Since everybody’s talking about NASA and sex (kinda), one more from YouTube. A journalist friend writes:
While researching the diaper issue, I stumbled across this NASA video showcasing a new type of robotic skin that can prompt a robot to move away from an astronaut during a spacewalk. NASA used a ballerina to show how sensitive the stuff was. It pulled the video from its website in 2005, however, when somebody pointed out the phallic nature of the device.
It’s like something you’d see in a taxpayer-funded conceptual art festival that’s got the GOP all het up: