Introducing Handle

 

By: Boston Dynamics

Published on Feb 27, 2017

Handle is a research robot that combines the efficiency of wheels with the versatility of legs. It stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4​ ​feet vertically. ​It uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range of about 15 miles on one battery charge. ​​​Handle uses many of the same dynamics, balance and mobile manipulation principles​ found in the quadruped and biped robots we build, but with only about 10 actuated joints, it is significantly less complex. Wheels work efficiently on flat surfaces while legs can go almost anywhere: by combining wheels and legs Handle can have the best of both worlds.

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Pencils of Promise 400th School Dedication to Eva “Ma” Braun

 

By: Pencils of Promise

Originally uploaded on Feb 22, 2017

Read Eva’s story here: http://bit.ly/2lMxcOr

Today, we’re proud to let you know that, since our founding in 2009, we’ve broken ground on our 400th school! Yes, 400.

We celebrate the schools we’ve built together, the communities we’ve partnered with, the teachers we’ve supported and the students who are studying hard every day to get closer to achieving their dreams.

Today, we also remember one of the first members of our PoP Family—the woman who helped inspire a dream of building one school, which inspired a movement for global education. Today, we dedicate our 400th school in loving memory of Eva “Ma” Braun, who passed away in November 2016. For many years now, Ma’s journey of resilience has been a guiding light for our organization, and her inspiration has led us to impact more than 35,000 students in PoP classrooms.

Your PoP Family is forever grateful, Ma.

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NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found

 

By: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Originally published on Feb 22, 2017

Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone.

Over 21 days, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope measured the drop in light as each planet passed in front of the star. Spitzer was able to identify a total of seven rocky worlds, including three in the habitable zone, where liquid water might be found.

The video features interviews with Sean Carey, manager of the Spitzer Science Center, Caltech/IPAC; Nikole Lewis, James Webb Space Telescope project scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute; and Michaël Gillon, principal investigator, TRAPPIST, University of Liege, Belgium.

The system has been revealed through observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the ground-based TRAPPIST (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope) telescope, as well as other ground-based observatories. The system was named for the TRAPPIST telescope.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, manages the Spitzer Space Telescope mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at Caltech in Pasadena. Spacecraft operations are based at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, Colorado. Data are archived at the Infrared Science Archive housed at Caltech/IPAC. Caltech manages JPL for NASA. For more information about Spitzer, visit http://www.nasa.gov/spitzer and http://spitzer.caltech.edu.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

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4K | TimeScapes: The Movie (Full) | UltraHD 60fps

 

By: 4k World

Originally published on Apr 26, 2016

TimeScapes is the debut film from award-winning cinematographer and director Tom Lowe. The film features stunning slow-motion and timelapse cinematography of the landscapes, people, and wildlife of the American South West. Lowe spent 2 years roaming the Southwest in his Toyota pickup truck shooting the film.

TimeScapes was shot, edited and color-graded at 4K resolution (4096 x 2304 pixels).

TimeScapes was shot in 4K resolution on Red Epic and Canon DLSR cameras, edited in 4K in Adobe Premiere and After Effects, and graded at 16-bit 4K at Light Iron Hollywood on a Quantel Pablo system, by colorist Ian Vertovec (“Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”,“Social Network”).

It is the world’s first movie to be sold to the public as a 4K file. More about 4k

What is 4K
4K is a way of measuring movie resolution. K stands for Kilo, which means thousand. 4K footage is 4,096 pixels across.
It’s sometimes referred to as ‘Quad HD’ because it has four times as much resolution as 1080p HD. 4K has aproximately 2700% more pixels than standard television, and 450% more than HDTV.

Genre: Documentary, specific, relaxation, beautiful nature, music
Director: Tom Lowe http://timescapes.org/default.aspx
Music by Nigel “John” Stanford

Buy the movie: http://timescapes.org/default.aspx

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Minsk 2016 Dronelapse

Minsk 2016. DroneLapse from zweizwei |timelapse&hyperlapse| on Vimeo.

Новое направление в съемке таймлапсов – таймлапс с дрона. В ролике собраны кадры, снятые летом, осенью и зимой 2016.

A new direction in shooting time lapses – time lapse using a drone. The video features footage shot in summer, autumn and winter 2016 in Minsk.

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Dji phantom 4 Pro+

 

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UnitedHealthcare | Lunch vs. Chuck Norris :60

 

By: UnitedHealthcare

Originally published on Jan 16, 2017

Don’t ever throw Chuck Norris anything but a compliment.

When two friends spot Chuck Norris at their local diner they swap stories about Chuck’s folklore, and wonder aloud “If he’s still got it.” Watch what happens when they decide to challenge Chuck Norris’s abilities, and see how tools from UnitedHealthcare can help save time and money. www.uhc.com/waysin

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The Real Hustle: The Booster Bag Scam

 

By: The Real Hustle

Originally published on Sep 12, 2011

The best of the factual entertainment series about scams and cons focusing on how easy it is to be scammed and conned in everyday life.

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“NFL 2017” — A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL

 

By: Bad Lip Reading

Published on Feb 1, 2017

Tom Brady investigates a theft… and other things that didn’t happen

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