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Watch This Crazy Drone With Arms Fly and Turn A Wheel In Mid-Air

 

 

 

 

” Sure, drones can take videos of Martha Stewart’s farm and maybe even save the environment. But… can they unscrew a bottle cap? Play Twister? Spin a dreidel? Do anything that involves having arms? Well, now we have a drone with arms—that can fly and turn a valve wheel mid-air.

  Above is the video, and here’s the paper’s title and abstract (flip to 1:00 in the video to see the really cool stuff):

“Towards Valve Turning using a Dual-Arm Aerial Manipulator,” by Christopher Korpela, Matko Orsag, and Paul Oh, from Drexel University. “

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Dreadnoughtus Dinosaur Weighed Whopping 65 Tons, Feared Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A gargantuan, long-necked dinosaur as big as a two-story house and weighing as much as 12 elephants once stalked a flower-dotted earth some 77 million years ago in what is now Argentina. 

That’s where paleontologists discovered the beast’s bones, naming it Dreadnoughtus schrani after steel warships. The dinosaur is a sauropod, a type of long-necked, four-legged dinosaur that only ate plants.”

 

 

 

 

 

” “I think the big herbivores don’t get their due for being” intimidating, said study lead author Ken Lacovara, an associate professor of paleontology and geology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. “I thought it should have a fearsome name.” 

Lacovara named the dinosaur after dreadnaughts, warships that were created in the early 20th century. “For a time, they were basically impervious to attack,” Lacovara told Live Science. “I thought that Dreadnoughtus would be a good name for these dinosaurs, which does two things: It means ‘fears nothing,’ and this dinosaur would have had nothing to fear. It also connotes something big like a battleship.” “

 

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You Know What I Love?

 

Rachel went from this :

 

 

 

 

” I love it when I see a story about a chick who’s a good role model for young girls.  One who’s not naked on a wrecking ball and licking a mallet like an idiot.” 

 

 

To this :

 

 

 

 

” Take Rachel Washburn, age 25, a Philadelphia Eagles former cheerleader:

  Rachel was an Eagles cheerleader from 2007 to 2009 while she was also a student at Drexel University.  She graduated, joined the Army, did paratrooper training, and has now served two tours in Afghanistan as an Army intelligence officer.  “She’s a 1st lieutenant based out of Fort Stewart, Ga., served as part of a Cultural Support Team designed to attach women to existing special ops units with the express purpose of relating more effectively to local women.”

 

 

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