WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 19, 2018 - Image-recognition travel app books trips based on photos
(Worldkings.org) At some time, we've probably all seen a photo of some great-looking place and thought "If I knew where that was, I'd go there." Well, the new Look&Book iOS/Android app can reportedly figure out where such photos were taken (within Europe, at least), and it proceeds to plan your flights.
(Worldkings.org) Free-standing candles have a tendency to dribble melted wax all over the place, while candles contained within glass jars can be difficult to light once they've burned down. The Lumos offers an alternative, in that it's a jar candle which you light simply by pressing a button.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - October 19, 2018 - Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University in 1943
(Worldkings.org) A biochemistry grad student discovers streptomycin, a synthetic antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 18, 2018 - Xiaomi Launches Portable LeFan Hot and Cold Eye Massager For $46
(Worldkings.org) At Xiaomi crowdfunding, another product, the LeFan Hot and Cold Eye Massager, was launched, which will fit even in a small handbag and it shipped and provide after-sales, is expected to March 31, 2018, began shipping.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 18, 2018 - SilentVoice: Unnoticeable Voice Input by Ingressive Speech
(Worldkings.org) SilentVoice is a new voice input interface device that penetrates the speech-based natural user interface (NUI) in daily life.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - October 18, 2018 - Celebrating the Invention of the Necktie: It's Cravat Day in Croatia
(Worldkings.org) Chances are if you’re a man you’ve worn a tie or Cravat. But where did that tie originate? The wearing of a cravat started in Croatia back in the 16th century as a part of Croatian traditional costumes. During the Napoleonic wars, it became recognized as a fashion from which the French adopted. Today, it is a must accessory with modern business suits.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 17, 2018 - Xiaomi Brainwave Eye Mask Sleeping Assistant Launched
(Worldkings.org) Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, has recently released a new sleeping assistant which is capable of capturing your brain waves and synthesize real-time music to help you sleep. It is called “Easy Air Brain Wave Sleeping Eye Mask”, delivered by Hangzhou Enter Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. which also provides the after sale services.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 17, 2018 - Tiny New Endoscope for Looking Inside Blood Vessels
(Worldkings.org) Cambridge Consultants, a UK firm, and OmniVision, based in California, have developed an impressive intravascular camera. It produces native images at 400 x 400 pixel resolution, considerably better than existing fiber-optic angioscopes, but engineers at Cambridge Consultants believe this can be boosted to 1,600 x 1,600 with its own software technique that “harnesses deep learning to enhance low resolution images without the blurring associated with traditional upscaling,” as the company describes it.
(Worldkings.org) The Bessemer process was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass production of steel from molten pig iron before the development of the open hearth furnace. The key principle is removal of impurities from the iron by oxidation with air being blown through the molten iron. The oxidation also raises the temperature of the iron mass and keeps it molten.
(Worldkings.org) The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Walt Disney or simply Disney is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world's largest independent media conglomerate in terms of revenue ahead of NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia, which are owned by telecommunications giants Comcast and AT&T respectively.