To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.
The kitchen has always been an inspiration for design projects. Historically, the kitchen, as a domestic room, grew from basic need to a variety of design activities related to consumption, “transforming” the area into an integral part of the modern home. The Dutch are definitely known for their experimental and innovative designs. Often starting in school projects ..read more..
Generally speaking, going to the gym can be a bit of a drag: memberships are pricey, it’s far away, again somewhere inside and you have no idea how to use the equipment anyway. Although, if you live in San Fransisco, or anywhere else in America, there aren’t many excuses not to go to the gym anymore. ..read more..
Modern cosmetics claim to do wonders for us, but do they really ? As more and more women are learning about the potential problems associated with preservatives and other suspect chemicals in cosmetics, home cosmetic-making is becoming a popular alternative to the use of professional makeup. Much like you would make guacamole or hummus from ..read more..
Insects are becoming interesting nourishment as an alternative to pork, chicken and beef. In Asia, Africa or South America insects are a common meal. 150 years ago we still ate insects in Europe, for example cockchafers in the soup, because they were nutritious and not expensive. Insects don’t need a lot of water, space nor ..read more..
Medical informatics experts want to bring the digital revolution to studying human anatomy. The BioDigital Human is a three-dimensional, fully interactive visualization program. While it won’t completely replace old-fashioned dissection, its users can explore a human body in ways not possible with a cadaver, much less a medical atlas. With traditional anatomy atlases, “you’re at ..read more..
Fujifilm in Japan is launching what it calls “Real 3D Mammography,” a medical imaging system that enables technicians to view mammographic images in a kind of 3D. The idea is to see and interpret the detail of internal anatomical breast structures more clearly than is currently possible with a 2D image. The new system is ..read more..
While necessity is the mother of invention, frustratingly high costs can motivate us to ask if there’s another way. Mark Frame, an orthopedic surgeon in training, came up with a new way to make bone replicas that help surgeons plan their procedures. Not that anything was wrong with the replicas they had, but at hundreds ..read more..