Recycled Beauty: Discarded Objects Reborn as Dutch Still Life Inspired PhotosA collaboration between photographer Laurie Frankel and creative stylist Diane Gatterdam, “Recycled Beauty” is a series photographs inspired by the work of Dutch still-life master Willem Claesz Heda (1594-1680). This work takes its inspiration in finding the beauty of ordinary contemporary things we use and discard everyday and combining them with organic textures. Speaking about the project Frankel says “These photos highlight the extraordinary amount of disposable items in our lives we use for an instant but then live on for years, while nature renews itself in a seamless continual rhythm.More here.
Good job with your achievements, Anonymous! Definition of dyscalculia for those unfamiliar with it.
Anywho, the general consensus seems to be that being good at arithmetic isn’t essential to understanding higher level math. (I’d have no idea since I’m certainly not there yet…)
The original ask was a teen (most likely) looking for tips on memorizing her multiplication tables. I just think that being able to do multiplication quickly in your head is a nice skill to have when working your way through high school mathematics or when dealing with little math problems that occur in daily life.
Innovative Smart contacts to monitor glucose levels.
Google unveils ‘smart contact lens’ to measure glucose levels
Google has said it is testing a “smart contact lens” that can help measure glucose levels in tears. It uses a “tiny” wireless chip and a “miniaturised” glucose sensor embedded between two layers of lens material. The firm said it is also working on integrating tiny LED lights that could light up to indicate that glucose levels have crossed certain thresholds. But it added that “a lot more work” needed to be done to get the technology ready for everyday use. “It’s still early days for this technology, but we’ve completed multiple clinical research studies which are helping to refine our prototype,” the firm said in a blogpost. “We hope this could someday lead to a new way for people with diabetes to manage their disease.” (via BBC News - Google unveils ‘smart contact lens’ to measure glucose levels)
Google have announced in a blog post their work to develop a contact lens with “chips and sensors so small they look like bits of glitter, and an antenna thinner than a human hair”.
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"Nametag" App Adds Facial Recognition to Phone Photos
A new mobile app called “Nametag” adds facial recognition to phone photos; take a pic of someone and feed it to the app and the app will search Facebook, Twitter, sex offender registries and (if you’d like) dating sites to try and put a name to the face.
Kevin Alan Tussy, speaking for Facialnetwork (who make Nametag) promises that this won’t be a privacy problem, because “it’s about connecting people that want to be connected.”
"People will soon be able to login to www.NameTag.ws and choose whether or not they want their name and information displayed to others,” he said. “It’s not about invading anyone’s privacy; it’s about connecting people that want to be connected. We will even allow users to have one profile that is seen during business hours and another that is only seen in social situations.”