June 17, 2021

Urban Planning Fail: Stretching EV Charging Cables Across the Bike Lane

By Rain Noe From Core77 Because clotheslines are more fun when they’re electrified One of the smartest conventions urban planners have adopted in recent years is protecting bike lanes with rows of parked cars. It increases both safety and bicycle uptake. However, here’s a prime example of how good design can be undone by a […]

Paris Gallery implements social distancing hats with a major design flaw

By Rain Noe From Core77 Hot on the heels of Burger King’s sombrero-like social distancing crown marketing gag, an art gallery in Paris has implemented something similar, but far less effective. As Reuters reports, visitors to the 59 Rivoli gallery are given absurd-looking “winged” hats with a bizarre history: The colourful papier-mâché hats are modelled […]

11 of the most bizarre details people have reported finding in Jeffrey Epstein’s newly listed NYC mansion, from a painting of Bill Clinton in a dress to prosthetic breasts mounted on a bathroom wall

By Libertina Brandt and Taylor Borden From Business Insider Jeffrey Epstein’s seven-story New York City townhouse is hitting the market for $88 million, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The sale will benefit his estate, which will be used to adjudicate the claims of his alleged victims. Epstein was arrested in July 2019 on suspicion of sex […]

“Under Pressure”

The British Photographic Assignment 2020: COVID-19, Entry “Under Pressure” Entry by Photographer Scott Stevens In March 2020, the UK was put into lockdown as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many landscape photographers like myself, this sudden change put an immediate stop to their practices and created an uncertain future for the creation of new […]

No bones about it: Ford experiments with 4-legged robots, to scout factories, saving time, money

Ford is tapping four-legged robots at its Van Dyke Transmission Plant in early August to laser scan the plant, helping engineers update the original computer-aided design which is used when we are getting ready to retool our plants These robots can be deployed into tough-to-reach areas within the plant to scan the area with laser […]

A brand new ‘sea cockroach’ has been discovered, and it’s the stuff of nightmares

By Mike Wehner From BGR A brand new species of giant isopod was discovered in a survey off the coast of Indonesia. There are now 20 species of these creatures that have been documented, but many more may remain undiscovered. This species can grow up to 20 inches in length, and resemble pill bugs. It’s a […]

Cayman Islands Grand Court applies the new ‘No Detriment’ test to a variation and termination of a Cayman Islands trust

By: Robert Mack, Head of Private Client and Trusts, HSM Chambers The recent unreported judgement of Kawaley J in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands of Butterfield Trust (Cayman) Limited v A,B,C et. al (Cause 119 of 2020) raised a number of interesting issues in relation to a ‘category two’ Public Trustee v Cooper1 […]

No-contact menu system

The No-Contact Menu System Adopted by Savvy Restaurants Printed menus are dumb. I hope this QR code idea persists, post-pandemic Br Rain Noe From Core77 Da Enzo, a social-distance-observing restaurant in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood, has figured out how to do away with menus. The waitress simply holds up a sheet of paper with a QR […]

Weird Dreams a result of COVID-19: Here’s what you can do

By Lynn Allison  From Newsmax Anxiety and stress rampant are running in our society. Between the rising numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths and the demonstrations across the country, people are experiencing disturbed sleep and even more disturbing dreams. Rachel O’Neill, PhD., a clinical psychologist and director of Talkspace, an online mental therapy app, told Real Simple “our brains […]

Robots take to the streets

Autonomous transport 8 autonomous robots can transport more than 2,000 parts per day outside the SEAT workshops They communicate with their surroundings and regulate traffic This system achieves a reduction of 1.5 tons of CO2 per year and improves delivery efficiency  Martorell, 18/06/2020. They cover 240 kilometers a day and share the streets with pedestrians, lorries, […]