The Lab Making Robots Walk Through Fire and Ride Segways

Benefits of robots: 1. They never get tired. 2. They can lift very heavy things. 3. They can walk through (controlled) conflagrations at the University of Michigan.
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How Jesse Pinkman’s Need for Acceptance Led Him Into a Dysfunctional Relationship With Walter White

As part of their ongoing series of deconstructing the rich symbolism within the sublime AMC series Breaking Bad, film and television analysis platform ScreenPrism took a look at the odd wide-eyed innocence of character Jesse Pinkman. Specifically, they look at Jesse’s tenderness when it came to kids and animals, his childlike silliness and his insatiable need for parental approval, which he eventually found in the very flawed Walter White. And in the way a child absorbs the bad behavior of adults, Jesse physically, mentally and spiritually suffered the sins of Walter White even when Walter felt he was doing nothing wrong.

He’s essentially an abandoned kid. His parents think he’s a hopeless screw-up and want nothing to do with him. Jessie needs someone to tell him what to do and so he finds a parental figure in Walt their dynamic immediately resembles a father-son relationship. ….Jesse starts out with a great deal of loyalty and respect for Walt but he ends completely disillusioned…

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Afro Beauty Brought to Life in Photographer Luke Nugent’s Lavish Hair Portraiture

British photographer Luke Nugent captures a wide range of style, beauty, and personal expression in his creative photo shoots, for which he often works with London-based hair stylist Lisa Farrall. Nugent highlights women of color in his varied series, from the more subdued everyday styles in Emancipate to the Afrofuturism-inspired Armour, which was a finalist for the 2016 British Hair Awards.

Nugent studied photography at London’s University of Greenwich, and has been shooting professionally since his late teens. He creates work for a variety of commercial and editorial campaigns, with a focus on fashion, portraiture, and music. You can see more of his photography on his website, as well as Instagram and Behance. (via Scene360)

 


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Dirty work: Film preservation, archiving and the magical movies of Bill Morrison


 
I’m pretty sure I washed my hands at least 20 times today, and any OCD-type compulsions that I might have do not lend themselves to handwashing. So why did I do that? Why so many times? And why did I do it so many times in such a short span of time (I…
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Rob Scallon Rocks Out an Original Heavy Metal Song on a Traditional Russian Balalaika

Balalaika Metal

The very adventurous musician Rob Scallon got his hands on a Russian balalaika, added a bit of electricity to the traditional instrument and proceeded to do what he does best, shredding some licks on an original heavy metal song.

On Scallon’s other YouTube channel, the musician shared how he wrote the song that he played on the balalaika.

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Facebook’s Targeted Ads Are More Complex Than It Lets On

Facebook’s vice president of ads described a simple picture of how advertising works on the platform. The reality is far more complicated.
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Person of the Forest, Researchers Go to Borneo to Learn About the Human-Primate Connection

In the trailer for the upcoming documentary Person of the Forest by photojournalist Tim Laman and Melissa Lesh, a three-person team that includes Laman, travel to the ever shrinking rainforests of Borneo in order to learn about and document the human-primate connection by researching how the resident orangutans interact with each other and their environment.

In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo, research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors in wild orangutans. There, photographer Tim Laman, researcher Cheryl Knott, and young explorer Robert Suro shed new light on the similarities between ourselves and our ancient ancestors, before it’s too late

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Google Tasks: Hands On With Google’s New To-Do List App

The newest Google app is a simple and easy to-do list named Tasks.
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A Wonderful Film Mashup That Visually Encourages People to Ditch Their Cars and Ride a Bike Instead

Filmmakers Oscar Boyson (previously) and Erin DeWitt have created a wonderful film compilation that visually encourages people to get out of their cars and go for a ride on bicycle instead.

This an unbranded PSA for bike advocates and enthusiasts, content designed for anyone and everyone to share, remix, or tailor for their own purposes to promote cycling and transportation choices in their communities.

FOR ALL MY CYCLISTS OUT THERE HOPE THIS MAKES YOU SMILE ?? https://t.co/keEhIR9H8C

— oscarboyson (@ohboyson) April 21, 2018

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Artist Builds Beautifully Realistic Dioramas Based on His Childhood Memories

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Malaysia artist Eddie Putera does a brilliant job of building beautifully realistic dioramas from his own childhood memories and fiction, as well as unique dioramas built specifically for his customers. His work is available to purchase from his website.

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