thy enemy. Very important that you all read this, especially if you hadn't figured it out already.
 
Stop referring to "the one percent!" It is a trap. It is foisted on us all by a conniving oligarchy that does not want to face the ire of a united citizenry. It allows Fox-pundits to say "most of the one-percenters are small business owners and hard-working doctors and dentists who are demonized by the left for their well-earned success, providing valued goods and services."

And that's completely true! Moreover, do you really want three MILLION of America's most productive, innovative and hard-working people to be driven into the arms of the oligarchs, by tarring them with the same, simplistic brush? There's a word for that. It is "stupid."

In fact, according to this article in the Atlantic it is the top 0.01 percent—that's the one percent of the 1 percent—that's leaving the rest of the top percentile behind. While nine-tenths of the top percentile hasn't seen much change at all since 1960, the 0.01 percent has essentially quadrupled its share of the country's wealth in half a century. Alas, what this article leaves out is that the one-percent of THAT clade… the 0.0001%ers… those are the folks always to scrutinize. They aren't all bad, because they are rich! Maybe who are meddling in our politics

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/how-you-i-and-everyone-got-the-top-1-percent-all-wrong/359862/
Unveiling the real story behind the richest of the rich
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The terrified screams of a traumatised sex-trafficked teenager, witnessed by an Australian billionaire, have led to a history-making alliance between three of the world's major religions to end slavery.
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This is an amazing story, this man is a man of principals and I only hope this makes a difference. 
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    Research and development of advanced natural language processing software.
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Most of my waking hours are devoted to research and development in various aspects of robotics and artificial intelligence using Debian Linux, PostgreSQL, Common Lisp and C.
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