Doom is 20 years old today.
There will never be a videogame this good ever again.
gummy bear + potassium chlorate
Space Station Robot Getting Its Legs
Creepy or cool? NASA has been working on creating legs for the Robonaut 2, a helper robot currently in service aboard the International Space Station. The agency says the extra appendages are needed to give Robonaut more mobility. With the robot able to move around more easily, the ISS crew will be freed from mundane tasks inside and outside the station.
Robonaut is currently attached to a support post. With legs, the robot will be able to move around more easily and use both hands while grasping with at least one foot.
11 December 2013
A normal healthy brain (pictured is a map showing connections in an older brain) is something most of us take for granted. However, more people over the age of 65 are disabled by dementia than any other illness. There is no cure and research funding is limited. At today’s G8 Dementia summit, many issues will be discussed with the government’s dementia challenge in mind, which last year promised to drive improvements in the care and research of the disorder. As part of this, the Medical Research Council is launching the UK Dementias Platform (UKDP). Bringing pharmaceutical companies together with startups and academia a large-scale genotyping and imaging collaboration will be fostered. Researchers hope that by studying the whole body, rather than just the brain, new insights into disease progression will arise.
Written by Brona McVittie
Image by Mark Bastin and Dave Liewald
The Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
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