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Scribble Colour PenScribble Colour Pen

Scribble is the first coloring device of its kind that can take the world of color around you and transfer it directly to either paper or your favourite mobile device. The Scribble pen and stylus pairs with Scribble+ mobile app to instantly sync every color you scan directly onto your iPhone, iPad or Android mobile […]

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Spritz Re-imagines ReadingSpritz Re-imagines Reading

Reading is inherently time consuming because your eyes have to move from word to word and line to line. Traditional reading also consumes huge amounts of physical space on a page or screen, which limits reading effectiveness on small displays. Scrolling, pinching, and resizing a reading area doesn’t fix the problem and only frustrates people. […]

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Skydive WebsiteSkydive Website

Chris Hirst and Huilin Zhao from Kiwi start up Designbymobile are claiming a world first for the creation of a webpage built in mid-air, while skydiving from 8,000 feet. Hirst and Zhao attempted their claimed world first webpage creation skydive in Auckland, New Zealand to show how easy it is to use their new web […]

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Clipped SummariesClipped Summaries

Clipped analyzes text grammatically to extract the most important information from an article. The algorithm identifies sentence structures statisitically, and graphically determines predicate-subject relationships to generate the best bullet-point summaries possible. Plus, Clipped re-reads all of its own summaries to make sure they make sense. Use Clipped to search for anything and immediately discover relevant […]

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8 Items You Need to Know Today

New smart goggles to allow pilots to see through fog. Times of India

NASA has released printable 3D models of spacecraft and planets. i09

Hockey helmets going under safety inspection. NY Times

Robots from ‘Pacific Rim’ at Comic Con in San Diego. Engadget

A map of all the American no-drone zones. The Verge

Army researchers develop pocket ISR. U.S. Army

Instagram preparing photo messaging app, Bolt. Gizmodo

Wind power will generate 12 percent of energy by 2018. Motherboard

Article source: http://www.psfk.com/2014/07/8-items-you-need-to-know-today.html

 

Anatomical Barbie Design Exposes Doll’s Distorted Skeletal Structure

Barbie is a role model for young girls, but when you see the unnatural way in which her body is put together, you might not want your daughters to follow in her footsteps. Conceived by Jason Freeny, the anatomical Barbie shows how the toy’s insides would look if it were human. That includes squashed organs and a distorted skeletal structure, proof that the bleach blonde plaything promotes an impossible standard of beauty.

To create the bisected Barbie, Freeny has to use scientific illustrations to guide his creation of the toy’s inner anatomy. Then he cuts away half of the toy, and meticulously inserts the hand-sculpted clay components into their proper position within the body. As you can see from the pictures, Barbie’s frame doesn’t even have enough space to fit all of the essential organs. Most of them have to be crammed in alongside one another, which probably wouldn’t enable them to to function so well.

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While some might feel the toys are a bit strong for children to play with, Freeny has discovered that cultural programming means it’s only the adults that are apprehensive. “I believe that being frightened by inner anatomy is a learned thing. It’s something that’s taught to kids by society, rather than something that’s innate.”

The anatomical sculptures don’t just stop at Barbie either. Freeny has turned his hand to characters from Toy Story, Finding Nemo, My Little Poney, and the Disney stable. Each of them is a fascinating look inside make-believe characters, all of which you can check out on in the galleries on his website.

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When we’re talking about things that are made up, it’s understandable that they aren’t going to have perfectly correct anatomy, but Barbie is something different. She comes with cars, houses, and other accessories that promote a certain way of living. The only problem is that if kids want to emulate that life, there’s a good chance that body image will get wrapped up in there as well.

Jason Freeny

[h/t] Inhabitat

Images by Jason Freeny

Article source: http://www.psfk.com/2014/07/anatomical-barbie-design-skeletal-structure.html

   

Alaska Airlines Lets Travelers Print Pancakes in Their Lounges

Passengers on Alaska Airlines can quickly grab a pancake or two before boarding their plane at each of the air carrier’s Board Room locations and it’s all thanks to a pancake machine.

The pancake machine is basically a large device that prints out fluffy pancakes. You push a button and out comes a yummy pancake at the side of the machine. The pancakes are made from a custom pancake mix that only includes fresh, healthy, and all-natural ingredients.

The airlines was the first in the United States to bring the pancake machine to its lounges about four years ago, and the pancake machine was the first of its kind to be placed at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Currently, units of the nifty pancake machine are available in Alaska Airlines Board Rooms at Anchorage, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. Although the pancake machine has been around for a few years, it has become so popular with the airline’s passengers that the company had to expand the hours that pancakes are available.

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Jean Hill, a supervisor at the airlines’ Seattle Board Room, boasts, “Kids love it. Adults love it. Everybody loves it.”

According to their blog, Alaska Airlines even says there are rumors that frequent fliers schedule their trips to the airports that have these machines during pancake machine hours.

The device was created by Polish-Australian inventor Marek Szymanski who designed the device to automate the pancake-making process for breakfasts with the family. The inventor created a number of prototypes between the year 2000 to 2004 and apparently made over a million pancakes in the process until he was able to finalize the machine into what it is today. The machine is distributed by Popcake North America.

Mike Genereaux, Vice President of Sales for Popcake North America, says, “The first machine, really it was like ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ breaking the eggs and making the batter from scratch.”

According to Genereaux, there are over 7,000 units of the pancake machine all over the globe and they can be found in different locations including university dining halls, hotels, and casinos. Some are also owned by individuals.

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Article source: http://www.psfk.com/2014/07/alaska-airlines-print-pancakes.html