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Soft anthropomorphic hand - Robotics & Biology Lab, TU Berlin

Raphael developed the prototype of a new RBO hand for our robots. The name of this new model is Anthrohand and it is inspired by one of the most dexterous tools in nature, the human hand! We are looking forward to seeing it in action!


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"A serious girl, when she finds someone who calms her spirit and quiets her busy thoughts, will love you so fiercely, it will defy even her own logic and reasoning."

Everything you love is here (via lovequotesrus)

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Isn’t being stuck on the tarmac a drag? Not when you have the Philadelphia Orchestra on board with you. Read more at NPR’s The Two-Way.


Facebook Wreaks Havoc on One-Third of Marriages in the U.K.



Husbands and wives in the United Kingdom headed for divorce are increasingly citing Facebook in their petitions, according to a survey from Divorce-Online, a website that focuses on divorce in the U.K.

The survey, released this week, revealed that 33 percent of divorce petitions in the country contained the word Facebook. That’s a significant increase over that last time the site performed the survey in 2009. At that time, Facebook was mentioned in 20 percent of the petitions sampled by the researchers.

» via PC World

Social media seems to have a negative effect on all institutions - even the institution of marriage.

Damn you Facebook!!

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Of Monsters and Men - Dirty Paws

Iceland! Iceland! What do you put in your water? You give me Björk, Sigur Rós, Emilíana Torrini and now Of Monsters and Men?

This sextet’s first album is like this perfect smorgasbord of indie music. Little bit of Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, sprinkle of Florence & the Machine and a touch of the xx. Admittedly, Dirty Paws is not their catchiest song (that award goes to Little Talks) but I think it best represents the album as a whole. I also love how evocative the lyrics are.

Their new album, My Head is an Animal, is only available in Iceland but it’s slated for an early 2012 US release. To tide you over, you should check out their EP Into The Woods.

p.s. Oh and did I forget to mention that their song, “Little Talks” is the free single of the week on iTunes?

I can dig it.

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Clearly the only pick-up line I will use for the rest of my adult life.


Clearly the only pick-up line I will use for the rest of my adult life.