Posted 1 week ago

rollership:

2damnfeisty:"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

Read more here. [x]

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Posted 1 week ago

rorschachx:

The knight and his steed: using its suction discs for a firm grip, a red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) clings to a hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) | image by Nicolas Reusens

Posted 1 month ago
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condenasttraveler:

A hop garden, Blue Mountain Brewery, Nelson County, Virginia. Photographed by @brooklynsupper. #hopgarden #bluemountain #virginia

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nearlya:

Ian Ingram. charcoal and pastel on paper

Wow

Posted 3 months ago

dailybungalow:

Daily Bungalow - Historic Browne’s Addition - Spokane, WA Patsy Clark Mansion 2208 W. Second Avenue Built 1897 Architect/Builder: Kirtland Kelsey Cutter National Register # 75001873, Added in 1975

Posted 3 months ago

rollership:

prostheticknowledge:SCiO

This is a bit future-shock …

A small consumer-level molecular scanner lets you analyze the objects around you for relevant information, from food calories or quality, medicine, nature etc … This could be the start of the Internet of Everything

The Kickstarter was launched yesterday and made it’s $200,000 goal within 24 hours - the potential for this tech is huge. Watch the video embedded below to see the potential:

Smartphones made it easy to research facts, capture images, and navigate street maps, but they haven’t brought us closer to the physical environment in which we live – until now. 

Meet SCiO. It is the world’s first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer and allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of just about anything around you, sent directly to your smartphone.

Out of the box, when you get your SCiO, you’ll be able to analyze food, plants, and medications.

For example, you can:

  • Get nutritional facts about different kinds of food: salad dressings, sauces, fruits, cheeses, and much more.
  • See how ripe an Avocado is, through the peel!
  • Find out the quality of your cooking oil.
  • Know the well being of your plants.
  • Analyze soil or hydroponic solutions.
  • Authenticate medications or supplements.
  • Upload and tag the spectrum of any material on Earth to our database. Even yourself !

You can find out more about the product at it’s Kickstarter page here

Posted 4 months ago

the-clayprofessor:

Deborah Schwartzkoph