LED Tattoos in your skin

In this wicked video from Philips corporation we see a concept of LED tattoos embedded in human skin that come alive when touched. This concept is based on real work done at the University of Pennsylvania. Scientists there are working on silicon-and-silk implantable devices that would act like a LED screen sitting just under the surface of the skin. The images would appear as a tattoo and be fully customizable. The silk substrate onto which the chips are mounted eventually dissolves away inside the body, leaving just the electronics behind. The silicon chips are around the length of a small grain of rice – about 1 millimeter, and just 250 nanometers thick. These displays could be hooked up to any kind of electronic device (inside or outside the body). It has already been successfully demonstrated in mice.Would you want to turn your body into a screen like this?(original article via Wired)

January 16, 2017

Single Mom and Her Children Use Youtube Tutorials to Build Their Dream House

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Timeless Photos Capture the Dreamy Villages of Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre, a string of rustic coastal villages along Italy’s Ligurian Coast has long been an inspiration for travel photographers. With plunging cliffs and dramatic vistas, the small towns are ripe for postcard perfect photography. But when Slovenian photographer Jaka Bulc traveled to the Cinque Terre, he immersed himself in a different side of the towns. The result is a set of timeless images that peel back the layers of the well-loved vacation spot.

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