The Chance To Dance Again
by Michael Keller
We highlighted the TED talk of Hugh Herr a couple of weeks ago. But his work is too important and beautiful to leave to just one post.
The MIT associate professor of media arts and sciences is making prosthetic limbs and exoskeletons that restore function in those who have lost legs from injury or disease. This set of gifs focuses on his team’s BiOM powered ankle and foot prosthesis.
"Bionics is not only about making people stronger and faster," he said during the talk. "Our expression, our humanity can be embedded into electromechanics."
To prove his point, Herr and fellow researchers studied dance movement to replace the lower leg that professional dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost after last year’s Boston marathon bombing. He concluded his talk by bringing Haslet-Davis on the stage to perform a bionic rumba.
…crying over this.
MICK JAGGER STARS IN ‘GENDER DETECTIVE’
My suspicions are confirmed
"A zoo in China says it has a depressed panda so it just installed a TV in its cage to cheer it up. So that means right now, a depressed panda could be watching our show. And we thought we’d tell some jokes specifically for Seesha the Panda, and see if we can’t make her feel any better. Here we go.”
Dear Diary, my teen-angst bullshit now has a body count.
we have all read fanfiction that we shouldn’t have
just a few favorite tags
just open up tag viewer on this post and settle in with a snack cause ain’t nobody sleeping tonight, friends
installing tag viewer for this was the best decision i ever made
this is so tragically beautiful
Where do people find these
play this song over a song that reminds you of painful times, or of good times in a painful way, and the other song loses its power over you completely. ooga chaka, ooga choka
Being a Christian doesn’t mean you have to be anti-science. I do believe in The Big Bang Theory, I just don’t think it’s funny or deserves six seasons.
i wonder why when women write teen novels they’re categorized as chicklit yet when jgreen writes teen novels hes a nyt best selling author and praised as understanding the tru nature of teens nvm i know why
This show is amazing
the thing about me is that i would very much like for people to know that i’m gay but i don’t want to have to actually tell them
Let’s play a game called ‘how many hints do I need to drop before people realize I’m actually gay’