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The Human Machine

It isn't that long ago that explaining human physics and behavior was imagined by copper etching. This picture seems funny to us now. But 100 years ago this was the way to explain the functions in the human head. I found this picture in an old book and I want to share it with you. This is nice for silkscreening or transfer print at T-shirt or any other surface. When you want High-Res 2208 × 2732 and 300 dpi let me know.

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Human Detector

I'm trying to come up with a small, cheap, simple circuit that will detect a human. I plan to use a grid of luxeon rebel OLEDs and whatever detector I come up with embedded in my ceiling to light up only when you are under them. I've looked into passive infrared, but it's fairly expensive for the components I could find. Any leads for circuits, ideas, or parts? I'd use parts from cheap security lights, but they tend to be around $10 each and I would probably need around12-18 ... kinda painful on the pocketbook. Thanks in advance for any help!

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Smile, humanity!

On the 19th July, the Cassini space probe is being turned around to take a photo of Saturn and its rings. When they take the photo, Earth will be in the background, so this is your chance to get outside and photobomb an entire other planet! See here for details of exact timings, but most US, Canadian and Western European members have a chance to be in the shot. There's also a contest to get your image or music beamed to the stars.

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Human Nature

To whom it may concern (mainly the ones who chose to blast my consern about the pop tab chainmail armor). Have You people forgotten the fact that as a species humans are incredably stupid??? I know My spelling is not dead on, Please forgive Me! I have to quote Tommy Lee Jones from M.I.B. 1. " A person is intellagent (?), People are dumb, paniky(?) animals. And You know it!" I could just see a newbie log on, find that information, build it and expect it to protcect them at the next S.C.A. event!! The Terry Pratchet comment was totaly funny and true!!(I am a true madman.) Thank You for noticing!!! I was only trying to help! Maybe others should also!!! Thank You!! Roy Smith.

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human chipping?

I know think I am considered to be crazey, but I know what was done to me....I need something that will detect a chip in my body, and something to block it I know that that there are detectors...but I dont know which one is good and I dont have alot of money to spend. I was told to block it with metal..or copper...I used copper roofing sheidling( I dont think that worked...there are companies selling pants for rfid but you dont know if your getting the right info....or is there a fraud

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Way Of Detecting Humans?

Is there ~~an easy way~~ a best way of detecting humans in the dark, or in a forest? Me and my friends play airsoft, usually in a forest, and it's hard to know where the enemy (other friends) are. I'm a sniper and I want an easy way to detect them. One way would be a thermo-camera, but those are expensive. Is there a better way?

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Human LCD Screen

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Human flip book

Check out this human flip book, and how they made it:http://humanflipbook.com

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Human Anatomy Trouble Answered

Every time I try to draw a person, their arms, legs, and torso look stiff and unreal. Can I get some tips that will help the picture look more loose and natural?  I don't think I have a problem with the neck and the head.  Just everything below it. x__x

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Fake Human Skin

Hi, Can anyone tell me how to affordably make realistic looking human skin from leather? I'm looking to bind a book with it and, if the method works out, adapt it later into making the outer layer for a peeled man "greys anatomy" book cover type body suit for halloween.

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Humane Trap Ideas? Answered

Okay, so we've got critters in our attic...Probably Wolf Rats or something....I've tried using a large bucket with a board ramp. On top of the bucket I've got a towel laid across the top. For bait, I've used bread with peanut butter. My trap idea just doesn't seem to work.... The animals steal the bread without fallin' in ! They're smart .... Any other ideas? Thanks! :)

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Humane Trap Ideas

Okay, so we've got critters in our attic...Probably Wolf Rats or something....I've tried using a large bucket with a board ramp. On top of the bucket I've got a towel laid across the top. For bait, I've used bread with peanut butter. My trap idea just doesn't seem to work.... The animals steal the bread without fallin' in! They're smart.... Any other ideas? Thanks! :)

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Witnessing Human Flight

First posted here. Last Friday, I drove up to Maryland to see UMD's Gamera II human-powered quadrotor. They are currently pursuing the Sikorsky Prize, established in 1980. Here's the team testing a new control system. http://youtu.be/3B2of4V35d0 (sorry, the embed function isn't working)   During this test, Gamera II flew for approximately 65 seconds, unofficially tying the endurance record that the team previously set. This flight time, plus the ability to remain within a specific boundary, satisfies two requirements of the Sikorsky Prize. Because the rotors are so close to the ground, the helicopter is benefiting from a cushioning effect of the air between the rotor blades and the ground. This effect will diminish exponentially when the team attempts sustained flight at the required 3 meters. The helicopter transfers the pilot's pedal power by unspooling cable from pulleys, mounted on the shafts of each of the four rotors. Flight time is limited by the pilot's stamina and the amount of cable stored in each pulley. The rotors are constructed of carbon fiber, balsa, and foam, and are covered in a plastic film.  All in all, it was a cool experience. I've never seen so much carbon fiber in my life! I look forward to seeing the team win the Prize.

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Robot that walks like a human

Watch a video of a robot that walks like humans and balances itself to avoid falling.

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Human Mirror (Improv Everywhere)

Improv Everywhere sets up a human mirror in a NYC subway car with eight sets of identical twins. The reaction shots are only so-so for this one, but the setup is still pretty sweet. Link

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What is the DNA sequence for a human? Answered

Similar to -C-H- -A-C- And such. I beleive its 2000-20000 rows?

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Amazing Human-Powered Vehicles

Hey everyone, I'm part of a team building a bike for to break the human-powered land speed record of 83 mph!  Check out our kickstarter page at http://kck.st/1o5DowU, or our website/blog www.aerovelo, for updates on the design/construction/testing process. We've worked on a few other crazy human-powered projects including a helicopter and an ornithopter. Check it out! :)

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Humans vs. Machines: Foosball

First, Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov; now, computer dominance has extended beyond chess to the world of foosball. Students from University of Adelaide in Australia created this autonomous foosball table that seems capable of beating human challengers. Of course, if any of the engineers want a break to play a game of foosball, they're going to lose to their own creation.Link via GizmodoAlso check out Gizmodo's gallery of other foosball creations.

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Pinhole Camera in Human Skull

This pinhole camera is housed in a 150 year-old skull. Not only is it a creative place for a type of camera which can go pretty much anywhere, but the craftsmanship is so good that any claim of utter ghoulishness is discarded. Awesome stuff. Pinhole Camera Fashioned From 150 Year-Old Skull

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Human Electric Hybrid Vehicle

The HE Human Electric Hybrid Vehicle It looks like an interesting concept car. Although, it might be hard to find somebody who wants to pedal it. I really like the solar panels on top, and how on the downhill, it charges a capacitor for energy.This HE Human Electric Hybrid Vehicle concept uses the power of your muscles as well electricity stored in the batteries. It allows smooth and constant velocity both uphill (with the help of the electric motor), as well as downhill (when the wheel acts as a generator and charges the batteries). The vehicle can turn 360 degrees maintaining stability all the time. Additional power is acquired from photovoltaic placed on top of the vehicle as well as during de-acceleration from regenerative braking. Elderly and handicapped people that are unable to provide enough kinetic energy can also charge the batteries directly from the grid.

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Flugtag -- human powered flight?

Have you seen the videos for Flugtag? It looks like a great excuse to build something fun and jump in the water, and maybe fly a few feet too.Most of them look like this: And here's the US record holder, at a whopping 155 feet: I bet we could do better than that, especially with a drop. ;) Anyone have a proposal for Team Instructables? They hold these things around the world, so it's not just US. I bet we could pick up on style points as well.From the official page:The first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in 1991. Since then, more than 35 Flugtags have been held around the world -- from Ireland to San Francisco -- attracting up to 300,000 spectators. The record for the farthest flight-to-date currently stands at 195 feet set in 2000 at Flugtag Austria. The U.S. record stands at 155 feet set in Nashville, TN in 2007.Teams are judged on three criteria: distance, creativity and showmanship. What constitutes a craft is purely up to the imagination of the participating teams. Past Red Bull Flugtag entries have included a pregnant cow, a diaper-delivering stork, a pimped-out Cadillac, a giant Oompa Loompa, and yes folks -- a lobster named Larry.

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Reducing the influence of low temperature objects on PIR sensors?

​Hello, can anybody please help me with this? I was wondering if there was some sort of filter/material that I could place in front of a pir module, that would filter out any low temperature objects and only allow high amounts of infrared radiation to pass through and trigger the sensor (body heat). I plan to mount the sensor on a rotating turret, and when it spins I don't want the sensors to be triggered by the moving background (walls, bookshelves, etc.) thanks.

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Is there any sensors to detect human and human skin? please mail me to arul_4_u@yahoo.co.in?

Is there any sensors to detect human and human skin? please mail me to arul_4_u@yahoo.co.in?

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Compliment: Robot vs. Real Human

Just a compliment: Real person Noah from Instructables, beat the Robot by a full 2 days in replying to my question. You continue to be the best site - I would say "You Rock" but I'm over 40 it sounds too dweebish at my age. Thanks again.

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Logo Carved onto human hair

Thought I'd share thisBoing Boing Gadgets' Joel Johnson was at McMaster University yesterday where he met a researcher who used a focus ion beam microscope to carve his school's logo on a human hairI find it amazing how well it came out. If we can do this now, just Imagine what well be able to do in the future! Advertisement spaces in hair?!!!

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Potenco's Human Power Generator at MOMA

A friend snapped this picture of the OLPC with Squid Labs spin-out Potenco's generator at the MOMA. It's always sweet to see your work professionally displayed in a museum! via Perlick

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How to create wings for human flight?

All of us have seen humans fly in those triangle shaped gliders. How about creating wings that will do the job? Understood that it requires more than wind to propel it so flapping power could be harnessed.  I need designs and the physics(i.e How much area of wing is required to lift what mass of body and etc.) Please suggest solutions ASAP! My e-mail id is bharadwaj.adiraju@gmail.com Thank You :D

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glasses to make humans to see in greyscale?

when we put on glasses we see the world in certain hues of other colors, would a combination of filters enable someone to see things in black and white? what combination of what materials might this be? are there any other ways this might be possible?

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Human Powered Bike Powered Generator?

HI, I am an artist and I am creating a bike powered led sculpture for kids at a museum. I need some help making the connections correctly and finding the correct electric motor and volts not to over load the LED light bulbs as well as how to figure out the easiest gear ratio for kids to turn, There will be five 60 Watt  /120 Volt LED bulbs connected to deep cycle car battery (used as a voltage regulator) that will be connected to a stationary bike pedaled by visitors to display the human energy potential. I want to figure out what type of electric motor I will need for those lights and how to make the gear ratio for the bike easy enough to turn for kids... Any knowledge on these calculations will help. Thank you ! Jessie

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Human urine and beer are superficially similar...? Answered

Human urine and beer are superficially similar... Both are kinda yellow-colored. Both have bubbles, to the extent that if you shake up either you can get a good head of foam on them.  Both are mostly water. I'm convinced that there must be a scientific, logical, concrete, fundamental, causal explanation for this similarity, and one of you punks and/or eggheads is going to tell me what it is. He, she, or it, (i.e man, woman, or robot) who best answers this question for me, will be bestowed with the honor of *BEST ANSWER* for this question.

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Can the human body be used as a battery?

My son and I are working on his science fair project which is to light a light bulb using a piece of copper pipe, a piece of galvanized pipe, and two wires with alligator clips to connect the light bulb.  The theory is that holding the two pipes in ones hands, the  body will create enough current to light the bulb.  We have not had any success yet.  Even wetting our hands had no noticeable affect.  Any ideas?  Is this a plausible theory?

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How to convert human voice into a digital signal?

Can anyone give me an idea how can I convert human voice to a digital on?  I want to detect some ambient human voice, the content didn't matter. Just hitting that frequency range or it is human voice and give me an on signal.  regards, Steve

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Does anyone have instructions for constructing a human strolling table, for serving appetizers, etc.?

Need instructions on how to build a human strolling table. Thanks

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Is there any sensor that can detect human skin?

I am working on a project that  involves detection of skin. The sensor should be in such a way that it should differentiate human skin from other objects like wood,plastic,metal.

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How to build a remote controlled humane trap?

I work with a humane society and we have a need to build a remote controlled humane trap so we can trip the trap when the right cat walks in.  It would need to run on batteries and work at a 30 yard distance.  There are a lot of creative types out there and wondered if anyone had an ideas on how to add this device to a trap so it can retract a pin and drop the door.  Any ideas would be appreciated..... Thanks,  Jim

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have humans been able to create lightning? Answered

Don't know and I want to know

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Explore the Human Body with an Online, 3-D Interactive Tool

Argosy's Visible Body is the most comprehensive human anatomy visualization tool available today.This entirely Web-delivered application offers an unparalleled understanding of human anatomy.The Visible Body includes 3D models of over 1,700 anatomical structures, including all major organsand systems of the human body.Link via Pop Sci

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How to weft hair and /or tip it? (Human Hair)

Anybody know how i can do it? I have 3 kilos of greta human hair from china. I would like to make it usable to others but don't know how? I heard it was good for "fusion" the way it is but unusable for extensionand other styles. I need to know how to make it usable?

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Antique Bicycle, Human Sonar, The Linear Clock

Antique Bicycle Human Sonar The Linear Clock Learn Business Card Throwing DIY Gorilla Pod Make Whimsical Furniture Kids Riding Crane Gourmet Chocolate Truffles Kill Bedbugs With Christmas Lights Instant Limoncello Cardboard Cryptex Vault $3 Xbox Kinect TV Mount Remove Vinyl Tiles With Dry Ice Challenging Bolt Puzzle Build a Printing Press

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When do humans develop abstract reasoning?

This is a great demonstration of abstract reasoning, and the lack thereof in small children. Apparently kids will (almost) always fail this test up to age 4, and almost always pass after age 7. The magic transitional age varies, of course.Parents and siblings, this should give some great hints on how to seem "fair" while still short-changing your child. ;)

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Could a human bloat and explode if left dead?

  I know this question sounds sick and sadistic, but that is a serious question for my zombie book I've been talking about.    Even If it was just an internal explosion, that would answer my question.  Another thing, how long would it take?

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Dutch Robot "Flame" Walks Like a Human

Via PhysorgThis robot uses the same way humans walk, but actually falling forward. "PhD student Daan Hobbelen has demonstrated for the first time that a robot can be both energy-efficient and highly stable. His breakthrough came in inventing a suitable method for measuring the stability of the way people walk for the first time. This is remarkable, as ‘falling forward’ is traditionally viewed as an unstable movement.To watch Flame in action click here (WMV, 5.25MB).Next he built a new robot with which he was able to demonstrate the improved performance: Flame. Flame contains seven motors, an organ of balance and various algorithms which ensure its high level of stability."Robots that can chase us flesh-bags down to power themselves are now one step (pardon the pun) closer. w00t!

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Cloned animals for human consumption : what's the point ?

This evening, at the TV News, they announced that cloned animals are going to be authorized for human consumption in USA, and that the EU may also authorize that since they did not find any difference with meat from non cloned animals ...Here is an article on New York Times : http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/cloned-animals-safe-to-eat-fda-concludes/?hpWell, if it's safe, why not ... But what's the point about cloning them anyway ???We breed them, there is not problem, they make baby, we eat them all ... everything works perfectly since the beginning of times ... So, what's the point ?!Any idea ?

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what do you think of human evolution ?

You may thing  this sounds weird or stupid but i think we can evolve  like if your falling of a building if you concentrate and focuse on evolving like fly it will trigger and make you a mutant it just all a trick of the mind you control it doesn't control you.     

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Artist 3D prints sculptures with human ashes

Dutch artist Wieke Somers has created a series of sculptures that are made with human ashes. She uses a 3D printer to assemble them, although there's no detail about the construction process in this article. Much more attention is given to the reasoning why in a classic artist statement: dutch design studio wieke somers does not want to discard the many benefits of technological innovation and its inherent mentality and the joy and will to create. instead she wants to make a statement about the current state of affairs in design and our conviction that we need a new view on what is necessary in the 21st century. her project 'consumer or conserve' evaluates this notion of a second-life. she considers, how human ashes can be reused by means of rapid prototyping or 3D printing, so that we may afford someone a 'second life' as a rocking chair, vacuum cleaner, perhaps even a toaster? would we become more attached to these objects if this was the case? would our willingness to pay more for a product increase if it is made from human tissue or ashes? I'd guess the answer is "no." Little bit creepy. Then again, Ed Headrick from Frisbee had his remains mixed in with a bunch of discs after he passed on so who knows? wieki somers: consume or conserve via inhabitat

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Collection of books taken to preserve human knowlege

What books file would you take to preserve most of the knowledge of the human race? You have a 64 GB flash drive and durable, waterproof laptop capable of getting power from an hand crank used to view files. What would you put on it? My list: Wikipedia and wikimedia stuff. 10 GB Bible and Collections of various philosophers   Korean, Eastern philosophy and major literature Native American culture and method information Database of major languages, dictionary, and grammar rules Instructables, selected ones Some major works of literature from project Gutenberg Songs from Beatles, Micheal Jackson, Elvis, Queen, ABBA Selected Movies Scientific Data, and other information vital to rebuilding society, such as designs for factories and computer chips.  Pictures of major works of art That's my list, what's yours?

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How to improve my human hair hygrometer ?

Hello, I've built a hygrometer similar to the ones you can find online, al be it a bit different. A hair of 20 cm is hanging from above, it's tied to a nut keeping the tension with it's weight, the nut is pulling a thin long stick (held in place at one end while the other end is the indicator). So when humidity rises the stick lowers and vice versa. There is one problem, the difference is too small between 100% humidity and 0% Could this be solved by adding more hair (increasing strength). Using even longer hairs (increasing total compression and decompression) Or is there something I'm not seeing here. Many thanks in advance.

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Looking for an inexspensive synthesizer for distorting the human voice.?

I run the sound system at our church and want to have a little fun with the Pastor and others.  Since I may not get to play with this too much before it gets taken away, inexspensive is good.

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