When an electricity cut happens, homeowners can find themselves fumbling around in the dark trying to remember where they left the flashlight, never mind the batteries needed to operate it. The Bulb Flashlight charges itself while in use to provide four hours of emergency light, and can even be disconnected and used as a torch. READ MORE…
Don’t actually run out and buy this or anything - it’s still in novelty phase - but I think this is brilliant. It sets a good example for how we should all live our lives (yes, taking lessons from a light bulb): function as if life will continue on, but always be prepared to turn into a survival machine as soon as it’s necessary. I’m excited for when this innovative technology will be produced in a more practical manner and does not come with an artistic $45 price tag.
Those concerned about the conspiratorial machinations of the state surveillance infrastructure can now swap their tin-foil hats for a more fashion conscious accessory.
A New York-based artist has designed an ‘anti-drone hoodie’ stitched from metallised material used to counter the infra-red cameras that spy drones use to spot people on the ground.
It is part of a line of high-tech ‘Stealth Wear’ that can thwart cameras and block tracking signals, which has been unveiled in London
Also on offer is a pouch for carrying mobile phones made from a special ‘attenuating fabric’ which blocks the signal so it can’t be tracked or intercepted by the authorities.
And there is also a shirt designed with an x-ray shielding print in the shape of a heart which is intended to protect the wearer’s heart from damaging x-ray radiation.
It’s not really a concern about “conspirational machinations of the state surveillance infrastructure” but more a statement of
A tip from your favorite nurse
(that’d be me)
Always have eggs in your fridge
You just never know when someone will split their head open
Or cut their finger while cooking
And so on
See that membrane there?
While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg
Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)
The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches
If you even need them that is
Nature: 1, Band aids: 0
I did some research on this (because I do that now, fucking science get out) and it seems that this was done in the early 1900s somewhat frequently. It was used as a way to treat just about any kind of skin wound, from burn to cut to in at least one case an ulcer. It actually helps the wound heal not by preventing blood loss but by replacing part of the skin tissue and helping it grow.
It also helps in healing scars and reducing their visibility.