Thought “Glassholes” Were Bad? Well Break Out The Kevlar Pants-Suit Betty White, Because Soon They’ll Upgrade To Predator-Vision

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Adding to the potential horror that could be the one-day widespread adoption of Google Glass, a few sneaky researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with a new twist on a the vintage x-ray-specs peepshow-kink: Personal Predator-Vision.
 
-on a Contact Lens…

Links:
UMich-Graphene IR Detectors

Choc To The Heart And Your Gut’s To Blame. Darlin, Bacteria Gives Cocoa, -A Grand Name

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Need another reason to love cocoa & dark chocolate?

Well you just got one, lady.

A new study out by LSU shows a very very lucky quirk about the composition of our friend the fermented, dried, roasted & ground cacao. And it makes all the difference.

So, one of the problems with actually getting beneficial compounds into you like antioxidants, polyphenols, & epi-catechins is “The Last Mile”.

You may get them into your supermarket, your cart, your mouth,…

3D-Printing To The Rescue Again! -This Time: Reconstructing A Machinehead

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Awhile ago Stephen Power, like many unfortunate motorcyclists, got into a very serious wreck.

He didn’t die.

-But he Did break: both arms, both cheek bones, both eye-sockets, his upper jaw, his right leg so badly it needed a bone-graft, and for the hat-trick he also managed to crack his skull.

So OK, not good.
 
But, before they decided to give 3D-reconstruction-wizard Susmita Bose a run for her money, his frankly-heroic surgeons…

I Was Just Going To Complain About My Diet Until TheChive Reminded Me Of Christian Bale

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1 Apple, 1 Can of Tuna, Coffee, Cigarettes & Vitamins to lose 63lbs. -or 34% of his mass in 4 months for “The Machinist”?

A little tiny bit more food, but running 4+ hour Ultra-Marathon-equivalents to lose almost as much between “Terminator Salvation” and “The Fighter”?
 
…-My Complaining? -OVER!
 
Links:
• Inspired By:
TheChive-I’m fairly convinced Christian Bale is a shapeshifter

• More Coverage:
MensHealth-A few cautions on crazy CB-type diets
DailyNews-CB’s Fighter & Machinist Diets
Moreprimetime.com-Odd blog, but good breakdown on Bale & Damon

IL-COMMUNICATION! SCAR-BOTAGE!!! -Before It Kills You, Fat Will Also Make You Stupid

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Ever hear someone called a Fathead? Well whoever invented that sobriquet turns out to be on to something.

In addition to just plain plotting to kill you, your Fat is officially also making you easier prey on the Savannah by turning your brain into a pile of mush before it finishes you off.

[ed: your cat has not yet been formally indicted on equal conspiracy charges, but come-on...]
 
So: The latest salvo launched by Researchers at Georgia Regents University’s Prevention Center is a mouse study that not only showed excess amounts of body-fat produce inflammation…

Apparently Jim Gaffigan Is Not One Of Us. -KALE FO LIFE, YO!!!


Paleness Superhero, career spraytan-protester, and all-around Snooki Arch-Enemy Jim Gaffigan grumps his way through his thoughts on ice-cream-based health-programs & criminally-intemperate milk-varieties on Conan.
 
Links:
Teamcoco-Jim Gaffigan on Health Foods

Crafty Researchers Cast Blood Vessels Into 3D Printed Replacement Organs

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The interesting intersection between the ‘Old’ and New sciences of Stem Cells and 3D-Printing is starting to provide some amazing developments in both Life-Extension and Replacement-Parts.

The well-known windpipe-replacement is also one of the bigger successes in that category as of late.
 
*However, to make these things Truly Useful, there are still quite a few obstacles to overcome.

-And now, Make that quite a few, -Minus One.
 
Jennifer Lawrence Lewis and her team have come up with quite an ingenious…



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