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32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow - Interactive Feature

32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow - Interactive Feature
Electric Clothes Physicists at Wake Forest University have developed a fabric that doubles as a spare outlet. When used to line your shirt — or even your pillowcase or office chair — it converts subtle differences in temperature across the span of the clothing (say, from your cuff to your armpit) into electricity. And because the different parts of your shirt can vary by about 10 degrees, you could power up your MP3 player just by sitting still. According to the fabric’s creator, David Carroll, a cellphone case lined with the material could boost the phone’s battery charge by 10 to 15 percent over eight hours, using the heat absorbed from your pants pocket. Richard Morgan Chris Nosenzo The New Coffee Soon, coffee isn’t going to taste like coffee — at least not the dark, ashy roasts we drink today. Analytical Undies Your spandex can now subtly nag you to work out. The Morning Multitasker Clean Hair, No Hands Tim WuAuthor of “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires”

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LVMH vs Kering: Which Player is Best Positioned for Growth? - The Business of Fashion PARIS, France — Louis Vuitton Möet Hennessy (LVMH) and Kering, the French conglomerates that dominate luxury fashion, both operate strong brands in many categories, yet they have crucial features which distinguish their approaches and prospects for growth. Which is best positioned for growth? LVMH’s domination of two unrelated categories — leather goods and wines and spirits — helps smooth the volatility of its operating profit. The group is also building up a dominant position in beauty retailing, primarily through Sephora and travel retailer DFS, exploiting rich synergies with its perfumes and cosmetics business and steadily increasing asset returns. London 2012 and data journalism: what did we learn at the Olympics? There was never a guarantee that it would amount to anything for us. The Olympics may have been the only news story in town last week and would undoubtedly produce great journalism, but would it result in data journalism? At its essence, this is the gathering of stories from data. It's more than just producing a few charts - data visualisation is often the expression of data journalism, but the process of digging through the data to find the stories that matter, that is at its heart. At some levels the omens were not good.

Earth Air Tunnels Earth Air Tunnels Although, this technique is essentially used for cooling the air in Hot and dry climates, it can also be used for winter heating. Earth- air tunnels may be considered as special types of wind towers connected to an underground tunnel. The cooling process is based on the fact that the temperature a few meters below the ground is almost constant throughout the year.

How to Add a Logo or Watermark to YouTube Videos Learn how to add a logo image or even a watermark to all your YouTube videos without even editing the original clips. Would you like to add some branding to your YouTube videos? Maybe an overlay logo or some sort of a watermark image that is permanently displayed in one of the corners of the video (similar to TV programming). s 2012 List of Audacious Ideas - HBR IdeaCast An interview with Scott Berinato, HBR senior editor, featuring the ideas of: Yale economist Robert Shiller, journalist Gregg Easterbrook, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman. These ideas—and several others—are featured in the January-February issue of HBR. Download this podcast

Inside The New York Times Instagram strategy To appeal to a new generation of news consumers, The New York Times is going all-in on Instagram. Over the past few weeks, the Times started new Instagram accounts for its video team, sports desk, marketing department and events team. Those four joined existing Times accounts for food, travel, fashion and T Magazine content. That makes eight active Times Instagram account today, with plans to launch a primary @NYTimes account in the next month or two. s September 2012 Trend Briefing covering 12 Mini Consumer and Business Trends The 'Internet of Things' is finally becoming reality, and what better way to deliver on this tech trend than introducing applications that really serve consumers, like proper 'tech domestics'. Just a few examples, revolving around alarm clocks (yes, alarm clocks!), but you'll get the (bigger) point and opportunity: Winter Wake-Up Winter Wake-Up is an app that functions as a standard alarm clock, but (by connecting to online weather forecasts) wakes users earlier than usual if there has been unexpected snow or icy conditions during the night. Users can choose not to be woken at all if extreme conditions make their commute hopeless.

Growing food in tyres: a bad idea? Monday, 16 July 2012 10:56 by Mischa Hewitt "I've never met a potato I didn't like." - Irish traditional saying Permaculture is about closing loops, removing waste from profligate systems and finding innovative ways to reuse things. We throw away lots of car tyres every year, so finding things to do with them must be good.

All about using regular expressions in calibre Regular expressions are features used in many places in calibre to perform sophisticated manipulation of ebook content and metadata. This tutorial is a gentle introduction to getting you started with using regular expressions in calibre. First, a word of warning and a word of courage This is, inevitably, going to be somewhat technical- after all, regular expressions are a technical tool for doing technical stuff. I’m going to have to use some jargon and concepts that may seem complicated or convoluted. I’m going to try to explain those concepts as clearly as I can, but really can’t do without using them at all.

The Civilization Starter Kit If only people weren’t beholden to a planned obsolescence mind-set. Only if diverse resources collaborate to be collectively smarter, wiser, and richer. In the shortest 2011 TEDxKC talk of the evening, TED fellow and Polish-born fusion physicist Marcin Jakubowski shared an overview of his work just an hour north of Kansas City directing Open Source Ecology in developing the Global Village Construction Set. Its objective is a set of 50 open-sourced blueprints for the most important machines that allow life to exist. These construction and farming tools can be created from scratch and form what has been called a “civilization starter kit.” Essentially all the knowledge to build the machines can be captured on one DVD.

How to Seize the Opportunities When Megatrends Collide McDonald’s was one of the first Western companies to play an active role in the world’s emerging markets. It opened a franchise in Brazil in 1979, followed by Russia and China in 1990, and India in 1996. Knowing how tastes in food vary from one region to the next, the company carefully analyzed each locale and adapted its menus accordingly. For example, in Muslim countries its meals are certified halal (permissible under Islamic law); in India, the Golden Arches serve no beef or pork; and in Brazil, McDonald’s serves banana-flavored pies. The restaurant chain was particularly successful in the fastest-growing emerging market, China, where the menu is similar to the U.S. version, except that Chinese customers prefer chicken thighs to breasts. McDonald’s marketing in China revolves around its image as a quintessential American brand.

What Does 2013 Hold for Social Media? We are soon entering a new year, and it is therefore time to make an overview of how the digital landscape has evolved during the past year. I find that the end of a year is always an exciting time, as you see so many predictions for the coming year as well as conclusions of the year that is about to end. As of 2012, social is already too big to ignore. In the beginning of this year, Sara predicted that 2012 would be the year of visual communication – and she was quite right.

ELIOOO. Grow Your Food VISION: The ultimate object of design is information. As a designer I display quantities and dimensions; I organize briefs, I explain procedures. Sometimes this has more to do with storytelling than with technical drawings. These stories and their illustrations are traditionally given to artisans who, in their workshops, mills, or labs, actually turn them into concrete things: objects.

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