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Creepy Transparent Mice Help Scientists Conduct “Whole-Organism Mapping”

Inhabitat - 14 hours 4 min ago

Yes, that’s a see-through mouse you are looking at. And yes, it’s pretty gross, but thankfully, no, it’s not alive. The transparent mouse represents a breakthrough for scientists at the California Institute of Technology who say that it will lead to a better understanding of the relationships between nervous systems and organs through “whole-organism mapping.” Despite the queasiness factor, the technique has the potential to aid research into a variety of health issues, including autism, chronic pain and the development of cancerous cells.

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Categories: Design

The Role of Touch in Business

Triple Pundit - 14 hours 5 min ago
According to one researcher, “Hugs have positive impacts on self-esteem, relationships and upon the body’s ability to cope with stress.”
Categories: Eco Buzz

Kevin Spacey on Jameson First Shot: The celebrated actor and the Irish whiskey brand continue to "discover" outstanding writer/directors with their annual short film competition

Cool Hunting - 14 hours 11 min ago

by Mya Stark Being "discovered” is a storied tradition in the tribal memory of the film industry. Drugstore soda fountains were crowded with hopefuls in the '40s, presenting their pretty cheeks for the same kiss of fate as );...
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Postalco 2014 Notebook Collection

Hyperbeast - 14 hours 13 min ago

Lauded for its simple, well-made accessories, Postalco is back with its latest range of stationery, including some of the best notebooks currently on the market. The Japanese brand's A5 and A6 notebooks, in particular, feature water-resistant, starch-pressed cotton covers that will fade beautifully with use, while their ecologically-made, chlorine-free pages are printed with pin-graph -- Postalco's original 1x1mm blue graph print. Perfect for keeping the ideas flowing this season, Postalco's 2014 notebooks are available now at the HYPEBEAST Store.

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Categories: Too cool for skool

The Tiniest Propeller Ever Can Sneak Between Human Cells

Gizmodo UK - 14 hours 16 min ago
The device is more than 1,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, or 100 times smaller than a single red blood cell.
Categories: Technology

‘Acoustically transparent’ hoodie means DJs don’t have to take it off to wear headphones

Springwise - 14 hours 16 min ago
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Fashion and music aren’t unfamiliar bedfellows — in fact, the two are often seen hand in hand, which is why we’ve seen innovations such as the Cynaps bone conduction baseball cap which negates the need for wearing bulky headphones. However, even headphones have become a fashion statement thanks to one Dr Dre. For those who don’t want to be forced to decide whether to wear their headphones or their hood up, the Audio Engineer’s Hoodie includes a hood made of material that allows sound through unmuffled.

Created by Betabrand, the hoodie has been created spefically for DJs and audio engineers that want to remain inconspicuous in the mixing booth while also being able to hear the sound clearly. Available in dark grey, the hoodie features two panels on either side of the hood that are made from meshed speaker cloth. This makes the clothing “acoustically transparent”, and even with the hood up, sound from headphones placed over the top can still travel through. The front pocket also includes a tool clip so wearers can keep their equipment handy, and an internal seam keeps headphone cables tangle-free. Additionally, a cable wiring diagram is stitched onto the inside pocket in case an urgent fix is needed.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Audio Engineer’s Hoodie.

Betabrand is currently accepting pre-orders for the product for USD 142.20. Are there other clothing items that can be tailored for specific jobs, or even today’s niche fashion trends?


Categories: Trends

Vendor Relationship Management (VRM) Is The New CRM (Youstice)

Futurelab - 14 hours 20 min ago

The concept of vendor relationship management isn’t quite new. It’s been around for at least four years as far as I can remember from my earlier work on the subject at the end of 2010. At the outset, I must admit the concept was a little bit lost on me even though I could well imagine that something was brewing in the background. Okay! There CRM systems were somewhat one-way and the vendor – consumer relationship pattern was a little on the top-down side; so what!?

Tags: CRMvendorsB2C relationshipYann Gourvennecretail
Categories: Trends

adidas adizero F50 "Messi"

Hyperbeast - 14 hours 22 min ago

At the World Cup this summer, Lionel Messi took home the FIFA Golden Ball award. Though the ultimate glory eluded the team, Messi's outstanding leadership on the field took Argentina as close to the sun as the wings would allow. Accordingly, longtime sponsor adidas honors Messi's standout performances with a new colorway of the adizero F50. The player will head into La Liga 2014-2015  season wearing the boot, which has been adorned with a yellow upper and printed with references to Messi's career accomplishments. The 165g boot also features a custom foot insert at the interior. A special honorary release befitting the storied player, look for this adizero F50 at adidas Football retailers and online now.

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Google To Europe: Sometimes It's Not So Easy To Forget

Read Write Web - 14 hours 23 min ago

Turns out there are a lot of people who want the Internet to forget about them—whether they deserve it or not.

In May, a European court ruled that Google must remove "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" search results when an individual in the E.U., or potentially outside the region, asks it to. In a letter to European regulators, Google reported that as of July 18, it has received 91,000 requests to remove 328,000 URLs from search results under this newly created "right to be forgotten."

See Also: European Court Orders Google To "Forget" Old Search Results

It hasn’t gone entirely smoothly. In July, Google removed and then reinstated links to the Guardian’s website with no explanation.

What's more, Google has run into some completely predictable issues with the court's vague ruling. These include people who provide false or inaccurate information, or public figures who are seeking to remove information about themselves from the public record.

For instance, Google reports that "some professional journalists have asked us to remove articles that they wrote for a publication to which they are no longer connected." More seriously:

Even if requesters provide us with accurate information, they understandably may avoid presenting facts that are not in their favour. As such, we may not become aware of relevant context that would speak in favour of preserving the accessibility of a search result. An example would be a request to remove an old article about a person being convicted of a number of crimes in their teenage years, which omits that the old article has its relevance renewed due to a recent article about that person being convicted for similar crimes as an adult. Or a requester may not disclose a role they play in public life, for which their previous reported activities or political positions are highly relevant.

France leads Europe with 17,500 "forget me" requests involving 58,000 URLs, followed by Germany with 16,500 requests involving 57,000 URLs and the UK with 12,000 requests involving 44,000 URLs. Google has removed 53% of the total requested URLs.

Balancing Privacy And Public Knowledge

It’s important to note that Google doesn’t delete the Web pages users ask for, just the links to them displayed in Google searches. So even if Google removes a link, it will still be available to view on the Web—it will just take some extra searching. 

Google formed an advisory council intended to help it strike a balance between the "right to be forgotten" and the public's right to know. In the meantime, Google is still facing a backlog of removal requests resulting from the ruling earlier this summer. The company says it's working through them as fast as possible. 

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Categories: Technology

Facebook Is Down For Many

Tech Crunch - 14 hours 23 min ago
 Facebook appears to be down right now for many. If you load the website, you will get an error like the one you can see below. The website has been down for around 10 minutes now. Similarly, you get a network error in the mobile apps and your content won’t refresh. Some TechCrunch writers could load the website, but when they clicked on something, they got the error message. So if… Read More
Categories: Technology

A Tiny Printer That Spits Out Whatever’s on Your iPhone’s Screen

Gizmodo UK - 14 hours 30 min ago
The Rolto printer uses a free accompanying app to ensure that exactly what you see on screen is reproduced on its tiny roll of thermal paper.
Categories: Technology

Behind the Bar: Prairie Rose’s Brighton Beachcomber

Design Sponge - 14 hours 31 min ago

This week’s cocktail comes to us from Prairie Rose, cocktail blogger from the popular Bit By a Fox blog which recently won Saveur Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Best Cocktail Blog 2014. Her cocktail, the Brighton Beachcomber, has a couple of my favorite flavors in it:  ginger and lime, but it also has coconut water and tequila! To me it sounds a little bit like a distant relative of a margarita. I found it to be very tasty and I love the pale green color. While I’m being a bit superficial, I must say that an added bonus of this cocktail is the beautiful Canton bottle. Just seeing it on my cocktail cart makes the drink worth it! Give it a try and let us know your thoughts! -Kristina

About Prairie Rose: Prairie Rose is a New York City-based booze blogger, events producer, cocktail creator and gal about town-er. She has received formal training in wines and spirits through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, as well as informal training in her “cocktail lab” (aka, her tiny kitchen) and on the floors of New York’s most popular venues. She is an avid user of Instagram.

See how to make the Brighton Beachcomber after the jump!


Categories: Design, Home Design

Breaking: Art Student Makes Synthetic Leaf, Solves Everything

Core 77 - 14 hours 31 min ago

Ask your doctor if Silk Leaf is right for you

Stop the Green Dream presses. Julian Melchiorri has built a leaf that absorbs CO2 and sunlight and produces oxygen. Rather than just growing a plant like most of us who want leaves in our lives, Melchiorri's work got positively semi-scientific. By breaking down the tough proteins in silk, and plucking out useful chloroplasts from plant matter, the end product "lives" on light and water, and produces what we breathe. Produced as a part of the Royal College of Art course "Innovation Design Engineering," the Silk Leaf project was conceived as a way to manage emissions and neutralize environmental impact with a space efficient, "biological" material.

Categories: Design

Allison & Ben's Scenic & Textured Brooklyn Home — House Tour

Apartment Therapy - 14 hours 31 min ago

Name: Allison + Ben Yarrow
Location: Crown Heights; Brooklyn, New York
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: Almost four. We’re sad to leave, but looking to rent to someone special in September.

Allison and Ben call a beautifully restored building from the 1890s home. Their view of Midtown Manhattan from their living room is just one of many beautiful vistas.

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Categories: Design, Home Design

Cold or the Flu? How to Spot the Difference

Cool Infographics - 14 hours 35 min ago

Getting sick is NOT fun and trying to figure out what you have is even worse. The Cold or Flu? How to Spot the Difference infographic from Vaccine Hub highlights some key points to help you tell the difference. Get well soon!

What is influenza? Influenza, or the flu, is caused by a highly contagious virus that infects your nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms develop quickly and last around one week. The flu is seasonal and in Australia tends to occur between June and August.

Read more information at Vaccine Hub.

Determining if you have a cold or the flu is always difficult. This infographic does a good job of choosing one topic and telling its story well without adding too much information.  Visualizing the few statistics they included would make the side-by-side comparison more effective, and the treatment section could benefit from a few graphics to break up word usage.

The infographic is missing it’s URL address to the infographic landing page that should be included at the bottom of the graphic to locate the original.

Thanks to Ellie for sending in the link!

Categories: Buzz

Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning in 2014

Brooklyn Vegan - 14 hours 44 min ago

Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which has happened in one form or another for the last five years at Baltimore/DC-area Merriweather Post Pavilion, will not return for a sixth:Virgin Mobile FreeFest, the one day music festival produced by Seth Hurwitz IMP Productions, has ended its run.

The festival, originally held at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore in 2006, moved to the Merriweather Post Pavilion five years ago and in the wake of the financial crisis went 'free', offering tickets in exchange for donations to festival sponsor Virgin Mobile's RE*Generation initiative to help homeless youth, or for volunteer work.

"We'll be making a difference, in a different way," Virgin Mobile spokeswoman Jayne Wallace wrote in a statement. "Instead, Virgin Mobile will continue its tradition of helping make a difference and support the youth homelessness cause by making a significant donation directly to the Sasha Bruce RE*Generation House." - [Encore]The 2013 edition featured MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Washed Out, Icona Pop, CHVRCHES and others.

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Categories: Indie, Music

Registration Begins For Million-Dollar Genesis Generation Challenge

Tech Crunch - 14 hours 44 min ago
 The Genesis Generation Challenge, a $1 million competition, is now accepting applicants to vie for its pot with their ideas for nonprofits or businesses that will solve some global ills. Unfortunately, it’s a terrible time for the Jerusalem-based organization to kick off its latest round of outreach. The million-dollar pot is meant to encourage teams worldwide to develop solutions… Read More
Categories: Technology

Patagonia Releases New Eco-Friendly Wetsuits — Design News

Apartment Therapy - 14 hours 45 min ago

Patagonia released a new wetsuit recently. It performs just as well as their other high performance gear, but with one difference: It's not made from petroleum-based neoprene but from a natural rubber derived from a desert shrub. The material, Yulex, could soon be used in other products like and sneakers.


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