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Large Hadron Collider Rap (Hot video embed)

For physics nerds, CERN fans, and others who just like rap!

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TINY — John McCain campaign ad (video embed)

Another great ad from the McCain camp!

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Barack Obama’s Brother (video embed–via FoxNews.com)

Come on Barry…what gives? If you can’t give your own brother a little help, how are you going to save the world?!?

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McCain ad: Biden On Obama and McCain (video embed)

One more example of that curious Obama “judgment”…he picks Smiling Joe “Plugs” Biden as Veep.

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Robot controlled with living brain tissue! (New Scientist-video embed)

This is nothing short of amazing!

According to an article in New Scientist (see video embed below), a robot has been developed which is controlled by a mass of disembodied rat neurons. The brain cells (about 300,000 of them) live (“IT’S ALIVE!!!”)…

inside a small pot containing a pink broth of nutrients and antibiotics. Inside that pot…neurons have made – and continue to make – connections with each other.

As they do so, the disembodied neurons are communicating, sending electrical signals to one another just as they do in a living creature. We know this because the network of neurons is connected at the base of the pot to 80 electrodes, and the voltages sparked by the neurons are displayed on a computer screen.

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To create the “brain”, the neural cortex from a rat fetus is surgically removed and disassociating enzymes applied to it to disconnect the neurons from each other. The researchers then deposit a slim layer of these isolated neurons into a nutrient-rich medium on a bank of electrodes, where they start reconnecting. They do this by growing projections that reach out to touch the neighbouring neurons. “It’s just fascinating that they do this,” says Steve Potter of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, who pioneered the field of neurally controlled animats. “Clearly brain cells have evolved to reconnect under almost any circumstance that doesn’t kill them.”

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Like a creature with no limbs or senses, the cut-down brain is simply bursting out of boredom, says Whalley. “With no structured sensory input the hypothesis is that you get arbitrarily random and quite often detrimental activity because all these cells are asking for some kind of direction.”

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The Taxman Cometh! (video embed – McCain ad)

You may remember that during the April 16 Democratic presidential debate, Charles Gibson asserted that “in each instance, when the (capital gains tax) rate dropped, revenues from the tax increased. The government took in more money. And in the 1980s, when the tax was increased to 28 percent, the revenues went down.”

When asked why he would raise the capital gains tax rates knowing it would reduce tax revenues generated, Obama responded that it was a matter of “fairness.” (Source)

IMO, the man is clueless!

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The Deadliest and Funniest Obama Ad (Video Embed)

“The future is ahead of us…but the past is so–like–yesterday!” (Heheh)

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