An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company’s distinctive

An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company’s distinctive lens I have a confession to make: I’ve been wearing the same black T-shirt every single day for two weeks now and I haven’t washed it yet. Anybody who knows me will realize this is very out of character. I’m a laundry addict. I get inordinate pleasure out of transforming my toddler’s mud- and applesauce-covered clothes into freshly laundered, neatly folded piles. And yet, I may hold off on washing this T-shirt for another few weeks. It miraculously looks (and smells!) like it was just cleaned. This $65 T-shirt is made by a startup called Unbound Merino, founded in 2016, that creates wool travel clothes that can go weeks without being washed. [Photo: courtesy Unbound Merino]Unbound is part of a broader wave of startups designing clothes that require less laundering. An eco-friendly brand called Pangaia, which launched late last year and already counts celebrities like Jaden Smith and Justin Bieber as fans, creates $85 seaweed fiber T-shirts that are treated with peppermint oil to keep the shirts fresher longer between washes. The brand estimates that ...

What are the evocative sounds and smells of your childhood? The sensations that you didn’t notice

What are the evocative sounds and smells of your childhood? The sensations that you didn’t notice at the time but which take you back immediately? For me one of them is the slight smell of phenolic resin from an older piece of consumer electronics that has warmed up; it immediately has me sitting cross-legged on our living room carpet, circa 1975. “Get ready for a life that smells of hot plastic, son!” John Atherton [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.That phenolic smell has gone from our modern electronics, not only because modern enclosures are made from ABS and other more modern plastics, but because the electronics they contain no longer get so hot. Our LCD TV for instance nowadays uses only 50 watts, while its 1970s CRT predecessor would have used several hundred. Before the 1970s you would not find many household appliances that used less than 100 watts, but if you take stock of modern electrical appliances, few use more than that. Outside the white goods in your kitchen and any electric heaters or hair dryers you may own, your appliances today are low-powered. Even your lighting is rapidly being taken over by LEDs, which are at their heart low-voltage devices. There are...

SANEXEN WATER Confirms Aqua-Pipe Liner Capable of Withstanding Extreme Seismic and Flooding Conditions Following Testing at Cornell University’s Large-Scale Lifelines Testing Facility

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – As cities and communities around the globe face increasingly complex (and severe) environmental conditions that can threaten critical underground lifelines including water main and liquid and gas fuel conduits, the solution-oriented engineers at SANEXEN WATER, Inc (“SANEXEN WATER”) believed their product, Aqua-Pipe could protect these lifelines from extreme seismic and flooding events. Results confirm conclusively that Aqua-Pipe technology maintains its integrity and does not rupture during rigorous simulated in-ground earthquake scenarios. SANEXEN Environmental Services Inc. (“SANEXEN”), partnered with a group of North America’s leading environmental Public and Municipal Utility Services and the world-renowned research team at Cornell University’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, subjected Aqua-Pipe to a series of extreme seismic force testing at the university’s Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing Facility in Ithaca, NY. This testing facility has no counterpart elsewhere in the world. “These results far exceed what we had expected for Aqua-Pipe resilience through t...

Mentis Grating And Handrailing Beat Corrosion In Wastewater Industry

Andrew Mentis produces a range of corrosion-resistant floor grating as well as handrailing systems in galvanised, 304 stainless steel and 3CR12 options that are ideally suited to the extreme conditions found in wastewater treatment plants. Wastewater traveling through sewer lines can become anaerobic or septic as a result of the metabolic processes of microbes commonly found in the wastewater. Specific sulphate-reducing bacteria thrive in these conditions and generate hydrogen sulphide (H2S) as a byproduct of their respiration. H2S has a low solubility in wastewater and when it escapes from the wastewater and moves into the air, it is easily recognised by its characteristic offensive, rotten egg odour. It can also be responsible for severe corrosion problems and toxic conditions within wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities. Andrew Mentis produces a range of corrosion-resistant floor grating as well as handrailing systems in galvanised, 304 stainless steel and 3CR12 options that are ideally suited to the extreme conditions found in wastewater treatment plants. This Mentis grating is engineered to suit situations where strength to weight ratio is important, such as waste...

Maroon Memories: Marvellous Miko seals breathless but bad-tempered derby

Dean Shiels was sent off for barging into goalkeeper Craig Gordon after converting a penalty and Hearts exploited Hibs’ handicap by edging a thriller with a terrific goal from Saulius Mikoliunas. There were six yellow cards and one red in this feverish contest in which Hibs recovered bravely from a dismal start. Hibs came bustling out of the traps and created a clear opening for Abdessalam Benjelloun in the first minute. Ten yards from goal with only Gordon to beat, the striker blazed a shot wide of the target. Almost immediately, Hearts responded with a set-piece reminiscent of their best football under George Burley. Christophe Berra’s free-kick was shrewdly flicked on by Edgaras Jankauskas and Roman Bednar slipped the offside trap before cutting the ball back from the byeline. Timing his run to perfection into the six-yard box, Paul Hartley had the simple task of side-footing the ball past Zibi Malkowski. It was his eighth goal in eight derby games. Hibs gave no quarter in midfield where both Hartley and Hibs’ Michael Stewart were booked after an early clash. When Stewart felled Hartley with another challenge later in the half, the former Hearts man was fortunate to stay on t...

Inverness swimming pool land still derelict 20 years on

Twenty years since Glebe Street Swimming Pool in Inverness closed down, the land it stood on next to the River Ness is still derelict and boarded off. This week, the latest of these – a proposed 175-bedroom hotel development – will be considered by Highland councillors. Although a physical void has been left by the demolition of the 1930s building, the baths are still fondly remembered by many Highlanders. Generations of Invernessians learned to swim there, and it was a focal point in the weekly routines and social lives of many people. “One of my strongest memories is of walking in the imposing entrance because as soon as you went in suddenly you were hit with the noise,” she said. “It is a very echoey place so all the shrieks and shouts and laughter and typical noises of a swimming pool just hit you as soon walked in the door, along with the strong chlorine smell. There was quite a heavy turnstile, like at a football ground, that made a nice click noise.” “The cubicles were along either side of the pool, female on one side, male on the other. They had kind of half saloon doors and you could see feet at the bottom and heads at the top. ...

When I started working in a video production house in the early 1980s, it quickly became

When I started working in a video production house in the early 1980s, it quickly became apparent that there was a lot of snobbery in terms of equipment. These were the days when the home video market was taking off; the Format War had been fought and won by VHS, and consumer-grade VCRs were flying off the shelves and into living rooms. Most of that gear was cheap stuff, built to a price point and destined to fail sooner rather than later, like most consumer gear. In our shop, surrounded by our Ikegami cameras and Sony 3/4″ tape decks, we derided this equipment as “ReggieVision” gear. We were young. For me, one thing that set pro gear apart from the consumer stuff was the type of connectors it had on the back panel. If a VCR had only the bog-standard F-connectors like those found on cable TV boxes along with RCA jacks for video in and out, I knew it was junk. To impress me, it had to have BNC connectors; that was the hallmark of pro-grade gear. I may have been snooty, but I wasn’t really wrong. A look at coaxial connectors in general and the design decisions that went into the now-familiar BNC connector offers some insight into why my snobbery was at least partially justified. ...

Sight Diagnostics Positioned to Reduce Tears, Fears in Routine Blood Testing

However, the clearance — which confirms the Olo works just as well as gold-standard lab-grade systems in completing the Complete Blood Count analysis — also positions the Tel Aviv, Israel–based company to disrupt the collection, analysis and, ultimately, the storage of healthcare data found in blood, creating opportunities for unique partnerships. The secret lies in how the blood is tested. Rather than trying to simplify and shrink the pumps, tubes and other machinery used in traditional blood analysis — as Theranos infamously claimed it could do — Sight Diagnostics is capturing digital images of the blood. Then, just as radiologists now do on a larger scale with X-rays and other images, the Olo uses artificial intelligence to characterize the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a patient’s blood sample. The Olo can quickly detect viral infections, bacterial infections, anemia and forms of blood cancer. It’s also been used to screen blood samples for malaria. Resembling a squat Keurig coffee maker, the Olo — like the Keurig — reduces a complex process into one simple step; insert a disposable cartridge with a blood sample in the machine and get a quick...

Global Lead Apron Market 2019 – Infab Corp , Shielding International , Xenolite , Techno-Aide , Z & Z Medical , Kemper Medical

Global Lead Apron Market 2019 report provides by Market Research Store is the representation of the Lead Apron Market area through research, development and analysis of information from multiple sources. The Global Lead Apron report bifurcates the Lead Apron Market based on various parameters, including the nature of products and services, technology development and end-user applications for a better understanding of analytical data. In the Lead Apron Market 2019 research report professionals describe the different facets of the industry with a specific goal after assessing the key factors that could manipulate the development of the Lead Apron Industry sector. The global market 2019 report Global Lead Apron Market includes identifying and comparing major competitors Infab Corp , Shielding International , Xenolite , Techno-Aide , Z & Z Medical , Kemper Medical , Kiran X-Ray , Alimed , who compete for the success of the business expansion and determine the global and regional market. Download Sample Copy Of Report : http://www.marketresearchtrade.com/report/global-lead-apron-market-2017-industry-sales-demand.html#Request_Sample Based on the analysis, the Global Lead Apron Ma...

Outside his small workshop in a quiet Fort Worth neighborhood, blacksmith Shawn Beasley stood at his

Outside his small workshop in a quiet Fort Worth neighborhood, blacksmith Shawn Beasley stood at his forge in the 95-degree summer heat. Sweat dripped from his brow as cicadas screeched from a nearby tree, but the loud insects and brutal temperature were not a deal-breaker for Beasley. He had work to do – in this case, a fire poker to form.  The 1,400-degree forge burning beside him made the heat almost unbearable. Beasley, however, was cheerful as he described his work.  “It’s the stress reliever of the century,” he said. “You get a hammer, and you get to hammer out your stress.” Beasley has smithed for three and a half years, starting when he was 30 years old. In that time, his work has progressed from small letter openers to rings, knives, swords, and even shields.  Some people may not know that blacksmiths still exist. While a craft like this might sound antiquated, artists across North Texas have kept centuries-old artforms alive and pass on their skills to younger generations.  Weavers, spinners, blacksmiths, lacemakers, and bookbinders were typically low-paid laborers whose work was borne out of necessity rather than interest. Today, it is their love of creating that keep...

Autographed Baseball Memorabilia Sale from Private Collection of Mets Legend Ed Kranepool – Through May 31,

Autographed Baseball Memorabilia Sale from Private Collection of Mets Legend Ed Kranepool – Through May 31, 2018 – Long Island As a top Mets Memorabilia Collector, Mr. Kranepool is offering a limited number of collectors the opportunity to visit him at his home on Long Island to examine and purchase unique Mets and Yankees Sports Memorabilia directly from his collection. The items for sale are autographed vintage photos, autographed assorted team and individual baseballs, great baseball memorabilia from different teams, as well as unsigned, never been seen before personal photos from his days while he was with the Mets for his 17-year career. This opportunity to visit Mr. Kranepool for a Meet and Greet at his home will be during the Springtime of 2018. This will take place in the evenings between 7 PM-10 PM on Monday to Thursday, as well as some weekends. All home visits will be by appointment only. This memorabilia sale will help pay for some of Ed’s major medical bills from this past year. Contact Martin Gover of Momentum Sports Management, 212-918-4545. The tour is a fantastic way to get outside on Earth Day and get involved with some of the great green grou...

Anthony Wahl’s Favorite Photos of 2019 | Photo Galleries

By clicking the above button or closing this screen, the user agrees to the site’s new terms and conditions Ashlee Shea is all smiles while riding in the bed of her boyfriend’s pickup truck in Janesville with friends on a Friday night last summer. Each weekend Janesville becomes a hotbed of activity for teens wanting to cruise the strip and show off their trucks. Reporter Neil Johnson and I hopped from truck to truck to meet some of the people who cruise the Milton Avenue strip. In the front seat, I started shooting backwards with my arm out the window. I rattled off several dozen photos, hoping to get one that was in focus that also gave a greater sense of the surroundings. An ice castle crew member works on an area of the ice structure currently under construction on Riviera Beach in downtown Lake Geneva on Thursday. Noticing the variety of cool tones in the ice and sky, I stopped and framed up a photo. Then realizing an ice castle crew member was slowly working towards an opening, I waited patiently before firing off a few photos. Sometimes you find the composition knowing that you’ll have to wait for the extra element. Bicyclists make their way down Main Street during...

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