What Causes A Hangover And The Scientific Hangover Cure

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The weekend is almost upon us and which for many folks means drinking with their mates and Saturday morning nursing a hangover and generally being about as useful as a zombie in a nursery.

The guys at AsapSCIENCE created this short video of scientific tips on how to prevent or deal with a hangover so that you can wake up feeling chipper on Saturday morning and get back to enjoying the weekend instead of feeling like crap.

AsapSCIENCE also produced a video so that you can understand what causes a hangover in the first place:

Rock-Paper-Scissors Robot Will Beat You 100% Of The Time

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This Janken (rock-paper-scissors) robot has a 100% success rate over humans achieved by employing a high-speed camera to recognize the position of the human hand and have the robot play it’s move in 1 ms, which is faster than the human eye can see.

Recognition of human hand can be performed at 1ms with a high-speed vision, and the position and the shape of the human hand are recognized. The wrist joint angle of the robot hand is controlled based on the position of the human hand. The vision recognizes one of rock, paper and scissors based on the shape of the human hand. After that, the robot hand plays one of rock, paper and scissors so as to beat the human being in 1ms.

This technology is one example that show a possibility of cooperation control within a few miliseconds. And this technology can be applied to motion support of human beings and cooperation work between human beings and robots etc. without time delay.

I want to see how this robot fairs playing Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock.

Creepy Art Installation - 80 Teddy Ruxpins Speak The Emotions Of The Web

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Called T,E.D. (Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction), this creepy “art installation” consists of 80 Teddy Ruxpins pinned to a wall like some sort of psycho Teddy Ruxpin fetish mural, where they recite the  emotional content of the Web.

Artists Sean Hathaway and Carlos Severe Marcelin explain:

TED is a large, wall-based installation consisting of an array of 80 Teddy Ruxpin dolls that speak emotional content gathered from the web via synthetic speech with animated mouths. The speaking of the emotional content is accompanied by one of twenty-four musical vignettes that have been paired to the emotional content being spoken. Each vignette, representing one of twenty-four subtle variants of human emotion, have been composed in such a way that the beginnings and ends of the short pieces will seamlessly dogleg in any possible configuration and stream endlessly as a unified whole. The installation is allowed to drift about freely through the emotional landscape being driven only by those who are contributing content to the piece whether unwittingly or consciously. As such the overall presentation of the piece can vary greatly based on external conditions such as seasons, world events and even time of day.

The Star Wars That I Used To Know (Gotye Parody) - MUST WATCH!

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Bugger me, this is an AWESOME parody of Gotye’s ”Somebody That I Used To Know” based on our beloved Star Wars franchise. I need to get an MP3 of this for my playlist.

It’s a story of heartbreak to which Star Wars fans everywhere can relate. And even with all that heart ache, it’s still a better love story than Twilight.


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