Boston Marathon Bombing Violent Photos: Should You Look?

Images can’t pos­si­bly con­vey the full real­ity of suf­fer­ing, but nobody is ask­ing them to. What they do con­vey, bet­ter and more effi­ciently than words, is an imprint or a reminder of human cru­elty and human pain.

How I Stopped Eating Food

I hypoth­e­sized that the body doesn’t need food itself, merely the chem­i­cals and ele­ments it con­tains. So, I resolved to embark on an exper­i­ment. What if I con­sumed only the raw ingre­di­ents the body uses for energy?

A Spoon Full Of Sensors To Help Parkinson’s Patients Feed Themselves

Each of these sen­sors mea­sures motion, then passes it through a small micro­con­troller that uses cus­tom algo­rithms to ana­lyze the sig­nal and iden­tify the type of tremor being detected. If the motion has the fre­quency and ampli­tude of a large human tremor, the Lift­ware micro­proces­sor will tell actu­a­tors in the han­dle to adjust the handle’s attach­ment in the oppo­site direc­tion of the tremor, hope­fully can­cel­ing it out.

Collective Motion of Moshers at Heavy Metal Concerts

Human col­lec­tive behav­ior can vary from calm to pan­icked depend­ing on social con­text. Using videos pub­licly avail­able online, we study the highly ener­gized col­lec­tive motion of atten­dees at heavy metal con­certs. We find these extreme social gath­er­ings gen­er­ate sim­i­larly extreme behav­iors: a dis­or­dered gas-like state called a mosh pit and an ordered vortex-like state called a cir­cle pit.