Tag Archives: pain

Paging, Dr. Asimov!: Punching Robots Programmed to Inflict Unbearable Pain

Isaac Asimov’s laws of robotics states that “a robot may not injure a human being.” But it’s hard for robots to comply to such stringent laws when the threshold of pain and injury varies so much from person-to-person. Borut Povše from the University of Ljubljana is conducting a research experiment which could help robots better understand their limits. Povše persuaded ...

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Neck Traction: Please, Oh, Please Wear This in Public

Made to ease neck pain by releasing pressure caused by pinched nerves and the like, (at least so they say, though i’m not totally convinced that the creators of this device weren’t just orchestrating some sort of ingenious plot to see the length at which people will go to ease their sore muscles), Neck Traction offers some much needed relief (again, so they say) ...

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Most Badass Geek Tattoo Ever Etched On Flesh

Jack Newton is a fan of science. A dedicated fan. His decision to permanently print a portrait of the world famous physicist Stephen Hawking on his leg not only proves his die-hard attitude towards science but also demonstrates his excellent taste in body art. The tattoo – complete with a Monty Python line from the classic Life of Brian film ...

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Morphine And THC Combo Makes Super Painkiller

Morphine relieves pain. THC gets you high as a kite. Combine them together and what do you get? A drug that relieves pain but also gets you high as a kite. Joseph Holtman and Peter Crooks at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky have taken the initiative by working on a practical application further proving marijuana’s ...

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Chronic Back Pain? Get The Power Of TENS

TENS is Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation for short. It works by disrupting the pain signals originating from the nerves near the pain spot, so the area that would normally be in pain is reduced to a mere tingling sensation. It’s like having a constant little massage at the point that causes you the most discomfort. You can’t get one of ...

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Are You This Lazy?

If you can’t even sit upright in a chair while on a computer without bitching about back problems, you might need the Lazy Geek’s Cushion. Why lie on a bed when this adjustable cushion can have you reading web comics on any filthy floor in the world. With this cushion, one could even use their laptop on the floor of ...

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