Three-week-old baby sulcatta tortoises, which have been named Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo, hitch a ride on the back of their mother Margaret at the Lake District Wild Life Park near Keswick. It’s the first time the wildlife park has successfully bred Africa’s largest tortoise.
Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA (via Pictures of the day: 16 October 2014 - Telegraph)
31. PETER MARIGOLD / PLASTIC
PLASTIC is the name of a project by Peter Marigold devised during the Boisbuchet summer workshop which was recently held in Lessac, France. The project’s particularity is to be found in the choice of materials: Polycaprolactone, a synthetic and biodegradable semi-crystalline polymer.
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Make it Wearable: Wristify, a personal climate-controlling wearable could make ACs obsolete
I’m pretty sure, that I had Wristify here at futurescope a year ago. Wired had a small feature about first prototypes. Doesn’t seem that way. Never mind. Wristify from embr labs is a thermoelectric bracelet or a personal climate-controlling wearable that allows you to instantly heat or cool yourself by subjecting the skin to alternating pulses of hot or cold.
Team Wristify has developed the first active personal heating and cooling bracelet. Using the Intel Edison, the wearable wristband adapts to users’ preferences, utilizing biofeedback to respond to physiological cues, and creating a new channel of communication between wearers and their own thermal comfort. Invented by a team of materials scientists from MIT with the express intent to deliver rapid temperature change directly to the skin, Wristify stimulates thermoreceptors and maximizes sensation per unit energy used. Whether it’s through refreshing cool or soothing warmth, Wristify is a wearable experience with a strong emotional value, and functional hardware that is well-suited for everyday use.