No, the robot invasion hasn’t begun. This six-legged robotic simulator is being used to train rugby players as a part of the management-transition training program at Thales. It is called the Thales Scrum Simulator. It was developed to analyze accidents in order to help avoid spinal cord injuries to players and now it is also used for coaching and match preparations.
There’s nothing new about robots helping doctors learn their craft, but normally they are satisfied with just a CPR robot or just a robot that simulates a heart attack. However, the Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s high-tech Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre is like a robot house of horrors.
If I didn’t have my music when I was running, I probably would have trouble with boredom and motivation, especially because I usually run by myself. So I can imagine the same holds true for any sort of distance swimming.
If you’re active, it’s good to have a GPS watch. They have plenty of uses, especially if you run or cycle. Keeping track of your workout is one of the best features. The ones that also feature active navigation will make sure that you won’t get lost.
A while back, NASA opened up its astronaut program to normal people that didn’t have a military background. Naturally, a bunch of geeks that always wanted to be astronauts applied even though they’ll never get the call.
Nike+ is receiving a major update this year, which includes pressure sensors and an accelerometer. The sensors will be mounted inside dedicated basketball and training shoes. Of course, you’ll be able to track your progress directly on your iPhone.
Being a dentist must be the weirdest job ever. You are looking into people’s gaping mouths all day and sticking your fingers in there poking around and drilling teeth up like they are Dexter doing some ritualistic DIY project.
Put your glasses on, grab your books and boot up your PC, because it’s time to play Are You Certifiable?, a game that will help you find out if you’re ready to earn a Microsoft Certification (an IT nerd badge, if you will).
Greet the customer! Ask for order! Offer apple pie! According to Nikkei, McDonald’s Japan is developing a Nintendo DS training program for part-time employees. The program is called eSmart, and will cost the fastfood giant upwards of ¥200,000,000 (approx.
A Best Buy employee recently posted screenshots of what he claims is part of a training program about Windows 7. The screenshots show some Windows vs. Linux comparisons. You probably know where this is going. The employee is overclock.net