Grant Herringer

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What Are Wikis, and Why Should You Use Them?

'Wiki' is one of the most prevalent buzzwords on the Internet, right up there with 'cloud computing' and 'responsive design'.When you hear the word …

Informatics

Library RFID and Health Effects

I recently participated in a discussion about how to deal with patrons who are nervous about the health effects of RFID. We all know RFID is …

RFID

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Married in 1947, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary this year. Wow!

Cool Peeps

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• Nebraska, c. 1910

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Vintage 🤔🤩

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The view from Cairo, Egypt.

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An Incredible photograph showing the Mount St. Helens eruption on May 18th, 1980.

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The western staircase leading to the roof of the Temple of the Goddess Hathor, Egypt.

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A 112 year old spiral staircase in the public library of Lima, Peru.

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A spiral staircase designed by Leonardo da Vinci in the year 1516. Wow!<br>located in "Château de La Rochefoucauld" france <br>http://amzn.to/2EumRwy

Kids in India Are Sparking Urban Planning Changes by Mapping Slums

A new project aims to give young Indians a voice in the city-development process.<p>Every kid likes to draw. But in India, young people living in slums are using their sketching skills to spur urban change.<p>As part of a broader civic campaign centered on "child clubs," groups of children are creating …

How Ljubljana Turned Itself Into Europe's 'Green Capital'

A booming, car-free downtown and underground waste disposal facilities show how a small city can lead the way on sustainability.<p>LJUBLJANA, Slovenia—Along the narrow streets on the banks of the Ljubljanica River, the only sounds you’re likely to hear are the patter of shoes on cobblestones, the …

An Itsy, Plastic Version of Your City, Block by Block

Play King Kong from your desk.<p>Have you ever dreamed of being the King Kong of your metropolis, bounding from skyscraper to apartment buildings to historic district? Yeah? You’re the perfect candidate for Microscapes.<p>These hyper-detailed, 1:5000 scale models of the metropolis of your choice are …

The US confirms its first Zika virus infection, and says it was transmitted through sexual contact

<i>Updated 4:25pm ET</i><p>Health authorities in Dallas, Texas said today (Feb. 2) that a local resident has contracted the Zika virus—the first confirmed case to be transmitted within the United States since the current outbreak began.<p>The patient—whose name, gender, and age were not released—reportedly had …

Public Health

An Infrastructure Startup for All Those Crumbling Roads

TotalPave gathers reliable street-quality data with nothing but a smartphone.<p>Some students struggle to stay awake in their college civil engineering course. Coady Cameron was starting a business.<p>In 2012, during his fourth year, Cameron was learning how cities collect information about their street …

Why Data Farms Are Heading Underwater

The ocean’s cooling properties and energy potential led Microsoft to run a cloud center there for 105 days.<p>For all the ethereal imagery, the cloud is a highly physical, earthbound thing.<p>When people check their Facebook likes or stream Netflix, the computing activity happens somewhere, usually …

Wearing a bike helmet may make you more likely to take risks and get into accidents

New research from the UK casts a controversial new light on the matter of cycle helmet safety, because it says when you strap a helmet on, you feel more like taking risks. And taking risks on a bike could mean getting into accidents.<p>Wearing a cycle helmet sounds like a straightforward, common …

Bicycle Helmets

Yes, a T-shirt can threaten public order, says Malaysia’s government

Last August tens of thousands of protestors peacefully rallied across Malaysia for clean government and democratic reform. Most of them wore yellow T-shirts with “Bersih 4” printed on them. <i>Bersih</i> means clean, and the “4” indicated it wasn’t the first such rally. This was despite a government ban on …

T-shirts

It’s wrong to compare Zika to Ebola

A committee of the World Health Organisation has declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency. This designation gives the WHO and member states the ability to recommend limits on travel to prevent the potential spread of disease and to call for emergency measures and resources to combat …

Disease

An Indian biotech company has been developing Zika vaccines for over a year

Krishna Ella never expected to be holding the key to fighting a new global health emergency. Yet, his Indian firm, Bharat Biotech, has become the first in the world to have two vaccine candidates against the rapidly spreading Zika virus, which has infected millions of people in Latin America and …

Public Health

GMO mosquitoes could be cause of Zika outbreak, critics say

The latest contagious viral outbreak freaking out the globe, particularly women worried about birth defects, may have been caused by the presence of …

More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus

BOGOTA (Reuters) - More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country’s national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its spread across the Americas.<p>The virus has been linked to the devastating birth defect microcephaly, …

Public Health

My wish: Help me stop pandemics

Accepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can …

Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease

In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven't we found a way to …

The unprecedented advice to avoid that “baby-brain shrinking” virus: Don’t get pregnant

As the Zika virus—which is linked with the shrinking of babies’ brains—spreads rapidly through Latin America, a number of the worst affected countries are urging women to cope—by avoiding pregnancy altogether.<p>The normally rare and benign virus has now been identified in 19 countries, including the …

Pregnancy

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