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 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 - Daily Highlights - June 17, 2018 - Gululu Interactive Smart Water Bottle: Encourage Your Kids to Drink in a Fun Way
(Worldkings.org) Do you have a hard time getting your kids to drink all of their water during the day? The Gululu Smart Interactive Water Bottle is perfect for you! It’s designed to encourage your kids to drink more water in a fun way.
(Worldkings.org) The clocks of the 17th century were not accurate, which was a problem for Dutch physicist, mathematician, and astronomer Christiaan Huygens.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - June 15, 2018 - 1st attempt at motion pictures by Eadweard Muybridge in 1878
(Worldkings.org) Eadweard Muybridge (9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904) was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection. He adopted the first name Eadweard as the original Anglo-Saxon form of Edward, and the surname Muybridge believing it to be similarly archaic.
(Worldkings.org) Serious cyclists will often swap back and forth between different tires, depending on the type of riding they plan on doing … and yes, getting those tires on and off of the rims is a hassle. That's why the reTyre system was developed, with its zip-on tire skins.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - June 5, 2018 - John Mitchell Lyons was issued a Canadian patent for his "Improvements in Baggage Checks and Coupon Tickets" in 1882
(Worldkings.org) Bag tags, also known as baggage tags, baggage checks or luggage tickets, have traditionally been used by bus, train, and airline carriers to route checked luggage to its final destination.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 4 , 2018 - Smarterware ensures your fridge never reeks of spoiled food again
(Worldkings.org) Your food may not be smart (yet), but that doesn’t mean your containers can’t be. As part of the continuing quest to ensure that every aspect of our home is somehow connected, we have now been introduced to Smarterware, a new food storage line from Ovie that claims to be the world’s first smart food container.