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“..An Auckland dairy owner has taken cigarettes off her shelves to make the shop more family-friendly. Tam Macken says she and husband Jimmy never intended to sell cigarettes at the Devonport store when they bought it late last year..” (cont..) … Continue reading
“..From pedestrian bridges to city centre waterslides – - sculpture parks to public pianos – - here are some of the smartest and wackiest crowdfunded projects for urban improvement..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> We built this city: the smartest urban … Continue reading
“..If it works – this could save a lot of water..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The end of car washes? Nissan debuts “self-cleaning” paint – Salon.com.
“..The CATable integrates crawl spaces to keep your kitty happy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> CATable desk designed for humans and cats – Boing Boing.
“..Here are the best of the bunch – - which often require little more than random office supplies – - but make life way way better..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 20 DIY Lifehacks With Office Junk That Will Blow Your … Continue reading
“..A Chinese company shows that 3D-printed houses are not a fantasy. And they’re not alone..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 3D printer builds 10 houses in 24 hours – The Internaut – The Listener.
“..great ape’s impressive skills..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Bonobo Or Boy Scout? Great Ape Lights Fire, Roasts Marshmallows.
“..Even in today’s rapidly evolving world of technology – - there are few things that make your jaw drop when you see them in real life. Honda’s ASIMO is one of those things..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Watch the Astounding … Continue reading
“..Chalmers says the decision ‘had huge impacts for their families – and a huge jump in pay for them”. Chalmers Organics staff – at the Henderson tofu factory- – were largely low-skilled food process workers previously earning $15 an hour … Continue reading
“..British Pathe just dumped 85,000 newsreels – - from 1896 to 1976 – on Youtube..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> British Pathe puts 85,000 newsreels on Youtube – Boing Boing.
“..While just about every song sounds awesome when high – - some cuts stand above the rest..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 36 Stoner-Approved Songs For Your 4/20 Smoke Sessions.
“..For just $30,000 – 31-year-old web designer Alek Lisefski built a tiny house for himself and his girlfriend Anjali – - on an 8-by-12 foot flatbed trailer..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This California Couple’s Tiny House Redefines What It Means … Continue reading
“..Colorful hummingbirds and butterflies flit across the page in constant motion – - like an Audubon guide come to life..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Watch These Amazing Flip Books of Birds and Butterflies | Design | WIRED.
“..A 90-pound guard dog and an 8-ounce kitten might seem like an unlikely pair – - but the two can actually make a very sweet duo..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Guard Dog Adopts Tiny Abandoned Kitten, And The Friendship Couldn’t … Continue reading
“..A 15-minute movie by Auckland residents Luke Thornborough and Lisa Fothergill – - will screen at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival in May. Jess has been accepted into the Short Film Corner of the event – - attended by … Continue reading
“..To keep agricultural land prices affordable for farmers – - the Ecological Land Cooperative leases plots to people with the skills — – but not enough cash — – to start earth-friendly farms..” (cont..) (ed:..we should offer this option here … Continue reading
“..Videos in your Facebook News Feed will play automatically – - even if you’re away from Wi-Fi – and browsing on your cellular data connection. Stop that bad behavior with this quick fix..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tweak These Settings … Continue reading
“..far more stomach-churning is the thought that truckloads of perfectly edible food are going to landfill every day. Enter Reduced to Clear – a chain of clearance grocery stores that set up shop in 2008 – - with a single … Continue reading
(ed:..this is very cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Juggler Created An Utterly Mesmerizing Optical Illusion With Just Four Rings.
“..The skinniest electric vehicle to hit Wellington’s streets caused quite a stir – and not just for its looks..”
“..The speedster, thinner than many motorbikes, was on show in Civic Square yesterday – - touted as the solution to the capital’s traffic congestion problems. The pint-sized roadster – - which accelerates to 100kmh faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia … Continue reading
“..a fault in our brains that means – sometimes – - even when there is eye contact – - the image of a cyclist does not materialise before it’s too late..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Brainy Bike Lights invention represents … Continue reading
“..Host of Colbert Report to switch from Comedy Central to replace outgoing Letterman – - CBS confirms..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as CBS Late Show host | Media | theguardian.com.
“..Kiwi punk acts from the late 70s are getting their dues- – again. The first award from next week’s Taite Music Prize ceremony has been announced – - with the Independent Music NZ Classic Record award given to punk compilation … Continue reading
“..As you can see in the video – - the prototype attaches to a phone – - that is then juiced up in half a minute..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Device Can Charge Your Phone In 30. Freaking. Seconds..
“..The fully digital – 1080p Chinon Bellami HD-1 – - doesn’t just look like a Super-8 camera. It’s actually built around the same specifications – - with a ?-inch-type sensor – - that’s about the same size as a frame … Continue reading
“..Building satellites in the future – - could be as easy as sending robots packed with hardware into orbit – - if a new project from Darpa takes off..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Darpa’s Robots Could Soon Assemble Satellites in … Continue reading
“..Watchmaker Bell & Ross have commissioned another gorgeous Harley-Davidson – - to promote its latest line of hyper-expensive wrist wear..” (cont..) go to source/story>>>> Sorry, But the Coolest Custom Harley Ever Is Actually British | Autopia | WIRED.
“..A Brazilian neuroengineer at Duke is hoping to show off the robotic exoskeleton – - at the opening of the World Cup..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mind-controlled suit aims to make wheelchairs obsolete – Salon.com.
“..’Passionate leadership’ – with a focus on student achievement – - helps Selwyn College to lift its Level 1 pass rate from 39 to 93 per cent – - in just seven years..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> NCEA results: One … Continue reading
“..magical time-lapse video of ‘slow’ marine life..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Breathtaking time-lapse video of marine life – Boing Boing.
“..Zero waste – lower transport costs – and recyclable materials – – is 3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Work begins on … Continue reading
“..Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus Mumford and a band of acclaimed musicians to complete an album of unfinished – unheard – Bob Dylan tracks. The two dozen songs – begun during the folk singer’s 1967 Basement Tapes period – - … Continue reading
(ed:..heh..! she is very good – scarily good – - for one so very young..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo.
(link has gallery of his works..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize – Architecture – Arts & Entertainment – The Independent.
“..For most of us – coding is a foreign language that we’ll never understand – - or at least that’s what we think. But there are some great tools out there that can help anyone learn how to write computer … Continue reading
“..A site for movie-lovers run from a small design company in Auckland – - is attracting thousands of members and millions of hits from around the world. Letterboxd is a social media site that allows cinema fans to keep a … Continue reading
“..A robot ‘Tarzan’ has netted a group of Canterbury engineering students a national engineering award. On Friday night the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand presented the Rey Meyer Medal to the design team for the tree-to-tree robot – - … Continue reading
“..Lenses made from the atom-thick ‘wonder material’ – - could be used in phones – or even contact lenses – - to make night vision available for all..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Contact lenses with night vision could be on … Continue reading
“..Heart-breaking pictures have emerged of the moment a giraffe said goodbye to a terminally ill zoo worker – - who had spent most of his adult life cleaning the animal’s enclosures. Maintenance worker Mario has terminal cancer- – and had … Continue reading
“..This student-designed micro home is completely self-sufficient – - and can be towed by your average car..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> A Portable Micro Home is the New American Dream.