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Berkeley Bionics: Introducing eLEGS

On Oct. 7, 2010, we unveiled eLEGS, an exoskeleton for wheelchair users who are committed to living life to its fullest. It powers you up to get you standing and walking.


Numberwang Board Game

Do you sometimes wish you could play Numberwang at home without the risk of going to jail?

From That Mitchell & Webb Look


Miniature Cardboard Kinetic Sculptures

Brad Litwin creates exquisite miniature hand-cranked kinetic sculptures from cardboard and "a few bits of wood, metal, or plastic." They're $45/each or $35 as a kit. Mechanicards.


Real Time Bill Maher Featuring Richard Dawkins

Evolutionary biologist and notorious propagator of common sense Richard Dawkins appeared on Bill Maher's HBO program, REAL TIME last night. Dr. Dawkins has a terrific new book out, well worth a read if you don't yet have a copy: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.


Bronson: The Mechanic, Ending

In The Mechanic (1972) Charles Bronson plays a hit man who takes an apprentice. In the end his apprentice betrays him, but Bronson avenges from the grave.


Sherwin Nuland: My History of Electroshock Therapy

Surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland discusses the development of electroshock therapy as a cure for severe, life-threatening depression -- including his own. Its a moving and heartfelt talk about relief, redemption and second chances.


Tim Minchin: Storm

NSFW.
Tim's less-than-tactful nine minute beat poem trashing the new-age movement and expounding on the virtue of skepticism, the value of science, and the inanity of mysticism.


Mickey: Govt Conspiracy Against Beck

When they increase the title length on youtube I'm going to rename this to "Mickey Mouse Discovers The Government Plan to Attack Glenn Beck by Paying Jonathan McIntosh to Remix Cartoons." Because that's the title I put in the video. Glenn Beck has a moral for you in this mashup and it is that you should remix as many Fox and Disney clips as you can because it's all fair use!

Also the video clips in this remix are from a cartoon called Mickey's Parrot.

Here is Glenn Beck's insane response in its entirety: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHHByFFSh54


Newsman Laughs at Diplomat's name

Sheila Dikshit, pronounced Dixit, is the chief minister of Delhi, India and her name has been in the headlines. New Zealand newscaster Paul Henry couldn't stop laughing at it.


FCKH8: Straight Talk on Gay Marriage

Prop 8 is H8. F-bomb the forces of H8 and help fund the fight for equal marriage rights. Get your T-shirt - do good and look good doing it. $5 from each shirt goes to groups working to make sure everybody has the right marry who they love.


What Galaxies are Made of

NatGeo: Inside the Milky Way.

The brilliant clouds of color in the Milky Way do more than just inspire awe - they help astronomers decipher the galaxy.