Michelle Obama Launches Book to Help Encourage Aspiring Gardeners to Plant Edible Patches Across the US

May 30, 2012 by  
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First Lady Michelle Obama has launched her first book ‘American Grown’ as part of her awesome mission to get children across the US off the couch and into gardens to learn about healthy food! With a smiling face adorning the cover, and a title like  ‘American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America ‘, the colorful book looks like a pretty uplifting read. In it, First Lady Obama combines her own personal experience of  growing an “ edible garden” with those stories of people all around the country, and she heartfully encourages readers to try and grow their own healthy produce. Read the rest of Michelle Obama Launches Book to Help Encourage Aspiring Gardeners to Plant Edible Patches Across the US Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american grown , book launch , childhood obesity , community gardening , edible garden , first lady , gardening initiatives , healthy eating , lets move , Michelle Obama , national parks foundation

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Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

May 30, 2012 by  
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Ever wonder what happens to all the old vinyl records that don’t make it into the thrift shops to be picked up by the audio-junkie/hipster minority who still spin them? Well, most of them just end up in the trash–no surprise there. But at least a few have found their way into the loving hands of Brooklyn-based Orlando Dominguez of GIN Art & Design , for a second life brightening up the world–with light, this time, instead of music. These recycled record lamps made their debut during this year’s New York Design Week at the ICFF . Read the rest of Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 45s lamps , adaptive reuse , brooklyn design , Brooklyn designers , eco design , green design , ICFF , new york design week , orlando dominguez , recycled 45s , recycled lighting , recycled records , sustainable design

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US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures

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Doctors from New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center are using tiny, tool-laden snakebots in surgical procedures in order to help identify diseases and perform operations. Equipped with cameras, forceps, and other pieces of equipment, the human-controlled snakebots are able to go where surgeons cannot. Read the rest of US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Columbia University Medical Center , medical robots , nanobots , nanosurgeons , nanotechnology , robotic surgeons , snake robots , snake surgeons

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