WORLDKINGS - On This Day – December 14, 2018 – The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened, in 2004
(Worldkings.org) The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the gorge valley of the Tarn near Millau in southern France. In a Franco-British partnership, it was designed by the English architect Lord Norman Foster and French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux. As of November 2018, it is the tallest bridge in the world, having a structural height of 343 metres (1,125 ft).
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – December 13, 2018 - Google and Levi’s smart jacket can now warn you if you’re about to leave your phone behind
(Worldkings.org) Google and Levi’s Jacquard smart jacket has introduced a new function designed to stop you from mistakenly leaving your phone behind, as spotted by Android Police.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – December 13, 2018 - RAP tech takes a sound approach to faster tattoo removal
(Worldkings.org) Laser-based tattoo removal is typically a long process, often requiring 10 or more treatment sessions spread several weeks apart from one another. A new acoustic system, however, could reportedly allow for complete tattoo removal in as little as two to three closely-spaced sessions.
(Worldkings.org) Easily carry what you need with the Kombine Swing Vault Storage Water Bottle.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – December 12, 2018 - The SmartNūdge: A Stick-On Toilet Lid Device That Automatically Lowers The Seat After Use
(Worldkings.org) This is the Kickstarter campaign for the SmartNūdge, a small four AA battery powered device that attaches to a toilet lid via adhesive tape and, 90 seconds after a toilet seat is lifted and presses its button, flicks the toilet seat back down again.
(Worldkings.org) Make sure your Motiv Ring fits just right with the Motiv Smart Ring Sizing Set. Designed for use before purchasing a Motiv Ring, this set ensures you choose the best size for your finger.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – December 09, 2018 - Thomas Midgley, Jr.: Developed Tetraethyl Lead for Gasoline, in 1921
(Worldkings.org) Thomas Midgley, Jr. (May 18, 1889 - November 2, 1944), an American chemist, developed the tetraethyl lead (TEL) additive for gasoline and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and held over a hundred patents.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – December 08, 2018 - Kingii wrist-worn floatation aid to keep you afloat
(Worldkings.org) Flotation vests save thousands of people from drowning every year, but they aren't of any use if they aren't actually worn. Despite their utility, many people choose not to wear such vests for reasons of comfort, fashion, or space, so Kingii is marketing what is calls the world’s smallest inflatable as an alternative. The focus of an Indiegogo campaign, the wrist-worn device is aimed at swimmers, surfers, sailors, and others who like getting their feet wet.
(Worldkings.org) Hutch, the interior design app that takes a photo of your room and virtually redecorates it, has raised $10 million in funding from real estate platform Zillow.
WORLDKINGS- On This Day – December 08, 2018 – Samuel F. O’Reilly patented the first electric tattoo machine based on Thomas A. Edison’s autographic printing pen, in 1891
(Worldkings.org) Samuel F. O’Reilly was born in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut to Irish immigrants Thomas O’Reilly and Mary Ann Hurley in May 1854. O'Reilly was a New York tattoo artist, who patented the first electric tattoo machine on December 8, 1891.