I just downloaded this new self-tracking iphone app that came out yesterday to try it out: it’s called “Lift” (it’s free). “The key to success is paying attention and taking one step at a time. Simply check into your habits on the days that you do them, and perhaps record a note about how it went.”
The always wise Lady Gaga once said “Fame is an illusion. If you want it, anyone can have it.” This really clever social experiment proves this statement in so many ways!
He’s not an actor, musician or celebrity of any sort, but Brett Cohen was sure that he could fool tourists in Times Square when he stepped out with a film crew, body guards, assistants and hired fake paparazzi to follow him on July 27. Check it out (above)!
Again brought to my attention via Patrick Burgoyne. With over 1.1 million people in the world who don’t have access to clean drinking water, water-borne pathogens are a huge problem for the environment and for human health. Fortunately a clever little design has come to the rescue in the form of the Lifestraw The cigar-sized plastic tool is both a feat of engineering and an inexpensive way to deliver potable water to those who need it.Lifestraw delivers the most basic needs and purifies water from potential pathogens like typhoid, cholera, dysentery and diarrhea, becoming one of the icons of humanitarian product design- by the time the water hits your lips, it’s completely safe and potable. The Lifestraw is one of the highlights of the Cooper Hewitt’s Design for the Other 90% exhibition, which highlights products, architecture, and technology that benefits under-privileged demographics across the globe.
Eduardo Leite, a 24-year-old construction worker was hit with an iron bar that fell from the fifth floor. The iron bar impaled his hard hat near the vertex of his skull and exited between his eyes. The iron bar has since been removed by the surgical team.
The report from the neurosurgeon suggests that the bar penetrated a part of the brain with no specific, major known function. However, it remains to be seen what, if any, damages will manifest themselves in this modern day Phineas Gauge incident until after he has had time to recover.