WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 11, 2018 - Stuck in Moscow and no time to refuel your car? startups will do it for you
(Worldkings.org) City dwellers in Russia can now add petrol to their online shopping, as two startups offer fuel delivery direct to a parked car.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - August 11, 2018 - The first U.S. patent for instant coffee was issued to Satori Kato in 1903
(Worldkings.org) A Japanese chemist living in Chicago receives the first U.S. patent for instant coffee. Hundreds of millions of caffeine-craving addicts will rue the day, but others have no grounds for complaint.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 10, 2018 - GammaCore Sapphire Helps Control Migraines and Cluster Headaches
(Worldkings.org) electroCore, based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is releasing in the U.S. its latest device for treating pain related to migraines and episodic cluster headaches. The gammaCore Sapphire, cleared by the FDA, uses the same non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation technology as the original gammaCore device, but is smaller and more modern looking, features more pleasant electrodes, a bigger and brighter screen, and intensity buttons on the side for easier control during therapy sessions.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 10 , 2018 - UPRIGHT GO : Fix Your Screen-slouch, Correct Your Posture
(Worldkings.org) UPRIGHT GO is a tiny wearable device that improves your posture by vibrating every time you slouch. It also tracks your posture to the UPRIGHT app.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - August 10, 2018 - The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England is laid in 1675
(Worldkings.org) The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is an observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames. It played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best known for the fact that the prime meridian passes through it, and thereby gave its name to Greenwich Mean Time. The ROG has the IAU observatory code of 000, the first in the list. ROG, the National Maritime Museum, the Queen's House and Cutty Sark are collectively designated Royal Museums Greenwich.
(Worldkings.org) Meet the mini multitasker. It's an iron. It's a steamer. It's both! But don't be fooled by its charm.
(Worldkings.org) A number of approaches have been tried in the past to accurately measure blood pressure, but the upper-arm cuff remains the standard used in hospitals, clinics, and by patients at home. People that require frequent daily checks of their blood pressure know that it can often be inconvenient to have to have a cuff-based pressure monitor always on hand.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - August 09, 2018 - Construction of the campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete in 1173
(Worldkings.org) To show the world just how important the city was, the people of Pisa decided to build a great cathedral complex, the Field of Miracles. The plan included a cathedral, a baptistery, a bell tower (Tower of Pisa) and a cemetery. The construction of the leaning tower of Pisa began in august 1173, but was interrupted several times by wars, debt and while engineers worked on solutions to correct the lean. Probably without these interruptions that allowed the soil to compress under the tower, it would have toppled over. Pisa Tower was eventually completed in the mid-1300s.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 08, 2018 - These cleverly designed jackets and vests are packed with hidden pockets so you can leave your bag behind
(Worldkings.org) Whether it's a backpack or a messenger , bags are a great way to carry around all the belongings you'll need throughout the day. But sometimes, carrying a bag can be cumbersome or an added responsibility you don't need when you just want to be able to move freely.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 08 , 2018 - STEER: Wearable Device That Will Not Let You Fall Asleep
(Worldkings.org) Steer is a bracelet that will help you to not fall asleep behind the wheel. Steer detects the level of your drowsiness by analyzing heart rate and skin conductance and warns you when your condition is close to sleeping.