NASA’s Robo-Glove

NASA has released a new ‘space glove’ which will help astronauts – and factory-workers – handle heavy objects comfortably and for longer. The gloves were developed as part of General Motor’s partnership with NASA to create Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot to be launched into space. The robot went up to the International Space Station last year, but handily the gloves will find a place on GM’s shop floors, where a factory operator might need to apply only five to 10 pounds of force to lift a 20-pound weight. The gloves, first prototyped in March 2011, weigh about a pound each and contain electronics, motors and a small display. Officially, these are called the Human Grasp Assist device, but the team have affectionately labelled them Robo-Glove for short.” w/ photos

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Brian Finally Gets Mike’s Joke

“I don’t typically understand jokes related to the Reconstruction, and I especially don’t when Ive had a fifth of bourbon and fireworks are going off all around my face. Mike should be thankful I even remembered it in the morning.” — 5secondfilms

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Top 10 Common Science Myths

“It’s hard to tell fact from fiction, especially when it comes to Science. There are several topics that are commonly regarded as scientific fact but are actually myths. Lightning never strikes the same place twice, the five second rule, all of these are commonly regarded as truths some people live there life by it, but it’s all made up. Here is a list of the top ten most common science myths.” w/ photos

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