Not two days into Fall and already my throat is scratchy and I can't smell a thing. If I get swine flu again, I swear... it's just not going to be pleasant.
My professor told us the other day about a government-sponsored initiative by Boston Dynamics: a four-legged, walking robot called Big Dog. It's being developed as a sort of mechanized pack horse, can walk on just about any surface and keep its feet. Enjoy!