North Macedonia, Wheat Straws, Deceased Vinyl – 11/28/18

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) is on the path to renaming their nation the Republic of Northern Macedonia. But why the change? Well aside from Prince, most people wouldn’t want to be referred to as “former” anything. Would the United States prefer the Former Colonies of the British Empire? Aside from such minor…

2000: Airport Kiosks

Here is a forum post talking about how US Airways has installed kiosks at the Ronald Reagan National Airport and Logan International Airport. Created by IBM they used touch screens which at the time was a novelty since we were still in the age of buttons. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/us-airways-dividend-miles-pre-2005-america-west-merger/114822-us-airways-introduces-self-service-kiosks-airport-ticket-purchase-check.html   For more articles related to technology go…

1999: Web Pay Phones

I find this article fun to read just for the nostalgia factor of having to pay for internet by the minute because people wanted Internet on the go. This article talked about a new trend right on the cusp of the new millennium; Web pay phones, which, if you can remember, you have a better…

Reforestum

Would you like to plant a forest anywhere in the world? There is now an app for that! The site Reforestum provides a method for you to pay for creating a forest anywhere in the world which you can then monitor and track. If you’d like to spread environmentalism across the globe with trees and…

Plastic Homes

Credit: New China TV   Concept Plastics (Conceptos Plásticos) is a Colombian company creating homes from trash. The sheer waste of plastic around the Earth is tremendous when you think of how it could easily be recycled for a different purpose. To put this into perspective, people have built houses from used beer cans. How…

MegaBots

The company MegaBots is bringing to life the robots of our childhood.