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Babe Ruth’s Major League Baseball Debut, 100 Years Ago

George Herman “Babe” Ruth made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox one hundred years ago on July 11, 1914.  Originally signed as a pitcher, Ruth quickly established a reputation for hitting, breaking the single season home run record by 1919.  Ruth played with the Red Sox for 5 years until his contract was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919 (and triggering the now-reversed “Curse of the Bambino” and denying Boston another World Series title for 86 years).

Ruth is seen in this unidentified newsreel excerpt, circa 1919. Based on the clues in the title frame, our best guess is this was the September 8, 1919 Red Sox-Yankees game at the New York Polo Grounds, when Ruth hit his 26th home run of the season.  

(This footage is part of a documentary film collection donated to the National Archives by CBS in 1967)

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Check out the Boston University Zooarchaeology lab! Students here analyze the comparative anatomy of bones found at archaeological sites, to see what kinds of animals people were living with or eating.

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Yesterday we displayed GE’s research in advanced microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), a technology the company is using to make tiny switches that can turn on and off 10,000 times a second. Other researchers around the country are looking into different MEMS applications to make tiny gears, tools and even engines. 

Above are a few examples from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University, two other institutions also working on extreme miniaturization. Click on these electron microscope images to learn more.

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anonymous asked:

What are the top five dog breeds that you've encountered at Petco that seem to be the nicest?

Hm. I’ve encountered so many dogs that are sweethearts. It’s more how they are raised however. But below are the top five breeds that I’ve encountered that are absolute sweethearts (in no set order)

- Pitbull

- Golden Retriever 

- Lab

- Boston Terrier

- Add I suppose the last is just mixed breeds in general

Be well curious anon

~A

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VIDEO: PROJECT ARA UPDATE

By Dave Hakkens, Phonebloks

We went to NK Labs in Boston to see the progress of the Ara prototype. Here is an update video to show you how it looks. Enjoy!