Russian athletes are currently banned from international competition until they can satisfy "strict criteria" to prove to officials they are clean and more than 100 Olympic athletes who competed at the 2008 and 2012 events have been sanctioned.These bans relate to drug doping, but there are other forms of "doping".Femke Van den Driessche was said to have a concealed an electric motor in her bike during the Cyclocross World Championships and was fined £14,000 alongside her ban.Riders can activate the motors via Bluetooth by flipping tiny hidden switches in the handlebars.The system works by using tiny electromagnetic coils inside the structure of the wheel to propel the bike.Electromagnetic wheels can add up to 60 watts to pedalling power, and motors hidden inside water bottles or underneath seats can boost speed by up to 5kph.
On its 100th birthday, the National Parks System is more popular than ever.With that many visitors trampling through, of course some of them are going to be ignorant, ill-prepared, or just plain dumb—putting flora, fauna, and themselves in danger.After a recent incident involving tourists loading a bison calf into their SUV more on that below , we felt compelled to make this guide for what to do …and importantly, what not to do the next time you visit Acadia, Yellowstone, or any of the country s parks and monuments in between.Bad move.Venturing into America s deserts can be an other-worldly adventure, but a sandy walk will quickly turn deadly if you re unprepared.Last summer, a family hike in New Mexico s White Sands National Monument turned tragic when a mother and father apparently died of heat exposure while attempting to keep their 9-year-old son hydrated with only two bottles of water the child survived .
File photo - Bottles of French wine are displayed at the Chateau Bouscaut in Cadaujac, southwestern France, during the start of a week of wine tasting at the chateaux in the Bordeaux region April 4, 2016."We can turn water into wine in 15 minutes," New Scientist quotes as saying Ava Winery.He spent a weekend toying with 15 combinations of ethanol, tannin powder, flavor compounds, and more.The initial results were "monstrous," with one attempt resembling "melted butter."But six months later, Ava Winery had a synthetic replication of an Italian Moscato d'Asti.The big secret here is that most compounds in wine have no perceptible impact on the flavor or the aroma, Lee tells New Scientist.
Yet that s exactly what s in the pipeline thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that kicks off on Friday.You might think that drinking on your own at home was something you d want to keep to yourself, but Bottle Opener X – or BOx – will automatically send a message to your friend the moment you crack open a beer.The idea of BOx is to let a group of friends who live in different countries around the world to virtually share a beer with each other.It s fitted with a smart chip so it connects with your phone via Wi-Fi, and the moment you open a bottle it is shared with your friends over Slack and Facebook Messenger.Once you ve created a group of friends, BOx automatically shares a Cheers message with them when you open a bottle.There s a leaderboard for BOx users too – and opening more bottles unlocks new reward levels , which should be just the encouragement you need to carry on drinking when you know deep down you ve had enough.
BOX Bottle Opener X is probably the world's first smart bottle opener and it might be interesting if you want to race drink with your buddies. BOX linked to the user's mobile phone via wifi and with the associated app can notify their friends via Facebook Messenger Slack or when opening a bottle. There is also a top list of who opened the most caps and you can also get awards based on how many bottles they opened. The clever bottle opener is supposed to be funded through Kickstarter crowdfundingsajten and campaign kicks off tomorrow if you would be interested. via The Verge bottleopenerx.com
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One day, I drove from my Brooklyn home to suburban Baltimore to visit the company s headquarters and observe a group of people at work who are, in essence, paid to taste.Although many of us may associate the McCormick name with tins or bottles of spices, much of the company s business now comes in providing custom flavor solutions for products higher up the food chain.When a consumer says, I want avocado or guacamole, they will have a very clear concept in their mind—which actually might not be avocado at all.I joined Jason Ridgway and Tess Aldredge, two of McCormick s senior sensory analysts, in a small room that faces, via a two-way mirror, a dimly red-lit room with a round table, around which a number of people were slowly nibbling pretzels from small paper cups.An oil starts to go bad after a little bit; the consumer will be happily eating something that we would consider rancid, and wouldn t even notice it.As Howard Moskowitz had suggested to me, part of the popularity of Coca-Cola versus, say, an orange soda is its more complex flavor blend.
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A prediction that the world s oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050 is likely to intensify the push for sustainable, environmentally friendly alternatives.Plastics marked as biodegradable do not degrade rapidly in the ocean, says the report, published Monday.The 179-page report on plastic marine debris is one of several documents released in time for the United Nations Environment Assembly, which kicked off Monday in Nairobi, Kenya.Plastics, which can cause serious ecological harm, are now ubiquitous in the ocean, found in every ocean and on every shoreline from the Arctic through the tropics to the Antarctic, the report states.Biodegradable plastics — which have been used for shopping bags, water bottles and food containers — are designed to be less durable and capable of degrading quickly in the environment.The U.N. estimates that global plastic production grew 4 percent from 2013 to 2014, exceeding 311 million metric tons.
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Made for children, they say, and "playful adults", Gululu contains your water and encourages you to drink said water.If the water bottle stays within range of your smartphone, updates on the amount of water your child is drinking will come immediately.Of course she quickly figured out how to game the system by pouring water in and out of the bottle, but that's beside the point.Though we were unable to test this feature as we've got just one bottle at the moment, kids will be able to shake their Glululu bottles near one another to become friends in the Glululu app - their friends' Glululu pets will appear in their bottle, and they compare scores through the future.It's easy to forget to screw the cap of this bottle back on before shaking the bottle - wetness ensues.Most crowdfunding sites, like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have policies about what happens to your money if the project fails to deliver on its goals, but choosing to back a project is inevitably a risk.
Before the Williams sisters, Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova, there was Suzanne Lenglen, the original tennis celebrity of the 1920s whose antics would still raise a few court-side eyebrows today.Tennis careerJust four years later, at the age of 14, Lenglen would play the final of the French Open, and only narrowly lose.Her only defeat during this period was when whooping cough controversially forced her to withdraw in the middle of a New York match she was losing heavily.And rather than the bottles of energy drink or water that today s stars keep at court side, Lenglen was partial to sipping from a flask of brandy at change overs.The first Google Doodle is born, as founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page head to the Burning Man dadaist arts festival in the Nevada desert.The Doodles are produced by a team that currently consists of 10 'Doodlers', four engineers, two producers and three dogs led by designer Ryan Germick.
There s nothing like a picnic, and this handy graphic is packed with tips to help you pack smart, choose the best foods to take with you, some tricks to save space and still bring messy items like condiments, and of course, keep the bugs away so you can eat in peace.You ll see some familiar tips in there, like the old muffin tin condiment idea that I still love, and the always popular CD spindle bagel tote if you can even find CD spindles anymore and the ever-versatile cupcake liner as a drip-catcher, small bowl, or drink cover.Some of the other tips are helpful too, like freezing your bottles of water so they make great ice packs that keep your food cold, melt while you re on your way, and provide something to drink, as well as packing sandwiches in greaseproof paper to keep them falling apart on the way.In any event, check out the full graphic below to read the whole thing, or hit the link below to see the graphic in its natural habitat, and put the tips to good use the next time you pack a meal to enjoy outdoors.The Ultimate Picnic Experience Swissotel
The company s bottle, launching on Kickstarter today, is the newest, most high-tech weapon in the battle to get kids to imbibe enough liquids throughout the day.Cute, no?The water bottle has a small screen built in, and additional sensors mean that shaking two bottles in close proximity to each other make the pets friends, enabling them to interact.The company claims the Gulülu will stay juiced for four days before another recharge is required.Parents can also schedule sleep or school modes, during which the pets go to sleep and become unresponsive, so the pets don t become a distraction during sleeping or learning hours.The company estimates a shipping date of September, and the recommended retail price will be $129 once the products start making an appearance on shelves.
In a world where everything from your TV to your thermostat has become smart, why not give the little things an IQ — like your pill bottle?San Francisco startup Circadian Design on Wednesday begins taking pre-orders for its new connected pill bottles that remind users to take their medicine, and automatically order a refill when they run out.The bottles light up when it s time to take a pill, per a schedule the user sets with the Round Health mobile app.They also track each time the lid is opened to take a dose.It s totally seamless from the user s perspective, said co-founder Matt Blum.The service, called Round Refill, builds on the medication reminder app Blum s team launched in January.By adding the smart pill bottle, Blum hopes to help users better follow their doctors instructions, and thereby improve their health.Blum was inspired to create the service while he was a hardware engineer at Apple struggling to remember to take the pills he needed to treat his Crohn s Disease.More than 160 million people in the U.S. prescribed to take one or more drug per year by their doctor, he said, but more than half don t follow their doctor s dosage instructions.Circadian Design is one of a growing numbers of companies venturing into the world of on-demand mobile health care.San Francisco-based Nurx uses an app to deliver birth control and HIV prevention medication to a patient s front door — no doctor s visit required.Doctor on Demand, also based in San Francisco, lets patients video chat with doctors on their phones.Blum expects to begin shipping the Round Refill smart bottles throughout California early next year, at a cost of $10 per month, plus the typical co-pay for the medication.
Summer has arrived early in much of the country, and in some places with a vengeance, and so too has the need to stay hydrated in the heat.So to help the smallest members of your family and let s be honest, you as well drink enough water, there s a new interactive water bottle that gamifies your children s water intake — the Gululu Interactive Water Bottle.Featuring a screen, a home button, a pair of touch sensors, Wi-Fi, and wireless charging capabilities, it s one of the most high-tech water bottles out there, but also perhaps the most effective.Thanks to a companion app, you can set hydration goals based on your child s age, weight, and location.The closer your child gets to his or her optimal water intake, the healthier the virtual pet becomes — the animated character will grow, collect treasure, and explore an underwater world of adventure known as the Gululu Universe.You can pre-order this futuristic water bottle yourself for the early-bird price of $89 in colors that include Bowhead Blue, Uni-dragon Violet, Submarine Yellow, Monster Green, and Starfish Pink.
If you ve ever found yourself crammed into a packed tube carriage, right up against another rider s backpack, you ve probably realised just how easy it could be to sneak open a pocket and swipe something.So to help protect expensive photography gear, Manfrotto s new backpack makes lenses and cameras only accessible while the pack is removed.The zip-up panel that opens to give access to the Rear Access pack s padded camera section is located on the back, which means that while the backpack is being worn, the camera gear inside can t be removed.It s a simple solution that doesn t require locks, keys, or combinations to remember, and it s not like you re reaching for expensive lenses without removing a traditional backpack first, so this design is no less convenient.Other more easily accessible pockets are available for water bottles, phones and smaller items you don t want filling your pockets, laptops up to 13-inches in size, a tripod in its own weather-protected pouch on the side, and the pack has a built-in rain shield that keeps everything dry but you during a downpour.And at £120, it s not hard to justify the Advanced camera and laptop backpack Rear Access as a form of insurance for your considerably more expensive photography gear.
That s the premise behind a gorgeous new piece of decor from the custom woodworkers at Luno called the EGB2.The salt and pepper speaker screens alone courtesy of Marshall are enough to recall the smooth melodies delivered by the record consoles of old, and it should go without saying this thing will really tie the room together.Beneath the EGB2 s rich wooden exterior rests a brilliant collection of peripheral components, old and new, to keep you and your guests entertained and impressed — and inebriated, if that s the way the wind blows.Those include a pull-out mini bar, capped with four gold-rimmed tumblers, and enough storage space for four bottles of the good stuff.Adding to the fun is a three-band tone control system — with classic push-button controls — and the system is powered by a 200-watt class D amplifier.Each channel offers a 6.5-inch woofer matched by a silk dome tweeter Luno doesn t list the brand, unfortunately , and there are also dual aux inputs to plug in an exterior device and a lower shelf with storage space for 150 of your favorite records.
It's important to drink enough water, but good luck convincing a child of that.Gululu can help though – it's a water bottle aimed at kids that adds an interactive element.As your child drinks water, the virtual pet grows, collects treasures and explores an underwater world of adventure known as the Gululu Universe.You can even shake two nearby Gululu bottles to make the pets make friends and start playing together.It's passed its $100,000 funding goal and still has 37 days to go.It'll ship in September.
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