Volvo is pushing the limits with a new commercial for their semi trucks involving a dangerous wire-walking stunt.
Two Russian cosmonauts will attept to upgrade the International Space Station Monday during a scheduled 6.5-hour spacewalk, space.com is reporting.
Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko will conduct a 6.5-hour spacewalk to complete maintenance and repairs beginning at at 9:40 a.m. Central time, and prepare the station for a new lab module.
Today’s work will be the first spacewalk of the station’s Expedition 32 mission. Two other astronauts on the station’s six-person crew will carry out a separate spacewalk for NASA on Aug. 30.
For today’s excursion, Padalka and Malenchenko will focus primarily on installing new micrometeoroid debris shields over parts of the Russian Zvezda service module and moving a hand-operated crane, called Strela-2, from the station’s Pirs docking module to the outpost’s Zarya control module.
The cosmonauts are moving the crane to clear the area by the Pirs compartment in preparation for a new Russian laboratory module. This new unit is slated to launch to the space station in 2013, NASA officials said.
Watch the events live on the space station webcam here.
Gabby Douglas, the gold medal-winning gymnast who was criticized for her hair during the 2012 London Olympics, steps out with a sleek new ‘do. She has long locks now, courtesy Texas-born celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson. (Think Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey)
See what you think of her new mane.
Gibson, who graduated from high school in Killeen, was aghast at the criticism of Douglas, 16, who was the first African-American to win the all-around gymnast title.
“I couldn’t believe it and still can’t,’’ Gibson told the Daily Beast. “You have this young girl doing amazing things, and the conversation becomes about her hair? It was ridiculous and shameful.”
He charges $950 for a cut and style in his New York salon, the Beast reports, so he’s not used to dealing with non-adults, but he does make exceptions for Gabby and Angelina Jolie’s 7-year-old daughter Zahara.
In Colorado, where two of the most horrific gun crimes in recent history have taken place, universities in two cities are allowing students to have guns on campus.
The University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are segregating on-campus students age 21 and over who have valid concealed-weapons carry permits into their own residential area, according to the Denver Post.
On Thursday officials said both campuses will have a residential area for legal-age students with permits. In all other dormitories, guns will be banned, the new policy states, the Post reported.
The policy announced Thursday is in response to a March Colorado Supreme Court ruling that said CU can’t ban permit holders from bringing guns to campus.
The university also said graduate students who live in university housing off the main campus will be able to have guns in their apartments if they’re kept in a safe.
Chancellor Phillip DiStefano said the policy is a reasonable way to adhere to the court’s ruling and protect students, faculty and staff.
At least 96 percent of undergraduate students who live in dorms are under 21 and can’t legally possess a concealed carry permit, the Post reported.
Guns will not be allowed at athletic and cultural events.
Two mass shootings have taken place in recent history in Colorado.
- At a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on July 20, 2012, a gunman dressed in tactical clothing shot into an audience at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. The suspect is James Eagan Holmes, who was arrested minutes after the attack.
- In Jefferson County, Colo., on April 20, 1999, two Columbine High School students embarked on a shooting spree that left 12 students and a teacher dead, and 21 other students injured. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold committed suicide after the massacre.
Some filmmakers in Seattle have put together a parody video — “I’m NASA and I Know It” — playing off NASA’s JPL staff landing the Mars rover Curiosity, complete with actors playing “Mohawk Guy” Bobak Ferdowsi, the flight director, and white-haired mission project manager Pete Theisinger. Curiosity is played by a flag-bikini-wearing model. There was bound to be a bikini in there somewhere, this is a sendup of LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It.”
The NASA guys at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory seem to be pleased. Here’s Ferdowsi’s response on Twitter:
Here’s the full video:
And the original from LMFAO:
A shopper in Norway allegedly made off with a 42-inch flat-screen TV by hiding it under her skirt. She was seen hobbling out of a store by an employee who confronted her. You won’t believe her response.
Hoping to use a potion or spell to make that person down the street fall madly in love with you?
Well, forget eBay. They’ve just banned all such wizardly wonders, according to Mashable.
Psychic readings are now forbidden as well — your knights will no longer have the confidence of entering into battle with their victory guaranteed by a seer, nor will your anteater be able to tell you the outcome of the NBA finals for a price.
All of the changes are listed in the 2012 Fall Seller Update, effective Aug. 30.
Here are 5 items that you won’t be able to bid on next month:
- Grandma’s wish-granting giraffe (Bidding starts at $100)
- Haunted blessed life bracelet ($99,995, returns not accepted)
- Original three wishes from a 1,000-year-old genie (Buy it now for $5.99)
- Powerful spell of vampire transformation (Starting bid $24.99)
- Black Magick curse removal ($699.99, free shipping)