Queen Elizabeth’s first public engagement as Queen
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Royal Maundy at Westminster Abbey, 12 April 1952.
The Jewish Woman who biked across the world, circa 1885.
From the series 10 Photos Of Jewish Women Being Awesome
In the late 1800′s a young Jewish mother suddenly took America by storm. What was her accomplishment? Why, riding a bicycle across the world, of course. This woman, born Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, but better known as Annie Londonberry, reportedly made a wager with a few boys down at the Boston club that she could not only ride across the world on a bike, but also make $5,000 doing so. And that she did, taking only a change of clothes and a revolver with her.
Annie made her $5,000 by turning herself into a billboard, wearing advertisements for companies that wanted their names spread through the streets of the world. She made her way from Chicago to New York to Paris, and continued on to countries and cities like Egypt, Jerusalem, modern-day Yemen, Colombo, and Singapore.
Annie considered herself a “New Woman” and claimed she went on the journey to prove that she could do anything a man could do. Later, Susan B. Anthony remarked about Annie’s journey thusly: “Bicycling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”
This new innovation looks like a piece of paper, however, the ultra thin device is a prototype for a high-res display that has many possible uses. “The team behind the invention said their goal as to emulate the feel of paper – creating a robust, lightweight product that could bend and even be dropped on a desk”.
Peter Firth said that “with PaperTab, the whole idea is that screens should not be breakable,’ said Firth. ‘They should essentially be like pieces of paper. You can drop them on the floor, they can float down, you can move them around and bend them. I would say that in two years we will be able to buy flexible interfaces”.
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This is Oscar. A few years ago, Oscar was run over by a combine harvester and his back legs were damaged beyond repair. After some discussion, he was the recipient of a groundbreaking surgery in which prosthetic legs were grafted directly onto his ankle bones, called an “exoprosthesis.” This first-of-its-kind operation allows Oscar to walk normally.
The operation was a huge success and it’s now being considered for use in human amputees.
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Study Says Apple Still Leading Tablet for Digital Readers
Mequoda released stats from their 2013 Tablet Study around Digital Magazines.
Of the findings:
- 23% of survey respondents read digital magazines on tablet as opposed to print, but expects this to rise to 65% by 2020.
- 13% of tablet users admitted to buying a single issue magazine or subscription on their device in the last 30 days
- Two-thirds (67%) of tablet users now consider digital books to be a more trustworthy source of information than the word of friends and family.
The above graphic speaks to the tablets these digital readers owned. Apple still leads the charge here with a resounding 62% with Amazon taking second place at a distant 26%