Do one thing every day that scares you #2

Do one thing every day that scares you #2

[ikea belgium]

A wireless bungee jump? Is it already possible? One thing is certain, it looks so real that everyone will surely go along with this story of the first wireless bungee jump. Now in theory, it could even be possible according to physics experts. 

The 3-minute mockumentary shows that the era of “wireless” is finally here. Yes, now everything is wireless, and even bungee jumping may soon be done without the  elastic attachment. In the meantime, IKEA launches an intelligent system allowing you to wirelessly charge your smartphone. No more hassle with wires, all you do is lay your smartphone on the wireless charger, beautifully incorporated in IKEA furniture. [DDB]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

Combine extreme sports with science

 A wireless bungee jump

 A team of scientist

 Here’s the story

 We work with magnets

 They attract each other

 We are going to do the reverse

 Four dishes which will convert the electricity into a strong magnetic field

 The bungee jumper

 It will look like he is doing a bungee jump

 The guy who is will to do it

 In theory everything should work

 The big day

 Jumping without a wire

 Damien is ready

 You did it

 It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world

 Wireless charging today

 

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Do something great

Do something great

Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights. Each Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. READ MORE

Do somenting great

That’s smart

That’s smart

[News Corp Australia]

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • If cities were smarter, then life in cities would be better
  • IBM create ads with a purpose
  • A simple curve
  • We gave advertising a new function
  • Smart ideas
  • With a message that inspires
  • Move your ideas forward
  • Join the conversation

 

 

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LifePaint

[Volvo Cars]

Volvo Cars presents LifePaint. The best way to survive a crash, is not to crash. LifePaint is a unique reflective safety spray. Invisible by daylight, it shines brightly in the glare of car headlights. Making the invisible, visible. Find out more  HERE  #volvolifepaint

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Nearly every day something almost happens
  • The young driver lost concentration
  • Hit me from behind
  • Sustained those injuries
  • Far less traffic
  • Cycling at night
  • It’s a lot more dangerous
  • Apply it to a surface
  • The reflective particles will stick together with a special adhesive
  • Invisible by day, but light up at night
  • It makes it very hard for you to be missed
  • It will make you scream out to drivers like me
  • Cycle safety
  • It’s about cars, it’s about pedestrians
  • It’s great that a car brand has got involved
  • Help cyclists and drivers in the end save lives

 

Inspire me #10

Inspire me #10

[Chris Notap]

Make a bird house the easy way. Use an old kettle!  They make a great bird house nesting spot for birds. Just rotate the kettle so the spout is pointing upwards then find a tree or post where you can mount the bird house. One screw and washer through the spout and into the bottom is all you need to hold it. Already this season there has been 3 sparrow families that have raised their young in this bird house. Small birds search for any small space as a home and will nest wherever they can if the opening size is right and a kettle opening is perfect for nest-building for a bird house.

 

Inspire me #9

Inspire me #9

[Tech Insider]

KAZbrella Online shop here 

Drip free. The KAZbrella opens inside out – Think of it like a flower opening. This leaves the wet side of the canopy contained on the inside when closed. The KAZbrella is dry to handle. It won’t drip on the floor or soak anything it touches.

Opens/Closes in confined spaces. Getting into your car, you can close the KAZbrella into the smallest gap of a car door, whilst remaining dry. Now you can even put the KAZbrella on your car seat without soaking it!

Easy to open and close in a crowd. KAZbrella opens up and over the user avoiding poking in the eye! Perfect in a crowd.

Strong in the wind. As the KAZbrella is double spoked, it is extremely strong. In the unlikely event that the KAZbrella is blown inside out, it’s not a problem. A click of the button and the KAZbrella will restore back to its open shape.   [Read more]

Inspire me #4

Inspire me #4

[Apple]

It’s faster and more powerful than before, yet remarkably thinner and lighter. It has the brightest, most colorful Mac notebook display ever. And it introduces the Touch Bar — a Multi-Touch enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for instant access to the tools you want, right when you want them. The new MacBook Pro is built on groundbreaking ideas. And it’s ready for yours.

The Touch Bar replaces the function keys that have long occupied the top of your keyboard with something much more versatile and capable.2 It changes automatically based on what you’re doing to show you relevant tools you already know how to use — system controls like volume and brightness, interactive ways to adjust or browse through content, intelligent typing features like emoji and predictive text, and more. And for the first time, Touch ID is available on a Mac, enabling instant access to logins and fast, secure online purchases with Apple Pay.

 

Read more HERE

 

Would you care to be my eyes

Would you care to be my eyes

[Be my eyes]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Deal with everyday challenges
  • Play music
  • Go to school
  • Go to work
  • The simplest things can be difficult
  • Through your smart phone
  • A live video connection
  • You can help just be installing the app
  • If you’re in the middle of something
  • Someone else will step in
  • Would you care to be my eyes
  • Find it in the App Store

A new app called Be My Eyes  allows you to donate tiny portions of time to help blind people around the world perform quick, everyday tasks. Now you can volunteer for a good cause while in the queue at the supermarket, says Matthew Sparkes (The Telegraph)

Read more HERE

Inspire Me # 3

Inspire Me # 3

 

Google

Introducing Google Earth VR, our next step to help the world see the world. With Earth VR, you can fly over a city, stand at the edge of a mountain, and even soar into space. Google Earth VR is available now on Steam for the HTC Vive.

Learn more at Google Earth VR

Is your world powered by coffee?

Is your world powered by coffee?

[London Evening Standard]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Made out of coffee grounds
  • Solid Bio-fuel
  • It is used as a log
  • Put it in your stove, barbecue, chimney
  • Wood burning stove
  • Waste coffee grounds
  • Collect them from all across London
  • I think its crucial to use waste
  • There is no such thing as waste
  • It’s simply a resource but in the wrong place
  • The coffee log product is literally half the price of conventional fuels
  • Much much cheaper than coal and much much cheaper than wood
  • It saves them a lot of money
  • Doing something good for the environment
  • Turn it into a fuel
  • Heat their coffee shop

 

Bio-bean® is the first company in the world to industrialise the process of recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels and biochemicals. We work within the existing energy and waste infrastructure, developing sustainable products and solutions to displace conventional fuels and chemicals.

About Coffee Logs :

Coffee Logs are a clean, cheap, local and sustainable alternative to dirty, imported fuels and can be used in a wide range of different appliances such as wood burning stoves, chimneys, BBQs, pizza ovens, smokers or just on an open fire.   Read more HERE

 

 

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #2

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #2

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

It’s the closest thing to becoming BATMAN

It’s the closest thing to becoming BATMAN

[Tech Insider]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Future of motorcycles
  • It comes with augmented reality wrap around glasses
  • Display information
  • It is equipped with a zero-emission engine
  • Sensors detect impeding dangers and collisions
  • It adapts to varying road conditions
  • Broad wheels
  • An active assistance system
  • It self balances when in motion
  • Made of carbon fiber
Make something that does something

Make something that does something

[Little Bits]

 

WHAT IS  LITTLEBITS?


LittleBits makes a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small.

We set out to reinvent screen time. We succeeded. Announcing the new Gizmos & Gadgets Kit 2nd Edition, available now. It’s the first kit with Bluetooth wireless technology, allowing kids to build inventions AND control them with a smart device. Turn kids’ screen-time addiction into a passion for hands-on inventing, problem-solving and creativity.

Read More HERE

Visit their online shop HERE

 

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

“There’s a way to do it better, find it” T. Edison

“There’s a way to do it better, find it” T. Edison

 

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