1. 8bitfuture:

    Video: MIT’s robotic cheetah let off the lead.

    Until now, videos of this thing have shown is tethered to a frame and running on a treadmill, but here it’s shown running across a field with no problems.

    The robot can currently run up to 10mph and jump one foot in the air.

    Kim says what makes the robot so dynamic is a custom-designed, high-torque-density electric motor, designed by Jeffrey Lang, the Vitesse Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. These motors are controlled by amplifiers designed by David Otten, a principal research engineer in MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics. The combination of such special electric motors and custom-designed, bio-inspired legs allow force control on the ground without relying on delicate force sensors on the feet.  

    (Source: newsoffice.mit.edu, via iaccidentallyallthephysics)

     
     

  2. the-rest-in-trumpets:

    katswhiskers:

    velvetonions:

    imagine a milkshake place called “shakesperience” where all the milkshake flavours are named after puns of shakespeare plays

    • Oreothello
    • Rolo and Juliet
    • Macberry
    • Mars Ado About Nothing
    • Antonutella and Cleopatra
    • Merchocolate of Venice
    • Two Gentlemint of Verona
    • Richerry III

    It would bringeth all the gentlemen to the yard. 

    (Source: queerodactyl, via waitingforacceptance)

     
  3. afro-dominicano:

    The Fabric of Space-time

    Image: What happens to light as it passes through a point of space-time in where mass has been applied, as well as why objects in space orbit the way they do (planets, galaxies, clusters, etc.)

    Also known as the Space-time Continuum, I’ve always been fascinated about the very space that holds the planet we live on, stars we see at night, solar system we observe, and supernovas we stargaze on telescopes. In astronomy you hear the term space-time get used a lot and I thought I’d highlight key features that describe what this fabric is. I find it odd that not that many people stop to think what holds us up, how are we suspended in space-time? Well, technically we’re not suspended. We’re constantly moving, constantly orbiting. And it’s not just Earth and the solar system joining in on this cosmic dance, you can include star clusters, galaxies, super clusters and even Blackholes, just about everything in our Universe. Keep in mind that even as you read this post, our solar system is orbiting the Milky Way galaxy, traveling at roughly 220 kilometers a second!

    What is Space-time?

    Einstein visualized gravity as a manifestation of the curvature of space-time - the three space dimensions and a fourth time dimension. Most of us cannot visualize a curvature of four dimensional space-time, so visualize a curved two dimensional rubber sheet. Placing a mass on the rubber sheet curves it downward like space-time curves in the presence of a mass. On such a rubber sheet a small mass can circle around the curvature produced by a large mass, just as planets orbit the Sun. Or a mass can roll straight downward just as an object falls to the Earth. Space-time being the very “material” these events and masses take place on.

    Einstein explained gravity as a result of the curvature of space-time near the presence of a mass. The differences between general relativity and Newton’s law of gravity only become noticeable when the gravitational force is very strong.

    Einstein’s general theory of relativity is one of the crowning intellectual achievements of the 20th century and led to such predictions as black holes, gravitational lenses, and the expanding universe. So far it has passed every experimental test with flying colors.

    Info via Suite101

    (via shychemist)

     

  4. its-jack-the-human:

    preteen:

    how do i install a new attractive and cute face

    You can’t install software already on the device

    (Source: haikyaa, via colfer-to-my-criss)

     

  5. tardistoaster:

    raydelblau:

    benedictedcumberbabeof221:

    petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor 

    petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)

    reblogging because this is the best idea ever

    (via colfer-to-my-criss)

     

  6. kingcheddarxvii:

    I volunteered at an animal shelter yesterday and while I was hosing down the dozenth dirty dog kennel I thought to myself “why am I doing this without pay again?” and then I walked into the room with like 15 kittens in it and they all started meowing at me and I was like, yes, that’s why

    (via fidzke)

     

  7. a discussion on sexual orientation

    1. me: *explaining various sexual orientations to a classmate*
    2. classmate: wait, what's polyamory?
    3. me: well, it's when someone has more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.
    4. professor: *overhears from front of class*
    5. professor: that is d i s g u s t i n g
    6. me: *defensively* um, actually, no it's--
    7. professor: how DARE they put a greek prefix on a latin root like that?! What right do they have to decimate my beautiful antiquated languages?!?! GREEK AND LATIN DO NOT FRATERNIZE THIS IS LIKE THAT STUPID ROMANTIC SUBPLOT BETWEEN THAT DWARF AND THAT ELF IN THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!
    8. me: ....
    9. me: ....
    10. me: ....
    11. professor: it should be polyerosy
     
  8. dailyactress:

    Beyonce and Nicki Minaj

     

  9. "You have to be odd to be number one."
    — 

    Dr. Seuss (via wank-r)

    This changed me

    (via bohemianist)

    (Source: lsd-soaked-tampon, via smplicty)

     

  10. outstanding-mediocrity:

    animeliberationfront:

    I literally overcame self esteem issues by making ironically over-arrogant claims because even if you’re joking about something a lot you start to believe it and that can totally work in a good way if you let it

    They’ve done studies and the “fake it till you make it” mindset actually works and if you keep up a mantra you come to believe it after a time. It actually is how I came to really love myself.

    (via application-frustration)