A "sneckdown" ( combination of “snow” and “neckdown” - another name for a curb expansion) uses snow formations on the street to reveal the space cars don’t use. Advocates can then use these sneckdown photos to make the case to local transportation officials that traffic calming interventions like curb bumpouts and traffic islands can be installed without any loss to car drivers.
For people who don’t have time to bathe or access to fresh water, a South African college student has a solution: a shower gel users simply rub onto their skin. One small packet replaces one bath, and users never need any water. Ludwick Marishane’s inspiration was a lazy friend, but his invention will be a boon to people who live in areas where clean water is in short supply.
Other people simulators: What does it feel like to face the death of a child, or to live with hopelessness, or to suffer from the bitterness of extreme loneliness?…
I love to watch industries evolve.
One example of how psychology, sociology and computer science have been combined. What will you do? Will you design the next big video game that is more immersive because of concepts you learned in a psychology class?
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