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    Gear  |  Tech  
    MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they've successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah.   The key to the bounding algorithm is in programming each of the robot's legs to exert a certain amount of force in the split second during which it hits the ground, in order to maintain a given speed: In general, the faster the desired speed, the more force must be applied to propel the robot forward. In experiments the robot sprinted up to 10 mph and MIT researchers estimate the robot may eventually reach speeds of up to 30 mph.
    MIT's robot cheetah might be limited to a top speed of about ten miles per hour in its current form, but its creators based its unique leg mechanisms on an actual cheetah so eventually this robot should achieve some impressive speeds—and jumping capabilities.
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    Canon PowerShot G7 X reveals a highend compact
    Gear  |  Camera  
    The PowerShot G7 X is Canon's first 1-inch sensor camera. The G7 X has a 20-megapixel, 1-inch sensor, backed by a 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 lens. Other features include a built-in ND filter; 1920 x 1080 video recording at up to 60p; 3-inch touchscreen; Wi-Fi and NFC built-in. The Canon Powershot G7 X is slated to drop next month for $700 USD.
    Squirrel being fed by a marionette of an old lady
    Gear  |  Pic  
    Squirrel being fed by a marionette of an old lady being controlled by an old lady.
    Gear  |  Video  
    Here's some clever cooking tips to make life in the kitchen that little bit easier.
    Gear  |  Video  
    Portugal Timelapse Video
    Giant grubs bug and worms made of gummi

    Giant grubs bug and worms made of gummi
    Gear  |  Other  
    Akai Tento's Yahoo Japan Store features some of the beautiful glistening gummi larvae, worms and bugs for sale in the tiny coffee shop/market stall that serves a small fishing harbour on the east coast of Aomori Prefecture.
    Akai Tento no Koohii Ten (Red Tent Coffee Shop) features highly detailed gummi bugs, some filled with sweet jelly guts that squirts out when you bite into them -- they're about $3 each. More pics after more.
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    Gear  |  Video  
    A short story looking at the life of cartoon characters facing reality long after their heyday prime.
    Animation created in After Effects, Flash, Photoshop and a bit of CrazyTalk pro 7. Created by Steve Cutts.
    Gear  |  Video  
    A long time ago in a cookies and milky way galaxy far, far away...Princess Parfaita was taken prisoner by the evil Galactic Empire and had to be saved by a group of unlikely heroes including the young Luke Piewalker, Flan Solo, and Chewie the Cookie.
    Gif Sleep eating Kangaroo
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    Sleep eating Kangaroo.
    Gear  |  Video  
    Believe or not, this awesome animation was made over a 9-year period (2003-2012.) Warning: Animated violence. From Ninja Action:
    "An animated action movie in vein of old console games. Inspired by and partially borrowed from games like Mortal Kombat, BattleToads, Double Dragon, Street Fighter, and Street of Rage. Chinese movies of 80s-90s starring Jackie Chan and other actors as well as the famous cartoon called xiao xiao."
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    Gear  |  Video  
    Diver Valerie Taylor Befriends a Spotted Moray Eel.
    Gear  |  Pet  
    People build bird houses, swing sets, tree houses and even skating rinks for their kids. But a Minnesota man has created an indoor fun house just for cats.  Homeowner Greg Krueger loves trails and paths, and he loves his cats. So he decided to link those passions together.  Krueger’s four cats get to look down on their owner for nearly 100 yards of overhead catwalks. They can also scamper away to their choice of hideouts, all with proper lighting and padding.
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    Evolution of desk.
    Movpak is an Electric Skateboard and a Backpack In
    Gear  |  Projects  

    The Movpak has zippers and pockets to carry whatever it is you need for your trip and you can wear on your back. The Movpak is capable of speeds of up to 15 mph and has a range of 9 km on a single charge. It comes with a wireless remote which features one-touch options for speed controls, brake, and reverse. It’s foldable, so you can just fold it into the backpack and carry it in the backpack or roll it around like a stroller bag once you get to your destination. The Movpak is currently up for funding on kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $1,190 will get you one.
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    Gear  |  Video  
    SciShow explores one of the more rare and unusual results of sexual reproduction: gynandromorphy, in which an animal is part male and part female.
    Gear  |  Film  
    Hilarious Japanese Ads For Guardians Of The Galaxy
    ProviewGopro Cell Phone Mount
    Gear  |  Gadget  
    The Proview GoPro phone mount($40) allows you to connect your GoPro camera to your phone, and use your phone as a GoPro LCD(via GoPro App).
    "The Proview allows you to use to convenience of your cell phone as a GoPro Grip, LCD screen, Control, and operate the Gore all with one hand. The Proview allows you to capture a perfectly framed shot every time whether the camera is facing you or away from you."
    Gear  |  Video  
    All but a few of these clips were shot in one week in January of 2014. A small handful were shot on a previous trip to Paris in October of 2012.
    Music: "Wreck Beach" by Sean Bayntun
    Gear  |  Video  
    Digger escapes from ditch.
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    Sailing at Sunrise by Tony Rath
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    A sailboat motors with sails up at sunrise of the Belize Barrier Reef
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    Karsten Maas from Denmark has made a super-sized 4.37-m-long (14-ft 5-in) club and has used it to achieve a drives of over 165 metres.
    eNABLE a nonprofit group dedicated to making 3Dprinted prosthetic hands to
    Gear  |  News  

    e-NABLE, a  non-profit group dedicated to making 3D-printed prosthetic hands to children, e-NABLE recently donated an Iron Man-themed prosthetic hand to a three-year-old boy in Hawaii.
    Gear  |  Video  
    "The era we are living could be easily described as the “being hipster” one. Considering how Wes Anderson’s movies, indie music and vintage (sometimes non-sense) ingredients became emblematic for this generation, the explanation of the phenomenon is not so hard to reach: what used to be part of a niche culture peacefully invaded every environment insomuch as skinny jeans, lumberjacks shirts and huge beards are now pop elements similarly to long hair and Chelsea boots during the Beatlemania.
    This is where the paper-thin boundary line breaks and trends and subcultures meet.
    Ground’s Oranges reinterprets – in a intentionally lo-fi/homemade way – the Hipster universe magnifying its virtues and vices but also taking its styles and thematics to an extreme level, getting them close to something similar to a parody that, actually, is just pure and sincere celebration
    Gear  |  Video  
    Prismacolor colored pencil drawing - In memory of Robin Williams, who brought us so many laughs and smiles.
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    Short film about a man with chronic hiccups and his ever increasing desperation to get rid of the affliction.
    RYNO SelfBalancing Electric Unicycles
    Gear  |  Bike  

    This is the RYNO Motors Micro-cycle. It can be ridden anywhere bikes are allowed, reach speeds up to 10MPH, travel 10-miles on a single charge, and carry a total weight (including dat ass) of 260-pounds. They're available for pre-order now for $5,300 with an estimated delivery later this year.
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    Gear  |  Sport  
    Maibam Itomba Meitei performs the most consecutive pull-ups...using only his two pinkies! In 27 seconds, he did this 16 times!
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    Jimmy competes against Hugh Jackman in a giant game of billiards featuring bowling balls and no pool cues.
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