TAG: Electronic gadgets

What’s In Your Stuff?

What's In Your Stuff?

How much do you know about the elements that make up our “everyday” items? Chances are, if it’s inside our mobile phone our our computer, or just about any other gadget, it’s not only invisible to us, but it’s also virtually unknown to us. But a project from Sheffield Hallam University aims to give us a deeper look into the components that comprise our stuff, and raises some interesting (and important) questions. In today’s developed societies we all own an unprecedented amount of “stuff” and nothing is more representative of this than our attitudes to the mobile phone. The increasing… read more

Conductive Paint Makes Electronics as Easy as Drawing

Conductive Paint Makes Electronics as Easy as Drawing

Teaching kids how to code and build their own electronics could go a long way toward enabling them to build a greener, more sustainable future, and what once required printed circuit boards or unwieldy wiring is now as accessible as picking up a pen. Goodbye, soldering iron. Hello, conductive paint. Bare Conductive offers a line of electrically conductive paint pens and kits, which are capable of producing electrical circuits on paper and creating interactive surfaces. “You can use Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint for a range of different applications ranging from creative to highly technical projects. It provides a great platform… read more

Want To Be More Creative? Get Outdoors

Want To Be More Creative? Get Outdoors.

If you haven’t been getting outside enough lately, consider that carving time out in the day for doing so may enhance your creativity, among other things. Researchers from the University of Kansas looked at the effect that being immersed in nature can have on creativity. Interested in finding if being outdoors could elicit measureable brain fluctuations, they performed studies on groups of backpackers ranging in age from 18 to those in their 60’s. The research team took groups of participants on a backpacking excursion in Utah. After being given the Remote Associates Test (RAT), which is a word association assessment… read more