Monthly Archive: August 2009
When the eyes move, objects in the line of sight suddenly jump to a different place on the retina, but the mind perceives the scene as stable and continuous.
The patent-pending BEAR robot is Vecna Robotics’ flagship program. Designed to locate, lift and rescue people in harm’s way, the humanoid BEAR robot can do what humans can’t: lift heavy loads and carry them long distances. Whether on a battlefield, in a nuclear reactor core, near a toxic chemical spill, or inside a structurally-compromised building after an earthquake, the BEAR can rescue those in need without risking additional human life.
According to a recent Reuters report, a British academic named Malcolm Dando, who is also described as an "arms control expert," has sounded a warning that mind drugs could emerge as effective weapons of war — shades of the experiments with LSD, Belladonna and other agents carried out by the CIA and the US army in the 1960s.
Despite mounting public health concerns about obesity and persistent social pressures dictating that slim is beautiful, young women in their ’20s consistently exercise less than young men.