Ok, so it’s a fun idea to think about, but a really bad idea to build:
“Euthanasia Coaster” is a hypothetic euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster, engineered to humanely – with elegance and euphoria – take the life of a human being. Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness, and, eventually, death. Thanks to the marriage of the advanced cross-disciplinary research in space medicine, mechanical engineering, material technologies and, of course, gravity, the fatal journey is made pleasing, elegant and meaningful. Celebrating the limits of the human body but also the liberation from the horizontal life, this ‘kinetic sculpture’ is in fact the ultimate roller coaster…”
Researchers in Gujarat, India have created a “memristor” — a portmanteau of memory and resistor — made of human blood. A resistor is the part of a computer chip that regulates the flow of electricity. Unlike most resistors, a memristor remembers previous levels of voltage and allows for a repeat of that flow.
Awesome. I, for one, welcome our new vampire robot overlords.
Police in the Baden-Württemburg city of Tuttlingen responded Tuesday to growing online chatter among teenagers that they could become intoxicated using the vodka tampons without having alcohol on their breath.
This is not true, police said, denying that it was an effective way to get drunk. They also warned girls that the alcohol could damage vaginal walls and increase the risk of infection. Boys have reportedly also been using tampons anally.
Nothing could possibly go wrong by selling do-it-yourself tattoo kits to underage children, right?
From The Daily Mail:
The sale of cheap DIY tattoo kits which can cause infections and leave children as young as 12 ‘branded for life’ should be banned, health chiefs warn.So-called ‘starter kits’ – which feature a handheld ‘gun’ to feed ink through a needle that punctures the skin – can be bought for just £30 on the internet.But untrained buyers will have no idea about health and hygiene rules, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health says.