For a few days now, we've been hearing and reading about Gulf cleanup workers and people living close to the Gulf coming down with strange 'flu-like' symptoms. The true diagnosis was difficult, because flu symptoms are common in the illness that's actually overcoming these workers - now patients. It's called TILT, short for Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance. What are the causes and symptoms?
Drift Innovation Introduces World's First Wearable HD Action Cam With LCD Screen and Wireless Remoteby Chris Weiss
There are several reported cases of persons who froze to death and lived to tell about it. This phenomenon has disturbed the reasonable mind for centuries, but somehow some frozen dead persons, animals, and even fruit flies have come back to their normal, healthy lives after they went through extensive periods of no heart rate or respiration.
Inspired by man's innate desire to always want what is not his, Mexican industrial designer Christian Vivanco has taken a verbal metaphor for that desire - "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" - and turned it into a more literal metaphor - a green (grass) sofa with a surrounding picket fence. Remember, though, there are two sides to that fence....
Wouldn't it be great if robots could lead fish and other wildlife away from the Gulf oil spill before they got a drop of oil on them? A mechanical engineering professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University has a dream that his robot fish can do that and much more.