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Tiny but valuable life hack: Drastically increase the lifespan of disposable razor blades

Disposable razor blades are expensive and they usually need to be replaced after 4-5 shaves. Now, in the olden days men used special leather strips to sharpen those old-fashioned straight razors nowadays only barbers still seem to be using. These maintenance skills seem to have been lost over time leading to the current business model that's quite similar to the one for inkjet printers: The actual product is sold at a bargain price, sometimes even at a loss, while the consumables ... Read more

Expanding Human Sensory Perception

In this mind-blowing TED talk neuroscientist David Eagleman talks about his exciting work to extend and substitute human senses and even add completely new channels to the gamut of human sensory perception that will allow us to make more sense of an increasingly complex world more quickly and more readily: Can we create new senses for humans? Read more

Data Visualizations by Stefanie Posavec

This February at this year's Reasons To Be Creative London spin-off I had the opportunity to watch Stefanie Posavec give a presentation on post-infographics and data visualization. Her work and the way she has of using novel visual approaches to get the gist out of complex datasets is insightful and the results often are as entertaining as they are informative. Take this idea for instance, which conceptualizes the complex interactions of friends on Facebook as dance steps: Facebook Art Residency: Relationship Dance ... Read more

ng-admin: Create admin panels from REST APIs

ng-admin is a helpful AngularJS UI component that automatically creates an admin user interface for RESTful APIs. Such a component is particularly useful for instance with back end applications in enterprise contexts because it allows you to quickly implement and iterate basic user interfaces based on your current model and its API. Read more