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Robots: EU Robotics Week

The European Robotics Week 2013 featured 334 robotics related events in 24 countries and attracted more than 55'000 participants spanning all ages. To give us a snapshot of the event, we talk to three organizers of robotics activities including Fiorella Operto in Italy, Roko Tschakarow in Germany, and Douwe Dresscher in the Netherlands.

Why Female Jacanas Do All the Fighting

Excerpted from Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle by Douglas J. Emlen. Out now from Henry Holt and Company LLC. Jacanas are bizarre birds, especially when it comes to their weapons. The female I’m watching has especially big spurs, one on each elbow, and she creeps about with delicate steps on very long legs. Show More Summary

Sharp eyes chess tactic

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Typical play in French for White (Part I) ... and more

How to Build Your 1. d4 Repertoire - GM Jan GustafssonPosted on March 26,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. Use 1. d4 as a strong weapon against your opponent! In the video series, "How to Build Your 1. Show More Summary

Improve your Footwork While Climbing with these 7 Amazing Tips

There is a considerable amount of technique that goes into climbing, irrespective of whether it’s being done recreationally, competitively, or as a part of a trade. The ability to place oneself on the rocks with proper judgement and pulling oneself through will not do one much good if the footwork is lacking. Show More Summary

TFBTV: Texas Hog Guns

Texas has been overrun by hogs, which have created a startling problem for farmers and landowners across our great state. For these pesky pack animals, sometimes grandpa’s 30-30 wont cut it so modern hunters have decided to bring more modern equipment. Show More Summary

Women Spring Chess Festival to be held in Budapest

The Hungarian Chess Federation organizes the International Women Spring Chess Festival from 7-15th April, 2015, in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and one of the largest cities in Central Europe.The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament, exclusively for women. Show More Summary

Robots: Termite-Inspired Construction

In this episode, we talk to Justin Werfel from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University about their latest paper published in Science on "Designing Collective Behavior in a Termite-Inspired Robot Construction Team". This work was done with Kirstin Petersen and Radhika Nagpal, director of the Self-Organizing Systems Research Group.

Discovery Channel Is Getting Eaten Alive for Eaten Alive

A month ago, the Discovery Channel promised a new journey into the world of the gratuitously grotesque: A man was going to wade into the Amazon, douse himself in pig’s blood, and get eaten alive by a giant anaconda. Several media outlets, Slate included, were more horrified than impressed. Show More Summary

The third round casualties - A report by GM Sergey Shipov

The knock-out format is meant to be cruel. Everybody except one gets eliminated, and the pain of losing often outweighs all previous victories. Only a single player, the champion, avoids the shock.We lost many excellent players in the third round. Show More Summary

Spring Beauty and Toothwort

Nothing says spring like the early spring wildflowers. I went up into the woods this morning to collect wood to start a fire I was delighted to see the first native wildflower: From a distance, you would not see the Spring Beauty at all. Show More Summary

Women's World Championship round 4 report

The fourth round of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship started in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on March 26.Eight players continue their quest for the chess crown – Humpy Koneru and Harika Dronavalli (both from India),...Show More Summary

New Project: Battery Clip Transistor Tester

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When it comes to transistors, I’m a fan of NPNs (versus PNPs) for their ubiquity and reliability, and because I’ve memorized many of their specifications over time. Transistors come in many types and packages, and I find myself most-often working with TO-92 package bipolar junction transistors – or BJTs. Show More Summary

Robots: Schunk Manipulators

In this episode Per Sjoborg speaks with Henrik Schunk about his company’s work in gripping technology, modular robotics and dexterous manipulation. They then look at service robotics, which was the subject of this year’s SCHUNK Expert Days in Hausen, Germany. Henrik A. Schunk After his studies at the Technical Universities in Kaiserslautern and Dresden, Henrik […]

What I Learned About Dogs and Love While Crossing the Country With My Lab

Excerpted from Travels With Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazy Country by Benoit Denizet-Lewis. Out now from Simon & Schuster. Casey and I stopped in Sarasota, Florida, to meet Cary, a woman who’d read about my journey and suggested that I come meet her black Lab, Pepe. Show More Summary

2015 Donruss Yasmani Tomas Preferred

I guess I've been on sort of a Donruss kick - the base cards are bland and seem like filler, but the parallels and inserts give the product a little bit of life. If Tomas plays, he'll have his share of cards, ones that will actuallyShow More Summary

Manny Pacquiao’s Training include Chess

Mind Games Include Pacquiao’s TrainingBy Merpu Roa on March 26 2015 2:21 pmMcALLEN, Texas (MindaNews / 26 March) – Eight Division World Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao does a strenuous physical activity for eight hours everyday, yet interestingly...Show More Summary

How To Make Cuban Coffee

The convenience store at the gas station had an aromatic little kitchen tucked into the corner, behind the registers, so there was no way to resist buying an empanada. I have heard two working theories about the prevalence of spices in meat dishes of tropical origin. But whether the spices harbor antibiotic properties or trigger … Continue reading How To Make Cuban Coffee ?

Peruta just went en banc

"THOMAS, Chief Judge: Upon the vote of a majority of nonrecused active judges, it is ordered that this case be reheard en banc pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 35(a) and Circuit Rule 35-3. The three-judge panel opinion and...

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