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The average Brit will spend the equivalent of a decade of their lives using smartphones, tablets and laptops – and share a staggering 92,053 social media posts, it has emerged. […] The post Average Brit spends decade of their lives using technology appeared first on ShinyShiny.
According to a US Geological Survey estimate, anywhere from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of bats are killed by wind turbines annually – in the US alone. New technology may help reduce those numbers, however, by causing the turbine blades to whistle at the animals... Continue Reading Whistling wind turbines may save bats' lives Category: Environment Tags: Bats
Rock guitarists sometimes have a strange relationship with their instruments. The Who's Pete Townshend has smashed many guitars throughout his long career, Jimi Hendrix set fire to his psychedelic Stratocaster at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and more recently Muse's Matthew Bellamy sacrificed 140 guitars during one tour. But when Sandvik decided to make an unbreakable all-metal guita
Not only do firefighters have dangerous jobs, but they often work in dark, smoke-filled environments where they'd be difficult to find if they ran into trouble. A new motion-powered wearable sensor could make all the difference in such situations... Continue Reading Motion-powered device made to save firefighters' lives Category: Good Thinking Tags: Firefighting McMas
In an effort to spare diabetics the pain and hassle of performing daily finger-prick blood glucose tests, various groups have developed continuous blood-sugar monitoring systems. Swedish scientists now believe that they may have improved on such technology, utilizing a skin patch that sports a tiny needle... Continue Reading Microneedle-equipped patch may make diabetics' lives easier Cate
A few months ago NetSE, the German company behind the Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch A.G. Rathenau, Oprema Jena, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee Elbaflex and A. Schacht brands filed for bankruptcy, leaving many consumers who had backed the company's brands on Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms out of pocket and without a product.It looked like NetSE's iconic brands would vanish for eternity but now
According to a recent study, between 7 and 17 percent of all epilepsy-related deaths are due to a complication known as Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Although SUDEP isn't well understood, it is hoped that a new armband may help stop it in its tracks... Continue Reading Seizure-sensing armband designed to save lives Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: Eindhoven Un
Designer Yves Béhar has created this graphic in the wake of the mass-shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue to warn against rising anti-semitism in the US, which he blames on president Donald Trump's "current culture of lies". Read more
the film leads an initiative to supply drones to game reserves and help them win the war against poaching. The post ‘a guardian’ film shows how drone technology can save animal lives in africa appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
An exhibition in Hyéres, France, features a decade of work by designer Philippe Malouin, including a cast-concrete stool imprinted by a bottom and an armchair made entirely from foam. Read more is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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