A snowstorm can’t stop it. A blazing fire can’t stop it. And even getting run over by a car is no problem for this squishy little bot.
Researchers from Harvard University have developed a soft robot that not only can stand up and walk on its own, but also withstand tough elements all while carrying the equipment it needs on its back — from its microcompressors to control systems to batteries. Just check it out in the video above, which was recently posted to the university’s YouTube account.
A 46-year-old Chicago man is facing two misdemeanor charges after he allegedly beat his girlfriend and her young son, then threw the woman’s 8-month-old daughter out the window and ran her over.
Joseph Fults has been charged with misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor domestic battery in the incident, which took place about 2:45 a.m. Monday morning on Chicago’s South Side, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Police say Fults and his 23-year-old girlfriend were arguing inside the vehicle when he began to beat the woman and her 7-year-old son. He then threw her baby from the car and ran over the infant as he sped off, NBC Chicago reports.
Seventeen-year-old Kai Kloepfer’s idea for a finger-print sensitive smart gun came to him in a dream. This week, the Colorado teen won a $50,000 grant from the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation with the hopes of bringing that vision to life.
In an interview with FOX’s Denver news channel KDVR, Kloepfer said that he believes his invention could improve America’s gun safety and reduce accidental gun deaths. He describes a design that is simple and user-friendly.
“All you have to do is pick the firearm up and the way you naturally rest your hand on the firearm unlocks it,” he says. “So you don’t have to swipe or anything like that.”
If you’ve ever gazed into the beautiful void that is Gustav Courbet’s “The Origin of the World,” you’re probably familiar with just how provocative (and NSFW) the painting is.
As the title cleverly references, it is a portrait of the female genitalia, through which all human beings enter into life. Combining the romance of realism and the lustful voyeurism of erotic art, it’s, well, heavy stuff.
So, you can only imagine what would happen if someone — let’s say, a daring performance artist — attempted to reenact the racy anatomic still life from 1866… in front of an audience of museum patrons assembled at Paris’ Musée d’Orsay to see Courbet’s masterpiece face-to-face.
Depression has a way of being an all-consuming, monster of a battle. It takes a toll physically and emotionally. It’s often stigmatized. But perhaps one of the biggest struggles for those who suffer is the feeling that no one else in the world can truly understand what they’re going through.
However, those feelings of isolation provide one of the biggest opportunities for loved ones to help, explains Gregory Dalack, M.D., chair of the department of psychiatry at the University of Michigan.
“The key thing is to help the [depressed] person know that you understand that they’re ill,” he tells The Huffington Post. “A lot of people view depression as some sort of character flaw. To let someone know that you understand that this is an illness that needs to be treated is important.”
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