Calvin Ng

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Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

Literature

6 Adult Hot Chocolates for All of Your Favorite Cozy Scenarios

Here are six incredible hot chocolate recipes (both boozy and booze-free) that will upgrade any snuggly situation.<p>Picture this: You’re snuggled up …

Jack Albert Trew designs bicycle-powered centrifuge to enable blood testing in rural Africa

This low-cost centrifugal device by British designer Jack Albert Trew fits onto the wheel of a bicycle, providing a simple blood diagnosis for …

Netherlands glow-in-the dark cycle path unveiled

A new glow-in-the-dark cycle path has been unveiled in the Netherlands.<p>The idea was inspired by Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night. It runs through the Dutch province of North Brabant, the place where the artist was born and raised.<p>The designer responsible is Daan Roosegaarde, famous for his …

Arduino sensors let ballerinas 'paint' with their pointes

What if you could paint with your shoes? <i>Electronic Traces</i> is a pair ballet pointe shoes that sends a dancer's movements to a nearby smartphone. Using Lilypad Arduinos, they record pressure and movement whenever they touch the ground. This data can then be visualized by an accompanying app, allowing …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Batteries

The Photography of Carlos Perez Naval: the 9-Year-Old Wildlife Photographer of the Year

With the photograph above, titled “Stinger in the Sun,” 9-year-old Carlos Perez Naval from Spain recently claimed the title of Young Wildlife …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Interior Design