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Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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"We opened a new 40,000 square foot photo studio in Brooklyn and now shoot an average of 10,413 photos every day in the studio’s 28 bays."

Jeff Bezos’ annual shareholder letter, EX-99.1

Been fascinated with Amazon’s secret 40,000 square foot photo studio here in Williamsburg. Nice to see it get a little mention in the annual letter.

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rickwebb: I met a makeup artist with ten years experience who works at that studio. She says that it’s the hardest work she’s ever done (they’ll shoot hundreds of items per day, per model) but that it’s also the best paying gig she’s ever had.

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VRTL_NSNTY 2.0

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VRTL_NSNTY 2.0

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nevver:

Lawyer your standards, Fredo & Pid’Jin

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jtotheizzoe:

boop.
This man.

jtotheizzoe:

boop.

This man.

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georgetakei:

An oldie, but goodie. http://ift.tt/1qJJKjb

georgetakei:

An oldie, but goodie. http://ift.tt/1qJJKjb

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jtotheizzoe:

Crocodiles vs. Alligators

If you’re staring imminent death in the face, it’s best to know which genus and species is staring back. Sadly, does not feature actual footage of crocodiles versus alligators, but I’ll let that slide.

Also, The Brain Scoop got a makeover! Do you love it? I love it. A great show just got greater. We’re all gonna have to step up our game to keep up with you, Emily

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David J, of Bauhaus fame, covers Britney Spears’ “Toxic” in this music video, which also happens to include Sasha Grey. Hat tip to Slicing Up Eyeballs.

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