Who: John Haldane What: The circular door of the cage should prevent the canary escaping. Once the canary showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning the door would be closed and a valve opened, allowing oxygen from the tank in order to save the  canary   The idea: It was asn need to determine the cause of an explosion at Tylorstown Colliery in 1896. Haldane concluded the explosion was caused by a build-up of carbon monoxide and set out to find a way of detecting the odourless gas before it could harm humans. The result was this cage and its captive [ … ]

Study: How to find two identical packs of Skittles, among 468 packs

Who: Mathematician and engineer Eric Farmer The idea: Eric Farmer calculated that it would take 400 to 500 packs to find two packs of Skittles with the same number of jelly beans of each flavor. How:  It was decided to sturdy in the following way: Take a pack from the box, open it, and empty and sort the contents onto a blank sheet of paper. Take a photo of the contents of the pack. Record, with pen and paper, the number of Skittles of each color in the pack (more on this later). Empty the Skittles into a bowl. Repeat [ … ]

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An Invisible Sculpture

Who: The artist Salvatore Garau What:  An Invisible Sculpture  for $18,300. The idea:   “The vacuum is nothing more than a space full of energy, and even if we empty it and there is nothing left, according to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, that nothing has a weight…” How: Salvatore Garau sold an invisible sculpture for $18,000. The sculpture consists of his thoughts. “You don’t see it but it exists; it is made of air and spirit,” he explained in a video documenting the Milan piece. “It is a work that asks you to activate the power of the imagination, a power [ … ]

Study: The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie

Who: Thomas  Fink and Yong Maodeveloped the definitive catalogue of tie knots – The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie, The idea: The reaserchers found out that it is possible to screw on as many as the 85 different knots. How:   Of the 85 possible tie knots that can be tied with a tie of conventional length, the following are of particular interest. The first number is the number of the knot, as catalogued in the Summary of Knots in The 85 Ways and at the bottom of this page. Some of the knots have close cousins with which they are [ … ]

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GPS art

Who: Cartographer Jeremy Wood pioneered drawing with GPS to explore the expressive qualities of using his body as a geodesic pencil. The largest GPS drawing in the world was by Jeremy Wood. He painted a whole Halloween composition with a pumpkin, a witch’s hat, bats and ghosts. The huge image took up almost the entire UK, the length of the track is more than 9,5 thousand km! What:  GPS Drawing The idea: GPS Drawing is also known as GPS art, and Strava art) is a kind of art form, a method of drawing when an artist uses a global positioning system [ … ]

The Weight-Changing Cup changes Your Perception of Flavor

What: The Weight-Changing Cup changes Your Perception of Flavor The idea: The relationship between taste and the appearance of a dish or beverage is widely known, but the relationship of taste to the perceived weight of the utensil has never been investigated. The weight of cup can change your perception of what you drink. Who:  Researcher Masaharu Hirose, a student at the the University of Tokyo, and their school adviser Masahiko Inami How:  Human senses can affect how taste is perceived too, as researchers discovered with a cup that can change its center of gravity and how heavy it feels in the hand.  It [ … ]

Mr. Goxx Box office.

  Who:  Mr. Goxx  livestreams his crypto trading sessions from a high-tech hutch in Germany. Crypto trading hamster Mr. Goxx shown up nearly 30%. The project was created by the two financier mens in their 30s, from Germany. What: Mr. Goxx Box office. The idea: The fun idea of combining technologies and animal in order to sell crypto currencies and streaming this process How  For Mr. Goxx Box was created the trading office.  By running in his ” trading wheel”, he selects which cryptocurrency he’d like to trade, as the wheel spins through the different options. His office has two [ … ]


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