VideoSift shared an over five/5 minutes YouTube video, also on TED's web site, showing "... The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots -- How can robots learn to stabilize on rough terrain, walk upside down, do gymnastic maneuvers in air and run into walls without harming themselves?
MicSauce's Reddit comment mentioned an old Wired article showing "Interstellar 8-Track: How Voyager's Vintage Tech Keeps Running ... Launched in 1977, the probe is vintage space hardware. At more than 36 years old, or roughly a millennium in computer years, it's an impressive feat to have the spacecraft drifting through the material between stars. Looking at the machine's specs is a reminder of how far electronics have come in the intervening years..."
Last year, Channel4 aired a 46-47 minutes documentary titled "Dogs: Their Secret Lives" that "... reveals what our canine companions get up to while we're out and how we can keep them happy in the modern British home." (or anyone's homes in anywhere).
Boing Boing shared a Wired article, with 12/twelve images, showing microscopic shots of human tears -- "... One day, instead of brushing the tears away, Fisher stopped to look at these droplets and an idea sprung up. What if she photographed the tears under a microscope? What would they show? Would each one be different?
Hurf?Durf's Boing Boing comment mentioned an old National Geographic's Newswatch article on "New Law of Urination: Mammals Take 20 Seconds to Pee -- Call it the other Golden Rule: Scientists have found that all mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds (a kilogram) empty their full bladders in about 20 seconds..."
National Public Radio (NPR) report that "As countries modernize around the world, they're increasingly being hit with one of the curses of wealth: cancer.
This CNN article shared the eleven/"11 things to know about Lunar New Year -- It's that time again: Lunar New Year. Red packets of money will change hands and dragon dances will roar through the streets as people around the world, predominately of Chinese descent, usher in the Year of the Horse. Beyond the usual Lunar New Year traditions, however, is a holiday full of interesting quirks and customs..."