In need of a CEO, Lululemon posts a job description
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Hillary Clinton, now on Twitter with the best bio ever.
The RoboRoach is a $99 kit consisting of electrodes, sensors, and a few batteries that allows anyone to drive their very own cockroach.
Attaching the electronic “backpack” to an unwitting arthropod is not for the squeamish. You must sand down the top of the critter’s head in order to attach a plug, “Exactly like the Matrix,” says Backyard Brains cofounder Greg Gage. Once installed, the system relays electrical impulses over a Bluetooth connection from your phone to the cockroach’s brain, via its antennae. The roach perceives each stimulus to its antennae as an obstacle, and changes direction. The same technique, applied to the cilia of the inner ear, is used in cochlear implants and during deep brain stimulation for treating a variety of disorders.
Greg Gage is an electrical engineer-turned-neuroscience student at the University of Michigan who, with his cofounder Tim Marzullo, started developing the RoboRoach three years ago. “The reason why we started is because I was annoyed that it was so late that I found out about a career in neuroscience. We have one in five people with a neurological disorder and we have no cures—we’re kind of in the dark ages. We want to get kids to understand that this is a career, and you can do so many amazing things.”
“The laser gazer: Stares intensely into one’s eyes while he talks. Listeners either feel he is trying to dominate the conversation or find the intense gaze creepy.”
The Wall Street Journal dissects eye-contact etiquette
In a dark corner of the Internet, some people have a low-level obsession with the faces that are formed by naturally occurring phenomena in nature or indoors. We salute those people.
JC Penney can’t catch a break.The retailer is in hot water after a Reddit user posted a photo of a tea kettle that supposedly resembles Adolf Hitler. The retailer has responded to the frenzy with a series of frantic tweets.
Image manipulation site Worth1000.com’s latest Photoshop contest called on entrants to insert celebrities into works of Renaissance art(yes, some of the entrants applied a liberal interpretation to Renaissance—many of the paintings spill out of that time period).
Improv emphasizes showing over telling, a principle that often manifests in a technique known as “the invisible game” on Key & Peele. The central joke of these scenes is ladled out, beat by beat, but never spoken of. “The audience loves to figure things out,” says Key, who has extensive professional acting experience and a unique physicality honed by emulating silent masters such as Chaplin and Keaton. “They love it when a performer leaves a trail of bread crumbs for them, and they get to participate in the comedy.”
Innovation through improvisation: How Key & Peele busted the forumla and created something new
How “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal” became a viral Vine video
The series of hilarious Vines is as clearly labeled as it is random: We see six-second clips of Gosling doing his thing in various roles as a slowly encroaching spoonful of cereal tries, unsuccessfully, to make its way into his mouth. Watch.
MumNyan Cat, PumpkNyan Cat, MexicNyan Cat, and ZombNyan Cat, new Nyan Cat characters on www.nyan.cat to celebrate Halloween , yay!
Just refresh the main page to get a different character, or go to the FLAVOR CHOOSER at the bottom of the page and select your character there.
To help all you Halloweenies get in the spirit of the holiday!
Something tells us Nidhi Subbaraman would like this.
The Fast Company cookie swap. Lunch is served! Chocolate chip not allowed. See those cookies in the foreground on the left? They have bacon bits on top!
Cookie swap at work. I love the holidays.