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Is the U.S. becoming a Banana Republic?

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Featured Image: Bunch of bananas. SOURCE: clker.com (Public Domain)

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What is a Banana Republic? – Digging Deeper

Published on Nov 28, 2012

Spoiler alert: The second episode of Matt and Ben’s Bernays series examines how the “Father of Public Relations” helped convince the American public to support an invasion of Guatemala. At the time, Guatemala was what is often referred to as a banana republic — it’s obviously an insult, but what exactly is a banana republic? Why do so many people get the definition wrong?

Dig a LITTLE DEEPER ~ THEI.us Archive:  “Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know”  

Robotic Equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife: Reconfigurable Robot a Step Toward Something That Can Become Almost Anything,

A four-segment milli-motein chain with a one-centimeter module size. CREDIT MIT Center for Bits and Atoms SOURCE Science Daily

Photo: A four-segment milli-motein chain with a one-centimeter module size. (Credit: MIT Center for Bits and Atoms) SOURCE Science Daily.

from Science Daily

ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2012) — The device doesn’t look like much: a caterpillar-sized assembly of metal rings and strips resembling something you might find buried in a home-workshop drawer. But the technology behind it, and the long-range possibilities it represents, are quite remarkable.

The little device is called a milli-motein — a name melding its millimeter-sized components and a motorized design inspired by proteins, which naturally fold themselves into incredibly complex shapes. This minuscule robot may be a harbinger of future devices that could fold themselves up into almost any shape imaginable. . . . Read Complete Report