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Human Body Parts Now Being Used To Transmit Broadband Data

If tubes, wires and air data isn’t enough to wrap your fleshy human mass around, Researchers at Korea University in Seoul have successfully accomplished something that might change the world, but probably won’t. They’ve successfully transmitted broadband data through a human arm at speeds up to 10 mb/s. The data is transferred using two electrodes placed on their skin 30 centimetres apart, ...

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Anatomical Papercraft

Bert Simons created this excellent anatomical papercraft of the muscles of the human skull. Simons calls it an “anatomically incorrect representation,” but it looks pretty damn nifty, incorrect or not. Link [via]

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Going Back to Our Roots: Homo Sapien Multi-Purpose Tool

In other words, this is a rock made for the kitchen. Embrace your instinctive caveman nature and just bash and grind the living hell out of your food. It might not be as rugged as just grabbing a big rock from the wild, but it’s surely more manly than using a porcelain mortar and pestle. For $43 you could do ...

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Human Candles

Here’s a stunning work of art to get your morning going. Several artists cast themselves in a beeswax/paraffin emulsion and placed a wick in the middle. The end result? Life-sized human candles that become insanely creepy as they slowly melt. The creators let them burn throughout the entire exhibition, the end result looking more like hot oatmeal than a human. ...

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Human-Powered Mobile Treadmill Keeps Up With A 350Z

This is just hilarious. Even more so than the World Of Warcraft treadmill race across Azeroth. It’s a human-powered mobile treadmill by Alex Astilean. Technically the equivalent of a large hamster wheel for humans, this mobile treadmill will have everyone in the park giving you funny looks. Just be careful not to hit anyone. With the momentum this thing could ...

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The Lumbering Contraption Of Nose Picking

In light of this coming Sunday’s Handcar Regatta, a race of human-powered rail-track creations, the team over at Almost Scientific have created a ginormous 10 feet tall 10 feet wide hamster wheel they’re calling the Lumbering Contraption. What purpose does it serve? Well, it controls a slew of doohickeys that mobilize a giant nose picking machine. Weird, right?  If only ...

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The Portraitist Robot: Vincent VanBot

Sylvain Calinon’s creation, the Robotic Portrait Artist, has received a makeover. Check out its sweet new mustache and beret! It truly has the look of an artist. This bot is able to recognize human faces and extract relevant characteristics from them. Then, it draws portraits of captured images by converting them into vector art.  The produced result is better than ...

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Rat Brain Robot Is As Evasive As The Real Thing

In The Matrix, robots are self-aware of their existence. This is a bad thing as it eventually leads to the enslavement of mankind. The idea of a human brain inside a robot is intriguing for anyone whose ever wanted to put their brain in a robot body to become an Adrian Barbobot. Scientists are getting closer to that vision, having ...

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A Sensor That Mimicks The Human Eye

We’ve seen artificial corneas that could replace damaged organic corneas, but how about a digital image sensor that adjusts itself like a human retina? That’s exactly what John Rogers at the University of Illinois is creating. An improved method of transferring silicon sensors onto a curved surface allowing for the sensor to capture wide-angle views with low distortion. Because it ...

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