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Rare gemstone particles found in an 8th-century nun's mouth shatter a historical misconception

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach

Teeth prove women helped produce 8th-century religious manuscripts

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach

Highlights From CES 2019

At the annual event we found health-improving tech, mobility-driven innovation and everything between This year at the Consumer Electronics Show—CES—there was significant chatter about acclimating the public to the future of technologies like virtual assistants and autonomous vehicles. But, while it seems that nearly every company in the industry is working on, integrating or supporting one or the other, there was plenty of technology on display …
Tags: Cooking, Design, Technology, Tech, Health and Wellness, Ces, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Las Vegas, Best Of, Smart Homes, Fintech, Biotechnology, Consumer Electronics Show, Mixed Reality, Virtual Assistants

Potato peels offer a sustainable alternative to traditional building materials

Many of the typical building materials used in construction — like medium-density fiberboard (MDF) — contain toxic materials and formaldehyde, plus they have a shockingly short lifespan and a negative environmental impact. But now there is a new option to these single-use materials — potato waste. London-based designers Rowan Minkley and Robert Nicoll as well as research scientist Greg Cooper have developed Chip[s] Board, which is a biodegradable alternative to MDF that is made from non-food-gr...
Tags: Design, London, News, Innovation, Green Building, Food Waste, Building Materials, Cooper, MDF, Greg Cooper, Nicoll, Green Building Materials, Natural Building Material, Potato Peels, Chip[s] Board, Rowan Minkley

We tried the new Impossible Burger at CES heres what we thought

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 is in full swing in Las Vegas. While smart home technology, televisions and wearable tech takes center stage, many surprising innovations are grabbing media attention. Take, for instance, the latest iteration of an Inhabitat favorite — the Impossible Burger. We tried the newest recipe from Impossible at this year’s CES; keep reading for our thoughts. Delicious in tacos or served as a classic burger, the Impossible Burger has become a favorite for vegeta...
Tags: Meat, Design, Ces, Innovation, Las Vegas, Carbon Footprint, Vegan, Impossible Foods, Vegetarian, Eat & Drink, Meat Alternatives, Las Vegas While, Mike Minor, Impossible, Impossible-burger, CES 2019

Microsoft’s Prediction of 2019 From 2009

In a video uncovered this week, Microsoft presented their predictions for the tech world in 2019—back in 2009. While some of their ambitions came true—foldable phones, gesture controls and more—much of it was too hopeful. The graphics have certainly exceeded their expectations, but innovation is moving a bit slower; we don’t have interactive newspapers or translucent and ultra-thin screens, yet. Watch the full video at …
Tags: Design, Technology, Microsoft, Future, Tech, Innovation, Predictions, 2009, Linkaboutit, 2019, Retro Futurism

University of Waterloo has created a CO2 powder which could help fight climate change

Scientists at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have created a new powder that can capture carbon dioxide, and it could be a new tool in the fight against climate change. The powder can filter and remove CO2 at power plants and factories powered by fossil fuels before it is released into the atmosphere, and it is more efficient than conventional methods. Chemical engineering professor Zhongwei Chen created the powder in his lab as a new way to manipulate the size and concentration ...
Tags: Design, News, Climate Change, China, Environment, Global Warming, Canada, Fossil Fuels, Innovation, Chemical, Carbon Dioxide, University of Waterloo, Chen, Ontario Canada, Zhongwei Chen, Co2 Powder

Valser is using carbon capture technology to carbonate its beverages

Valser, a Coca-Cola-owned brand of sparkling water based in Switzerland, is embracing new climate capture technology. Coca-Cola HBC Switzerland (the bottling plant that makes Valser) has partnered with Climeworks, a pioneering company that captures carbon dioxide, to use the new technology to carbonate its water. Climeworks has already partnered with a greenhouse that uses CO2 to help plants grow faster, and since the beverage industry is one of the only existing markets that uses carbon dioxid...
Tags: Sparkling Water, Design, Technology, News, Beverages, Innovation, Switzerland, Coca Cola, Carbon Dioxide, Eat & Drink, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Carbon Capture, Carbonated Beverages, Climeworks, Christoph Gebald, Gebald

Samson Ogbole is a Nigerian farmer who wants to bring aeroponics to the world

Samson Ogbole is a Nigerian farmer who is trying to solve the problem of land shortages in his native country. Nigeria’s population has now reached 190 million, but there isn’t enough land in the country to grow the food needed for the ever-growing population. So, Ogbole has found a solution — aeroponics. This unconventional method is the process of growing plants in the air without using soil. Ogbole first got involved with soilless farming in 2014, and just two years later founded PS Nutraceu...
Tags: Design, News, Nigeria, Crops, United States, Farming, Innovation, International Trade Administration, Vegetation, Samson Ogbole, Aeroponic Growing, Aeroponic Farming, Ogbole, PS Nutraceuticals

Sound could replace lasers in surgery

Scientists announce the ability to simultaneously manipulate individual levitated objects. Using high-frequency sound waves may provide a safer alternative to laser microsurgery. Video of the research looks like a cartoon, but it's all real. For a while now, scientists have presented demonstrations of sound's ability to levitate and move suspended particles. It's pretty cool stuff, and you can find lots of amazing videos showing intriguing patterns made with acoustic waves. Now, though, mechani...
Tags: UK, Design, Spain, Development, Discovery, Medical Research, Innovation, University of Bristol, Sound, Product Design, Drinkwater, Asier Marzo, Bruce Drinkwater, Marzo, Universidad Publica De Navarra, University of Bristol News Optical

The Future Interfaces Group is Designing the Everyday Devices of Tomorrow

There’s a lapse in smart technology where human context and cues exist in real life. Things like gestures, expressions, noises and secondary movements are all missed by tech that can only respond to vocal commands and touch. In the Future Interfaces Group lab, located just off Carnegie Mellon University’s campus, the devices of tomorrow—ones that can detect when you’re sawing, cooking or even tuning a …
Tags: Design, Technology, Tech, Innovation, Carnegie Mellon University, Linkaboutit, Smart Tech, Future Interfaces Group, Daily Devices, Speculative Gadgets

7 of the most interesting fictional drugs

Fictional drugs are a major part of the lore and foundation for many science fiction stories. The unique effects they have on their characters is an interesting new way to explore important issues. Many of these fictional drugs are synonymous with the stories that have been told.Fiction writers have always been good at whisking us away to strange and new alien worlds, places we've never dreamed of and that would never have seen the light of day if they had not been coaxed from the author's wild...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Science Fiction, Movies, Religion, Iran, Innovation, Speaker, Literature, Stanley Kubrick, Soma, Anthony Burgess, Saints, Philip K Dick, Alex, Larry Niven

Copyrights and patents are two well known forms...

Copyrights and patents are two well known forms of intellectual property protection. But why do we have them? Why does the government and society want to give away protection that could amount to a monopoly? Well the answer is in the constitution. Under Article I Section 8, Clause 8 U.S. Constitution (or otherwise known as […] The post appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyright | 1-800-866-0039.
Tags: Art, Science, Blog, Copyright, Innovation, Patent, Vincent LoTempio

Corona announces pilot program for 100% plastic-free 6-pack rings in 2019

Corona has announced that it will be launching a pilot program in 2019 for 100 percent plastic-free six-pack rings, making it the first global beer brand to attempt such eco-friendly packaging. The company says it will introduce the new rings in select markets at the beginning of the new year as part of its commitment with Parley for the Oceans to lead the multi-billion dollar beer industry in doing its part to protect the world’s oceans from plastic pollution. Corona beer is mostly packaged wi...
Tags: Design, News, Mexico, Beer, Oceans, Plastic, Innovation, Biodegradable, Carlsberg, Green Products, Plastic Pollution, Corona, Cyrill Gutsch, Parley, Plastic Free, K Corona

The horror and mystery behind 'the Black Paintings'

The Black Paintings stand out in art history for their dark composition and themes.The biggest mystery, though, is that Goya painted them directly onto the walls of his home and never told anybody about them.With such little information, all we can do is speculate about the 14 horrifying Black Paintings. None By 1819, the painter Francisco Goya had been through quite a bit. He had witnessed the chaos of war when Napoleon invaded Spain and the chaos in Spain as its government bounced back and for...
Tags: Art, Death, Painting, Spain, War, Innovation, Violence, Saturn, Jupiter, Madrid, Humanity, Mariano, Napoleon, Goya, Javier, Francisco Goya

4 books on race in America everyone should read

These books, from authors like Toni Morrison and John F. Kennedy, open up a whole new perspective on the American landscape.Read Jose Antonio Vargas' groundbreaking essay on life as an undocumented migrant in The New York Times Magazine.Vargas' memoir, Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, is out now. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Growing up, no book stimulated me more than Morrison's The Bluest Eye. I was first assigned to read the book in eighth grade and the "why" of the story h...
Tags: Art, Race, Immigration, America, House, Innovation, Refugees, Marilyn Monroe, Literature, Elvis Presley, John F Kennedy, Toni Morrison, Kennedy, Morrison, Sandra Cisneros, Angelou

Why social design is a north star for entrepreneurs

Problem solving doesn't have to involve numbers. Sometimes it just involves connecting dots between markets, and simple experiments based on data. These tweaks can make huge differences in people's lives. And anyone can do it, as social design can life entire communities. People who participate in social design learn how to apply it in the future, making social design a learnable and transferable skill. The Intergalactic Design Guide: Har...
Tags: Business, Design, Infrastructure, Innovation, Start-up, Philanthropy, Social Change

This amazing map of Lake Michigan was made entirely by typewriter

An old Royal Safari II typewriter was used to make this effective and attractive map.Although they're relatively easy to make, typewriter maps are rare.The mapmaker has received numerous commissions; will typewritten maps be the cartographic hype of 2019? None To anyone familiar with North America's geography, the shape on this map is instantly recognisable. This lookalike of Sweden (1), similarly drooping, is Lake Michigan. What sets this map apart, though, is not its subject, but its presenta...
Tags: Design, Technology, Sweden, Scotland, Typography, Innovation, Storytelling, Ibm, Lars von Trier, Map, North America, Thomas Vinterberg, Illustrator, Lake Michigan, Huffman, Beaver Island

Twenty aims to dramatically reduce the waste of household products

Dubai Design Week — an annual event celebrating and promoting design and creativity — took place earlier this month, with imaginative minds from all over the world competing for the coveted Progress Prize at the Global Grad Show. This year’s winner, Twenty, sets out to cut down the environmental costs of packaging and shipping household products, like shampoos or cleaners, by offering dry capsules and reusable containers — just add water, and the items are ready for use. Considered to be the la...
Tags: Design, Gallery, Shipping, Netherlands, Innovation, Dubai, Waste, Green Products, Plastic Waste, Cleaners, middle east Dubai, Cleaning Products, Green Cleaning Products, Design Academy Eindhoven, Brendan McGetrick, Mirjam de Bruijn

Meet wegg®’s Design and Technology Lead, Laura Fairman

“I am in pursuit of global reach and purpose. I’m continually asking myself… Is my work helping our world become a better place?”  -Laura Fairman, Design and Technology Lead for wegg® Meet wegg®’s Design and Technology Lead, Laura Fairman! She has had the pleasure of being involved with our organization since wegg®’s inception in 2008. […]
Tags: Design, Technology, Leadership, Networking, Education, Web Development, Interview, Marketing, Sales, Trends, E-commerce, Designer, Innovation, Economic Growth, Email Marketing, Women In Business

Why American history lives between the cracks

History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers. The Light of the World: A Memoir (Pulitzer Prize in Letters: Biography...
Tags: Art, Books, Video, Poetry, America, History, United States, Innovation, Literature, Novel,

Flops, brought to you by A.I.

About 3.1 million individuals could lose their job to self-driving cars.A.I. is not a monolith. It makes a lot of mistakes.To better understand how to navigate our economic future, we should pay attention to these mistakes.Artificial intelligence can drive a car, buy and sell stocks, and perform healthcare tasks, amongst numerous other tasks as the technology grows and changes each day. Despite how impressive some of these developments are, concern has consistently been expressed over humans los...
Tags: Design, Technology, White House, Future, Software, Innovation, Machine Learning, Ai, Technology & innovation

How to think like a Renaissance man (or woman)

Some of the greatest scientists and artists were polymaths. Renaissance men or polymaths are people who have mastered multiple disciplines and pursuits. The path towards becoming one doesn't always require some divine genius. Interest in varied subjects and disciplines is the first path towards thinking like a polymath.It's not easy branching into different subjects today and mastering them. The sheer amount of knowledge and intellectual vocations floating around is enough to keep a million da ...
Tags: Art, Science, Memory, Intelligence, Creativity, Innovation, Jack, Richard, Richard Feynman, Adam Smith, Don, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Robert Heinlein, Vinci, Leon Battista Alberti

10 people who got famous from the grave

It's been said that "You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the grim reaper."These ten folks made huge advances in their field... but never lived long enough to see the fruits of their labors.Can you think of someone alive today who might make the list in the future? Depending on who you believe, life is either just a ride or a series of endless possibilities, like, say, a highway. But for these 10 people, life got a little bit better for them after it ended. How is th...
Tags: Art, Europe, Death, Music, UK, England, Comedy, Science, London, Mississippi, France, China, New York City, Edgar Allan Poe, Woody Guthrie, Painting

Leonardo da Vinci could visually flip between dimensions, neuroscientist claims

A neuroscientist at the City University of London proposes that Leonardo da Vinci may have had exotropia, allowing him to see the world with impaired depth perception.If true, it means that Da Vinci would have been able to see the images he wanted to paint as they would have appeared on a flat surface.The finding reminds us that sometimes looking at the world in a different way can have fantastic results.An analysis of Renaissance artwork suggests that Leonardo Da Vinci may have had exotropia, a...
Tags: Art, Painting, Neuroscience, Innovation, San Diego, Visualizations, Rembrandt, Senses, The Washington Post, University Of California, Robbins, Picasso, Da Vinci, Tyler, Leonardo da Vinci, Science And Art

SodaStream deploys an ocean-sweeper to clean up plastic waste in the Caribbean Sea

SodaStream has announced the launch of its massive ocean-sweeper, a contraption designed to dismantle booming plastic waste patches in marine waters.  The “Holy Turtle” has already started cleaning up plastic in the Caribbean Sea; the specially designed model is stationed off the shores of Roatán, Honduras for its pilot project. Enlisting the aid of local youth and government, as well as environmental NGOs, experts and artists, SodaStream’s multifaceted mission is a four-day feat with a hopeful...
Tags: Florida, Sodastream, Design, News, Environment, Earth, Bbc, Plastic, Innovation, Marine Pollution, Exhibition, Honduras, Plastic Waste, Plastic Pollution, Caribbean Sea, Roatán

Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman on U.S. Supreme Court, has dementia

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.She was a deciding vote on a number of cases that came before the court.Watch her interview from 2015 about her upbringing and desire to see more women in all parts of government. None In a letter to The New York Times, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor revealed that she has dementia—likely, Alzheimer's—and is withdrawing from public life. "Since many people have asked about my current status and activities, I want to b...
Tags: Health, Art, Portrait, Video, Politics, Justice, Supreme Court, Congress, Women, History, Woman, United States, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Innovation, Smithsonian

Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention

Shahin Farshchi Contributor Shahin Farshchi is a partner at Lux Capital. More posts by this contributor Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic value, but that assumption is a fallacy. Here, the examples of the 19th and 20th century inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla are ins...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Uber, Column, Business, Design, Instagram, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, Economy, Intel

Minimalism is killing us: Re-awaken your senses, bring back joy

The feeling of joy has become associated with immaturity, resulting in a culture of drabness.Minimalism is now the dominant aesthetic of nearly every artistic medium.There is an antidote to the deadening of our senses brought on by cultural minimalism.
Tags: Art, Video, Design, Technology, Happiness, Creativity, Architecture, Innovation, Consciousness, Emotions, Mind, Senses, Ingrid Fetell Lee

Design is how we treat each other – Interview with Rie Nørregaard

Today’s interview is with Rie Nørregaard, a Managing Creative Director of SYPartners, a consultancy based in New York and San Francisco. For 20 years, they’ve helped business leaders, teams, and individuals pursue growth and greatness. Rie has recently started a podcast: Designing for Humanity, which aims to explore designing a future that’s made for all of us—and the best in us. They also say that design, at its heart, is an act of service and is the work of solving problems for the benefit of ...
Tags: Business, New York, Design, Leadership, Interviews, San Francisco, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Employee Engagement, Culture, Innovation, Team, Inclusive Design, Team Development, Shep Hyken, Rie

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