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Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Eavesdropping flowers, enormous digital photography, AI for medicine and more AI Diagnoses Genetic Disorders Using Facial Photos While doctors can identify genetic disorders with an accuracy between 70% and 75%, DeepGestalt—an AI project by FDNA—can do so with accuracy of 90% and over. By analyzing the face piece-by-piece, the system finds a corresponding disorder for that crop, moves on to the next and then pools the …
Tags: Science, Design, Podcasts, Medicine, China, Nature, Shanghai, Plants, Ai, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Megapixels, Genetic Disorders, Bigpixel


Flowers Are Eavesdropping

According to a new study, plants can “hear” when a bee passes and they subsequently create more sweet nectar to attract them. A recent study by scientists at three Tel-Aviv University schools has found that a plant picks up sounds (signaled by the vibration of its petals) and responds (signaled by the excretion of additional nectar). With proof that the flowers responded to all of the …
Tags: Science, Design, Nature, Bees, Culture, Plants, Evolution, Hearing, Flowers, Linkaboutit, Tel Aviv University


This Photo of Shanghai is Made of 195,000 Megapixels

Shot from 750+ feet above the city, this 360-degree panorama by BigPixel is made from 195,000 megapixels—for reference, the new Google Pixel shoots at 12.3 megapixels. Since it is one of the most detailed photos ever taken, viewers can zoom from the perch it was taken from all the way down to street-level where faces and license plates can be seen clearly. Though the photo …
Tags: Photography, Design, China, Tech, Photo, Digital Photography, Shanghai, Linkaboutit, Megapixels, Google Pixel, Bigpixel


AI Diagnoses Genetic Disorders Using Facial Photos

While doctors can identify genetic disorders with an accuracy between 70% and 75%, DeepGestalt—an AI project by FDNA—can do so with accuracy of 90% and over. By analyzing the face piece-by-piece, the system finds a corresponding disorder for that crop, moves on to the next and then pools the results to find the most proper diagnosis for the patient. For the 8% of the population that’s …
Tags: Health, Design, Tech, Treatment, Health Care, Ai, Diagnosis, Wellbeing, Linkaboutit, Genetic Disorders, DeepGestalt


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Arthouse films, glitter, CES, space, food and more in our internet round-up Communicating From the Far Side of the Moon The far side of the moon (often mistakenly referred to as the “dark side” of the moon) never faces Earth due to the sphere’s elliptical orbit and synchronous rotation. For the first time, information—including a photograph—has been transmitted from the hemisphere by way of China’s National Space …
Tags: Food, Space, Design, China, Films, Ces, Cinema, Denmark, Bmw, Lg, Concepts, Hyundai, Linkaboutit, Link About It, The North Face, Gene Editing


Why We Fixate on the Time Artists Spend on Their Work

Collectors, viewers and members of the press have long been fascinated with how long artists spend on each piece they create. Whether related to our obsession with the myth of the artist’s struggle, how we put a monetary value on a piece, or beyond, “it’s easier to value intensive physical labor over conceptual rigor when an artist’s thought process can feel so intangible and impossible to …
Tags: Art, Design, Time, Painting, Culture, Capitalism, Artists, Linkaboutit, Conceptual Art


Upcoming Arthouse Films

Thanks to Dazed, 11 of the most exciting arthouse films coming out this year. All of them “criminally overlooked arthouse oddities” that deserve as many viewers as blockbusters. From Jia Zhangke’s Ash is The Purest White, to Simon Amstell’s semi-autobiographical Benjamin, to coming of age stories, horror-comedies, tales about sex workers, neo-fables and more, the list is delightfully diverse—in terms of storytelling and representation. Take …
Tags: Design, Movies, Films, Culture, Filmmaking, Cinema, Lgbtq, Linkaboutit, Simon Amstell, Benjamin, Jia Zhangke, Arthouse, French Films


Denmark to Build Nine Islands for Tech Industry

Hoping to create the “European Silicon Valley,” the Danish government has unveiled a plan for creating nine human-made islands which will be home to up to 380 businesses and 33 million square feet of green space. Called Holmene, the project (which will be located just outside Copenhagen) still needs approval from the Danish Parliament, but will hopefully create “12,000 new jobs directly and up to …
Tags: Design, Technology, Denmark, Silicon Valley, Copenhagen, Tech Industry, Islands, Linkaboutit, Danish Parliament, Tech Hub, Build Nine Islands


Extra-Healthy, Gene-Edited Spicy Tomatoes Are Coming

Scientists in Brazil are working to reconnect tomatoes with their chili pepper relatives (they separated some 19 million years ago, but maintain much of the same DNA) in order to create a super-healthy, spicy fruit. Rather than a food fad, this research and experimentation is occurring in order to have people eat more capsaicinoids, “the molecules that give red peppers their spicy pizzazz, for their health benefits.” …
Tags: Health, Food, Science, Design, Tomatoes, Nature, Brazil, Food Science, Food + Drink, Linkaboutit


LG’s 65-Inch Rollable 4K OLED TV Will Hit the Market Soon

Referred to as the OLED TV R, LG’s groundbreaking 65-inch rollable 4K television will be released to consumers this spring. The TV offers many different functional modes, each with a different screen size—one of which, known as zero view, sees the entire screen descend into the base but audio functions still active through the 100W front-firing Dolby Atmos audio system. LG, who presented the TV at CES …
Tags: Design, Television, Tech, Ces, Lg, Tvs, Linkaboutit, Dolby Atmos, CES 2019, Rollable TVs


Hyundai’s Walking Concept Car, Elevate

Designed as a first responder for natural disasters, automaker Hyundai’s Elevate concept car sets wheels on robotic legs that can stretch to walk or climb across challenging terrain. Unveiled at CES (as a small toy-like model), the vehicle’s “active suspension” employs an electric actuator technology, allowing the leg architecture freedom of movement in six directions. Further, the modular passenger unit opens in all four directions. Read …
Tags: Design, Cars, Tech, Ces, Concept Cars, Hyundai, Natural Disasters, Linkaboutit, Ces2019


Everything You Wanted To Know About Glitter

From unfolding glitter’s definition as a mass noun to outlining the process behind the development of aluminum metalized polyethylene terephthalate, the New York Times’ Caity Weaver explores every intricacy behind the beloved, dazzling (sometimes) plastic product. Weaver describes her visit to Glitterex, one of two production facilities in the US (both of which are in New Jersey) and shares learnings about layers, color and so much more. …
Tags: Design, US, Tech, New York Times, New Jersey, Glitter, Linkaboutit, Weaver, Caity Weaver


Communicating From the Far Side of the Moon

The far side of the moon (often mistakenly referred to as the “dark side” of the moon) never faces Earth due to the sphere’s elliptical orbit and synchronous rotation. For the first time, information—including a photograph—has been transmitted from the hemisphere by way of China’s National Space Administration’s Yutu-2 rover. While this might not seem like that big of a deal, it marks significant achievements and technological …
Tags: Space, Design, China, Tech, Satellites, The moon, Lunar, Linkaboutit, Yutu, National Space Administration, The Cosmos


Honeybee Vaccine Offers Hope

Administered to a hive’s Queen Bee through an edible sugary solution that honeybees are attracted to (thus needle free), a new vaccine is being tested to protect the flying pollinators from microbial diseases. If this technology can be adapted to tackle other afflictions the bees face, it might just be one solution to save the rapidly declining population. The product, PrimeBEE, is based on new information …
Tags: Design, Tech, Bees, Vaccines, Linkaboutit, Microbial, Bee Population


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


Best of CH 2018: Link About It

Our take on the best thoughtful, eccentric and inspiring stories from the internet this year Beyond what we create ourselves at CH, we’re always reading, watching and viewing content from publishers we admire. Each day we share some of the internet’s best in our Link section. This year, we were enthralled by stories about space, climate change, cultural phenomenons, empowering displays of art, ghost stories and …
Tags: Food, Space, Science, Design, Internet, Climate Change, Film, Environment, Tech, Nasa, Culture, Pollution, Food Waste, Lgbtq, Ai, Linkaboutit


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Manhattan's "Phallus Palace," Oslo's move become car-free, snow season apps and more in our journey through the internet Oslo Moves to Become a Car-Free City In an effort to make its downtown more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly, Oslo will remove the couple hundred remaining parking spots left in its city center. The development aims to turn the most heavily trafficked areas into to car free zones to …
Tags: Art, Apps, Wearables, Music, Design, Environment, Beer, Wearable Tech, Cycling, Skiing, Nsfw, Manhattan, Lgbtq, Solar System, Snowsports, Oslo


The Careful Restoration of Miniature Hollywood

A $250,000 miniature project from the ’30s, helmed by a cabinetmaker and his team, is being carefully restored solely by conservator Donna Williams. Williams, who specializes in architectural materials, is carefully cleaning the 450 to scale buildings, on a plot which measures out at 11 by 12 feet. What was once a 25 person project—accompanied by a nationwide tour that left some of the buildings destroyed, mangled and even …
Tags: Hollywood, Design, Los Angeles, Culture, Linkaboutit, Donna Williams, Joe Pellkofer, Miniature Models, Careful Restoration of Miniature Hollywood, Donna Williams Williams


2018 Welcomed a New Fleet of Internet Pop Stars

Forget the pop stars of years past, because 2018’s class of chart-toppers is more diverse, based in subculture and digitally inclined than ever before. Partly because of the new rules on streams counting in chart calculations, many newer musical artists are being born from internet followings and Soundcloud pages. Not only that, but the sound of pop is changing—using more and more elements from various …
Tags: Music, Design, Pop, Culture, Streaming, Linkaboutit, Pop Music, Music Charts


The Farthest Known Object in Our Solar System is Pink

Nicknamed Farout (but formally known as 2018 VG18) a pink-hued space object has been discovered orbiting the sun. It’s 22 billion miles further away than the second-most distant known object—and it takes more than 1000 years to complete an orbit. Not much else is known except that it’s roughly 310 miles across and spherical. Read more about the dwarf planet, its discovery and how it …
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Design, Tech, Planets, Linkaboutit, Cosmos


A Visual History of Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Beer

Dating back to 1975, Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Ale arrives in mid-November and disappears by early January every year. Though consistent in style, the recipes and labels change annually. Regarding the latter, artist Jim Stitt chooses a new seasonal tree to hand-draw. As for the former, the recipe shifts its spice profile. The beer is an exemplary display of craftsmanship and holiday spirit. Some even cellar the previous years’ …
Tags: Design, Christmas, History, Beer, Labels, Linkaboutit, Anchor Brewing, Anchor Beer, Label Design, Jim Stitt


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


Outside Magazine Recommends Seven Apps to Have The Best Ski Season

To reduce friction from ski season—whether that be through guidance on accumulation patterns, snagging last-minute flights or even tracking storms—smartphone apps are the new must-have accessories to maximize one’s efforts on the slopes. Outside Magazine has compiled a list of the top seven, including OpenSnow, Liftopia, Fatmap and some unexpected additions. For both beginners and experts alike, digital tools can now offer the clearest insight …
Tags: Apps, Design, Tech, Ski, Skiing, Snowboarding, Linkaboutit, Outside Magazine, Outside, Ski Culture, Outside Magazine Recommends Seven Apps


Art Collector’s Manhattan “Phallus Palace”

Charles Leslie (art collector and founder of Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, among other things) has an apartment in Manhattan that’s full of homoerotic art. It’s so full that it’s been dubbed the Phallus Palace. From site-specific murals to ancient artifacts, sculptures, souvenirs, embroidered cushions, tapestries, photography, painting and beyond, it’s a treasure trove that has every inch of the walls and tables …
Tags: Art, Design, Culture, Nsfw, Manhattan, Lgbtq, Keith Haring, Art Collections, Linkaboutit, Tom Of Finland, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay, Queer Art, Charles Leslie


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A movie theater for dogs, NASA's fastest spacecraft ever, industrial hemp farming and more from the internet this week Olafur Eliasson Brings 30 Icebergs to London Visionary Icelandic-Danish artist and designer Olafur Eliasson, with the help of geologist Minik Rosing, set 30 iceberg, drawn from the waters inside Greenland’s Nuup Kangerlua fjord, along the banks of London’s Thames. It’s the next installment of his “Ice Watch” …
Tags: Design, London, Nasa, Greenland, Jetblue, Postmates, Cbd, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Icebergs, Olafur Eliasson, Italian Alps, David Neeleman, Thames River, Movie Theaters, Swerve


Postmates’ Pretty Cute Autonomous Delivery Robot

With the ability to carry up to 50 pounds of cargo and travel in a 30-mile range, Serve is the first autonomous delivery robot in the Postmates fleet. It’s expected to make about a dozen deliveries per day in Los Angeles, where it’ll speed along on the sidewalk blinking its big saucer eyes. Serve utilizes sensors and cameras to build the world in real time, …
Tags: Design, Los Angeles, Tech, Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Postmates, Linkaboutit, Delivery Services


Will Hemp Farming’s Legalization Change Society Beyond Agriculture

Thanks to an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill, already passed by the House and Senate, industrial hemp will be legal to farm in the US once again. From tobacco-producing states seeking a profitable replacement crop to the CBD boom, the demand for this legalization has been huge. In fact, as Leafly points out, “the hemp-derived CBD market is already growing far faster than the legal weed …
Tags: Politics, Design, Senate, US, Culture, Farming, House, Hemp, Cbd, Linkaboutit, CBD Oil, Industrial Hemp


Olafur Eliasson Brings 30 Icebergs to London

Visionary Icelandic-Danish artist and designer Olafur Eliasson, with the help of geologist Minik Rosing, set 30 iceberg, drawn from the waters inside Greenland’s Nuup Kangerlua fjord, along the banks of London’s Thames. It’s the next installment of his “Ice Watch” series, which appeared at Place du Panthéon in Paris back in 2015. Visitors to the installation can climb on, taste, smell and listen to the pieces …
Tags: Design, London, Climate Change, Culture, Paris, Greenland, Linkaboutit, Olafur Eliasson, Thames River, Outdoor Art, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Ice Watch, Minik Rosing, Place du Panthéon


JetBlue Founder David Neeleman’s Vision for High-Tech, Low Cost Moxy Airlines

Aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman has launched or overhauled six airlines now, with the founding of JetBlue arguably his most well-known achievement. Neeleman is currently developing a new high-tech, low cost airline under the working name of Moxy. As he says, there’s airline “concentration in the industry and the legacies aren’t doing a lot of flying that people really want.” He sees this as “an opportunity to get …
Tags: Design, Tech, Flying, Airlines, Jetblue, Linkaboutit, David Neeleman, Moxy, Neeleman, Moxy Airlines, Vision for High Tech Low Cost Moxy Airlines


Earth’s “Deep Biosphere” Thrives Beneath Our Feet

The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO), composed of 1,000 scientists from 52 countries, studies the underground ecosystems between Earth’s surface and its core. In a recent statement, this has been referred to as “Deep Biosphere” as a “subterranean Galapagos” potentially filled with millions of undiscovered species. Despite darkness and harsh conditions, life has been found as far as three miles below the continental subsurface and six-and-a-half miles below the ocean’s surface. The …
Tags: Science, Design, Environment, Tech, Earth, Nature, Ecology, Galapagos, Linkaboutit, Organisms, Deep Carbon Observatory DCO, Deep Biosphere