The beautiful face of courage: Lance Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter USMC

Carpenter, 21, of Gilbert lost the eye, most of his teeth and use of his right arm from a grenade blast Nov. 21 near Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Friends and family say he threw himself in front of the grenade to protect his best friend in Afghanistan, Cpl. Nick Eufrazio

Officially unveiled last night in a far-too-brief teaser, Nike’s long-awaited self-lacing Marty McFly kicks just made their worldwide debut at Universal Studios.

Speaking at the unveiling event, Nike CEO Mark Parker announced that today’s launch will coincide with the auctioning of 1,500 pairs of Nike Air Magsto benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Google‘s Co-Founder Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki have promised to match the bids up to $50 million dollars.

The auction will kick off tonight at nikemag.ebay.com, and run through September 18th.

“We wanted to translate the excitement people have for the ‘greatest shoe never made’ and for the Back to the Future into positive action,” said Parker. “But the long term objective is to raise awareness so the Foundation can achieve their goal of eradicating Parkinson’s disease.”

Michael J. Fox will reveal additional details about the sneakers and the auction on tonight’s Late Show with David Letterman.

Check out the official unveiling video below. No word yet on a public release.

cooking with macbook air by Mochrom

2012 Audi A7 – Papercraft by Taras Lesko.

Tweet of the Day: Nickelback is back. Kindly advise me as to the whereabouts of your god.
[@michaelocc / h/t: wow.]

Tweet of the Day: Nickelback is back. Kindly advise me as to the whereabouts of your god.

theoisjonesing:

this is an awesome marketing strategy, Fox.
supposedly Jonah Hill will be answering calls at random.
To schedule, just call (917) 409-7838.

this is an awesome marketing strategy, Fox.

supposedly Jonah Hill will be answering calls at random.

To schedule, just call (917) 409-7838.

See-Through Brain Tissue

Scientists at Japan’s RIKEN research institute have developed a chemical reagent called Scale that turns biological tissue transparent, allowing them to get a better look at the workings of the brain.

The Scale method combines transparent tissue with fluorescent protein tags, allowing researchers to see specific brain regions at a depth of several millimeters.

Scale doesn’t work on living cells — although a gentler reagent for live tissue is in the works — but it has already been used to study neural networks in mouse brains.

The RIKEN researchers also plan to test Scale on hearts, muscles and kidneys, as well as human biopsy tissue.

Photo shows two mouse embryos. The clear one at right has been rendered transparent by a new chemical reagent developed by Japanese researchers

RIP: Cliff Robertson, veteran actor and Academy Award winner, passed away yesterday of natural causes, one day after turning 88.

Robertson’s storied career spanned many memorable roles, including his portrayal of JFK in the 1963 biopic PT 109, an historic role (the first to portray a sitting president) for which he was handpicked by Kennedy himself.

Other notable roles include his turn mentally disabled man in Charly — a role which won him an Oscar for Best Actor — and, most recently, Uncle Ben in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man film series.

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