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DIY Exoskeleton lifts 170 pounds like nothing

YouTuber The Hacksmith has been working on a Elysium-inspired exoskeleton, which lets him curl 171.5LBS of concrete & steel. Nice hobby.

This is only the beginning… Building the lower half next.

[via gizmodo] [The Hacksmith]

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emergentfutures:

The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear


- It’s like a chair that isn’t there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It’s called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there.
"The idea came from wanting to sit anywhere and everywhere, and from working in a UK packaging factory when I was 17," says Keith Gunura, the 29-year old CEO and co-founder of noonee, the Zurich-based startup behind the device, “standing for hours on end causes a lot of distress to lower limbs, but most workers get very few breaks and chairs are rarely provided, because they take up too much space. So I thought that the best idea was to strap an unobtrusive chair directly to myself.”

Full Story: CNN

emergentfutures:

The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear

- It’s like a chair that isn’t there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It’s called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there.

"The idea came from wanting to sit anywhere and everywhere, and from working in a UK packaging factory when I was 17," says Keith Gunura, the 29-year old CEO and co-founder of noonee, the Zurich-based startup behind the device, “standing for hours on end causes a lot of distress to lower limbs, but most workers get very few breaks and chairs are rarely provided, because they take up too much space. So I thought that the best idea was to strap an unobtrusive chair directly to myself.”

Full Story: CNN

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xen-life:

Multiplying Mechanical Birthday Cake Candle

xen-life:

Multiplying Mechanical Birthday Cake Candle

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Twitter spam, the dark web equivalent of boiling the bones for stock

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Quokkas: Top 20 Pics of the Happiest Animal on the Planet.

xen-life:

Check out these adorable quokkas. #8 will make you book a plane to Australia.quokka

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Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass.

MIT(via dbreunig)

In other experiments, however, they used an ordinary digital camera. Because of a quirk in the design of most cameras’ sensors, the researchers were able to infer information about high-frequency vibrations even from video recorded at a standard 60 frames per second. While this audio reconstruction wasn’t as faithful as it was with the high-speed camera, it may still be good enough to identify the gender of a speaker in a room; the number of speakers; and even, given accurate enough information about the acoustic properties of speakers’ voices, their identities.

Anyone that hasn’t heard of the “Great Seal Bug Story” of Cold War fame should definitely check it out.

(via alexanderpf)

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Putting the apathy of mainstream consumers aside, there’s a much deeper problem with the whole unbundling strategy. It only works if it’s a fundamentally distinct behavior being segmented into a stand-alone application.

Alex Schiff. Fetchnotes. “Why aren’t App Constellations working? Quibb members share some diverse opinions” (via peterspear)

Agreed, unbundling is yet another idiotic tech fad destined for the rubbish heap.  Treat users like idiots at your own risk.

(via marksbirch)

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jackhoward:

kaishabackwards:

I paused my music for this. Worth it.

When people say “I will never not reblog this” I’ve found my one of those

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stannisbaratheon:

@WorstMuse is a relic of the human race

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