Sunday, 25 October 2015
A quick round-up of things that have caught my eye this week.
Following a previous shedpost discussion about signs and how to communicate, how about this for a slice of strangely pleasing information:
It translates as: 'All posters except posters about posters being prohibited are prohibited.'
(Found via @ArchedEyebrowBR on Twitter)
The next little gem relates to an interesting and fashionable piece of problem solving: cleaning up the sea with your natty 3D printed swimwear.
Mihri and Cengiz Ozkan, professors at the University of California, Riverside, and PhD students Daisy Patino and Hamed Bay have developed a material called 'Sponge' for cleaning up oil slicks and desalinating sea water. The material is 'super-hydrophobic' - it repels water but absorbs other substances, such as pollutants and salts. They have therefore suggested that it could be made into forms of swimwear that clean the ocean as you swim. You can read the full story on Mashable.
Some other stories you might have missed:
And finally ...
A great way to encourage conversation (or deal with the fact that your premises is in a blackspot):.