WORLDKINGS - On This Day - June 23, 2018 - The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA in 1926
(Worldkings.org) The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. Introduced in 1926, its name and scoring have changed several times; originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, it was later called the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, and now, simply the SAT.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 22, 2018 - EV street charger pops up when needed, sinks down when not
(Worldkings.org) With most major car manufacturers now invested in EV development, it looks like everyone but diehard petrol-heads will be quietly getting from A to B in electric cars in the near future. Even big oil is joining the party by rolling out networks of charging points. For those who charge at home, off street parking is pretty much essential. But that's changing. Ubitricity has been installing charging points in streetlamps for a few years now, and now London, UK, startup Urban Electric is about to trial a pop-up charge point in Oxford.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 22, 2018 - This Plug Senses Outlets and Glows So You Never Have to Shock Yourself Again
(Worldkings.org) Blindly reaching under your desk to find an available outlet to plug in your dying laptop is never a safe idea—I’ve had it go wrong... it was not pleasant. Reaching for a flashlight is a safer approach, but Ten One Design’s new Stella plug is an even better one. It’s got its own built-in flashlight that only turns on when electricity is detected nearby, illuminating the outlet and reducing the risk of getting shocked..
(Worldkings.org) On June 22, 1832, John Ireland Howe invented the first practical machine for manufacturing pins.
(Worldkings.org) A couple of years ago, architecture and design firm Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) showcased a system in which spray-paint-wielding drones were used to draw images on walls. It was very clever, but perhaps not something that could easily become a commercial product. The company's Scribit wall-drawing robot, however, is intended to be just that.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 21, 2018 - Cauldryn's modular camping mug now brews coffee and blends margaritas
(Worldkings.org) Last year, the Cauldryn Fyre made its way to campsites, taking portable cooking to new heights. Not only can this bottle-like camp cooker heat water and cook meals, it can also boil liquids, allowing you to purify unclean water without a fire or gas burner. The Fyre was advance in preparedness, and Cauldryn takes another step forward with the Fyre V2, which packs an array of modular accessories, including a blender, bug zapper and percolator.
(Worldkings.org) One of the world’s most instantly recognizable rides first appeared at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The giant Ferris Wheel was an absolute breakthrough in structural engineering and even though the original no longer exists, it has spawned many more in its likeness. The great wheel was named after its designer, George Washington Gale Ferris, without whose determination and conviction, the project would never have been completed.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 20, 2018 - SpeakSee uses mics and app to get deaf people in on the conversation
(Worldkings.org) While there are already speech-to-text apps that allow deaf users to read what other people are saying, they're often thwarted by background noise or multiple people speaking at once. SpeakSee, however, is a new multi-mic system that reportedly works much better.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 20, 2018 - The Pelamatic Orange Peeler Pro Perfectly Peels The Skin From Fruit
(Worldkings.org) Peeling oranges is tough work, you first have to make the initial puncture through the orange peel, and then sometimes the skin just doesn't like to come off in one piece, which makes it take a lot longer than it should. Not to mention the orange peel pieces that get stuck underneath your fingernails. Oy Vey! What a first world problem we have here.
(Worldkings.org) In 1794, U.S.-born inventor Eli Whitney (1765-1825) patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton by greatly speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber.