Old Techie Stuff Becomes New Art
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.
So there it is. The thing that gives the best solution. If you have defined “best” the way I have, that is.
Near some super biology and chemistry lab buildings
on Penn State University Park campus during spring semester,
Daniele San Roman worked in the Botany Greenhouse.
She is a Penn State
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major
and a Schreyer Scholar.
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Peter Diamandis, founder of the X Prize Foundation, gave a little one on one session with Lunar Lion #LunarLion #PennState #space #XPrizeFoundation
Aren’t our students amazingly ambitious and courageous as a team competing for this X-Prize? Go, Penn State Lunar Lions!
Play computer games to apply for jobs?
The final two pages,
pages 15 and 16 of a cartoon series
by © Adrian Pijoan
illustrate the Coral Reefs Ecology Research
of *Penn State students and Assoc. Prof. of Biology Todd LaJeunesse, reblogged here with permission from the artist Adrian Pijoan.
Pre-order the printed version here
*about Todd’s team.
TA DA!!!! Sad that this is the last one? Want to see all the cartoons in this series? Go to ampijoan or search for “#Penn State Coral Reef Research” on this Big Black Glasses Tumblr.