Retail Stores Are Tracking You Like Crazy ⚙ Co The key to Amazon’s success has been its “users also bought” follow-up service made possible by the accumulation of shopper data--and now, retail stores are trying to beat Amazon at its own game. Using various techniques, from smartphone Wi-Fi signal tracking to security camera facial analysis, department stores are keeping tabs on customer movement and habits to gauge and improve customer experience. This can be as simple as improving the layout for customer flow or combining movement data with cameras to gauge customer moods--and offer products to match. EcoMow. Ecological Mowing. EcoMow is a small self-fueled mower/harvester. It uses the grassy biomass that it harvests as fuel, and processes the biomass that it does not use into a dried pellet form which can be used for other applications such as heating or power generation. The EcoMow design has a number of systems that give it the ability to process the biomass and use it as fuel. Unlike many conventional mowers that use a rotating blade, the EcoMow uses an electrically driven bar cutter.
Introduction to the chakras Written by © Ewald Berkers What chakras are and their psychological properties Chakras are centers of energy, located on the midline of the body. Soap Bubbles - Basic Properties, Bubble Recipe & More by Ron Hipschman. What is so fascinating about bubbles? The precise spherical shape, the incredibly fragile nature of the microscopically thin soap film, the beautiful colors that swirl and shimmer, or most likely, a combination of all these phenomena? Why does a bubble form a sphere at all?
GPStoo: The new age of positioning! GPStoo “The new age of positioning” has announced itself to the world at a time when there is increased excitement and anxiety in the GNSS and positioning industry; Excitement about the possibilities of Indoor positioning and marketing, anxiety over the possible jamming of GPS/GNSS signals and the subsequent loss of navigation and timing services. GPStoo provides three-dimensional indoor and outdoor positioning using Existing broadcast signals. A lot of positioning companies in the recent history have been trying to penetrate the indoor positioning market using WiFi, Cell Towers and many more “out-of-the-box” ideas. Some with success while many have failed to take off. GPStoo promises a lot and hopefully this technology will take off.
Home Workout Routine: Low-Impact HIIT By Jessica Smith for Shape.com High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. It is without question one of the most effective and efficient ways to burn fat and boost aerobic capacity, but what most people don't realize is that it doesn't have to be high impact. If you're nursing an injury (or want to avoid ever doing so in the future), you can still reap the fat-burning, metabolism-boosting benefits of HIIT. “Curtain,” a project by Jerome Haferd and K. Brandt Knapp - modern - new york - by jwh-kbk.com SCULPTURE — Through October 21, 2012"Curtain"Socrates Sculpture Park,Long Island City, New YorkMade up of plastic chain-link partitions and enclosures, "Curtain's" white structure invites you to explore the modernist understanding of “curtain walls” as fixed boundaries. Conceived by architects Jerome Haferd and K Brandt Knapp, the sculpture is the winning submission from Folly, a competition organized by The Architectural League. SHOW — September 26–30, 2012Istanbul Design WeekOld Galata Bridge, IstanbulHead over to Istanbul to see what's trending in fashion, design and technology from Mediterranean creative professionals. The week is filled with new designs and exhibits, displayed on the Old Galata Bridge — the ultimate venue connecting both coasts of the Golden Horn. Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m; Tuesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
TreeHugger Image source: Tara Lynn Studios For the eco-conscious bride-to-be comes Tara Lynn, maker of hemp and hemp/silk wedding gowns. You won't find Tara Lynn in typical bridal shops, as these are each individually hand-made. The gowns start from the basic shape of a wedding gown (think: A-line, poof skirt), but thats about all they have in common. A First-Hand Look at Smithsonian’s New Exhibit That Links Time and Navigation Smithsonian staff prepare Ramsden sextant for mounting at Time and Navigation exhibit. Photo by Dee Ann Divis (Click image to enlarge.) Plans for the 100th anniversary of Einstein's relativity theory gave museum curators the storyline for the new exhibit April 12, 2013 Share via: Slashdot