19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from plankton, filtered and stored for recycling.
A team of scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have developed the world’s smallest medical implant to monitor critical chemicals in the blood. The 14mm device measures up to five indicators, including proteins like troponin, that show if and when a heart attack has occurred. Using Bluetooth, the device can then transmit the data to a smartphone for tracking. The device can also track levels of glucose, lactate, and ATP, providing valuable data for physiologic monitoring during activity, or in possible disease conditions like diabetes. As far as tricorders go, this device may be the one you have been waiting for, provided you are on board for the implant.
The new Hendrix album is really great. It’s mixed to sound TOUGH, it’s in your face, there’s no crazy stereo effects… It sounds like a Black Keys album. There have been dozens of posthumous Hendrix releases, most of them reshuffling the same catalog of unpolished jams, but this is an important document. The way I see it, the records that spell out the Hendrix legacy are “Are You Experienced”, “Axis: Bold as Love”, “Electric Ladyland”, “Cry of Love” (or whatever re-release contains those tunes), “Band of Gypsys” and now, “People, Hell and Angels.” This is one of the best sounding albums I’ve heard in a long time, and it’s the most blistering Hendrix sound recording to date.
I would love to hear the three studio releases with this treatment… check out Axis: Bold as Love vinyl LP in MONO if you want to hear Hendrix in a similar fashion…