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What happens during an auto accident - Its over before you know it

Great time line of a side vehicle accident showing just how the crash computer interacts with the environment to deploy the air bags Its interesting that the last thing to happen is the person becomes aware of the accident, its over before we're even consciously aware of it happening This is a reconstruction of a crash involving a stationary Ford Falcon XT sedan being struck in the driver's door by another vehicle travelling at 50 km/h 0 milliseconds - An external object

The colors of shopping - colors that make people buy

Colors are deeply involved in your decision to buy products, from the colors used in shops, in advertising or in ecommerce This interesting article talks about some of the most common persuader colors - red, orange, blue, green, and where sellers use them to influence your buying choices This is a good background into web design as well, particularly if you are wanting to create an ecommerce website Color is believed to be one of the most powerful elements of design for web sites, dir

Clifford Stoll: 18 Minutes with an Agile Mind

Utterly awesome, Clifford Stoll, astronomer, scientist and author of Silicon Snake Oil, is undoubtedly a smart man he once caught KGB hacker back in the infancy of the Internet But did you know that he has a very … unique form of public speaking He's great : [flash=560x345]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/Gj8IA6xOpSk&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0[/flash]

How Japanese bladesmen make the most expensive knives in the world

A unique behind-the-scenes visit to the craftsmen who hammer out the best and most expensive kitchen knives in the world in the city of Sakai, Japan These 400 euro knives are made in the small craft rooms in the homes of the craftsmen by hand Fascinating series of photos [quote]Japanese kitchen knives cost more than a camera, they can't be washed in a machine, are subject to rusting and boy, they are so sharp that if you slip you'll lose a finger or two before you can say banzai Th

Rogue Russian satellite collides with US military (Iridium) satellite - accident?

Two big communications satellites collided in the first-ever crash of two intact spacecraft in orbit, shooting out a pair of massive debris clouds One was a malfunctioning Russian satellite, the other an Iridium commercial satellite The odds of it happening were considered remote, the Russian craft changed orbit 'randomly' to exactly hit the Iridium craft Its like a bullet hitting a bullet The Iridium satellite is used primarily by the [url=http://enwikipediaorg/wiki/Iridium_satell

Heron uses bread as bait to attract small fish then eats them

Great video of the heron fishing with bread as bait, best viewed with the sound turned down owing to the inane narration The bird thinks critically just like a human to catch fish Give a bird a piece of bread and it will won't be hungry for a day but teach it to fishwell you get it An interesting comment from the fishing Heron from this thread on [url=http://wwwredditcom/r/videos/comments/7vdle/clever_heron_uses_bread_as_bait_best_enjoyed_muted/]Reddit[/url] [quote]This is a co

Metal in an MRI machine- magnetic fun - videos

Someone tips over a block of aluminum inside of an MRI machine Because of the huge magnetic field opposing gravity the block falls very, very slowly However it leaves me wondering as aluminum isn't magnetic Whats happening I dunno [flash=480x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/fxC-AEC0ROk&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0[/flash] Here is an oxygen bottle being put in an MRI machine Aren't they aluminum as well [flash=480x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/7g5UVrOt2CI&hl=en&fs=1&

Clones - they really do walk among us

Six years ago today, Raelian scientists announced that they had cloned the first human being It was dismissed by most as a hoax Today they are ready to provide proof Six years to the day after the birth of Baby Eve, the first cloned child, Dr Brigitte Boisselier, head of the company that leads the Clonaid project, said Eve and other babies cloned by her company are growing up healthy and normal - and with no one invading their families' privacy [quote]We've helped almost 100 families

Welcome to the siphonophore

OK this is weird This is not one animal but a colony of animals all sharing the same genetics All working together, the hive mind rules Coming to a nightmare near you This is called a bioluminescent deep-sea siphonophore — an eerily fantastic creature that appears to be a single, large organism, but which is actually a colony of numerous individual jellyfish-like animals that behave and function together as a single entity The individual units, called zooids, all share the same genetic

Blindsight - when blind people can still see

When you see something the visual signal actually goes to two different places The first is the visual cortex, that renders what we know as sight, the second to a primitive subcortex that also registers some actions even though you don't know about it So blindness caused by the visual cortex damage can still leave a mysterious type of vision at the subcortex level A man blinded in his visual cortex, after a stroke, but with two working eyes, was part of an experience to measure subcorte

Glasses with liquid lenses that anyone can easily alter - Genius

Inventer creates liquid filled lenses that anyone can adjust for their eyesight The cost Hopefully down to $1 a pair What if it were possible to make a pair of glasses which, instead of requiring an optician, could be "tuned" by the wearer to correct his or her own vision Might it be possible to bring affordable spectacles to millions who would never otherwise have them Silver has devised a pair of glasses which rely on the principle that the fatter a lens the more powerful it beco

Supermarket beef comes from cattle dosed with growth hormones

In this short but sobering article cattle farmed in factory lots after leaving the farm and before slaughter, are dosed with growth hormones to speed up their muscle growth Is this is only in America, where you might expect such abuse Nope, the article is Australian A good reason to specifically ask for New Zealand beef It’s the secret they don’t want you to know Supermarket beef comes from cattle grown with hormone growth promotants HGPs These are small pellets that are inj

Michelin active wheel set - a new future in car design

This is great, Michelin have made a wheel assembly with an electric motor and suspension all built in Imagine buying 4 of these wheel sets, making your own platform and adding some batteries to supply power, instant car Or taking out the engine from your existing car, adding some fuel cells and the wheels The Michelin tire company is getting closer to commercializing its electric wheel concept The company has been showing off versions of the “Active Wheel” since 2004 The system con

Video of Solid Rocket Booster after it separates from the shuttle

Watch the video from a mounted camera on the rocket booster STS_115 Shuttle Atlantis Launch Solid Rocket Booster Camera 1, with live microphone, from just before separation, to ocean touchdown Separation is at ~1:45 [flash=425x344]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/FVUcW-4C18U&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]

Anti-depressants in rivers are playing head games with fish

A new study shows that fish downstream from wastewater plants are affected by the concentrations of antidepressants found int eh water leading them to display unusual behaviors such as hanging vertical and not eating In the fish world, baby is just another word for lunch So it behooves aquatic larvae to be ever vigilant Yet those who as embryos or hatchlings encountered water polluted with trace concentrations of an antidepressant are much more likely to become lunch Tons of medicine
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