It says something about the present age that there’s been a profusion of designs targeted at modern hobos: A jacket that converts into a tent; a rolling hobo shelter; inflatable mobile homes. American preeminence is fading, China is in the rise, the economy feels like a roiling sea, and environmental apocalypse is near. It just seems so appealing to liquidate the 401K, flip the working world the bird, and say, “You can take your daily grind and shove it. I’m taking to the road, man. With nothing but my dog and my MacBook Pro.” advertisement Naturally, you don’t want to sacrifice too many comforts. And you definitely don’t want a carbon-gulping RV. Designer Cornelius Comanns has a solution for you: Bufalino, which converts a simple Piaggio APE50 trike–familiar if you’ve ever traveled in Asia–into a full on rolling shelter with as many comforts as your local artisanal coffee shop. Comanns, a former intern for Art Lebedev who … [Read more...] about Sign of the Times: Your Personal Hobo-mobile
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advertisement advertisement The magnitude 8.8 earthquake that rattled Chile to its core earlier this year destroyed some 500,000 homes, setting off a tremendous rebuilding effort which officials estimate will take years to complete. Chilean architect Emilio Marin has an idea that could restore housing better and faster. Marin proposes throwing up prefab units that can be stretched, pulled, tweaked, and grouped according to residents? desires. A notch above mass-produced disaster shelters (see: FEMA trailers), but more homogeneous than customized single-family homes (see here), the houses offer what Marin calls “massive personalization.” You can specify 400-square-foot buildings with standard pitched roofs or triple-roof buildings that are three times as big. (You can also turn them into community centers or more complex structures.) “We believe that qualitative values in architectonic solutions like spatial quality, quality of life, space and cubic meters … [Read more...] about Can “Massive Personalization” Rebuild Quake-Devastated Chile?
It is time for India to stand up and have a movement of young people to connect them with jobs relevant for the future and equip them with marketable skills, UNICEF chief Henrietta H Fore said.UNICEF in collaboration with NITI Aayog recently launched an initiative YuWaah aimed at imparting skills among the youth and providing employment to more than 300 million young Indians.Noting that in India there is a need to create one million jobs every month, Fore said they hope YuWaa reaches every young person in the country.Close "We hope YuWaa will reach every young person in India. This is time for India to stand up. It is time for the world to stand up and India could have a movement among young people to connect them with jobs and livelihoods and education that is relevant for the future that will result in the world and the nation moving in the right direction," she told PTI in an interview. related news Odisha inks LoU with UNICEF to provide safe drinking water Policy | … [Read more...] about Time for movement of young people to connect them with future-relevant jobs: UNICEF chief
Shoot-at-sight orders have been issued to security forces deployed across LWE affected states after a 'serious and new' threat of possession and operation of drones by Maoist cadres came to light recently, officials said on Sunday.The latest directive by a unified command of security and intelligence agencies at the Centre comes in the wake of a maiden incident where drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were seen hovering over a strategically important CRPF camp in the worst Naxal-violence affected district of Sukma in Chhattisgarh's south Bastar region.As per official communication shared by ground forces, official sources told PTI, "Small red and white light emitting drones" were seen flying near the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Kistaram and Pallodi last month at least four times in three days.Close The drones emitted a "low whizzing sound" that drew attention of camp guards after which offensive position was taken by troops and an alert sounded across all the … [Read more...] about First time: Naxals use drones over CRPF camp in Bastar; shoot at sight orders issued
Which other startups do you think should join forces? Tell us in the comments section below! advertisement advertisement Too many services and apps and their associated APIs are passing right by each other like strangers in the night. Why aren’t we seeing more mashups like Pinstagram (Pinterest + Instagram, get it?). Or more creative thinking around social networks, like the service created by the Financial Times at LinkedIn’s recent hack day, which lets users see where people in their network donated political dollars. We want to see these kinds of things pushed further, even outside of hackathons. Why isn’t Match.com smushing with Mint.com to discover love connections based on spending habits–sex and money, after all, are two of the biggest factors in relationships. Why isn’t Spotify partnering with Ticketmaster for live ticket purchasing? At Ready Set Rocket, we’ve done plenty of work that … [Read more...] about Startups’ Missed Connections