reWIRed: January 2015 – DEBUT EPISODE!!!

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It’s the end of MONTH, and it’s time for the monthly round-up show that is reWIRed, where host Montez McCrary discusses his favorite stories of the last 30 (give or take) days from ThePractitioNERD.com covering the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “reWIRed: January 2015 – DEBUT EPISODE!!!”

The Janicki Omniprocessor Turns Your Poop into Drinking Water!

Bill Gates Drinks Water Made From Human PoopIf you find this disgusting, you’re missing the point.

In this clip spotted by Laughing Squid, Bill Gates – formerly of Microsoft, now of Saving The Planet – takes a look at the Janicki Omniprocessor (which Gates is helping fund), which sounds like something out of a sci-fi version of SimCity, but as you can see is a machine that already exists and already works. Continue reading “The Janicki Omniprocessor Turns Your Poop into Drinking Water!”

Al Jazeera’s “Rebel Architecture” showcases “Working on Water”

The last time we discussed Al Jazeera’s new series ‘Rebel Architecture’, the topic was on Spain’s ‘Guerilla Architect’, and this time, as we take a look back at the series, we’re gonna discuss architectural structures that float on water. It’s not quite walking on water, but it’ll do since this story in just incredibly interesting.  In Nigeria, architect Kunlé Adeyemi has been designing floating buildings in order to resolve overcrowding and flooding issues in the country’s waterside slums. Adeyemi states that he is “constantly inspired by solutions we discover in everyday life in the world’s developing cities.” However, despite his studio’s (NLÉ) easy-to-build, low-cost, sustainable floating building prototype and the praise and awards they have accumulated, Adeyemi continues to struggle getting construction approval from the local authorities.

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The Floating Prisons of Paul Heyman – WIRed #112

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It’s time for Episode/Room 112 (and bring four friends) of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses floating prisons, the smart-waterbottle, a refugee camp’s PS2-arcade & my favorite Paul Heyman promos! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “The Floating Prisons of Paul Heyman – WIRed #112”

The Hug, A Water Bottle Sensor & App, Helps You Stay Hydrated

Every had that moment when you KNOW you should have had a drink of water but you kept putting it off, THEN you got light-headed from dehydration? YOU TOO?!? Well, we SHOULD be very ware that we NEED to be drinking more water to stay healthy and hydrated, but as mentioned it’s a bit of a challenge. According to a 2012 study from the Center for Disease Control, only 43% of Americans drink four cups or fewer per day. Now, that’s where The Hug — now on Kickstarter –comes in, and its solution includes a sensor band that attaches to almost any water bottle to track your H2O consumption, along with a companion mobile app to reminds you to drink whenever your hydration levels are low. Continue reading “The Hug, A Water Bottle Sensor & App, Helps You Stay Hydrated”

Schoolhouse Stays Dry In Rain As Gaming Marching Band Wrestles on Scaffolds – WIRed #16

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This week, The Classic Schoolhouse Design Goes All “Deconstructivist-style”, How To Go Out In The Rain & Not Get Wet, The Ohio State Marching Band Goes The Way of the Gamer, and Look! Up Above The Ring! Wrestlers On A Scaffold! Plus, San Antonio MONSTER-CON is tomorrow and I may be going as The Doctor for Halloween.   Continue reading “Schoolhouse Stays Dry In Rain As Gaming Marching Band Wrestles on Scaffolds – WIRed #16”

A Harry Potter “Invisibility Cloak” is Almost Real (Less Magic, More Carbon Nanotubes)

OK Harry Potter fans: does the phrase “I solemnly swear I’m up to no good” ring any bells.  If so, then you’re already pretty familiar with the invisibility cloak, and I’m sure you’ll be happy to know of the real-life-existence of the cloak.  With the utilization of carbon nanotubes (rather than magic), university researchers have found a way to make objects seem to “magically” vanish by using similar principles on the existence of mirages.   Continue reading “A Harry Potter “Invisibility Cloak” is Almost Real (Less Magic, More Carbon Nanotubes)”