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Humans Are Growing Weird, Bone Spikes on Their Skulls. Smartphones May Be the Culprit
The strange story of the external occipital protuberance --

'A cause-and-effect relationship hasn't been identified, but it's possible that the spike comes from constantly bending one's neck at uncomfortable angles to look at smart devices. The human head is heavy, weighing about 10 lbs. (4.5 kilograms), and tilting it forward to look at funny cat photos (or however you spend your smartphone time) can strain the neck — hence the crick people sometimes get, known as "text neck." Text neck can increase pressure on the juncture where the neck muscles attach to the skull, and the body likely responds by laying down new bone, which leads to that spiky bump, Shahar told the BBC. This spike distributes the weight of the head over a larger area, he said.'
text-neck  bones  skull-spike  smartphones  future  medicine  via:jm 
june 2019 by ignatz
BBC - Future - How modern life is transforming the human skeleton
This has led to a discipline known as “osteobiography" – literally “the biography of bones” – which involves looking at a skeleton to find out how its owner lived.
bones  anatomy  bbc  wtf  science  future  doom 
june 2019 by ignatz
Ford Patents Scary Autonomous Cop Car That Can Hide Behind Trees
first attempts at automated traffic cop car. but why have a car
oppression  cards  selfdriving  future  law  police 
january 2018 by ignatz
Overview ‹ Sculpting Evolution — MIT Media Lab
Exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering
future  doom  mit  evolution 
january 2017 by ignatz
L.A. 2013 - Documents - Los Angeles Times
The LA Times' vision of 2013, from 1988.
future  ha  1980s  losangeles  la  latimes 
march 2013 by ignatz
Kel-Tec Unveils The New KSG Dual-Tube Pump Shotgun
Once again the latest in real weaponry outdoes the first person shooter fantasy weapons.
guns  future  yikes  shotgun  fps  blog  cheaperthandirt 
january 2011 by ignatz
Unenumerated: Patent goo: self-replicating Paxil
Paxil patent panic! Patterns prionically plexing!
medicine  patents  law  drugs  future  doom  greygoo  graygoo  icenine 
may 2006 by ignatz
Modern Mechanix
the past of our future, or something. retro science future crazy crap
blog  retro  technology  future  history  gadgets  ephemera  science 
march 2006 by ignatz
The Military Coup of 2012
dystopian future written by army colonel for military publication
doom  conspiracies  future  us  army  military  coup 
september 2005 by ignatz
Ionatron :: What is LIPC?
laser induced plasma channel weapons
weapons  lightning  tesla  rayguns  future  augh 
august 2005 by ignatz

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