'Blind' Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

MIT’s Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris, and quickly recover its balance when suddenly yanked or shoved, all while essentially blind. The 90-pound mechanical beast — about the size of a full-grown Labrador — is intentionally designed to do all this without relying on cameras or any external environmental sensors.
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Teenager helps blind and deaf passenger on flight from Logan

  1. Teenager helps blind and deaf passenger on flight from Logan  The Boston Globe
  2. Teen uses sign language to help blind and deaf man on flight to Portland  OregonLive.com
  3. Teen uses sign language to help blind and deaf man on flight  Minneapolis Star Tribune
  4. A Teenager Offered ‘Extraordinary’ Help to a Disabled Passenger on Alaska Airlines. Their Remarkable Story Went Viral  Inc.com
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Distracted people can be 'smell blind'

‘Inattentional smell blindness,’ or inattentional anosmia, has been proven to exist. Just as it has previously been found that people can miss visual cues when they are busily engaged in a task, the same is true of smells. However, with smells there is only a 20-minute window before people become habituated to the smell and the opportunity to notice it has passed.
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