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Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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abbiwhozit:

Cress Movie Trailer

NOTE: This is fanmade, I own nothing but the few (crappy) voice-overs and sfx I did. Not all the casting I did in this trailer is actually my fancast.

Cinder - Katie Chang (MY PERFECT BEAUTIFUL CINDER)

Scarlet - Holland Roden (MY FIERY AWESOME SCARLET)

Cress - Annasophia Robb (MY ONE AND ONLY CRESS)

Prince Kai - Harry Shum Jr. (YESSSS)

Wolf - Tyler Hoechlin (Not my real fancast, just the easiest actor to use. I had clips of him from the Holland Roden stuff I dowloaded. For the time being, I prefer Avan Jogia.)

Thorne - Jensen Ackles (close, but too old)

Jacin - Jake Abel (YEEEES)

Escort Droid Iko - Freema Agyeman (I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANYONE BUT HER)

Queen Levana - Morena Baccarin (LOVE HER)

Sybil - Diane Kruger (Nope, I wanted Salma Hayek, but couldn’t find any decent clips of her. Since making this video, I’d actually fancast Melissa Fumero or Hannah Simone)

Dr. Erland - Harrison Ford (I just happened to have clips that fit)

I wish I could have included a Winter sneak peek but I’m rather conflicted about fancasting her and haven’t found the perfect actress yet. For now I like Nathalie Emmanuel, but mostly just because that’s who Meyer fancasted.

I worked very hard on it, hope you guys like!!!

abbiwhozit:

Lunar Lit Meme Day 17: Sorry but I don’t want to do yesterday’s or today’s, it’s not a personal thing, just not interested :\
Just like with Cinder and EVERY OTHER BOOK I READ, JEEZ I don’t have a favorite part. I have favorite parts, but I’m not interested in listing them. I also don’t have a Wolf fancast. I searched for a couple hours yesterday to find and actual decent guy and I wasn’t impressed. If someone can find me a good-looking actor in his mid-twenties to thirty with a little stubble and some wavy, messy hair, preferably mixed-race, at the very least, quite tan (think olive-skinned/Israeli coloring— although, living on the moon wouldn’t provide much sunlight…but still) then PLLLLEEEASEE tell me because then I’ll do a Wolf fancast. I thought about Blair Redford, but he’s look too young and has a ridiculously clean little baby face. Avan Jogia would be great if he were a) bigger, as in stronger, a little taller, and more muscular, and b) he weren’t so YOUNG LOOKING JEEEEEZ, he looks so little bitty.
Aaaaanyway, since I skipped two days, and I very much enjoyed designing and coming up with my Cinder (Soot on her Slippers) and Scarlet (Blood on her Cloak) playlists, I thought I’d make one for Cress. I didn’t split them into categories this time because i obviously don’t know much about Cress, but I knew enough to come up with these 12. They mostly reflect Cress’s vivid imagination, the increasing tension and conflict, reference and fairytale, or the setting (the desert).
If you can’t read them:
On Top of the World - Tim McMorris / A Year Without Rain - Selena Gomez / Dog Days are Over - Florence and the Machine / Buzzcut Season - Lorde / Ready, Aim, Fire - Imagine Dragons / Paradise - Coldplay / When Will My Life Begin - Mandy Moore / Brick by Boring Brick - Paramore / Life if Beautiful - Tim McMorris / Fairytale - Saturday Night at the Apollo / Burn - Ellie Goulding / Wonderland - Natalia Kills
Hope you like, this is my favorite background for a playlist yet. It was fun to make. The pictures are of the ship from Ender’s Game and my favorite picture f the earth (that is probably just computer generated but gosh, it’s pretty)

abbiwhozit:

Lunar Lit Meme Day 17: Sorry but I don’t want to do yesterday’s or today’s, it’s not a personal thing, just not interested :\

Just like with Cinder and EVERY OTHER BOOK I READ, JEEZ I don’t have a favorite part. I have favorite parts, but I’m not interested in listing them. I also don’t have a Wolf fancast. I searched for a couple hours yesterday to find and actual decent guy and I wasn’t impressed. If someone can find me a good-looking actor in his mid-twenties to thirty with a little stubble and some wavy, messy hair, preferably mixed-race, at the very least, quite tan (think olive-skinned/Israeli coloring— although, living on the moon wouldn’t provide much sunlight…but still) then PLLLLEEEASEE tell me because then I’ll do a Wolf fancast. I thought about Blair Redford, but he’s look too young and has a ridiculously clean little baby face. Avan Jogia would be great if he were a) bigger, as in stronger, a little taller, and more muscular, and b) he weren’t so YOUNG LOOKING JEEEEEZ, he looks so little bitty.

Aaaaanyway, since I skipped two days, and I very much enjoyed designing and coming up with my Cinder (Soot on her Slippers) and Scarlet (Blood on her Cloak) playlists, I thought I’d make one for Cress. I didn’t split them into categories this time because i obviously don’t know much about Cress, but I knew enough to come up with these 12. They mostly reflect Cress’s vivid imagination, the increasing tension and conflict, reference and fairytale, or the setting (the desert).

If you can’t read them:

On Top of the World - Tim McMorris / A Year Without Rain - Selena Gomez / Dog Days are Over - Florence and the Machine / Buzzcut Season - Lorde / Ready, Aim, Fire - Imagine Dragons / Paradise - Coldplay / When Will My Life Begin - Mandy Moore / Brick by Boring Brick - Paramore / Life if Beautiful - Tim McMorris / Fairytale - Saturday Night at the Apollo / Burn - Ellie Goulding / Wonderland - Natalia Kills

Hope you like, this is my favorite background for a playlist yet. It was fun to make. The pictures are of the ship from Ender’s Game and my favorite picture f the earth (that is probably just computer generated but gosh, it’s pretty)

So I just kind of wanted to ask…

Does anyone get the feeling

That (at least) one of our adorable boys

Is going to die a horrible, horrible death?

Because, Marissa, if you’re reading this, that would be very not okay…

Seriously.

I can’t be the only one who feels like this is going to happen, right? I feel like all four boys have a very high likelihood of not surviving to the end of the novels D:

There’s, like, a thousand pages to the next book, there is definitely going to be some deaths. Yes, “s,” as in plural, and I’m 100% sure it’s going to be people we like.

cresswells:

  • kid!winter mourning her best friend
  • kid!winter mourning her father
  • kid!winter watching her stepmother become a grief-driven tyrant
  • kid!winter forced by someone she once trusted to mutilate herself
  • kid!winter vowing to never use her glamour

teenage!winter slowly losing her grip on reality but still finding the strength and courage to subtly manipulate Levana and help her people whenever she has the chance

just

PRINCESS WINTER FOR LUNAR QUEEN 2015

Even in the future, the story begins with Once Upon a Time…

(Source: dreammetheworld)

the-safety-poobah:

kia-kaha-winchesters:

221cbakerstreet:

lexillest:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Beautiful.

This is rad

we need a superhero like one of these ladies

maybe another hawkeye??

i didn’t even notice until halfway down the post when i read the “being the teacher with the robot leg” sign that i realized everyone is missing a limb. Biomedical Engineers are really outdoing themselves and it’s both fantastic and sometimes even glamorous. 

GUYS ITS A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING POST AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY

"we need a superhero like one of these ladies"

well our hero is like these ladies, and she has powers too.

So we can count her as a superhero.

whiterainbows:

A white rainbow (also known as a lunar rainbow, lunar bow or moonbow) is a rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon rather than from direct sunlight. Moonbows are relatively faint, due to the smaller amount of light reflected from the surface of the moon.

Thought it was fitting.

whiterainbows:

A white rainbow (also known as a lunar rainbow, lunar bow or moonbow) is a rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon rather than from direct sunlight. Moonbows are relatively faint, due to the smaller amount of light reflected from the surface of the moon.

Thought it was fitting.

erudite-demigod-shadowhunter:

If you guys haven’t figured it out by now I’m completely OBSESSED with the lunar chronicles. Winter is probably my most anticipated book of 2015.

kawaii-da-vinci:

Cinder does not approve

kawaii-da-vinci:

Cinder does not approve