Saturday, 29 April 2017

Video: Technology made real from reel

Flying car


Kitty Hawk, a startup backed by the Google cofounder Larry Page, unveiled its prototype for an "ultralight" aircraft that can take off vertically -- as long as you're flying over open water.


Iron Man suit


38-year-old Richard M. Browning has developed the suit in his garage in Salisbury over the past 10 months. He's named it after the Greek mythological figure Daedalus, the father of Icarus.

More young people have liberal views towards drugs


To help parents get the conversation about drugs going with their children, the CNB yesterday launched a handbook, called Growing up drug-free: Preventive drug education handbook for parents, is available at http://www.cnb.gov.sg/parentshandbook.aspx

Ref: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/youths-taking-liberal-view-drugs-has-grown-5-percentage-points-survey

Easy ways to go green

Adopt these habits into your life to reduce your carbon footprint.

1. Save water


Do not let the tap water running while you brush teeth or soaping your hands or body when bathing.


2. Save electricity

Turn off the lights when not in use. Electronic devices in standby mode are using electricity too. Switch them off!


Use LED lights as they do not emit mercury and use less electricity.


3. Reduce waste


  • Instead of buying bottled water, bring your own water flask when outdoors.
  • Bring your own reusable bag when doing marketing.
  • Bring your own container when buying food from your neighbourhood eateries.

4. Reuse, reduce and recycle



Give away your unwanted belongings to charitable organisations or shop at flea markets.

Exceptional people: World’s oldest gymnast, 92, performs in Singapore

Source: todayonline

This 92-year-old great-grandmother is the oldest active gymnast in the Guinness world record, and has at least 11 medals earned during her senior years.

Johanna Quaas, who is German, was in town for the International Ageing Week where she wowed audiences with gymnastic routines that included handstands and a segment on the parallel bars.