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Tags: Black Friday, Door Buster, doorbuster, fake ads, funny, humor, sales, Thanksgiving
Tags: Amazon, Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, NASA, New Shepard Space Vehicle, powered landing, powered reentry, space exploration, vertical landing, video
Tags: ancient, archaeology, Google StreetView, Hellenistic architecture, history, Jordan, Nabataean, Petra, Rose-Red City, StreetView, tourism, travel
Petra – Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.
Tags: Breast Cancer, Davis, digitized slides, Dr. Pigeon, Edward Wasserman, mammogram, medical imaging, medical research, medicine, pigeons, trained pigeons, University of California, University of Iowa, wtf
With some training and selective food reinforcement, pigeons performed as well as humans in categorizing digitized slides and mammograms of benign and malignant human breast tissue, the researchers found. The pigeons were able to generalize what they had learned, so that when the researchers showed them a completely new set of normal and cancerous digitized slides, they correctly identified them.
Tags: 3000 Year Old Pants, 3000 Year Old Trousers, antique clothing, apparel, archeology, Berlin, China, German Archaeological Institute, history, Mayke Wagner, Tarim Basin, Ulrike Beck, wool trousers
Two men whose remains were recently excavated from tombs in western China put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. But these nomadic herders did so between 3,300 and 3,000 years ago, making their trousers the oldest known examples of this innovative apparel, a new study finds. With straight-fitting legs and a wide crotch, the ancient wool trousers resemble modern riding pants, says a team led by archaeologists Ulrike Beck and Mayke Wagner of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.
Tags: 3-wheeler, Concept Vehicle, electric vehicle, i-Road, motorcycle, Three wheeler, Toyota, tricycle, urban transportation
The i-Road is not a car. It’s a funky electric three-wheeled concept the automaker seems to think we’ll one day use to zip around cities burning nothing but rubber. It combines the advantages of a motorcycle (nimble, thrifty, easy to park) and of a car (enclosed, controls you’re used to, won’t topple) in a vehicle that is as fun to drive as it is weird to see.