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Female-Dedicated Forum Empowers Women with Comfort and Information
Female-Dedicated Forum Empowers Women with Comfort and Information

Glow Community, within their Ruby app, helps bring women together for genuine care and sympathy through comforting chats and more

Once a month, women go through the trouble of the much-dreaded menstruation. The bloating, the cramps, the back pain, etc. can really make any lady feel down and out. How can you combat this feeling? Glow offers a female-dedicated forum for all women where they can share their menstrual rants as well as indulge on information about their reproductive health.

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Online Pop-Up Spotlights One Food Maker Every 24 Hours
Online Pop-Up Spotlights One Food Maker Every 24 Hours

Tastemakr allows people to discover a new independent food maker, such as Vicky Graham and Vicky's Donuts, every day

U.K.-based website Tastemakr has launched an end-of-summer pop-up that reveals a new indie food maker every 24 hours for 24 days.

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Designing an Enriched Home for HIV-Positive Children in India
Designing an Enriched Home for HIV-Positive Children in India

Designed to mimic construction toys, Casa Rana is private housing for 15 HIV-positive children in Tamil Nadu, India

Tiruvannamalai, in Tamil Nadu, India has a small home called Casa Rana, to care for 15 HIV-positive children in the community. These homes will assist them throughout their childhood and onward, ensuring their lives will improve with the needed education, medical care and social support. The project leadership plans to create more similar foster homes if this first pilot program succeeds.

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Downward Dog Onto a Yoga Mat Made From Algae
Downward Dog Onto a Yoga Mat Made From Algae

Bloom's algae-derived flexible foams could be used for a range of sustainable and environmentally-friendly products like surf board foams

Clean tech company Algix and environmentally-minded product and material development company Effekt have joined forces to commercialize the world’s first algae-derived flexible foams. The foams, which can be created in a range of colors, will be used for a variety of applications and marketed under the brand name Bloom.

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Generate Solar Power on Someone Else’s Roof
Generate Solar Power on Someone Else’s Roof

Yeloha connects roof owners with those who want renewable energy and vice versa

Yeloha links those who want to buy solar energy with those with enough roof space. The service provides the solar panels so both roof owner and roof borrower don’t have to shoulder set-up costs, so, that in the end, they only worry about how much they’ll be saving by harvesting power from Mr. Sun.

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Edible Cinema is a Treat for the Tastebuds, Eyes, and Ears
Edible Cinema is a Treat for the Tastebuds, Eyes, and Ears

The next immersive installment in Edible Cinema's series of sensory adventures will feature a unique menu corresponding to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Edible Cinema is a series of movie screenings enhanced with treats for the tastebuds as well as the eyes and ears. The multi-sensory adventures were first thought up by Soho House’s members events manager Zoe Fletcher and Polly Betton from the unusual event specialists Teatime Production. A cinematic food experience was created, providing audience members with trays of small numbered containers that hold a canapé-sized serving or a mini cocktail.

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Sip and Make Fresh Smoothies Inspired By Pantone Colors
Sip and Make Fresh Smoothies Inspired By Pantone Colors

Art Director Hedvig Astrom Kushner creates fun and healthy smoothie recipes based on Pantone color swatches

The Pantone Matching System is no longer just used in the printing industry or home interior. Pantone’s massive list of colors has also inspired the colors of fruit smoothies. Hedvig Astrom Kushner’s Pantone Smoothies is a series of color-coded smoothies based on mixing fruits to arrive at a specific Pantone color.

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Putting a True Real Estate Price On Barbie’s Mansion
Putting a True Real Estate Price On Barbie’s Mansion

While it's not Barbie's house, Trulia has put a real-world real estate value on global toy manufacturer's Playmobil Modern Luxury Mansion

Real estate website Trulia is expanding the remit of its listings, with its latest valuation: a toy mansion by Playmobil. It estimates that the latest product from the global toy manufacturer would be worth $6 million…if it was located in Malibu and was sized for humans.

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A Standing Desk for Work and Especially Play
A Standing Desk for Work and Especially Play

With health concerns in mind, Evodesk’s Gaming Desk makes the chair-free office space trend available for gamers

The standing desk revolution has gotten rid of the office chair comfort for the sake of health. While it found popularity amongst people who work, it’s now being introduced to the gaming community with products like Evodesk’s Gaming Desk, a stand-up computer table specially designed for gamers.

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Forget the Walking Tour, Incoming Scholars Fly Over Campus
Forget the Walking Tour, Incoming Scholars Fly Over Campus

Deakin University makes virtual reality a shared experience so as to give a glimpse at campus life

It’s that time of year again—the beaches are clearing out and universities are filling up. But while most incoming freshman are getting introduced to school grounds the old fashioned way, students at tech oriented Deakin University are flying around campus. Well, virtually that is.

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Projection-Mapped Sculptures Blink and Breathe
Projection-Mapped Sculptures Blink and Breathe

Do these Studio BK projections bring existing aspects of the sculptures to life, or are they something new completely?

Maybe you’ve read the ecstatic words of an archaeologist or art historian who learns some crucial piece of information that “brings the sculptures to life.” Or maybe you’ve just seen Night at the Museum. Either way, living sculptures have been a fantasy for ages, and now expert projection mapping by French digital production company Studio BK has made it happen at The Fine-Arts Museum of Lyon.

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Did Anyone Get the License Plate of That Drone?
Did Anyone Get the License Plate of That Drone?

LightCense project proposes visual ID system of flashing colored lights for UAVs

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, have all but taken over the skies lately. In May, a photography drone struck two people at a parade in Marblehead, MA, luckily with only minor injuries. And in August, a drone struck the Great American Tower in Cincinnati, OH, shattering glass on the 29th floor but causing no injuries. While the operators of both vehicles were identified, LightCense believes that drones need their own “license plates” to bring accountability to the skies.

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