Basic House by Martin Azua is a temporary house that can be folded up to fit in your pocket. Created from a metalized polyester material, when unfolded it self inflates with body heat or from the heat of the sun to provide an instant shelter. Once inside the shelter, the material reflects your body heat to keep the user warm. If reversed the material will reflect the sun to keep a cool interior.
Robots have performed specialized tasks on factory floors for decades, but they’re increasingly able to do many tasks that have typically required human flexibility and ingenuity. In this collection of stories, MIT Technology Review explores the technologies that are reshaping robotics and the economics of labor.
Dr. Gabor Maté is a Canadian physician and author who specializes in the treatment of addiction and mind-body interaction. He’s published four bestselling books (in twenty languages) exploring attention deficit disorder, stress, developmental psychology, and addiction.
Dr. Maté’s site: http://drgabormate.com/
A fantastic film about Dr. Maté’s work with ayahuasca.
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