WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 16, 2018 - Peter Trautwein of German Water Foundation developed CloudFisher nets for harvesting clean water from fog
(Worldkings.org) Peter Trautwein of German Water Foundation develops projects CloudFisher that designs technology to transform mist nets into drinking water. Project designing installations that mimic spider webs in Morocco to harvest fog in atmosphere into crystal clear water.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 15, 2018 - Genesis custom guitar splits in two for travel ease
(Worldkings.org) Roving around the country with a guitar as a companion, busking for change, is how many legendary players paid their dues in the first half of the 20th century. But full-sized acoustic and electric guitars don't exactly make easy travel buddies – dreadnoughts are bulky and pickup-packing axes often heavy. Dedicated travel guitars can help, but players may have to make sacrifices for portability. Philip Hart's Genesis guitars have been designed to marry full-size feel and tone with travel-ready convenience.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 14, 2018 - Rubik's Cube steps into the digital age, complete with online battles
(Worldkings.org) Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik's famous puzzle cube has been around for 44 years now, but never like this. The GoCube is a Bluetooth-connected Rubik's Cube dripping with sensors that teaches you how to navigate its 43 quintillion permutations and lets you battle other cubers online.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 13 , 2018 - Revolve folding 26-inch wheel could be a game-changer
(Worldkings.org) In 16 years of covering technological innovation at NewAtlas.com (nee Gizmag.com), we have regularly seen innovations that are potentially disruptive to an industry at first sight, and the Revolve folding wheel is definitely such an innovation.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 12, 2018 - Motorbike that can turn into a jet ski in just five seconds is like a real-life gadget from a James Bond film
(Worldkings.org) The Biski is a motorbike with a chassis that floats and has two wheels which retract at the touch when it is driven into the water. Two water jets can then propel the vehicle at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - August 12, 2018 - Joseph Lister used the antiseptic chemical phenol in surgery for the first time on this day in 1865
(Worldkings.org) Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, OM PC PRS FRS (5 April 1827 – 10 February 1912), known between 1883 and 1897 as Sir Joseph Lister, Bt., was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 07 , 2018 - BONEBRIDGE, The First Wireless Bone Conducting Hearing Aid
(Worldkings.org) MED-EL, based in Durham, North Carolina, won de novo FDA clearance for the first bone conducting hearing aid system that doesn’t require a connection between the implant and external component to penetrate the skin. The totally wireless connection of the BONEBRIDGE system means that there’s less maintenance required on the patient and a much lower chance of infections occuring.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - August 01, 2018 - British scientist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen gas in 1774
(Worldkings.org) Oxygen is a chemical element with symbol O and atomic number 8. It is a member of the chalcogen group on the periodic table, a highly reactive nonmetal, and an oxidizing agent that readily forms oxides with most elements as well as with other compounds.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - July 31, 2018 - The first narrow-gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Queensland, Australia in 1865
(Worldkings.org) A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in). Most narrow-gauge railways are between 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) and 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in).
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - July 28, 2018 - Fingerprints were used as a means of identification for the first time in 1858
(Worldkings.org) A British colonial magistrate in India starts using fingerprints as a means of identifying people. It's the first-known, modern official use of the technique.