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amnhnyc:

Meet Dimorphodon, the toothy pterosaur.
Discovered in the 1820s on the coast of southern England, by a young woman, Mary Anning, famed for her fossil-finding abilities, Dimorphodon earned its names for its distinctive dentition. Dimorphodon, the genus name, means “two-formed tooth” and refers to the animal’s two types of teeth: Long, curved fangs that jut from the front of the jaws, and a row of short pointed teeth that lies behind.

Learn more about this pterosaur.

amnhnyc:

Meet Dimorphodon, the toothy pterosaur.

Discovered in the 1820s on the coast of southern England, by a young woman, Mary Anning, famed for her fossil-finding abilities, Dimorphodon earned its names for its distinctive dentition. Dimorphodon, the genus name, means “two-formed tooth” and refers to the animal’s two types of teeth: Long, curved fangs that jut from the front of the jaws, and a row of short pointed teeth that lies behind.

Learn more about this pterosaur.

brucesterling:

futurist-foresight:

A quick look at some of the wondrous work in robotics done by Festo.

policymic:

Engineering Company Festo Is Creating Robots Based On Nature

German engineering firm Festo is creating a robot army. Sounds scary, right? But there’s no need to fear a “Skynet”-type apocalypse quite yet, because these robots want to do good by making laborious tasks easier in the factories of the future. And they’re using nature as their inspiration.

Festo summarizes the motivation behind their research on their website: “Gripping, moving, controlling and measuring – nature performs all of these tasks instinctively, easily and efficiently. What could be more logical than to examine these natural phenomena and learn from them?”

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*Always re-blog indescribable Festo inflatables

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nprbooks:

Remember Kevin Trudeau? On Monday, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating a 2004 court order that barred him from making deceptive infomercials about his book, The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About.
At the sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Guzman called Trudeau “deceitful to the very core,” and said that “since his 20s, he has steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his own gain.” Over the years, Trudeau has hawked “free money,” weight loss solutions and cures for cancer and other diseases. At the hearing, Trudeau claimed that he had undergone a “personal transformation” and said that if he does another infomercial, there will be “no embellishments, no puffery, no lies.” Reuters reports that the courtroom was packed with Trudeau supporters. One of them was 80-year-old Ed Foreman, a motivational speaker and former congressman for Texas and New Mexico, the news service says. It notes that Foreman “tried twice to make a statement in Trudeau’s support during the hearing. When Foreman failed to respond to the judge’s order to be quiet, he was lifted up by his arms and legs and carried out of the courtroom by federal marshals.”
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La estafa o el embuste, son delitos… A la reja por estafador.

nprbooks:

Remember Kevin Trudeau? On Monday, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating a 2004 court order that barred him from making deceptive infomercials about his book, The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About.

At the sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Guzman called Trudeau “deceitful to the very core,” and said that “since his 20s, he has steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his own gain.” Over the years, Trudeau has hawked “free money,” weight loss solutions and cures for cancer and other diseases. At the hearing, Trudeau claimed that he had undergone a “personal transformation” and said that if he does another infomercial, there will be “no embellishments, no puffery, no lies.” Reuters reports that the courtroom was packed with Trudeau supporters. One of them was 80-year-old Ed Foreman, a motivational speaker and former congressman for Texas and New Mexico, the news service says. It notes that Foreman “tried twice to make a statement in Trudeau’s support during the hearing. When Foreman failed to respond to the judge’s order to be quiet, he was lifted up by his arms and legs and carried out of the courtroom by federal marshals.”

More book news here.

La estafa o el embuste, son delitos… A la reja por estafador.

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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

climateadaptation:

Has anyone read this?

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I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it’s no problem for me to believe that I’m somebody else.
 -Daniel Day Lewis

I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it’s no problem for me to believe that I’m somebody else.

 -Daniel Day Lewis

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