With bike lanes drawn on many city roads and bike sharing programs growing nationwide, cycling has been making a move into the mainstream. While it’s exciting to see this rapid growth, there’s also cause for concern as biking accidents resulting in brain injuries and fatalities are also on the rise.
The statistics on bicycle helmets make it very clear… wearing them saves lives. ... [Read More]
Following graduation from law school, Kate Gilman was waiting to start a new job at a litigation law firm in New York when she realized that although she enjoyed studying law, it was very different practicing it.
Taking a big leap of faith, Kate changed her direction, tapping into her passion for creating positive change to launch Petal by Pedal, ... [Read More]
Like Clark Kent transforming into Superman when danger strikes, this conventional bra claims to be a presto chango life saver in a number of emergency situations. Aptly called the Emergency Bra, the cups that normally support our breasts separate to become two face masks that are said to “decrease the inhalation of harmful airborne particles.” Seriously? Supposedly. ... [Read More]
Space exploration isn’t limited to NASA. Lauren Rojas was just 12 years old when she built a space balloon and launched her Hello Kitty doll into the Stratosphere for a school science fair to test “the effects of altitude on air pressure and temperature”. ... [Read More]
Roughly 3,000 cyclists are killed or injured on Britain’s roads each year. Their greatest danger? The classic "blind spot" scenario. Their greatest defense? The innovative, new BLAZE Laserlight, a reimagined bicycle light, invented and patented by physicist turned designer turned bicyclist turned entrepreneur Emily Brooke, a Woman You Should Know. ... [Read More]
Dr. Barbara Kroner is an epidemiologist at RTI International, one of the world’s leading independent, nonprofit research and development organizations. As the director of innovative studies of HIV/AIDS and end-stage liver disease, Dr. Kroner’s work has been improving the human condition all over the globe. ... [Read More]
Julie Legault, Alexis Hope, and Felix Heibeck, researchers at the MIT Media Lab, have created a new literary genre with a book that lets the reader get immersed in the story on a whole new level... by experiencing the protagonist’s physiological emotions. They call it Sensory Fiction. ... [Read More]
As a child, Dessa Lohrey loved keeping a diary, and her fascination with them became further peaked when she stumbled upon her own fourth grade journal. Thoroughly entertained by the fearlessness and honesty captured, Dessa wondered, “what would happen if people were invited to share their inner most thoughts with others?” ... [Read More]