ted:

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 »

kristaferanka:

i don’t know.
warm up

kristaferanka:

i don’t know.

warm up

bobberton:

officialsheogorath:

mecto—amorous:

robots who are really bad at math and when people are like “shouldnt you be good at math since you’re a computer” and the robot is just like “shouldnt you be an expert in biology since you’re made of cells”

I can’t wait till AI tech reaches the point of sass.

a-fish-named-beta:

Clothing that flatter a fat girl’s body:

1. Anything she freaking wants to wear and feels comfortable wearing.

sansaofwinterfel:

MCU Meme: [2/8] Characters

Maria Hill

"The battle of the New York was the end of the world. This - now - is the new world. People are different. They have access to tech, to formula, secrets they’re not ready for."

snarkeet:

angryshortfemme:

"I’ve never dated a lesbian but I’ve always wanted to"

??????
You’re a man
Why?????would?????a lesbian?????ever wanna date you????
Do you even know what a lesbian is???

What kind of response to “sorry I’m not interested, I’m a lesbian” is this????

My cousin once got angry and insulted when I told him a lesbian couple wouldn’t want a threesome with him.

????

phosphorusyeti:

radioactivemoose:

pollyscatterhood:

Things that are portrayed as weak and lame but in reality can probably beat the shit out of you and steal your lunch money then spend it on candy:

  • hufflepuffs
  • canadians
  • nepeta leijon

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I SWAER I’M REBLOGGING THIS EVERYTIME I SEE IT BECAUSE I HAVE TO.

teampwnicorn:

Same thing happened when I stopped played Dark Cloud 2.

teampwnicorn:

Same thing happened when I stopped played Dark Cloud 2.