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Rogue Pinenuts can mess with your tastebuds

It's a chef's worst nightmare: to wake up one morning to find that food has lost its flavor -- that every morsel to cross your lips tastes bitter, metallic, and inedible Chef and food critic Jenna VanGrowski, suffered from a bizarre taste disturbance last month known as "pine mouth" which may be caused by non-edible varieties of pine nuts being passed off in the marketplace as the edible variety, Though she didn't know it at the time, the bitter aftertaste that came with anything she

The first stage to getting a Chicken McNugget - first you grind up all the bits of chicken - video

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all it comes out looking like this Because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially Then, b

16% of kids with ADHD and 36% of kids with learning difficulties have genetic damage

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than other children, as well 36% of children with learning disabilities have the chromosomal abnormalities Welcome to the first signs our society is deforming our kids British researchers compared the genomes of 366 white British children from 5 to 17 years old with attention deficit hyperactivity, or ADHD, to those of more than 1,000 similar children without the disorder

Giant floating air-ray swimming through the air - video

Here is a giant floating air-ray, a stingray in the air, that appears to be self moving Air_ray is a remote-controlled hybrid construction consisting of a helium-filled balloon and a beating wing drive Its light design makes it possible for it to “swim” in the sea of air, boosted by helium, in a similar way to the manta ray in water Propulsion is achieved by a beating wing drive The servo drive-controlled wing, which can move up and down, utilities the Fin Ray Effect® and is based on alt

Hondas new U3-X a chair that really knows how to roll - video

With U3-X Honda's lightweight and compact one-wheeled device features a foldable seat and retractable footrests A lithium-ion battery pack provides power for up to one-hour of use and can be recharged by plugging in to a conventional household or office 120-volt power outlet Weighing roughly 22 pounds, U3-X uses an advanced Honda proprietary balance-control system which derives from its research into human walking dynamics for the development of the ASIMO bi-pedal humanoid robot In a

Humans contain 90% microbial life and only 10% human

There are 10 times more microbial cells on and in our bodies than there are human cells That means that we're 90 percent microbial and 10 percent human There's also an estimated 100 times more microbial genes than the genes in our human genome So we're really a compendium and]an amalgamation of human and microbial parts, according to Jeffrey Gordon, a professor at the Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, Gordon's research shows that these microbes living in our b

Welcome to the next generation of robots - video of humanoid robot balancing

AIST and Kawada Industries unveiled the latest model in their line of humanoid robots Sept 15th 2010 The HRP-4 is designed to look like a slim athlete I wonder however how much of the processing is done in the robot and how much is either by operators out of the camera or by an external computers However the balance and movement of the robot is amazing Note that one of the stances was a karate stance, we are so screwed [flash=640x505]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/fJFfcBGdh-sfs=1&

Want to lose weight? Drink water before your meal

Drinking water before your meal will help you lose weight Scientists confirmed that just two 8-ounce glasses of water, taken before meals, will enable people to shed weight [quote] We are presenting results of the first randomized controlled intervention trial demonstrating that increased water consumption is an effective weight loss strategy We found in earlier studies that middle aged and older people who drank two cups of water right before eating a meal ate between 75 and 90 fewer ca

Robot wheelchair that follows people developed - video

Japanese researchers have developed a robotic wheelchair that automatically follows a human companion The wheelchair employs a distance sensor that tracks the position of a companion person, keeping the wheelchair always at the person's left It also tracks the position of the companion's shoulders, anticipating where that person is moving next Even if the companion stands in one place and simply rotates, the chair will circle around to remain abreast of the companion Watch the v

Lasers reaching their maximum power - self destruct levels reached as they create matter out of light

The most powerful lasers now being built, such as the forthcoming Extreme Light Infrastructure ELI project underway in Europe, may approach the physical ceiling of laser intensity -- they may turn out to be the most powerful lasers that ever can be built That finite limit on how intense a laser can get is hypothesized to exist because, at sufficiently high energies, matter can be created out of light When a high-powered laser fires, causing photons to impact electrons at a tremendous

A real world remote control car race track - video

Instead of having a video game that is all virtual, how about having it attached to an actual track with a real remote control car with a video camera on it Its a great idea except there has to be a human constantly on the job righting the car when it crashes Still with cardboard, and a huge semi ruined building you can have a lot of fun [flash=600x450]http://vimeocom/moogaloopswfclip_id=9056286[/flash]

Science video: Boat seems to float on nothing

Get enchanted by an aluminum foil ship floating on sulfur hexafluoride gas significantly denser than air at the Physikshow of the University of Bonn! [flash=640x505]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/1PJTq2xQiQ0&hl=en_GB&fs=1rel=0[/flash]

Air traffic around the world for 24 hours - videos

This video shows all air traffic as small yellow points around the world over a 24 hour period Interesting how the traffic dropped during teh evening, especially in Europe when it almost totally disappeared [flash=640x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/o4g930pm8Ms&hl=en_US&fs=1[/flash] Here is another video this time of air traffic over Europe for 24 hours look at the nice tidy lines they all follow After 1 minute you see it 3D showing the altitude of the planes as well

Drowning people are not what you see on TV - good to know

The kind of drowning you see on TV—think thrashy, screamy—doesn't have much in common with what real drowning looks like, because of something called the Instinctive Drowning Response, a pattern of behavior that appears to be hard-wired into humans and pops up whenever somebody feels like they're suffocating in water Frank Pia, PhD, the psychologist and lifeguard described the Instinctive Drowning Response as: [quote]1 Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically

Amazing autonomous flying Quadrotor helicopter - video

Yet another sign that machines are about to take over the world, this autonomous flying helicopter can do aerial flips and landings all by itself Control of precise aggressive maneuvers with an autonomous quadrotor helicopter This is a small autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UAV Demonstrations of flips, flight through windows, and quadrotor perching are shown Work done at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania [flash=640x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/MvRTALJp8DM&hl=en
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