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    Man Tests First Dual ShoulderDown Cyborg Arms
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    Meet Les Baugh. Les had both arms amputated at the shoulder after a freak electrical accident 40 years ago. Now he's the first person to successfully use the bilateral shoulder-down modular prosthetic limbs developed by the doctors and scientists at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Each arms operates with a full 3-degrees of freedom and over 30-degrees of motion, and are controlled intuitively simply by thinking of moving a specific part. From watching the video, the technology obviously has a ways to go, but it's definitely a big step in the right direction. One of the scientists interviewed even references in five to ten years from now, he expects to be developing robotic prosthetics so advanced people will actually be cutting their own limbs off to get them
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    The world's simplest electric train is made with a made with a magnet, some copper wire and a dry cell.
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    Jenny thinks her adorable little mollusk voice is a natural fit to sing the Fleetwood Mac tune.
    Bookmarks a Comic by Grant Snider
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    'Bookmarks' is a comic by Grant Snider.
    The Bull
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    (Image: Manhattan Metaphore, Paul Downey, CC-BY)
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    This week, John takes a closer look at some popular holiday traditions.
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    static loop of kinetic energy, redefining location
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    Meet Jeff is a Wired web-series that's a mockumentary about a robot actor called Jeff 1000 who has been given his own biopic, starring Summer Glau.
    "Summer Glau has to attend her ex-boyfriend’s art gallery opening and who better to accompany her than a ten-foot tall robot? Jeff agrees to go and is tasked with one job, but things go haywire when he meets the ex—David Arquette."
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    Report 66 journalists killed 119 kidnapped 853 arrested in
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    Reporters Without Borders today published its 2014 tally of abuses against journalists. According to their report, 66 journalists were murdered this year, bringing to 720 the number of journalists killed in connection with their work in the past 10 years. "A total of 119 journalists were kidnapped this year, an increase of more than 35% on last year’s figure," RWB said today. "Forty journalists are currently being held hostage." [en.rsf.org]
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    AZ illustrated list of CIA s torture program
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    Oscar Rickett and ‚ÄčKrent Able created The A-Z of Torture for Vice. More images after more.
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    Is there a mother out there who doesn’t warn their children that going out in the cold is going to make them sick? Have you heard that old chestnut about losing all of your body’s heat through your head? Do you think drinking alcohol will warm you up?
    All myths! We’ll discuss them on this week’s Healthcare Triage.
    Coffee Mug With Pipe In Handle
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    It's a $50 ceramic coffee mug with an "intented-for-tobacco-use-only" pipe in the handle. The Pipemug offers the most convenient wake and bake experience ever by bringing coffee and weed together.
    "The world's only mug with a pipe in it! Don't compromise your comfort by searching for your pipe when relaxing with your favorite drink from your mug, because now the two are one in the same! Feel at ease knowing there's no cross contamination between your smoke and your favorite drink. The PIPEMUG is the only way sip it and rip it!"
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