If you're not familiar with Munnys, they're customizable, collectible dolls created by Kidrobot, the cutting edge designer toy and apparel makers that are hot as hot cakes at IHOP. All of Kidrobot's designs are produced in limited edition; the more famous the Kidrobot design collaborators, the more limited and the more expensive the item. I'm sure the Munny Lightbotz, by lighting designer and artist Marcus Tremonto, are no exception.
Peanut allergies are the most common cause of food related death. Four percent of children are allergic to peanuts and only 20 percent of those children ever outgrow the allergy. Symptoms of peanut allergy can include rashes, itchy skin, sneezing, teary eyes, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and swelling. But severe symptoms may include anaphylactic shock, which can be deadly if not treated immediately. You don't mess with food allergies.
You probably know about the NCAA, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, but did you know that there is a National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)? It has approximately 200 college and university members, and more than 5,000 students at these institutions are on entrepreneurial inventor teams (E-Teams). Now, 15 of those teams are getting ready for a face-off at the March Madness for the Mind showcase in San Francisco.
Yesterday, I wrote about the Electrolux Design Lab concept for 2050, Heart of the Home. To give you an idea of how out there Heart of the Home is (and I mean that lovingly), the kitchen's pots and pans are traced into existence with an index finger, and they don't need to be washed or stored, just erased!
Now, wait until you see what Philips Design has cooked up for 2050!
The large helmet is the ExAblate 4000, a magnetic resonance guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) device, by Israel's Insightec. ExAblate 4000 has been tested successfully to isolate and destroy the smallest of tumors in the brain, without affecting the surrounding tissues or bones. Now, researchers are looking at the technology to do the same with blood clots that can lead to stroke.