Refugees Welcome is the sharing economy’s response to the crisis in Europe

September 17, 2015 by  
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The sharing economy has brought innovative responses to everything from reducing food waste to getting around town , so what could it do in the face of the unfolding European migrant crisis, now regularly described as the worst migration crisis since World War Two? Seeing the negativity facing migrants and feeling compassion for their plight, four young Germans have established Refugees Welcome , a service placing refugees into share accommodation with locals to help them integrate into their new environment. After successfully matching 134 refugees with housemates, Refugees Welcome have been overwhelmed with offers of support and accommodation, as well as inquiries about setting up similar systems in other countries. Read on for details about how it all works. Read the rest of Refugees Welcome is the sharing economy’s response to the crisis in Europe

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Incredible Napmobile lets you test drive a cozy mattress on the road

September 17, 2015 by  
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Cell phone warning system keeps Chile safe through 8.3 magnitude earthquake

September 17, 2015 by  
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Just before 8PM local time yesterday evening, a massive earthquake rocked Chile . The 8.3 magnitude quake caused buildings to bend and sway, grocery store shelves to spill goods into aisles, and waves over 3.5 meters (more than 11 feet) high to smash against the coastline. Over one million people have been evacuated, but luckily, thanks to a successful cell phone warning system, the death toll is very low. Read the rest of Cell phone warning system keeps Chile safe through 8.3 magnitude earthquake

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Pedro Barata flipped a shipping container in Brazil to create the world’s largest periscope

September 17, 2015 by  
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Two supermassive black holes are heading for a cosmic mega-collision

September 17, 2015 by  
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If you’re weary, feelin’ small, remember that somewhere out there, two supermassive black holes are heading for a cosmic mega-collision. Earlier this year, astronomers at Caltech identified a cosmic event that is occurring 3.5 billion light years from Earth: two supermassive black holes spiraling helplessly towards each other. Recent work by researchers at Columbia University adds further evidence that indeed the black holes are on a collision course. The consequences are not yet completely clear, but this meeting will certainly be cataclysmic for nearby stars and planets. Read the rest of Two supermassive black holes are heading for a cosmic mega-collision

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T-Shirts Upcycled into Laptop Sleeves Help Sex-Trafficking Survivors

February 26, 2010 by  
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Is your favorite t-shirt in such distress that it garners more attention for its rips and holes than its clever declaration against CO2 emissions ? There is no reason to despair over your cherished threads, because your loss is your computer’s gain. The people at Hello Rewind have come up with a great way to upcycle your old tees into new duds for your laptop.

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