Train Transformed Into A Lush Garden

This is one way for commuters to relax on their hectic early morning trip to work – by sitting back and relaxing in a garden built in an underground train carriage. The bizarre mobile garden was created by Joseph Baldwin and a team of 10 volunteers, who painstakingly laid over 400 sods of grass throughout the train in Chicago. Every inch of floor and seat space is covered in lush green plants and grass – making the normally stressful commuter carrier into a tranquil idyll. And after spending a backbreaking eight hours solid decking out the normally bland train carriage in an explosion of greenery, the group then sent the train around the cities downtown loop. For one day only thousands of stressed out city workers in Chicago were able to relax in the relatively peaceful mobile garden.” w/ photos

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Anthropomorphic Robot

“PETMAN is an anthropomorphic robot developed by Boston Dynamics for testing special clothing used by the US Army. PETMAN balances itself as it walks, squats and does simple calisthenics. PETMAN simulates human physiology by controlling temperature, humidity and sweating inside the clothing to provide realistic test conditions. PETMAN development is lead by Boston Dynamics, working in partnership with Measurement Technologies Northwest, Oak Ridge National Lab and MRIGlobal. The work is being done for the US Army PD-CCAT-TI.” — BostonDynamics

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Flipping Face

“Apparently, this is what my face looks like when I do a front flip.” — SuqAta8

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Why Does My Stomach Growl?

“The digestive system is, in essence, a long tube that starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. This tube connects with the various organs and passages that play important roles in digestion. One of the most important things to know about the digestive system is the manner in which it propels food. Waves of muscle contractions move and push the contents continually downward in a process called peristalsis. In addition to moving your meal along its digestive path, these contractions also help churn food, liquid and different digestive juices together, rendering them into a gooey mix known as chyme… Stomach growling, which originates in the stomach and the small intestine, can be explained by a closer look at how the digestive system functions.” w/ photos

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