Monthly Archives: February 2010

D & G fall 2010 rtw

a little surprised…

maybe i would have styled knit jumpsuit with sheer dressed not buttoned:

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Burberry Prorsum Fall 2010 Women RTW

ummmm women’s version of the coat. Yes please.

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Paper “chips”

(CNN) — A chemistry professor at Harvard University is trying to shrink a medical laboratory onto a piece of paper that’s the size of a fingerprint and costs about a penny.

George Whitesides has developed a prototype for paper “chip” technology that could be used in the developing world to cheaply diagnose deadly diseases such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, hepatitis and gastroenteritis.

The first products will be available in about a year, he said.

His efforts, which find their inspiration from the simple designs of comic books and computer chips, are surprisingly low-tech and cheap.

Patients put a drop of blood on one side of the slip of paper, and on the other appears a colorful pattern in the shape of a tree, which tells medical professionals whether the person is infected with certain diseases.

Water-repellent comic-book ink saturates several layers of paper, he said. The ink funnels a patient’s blood into tree-like channels, where several layers of treated paper react with the blood to create diagnostic colors.

It’s not entirely unlike a home pregnancy test, Whitesides said, but the chips are much smaller and cheaper, and they test for multiple diseases at once. They also show how severely a person is infected rather than producing only a positive-negative reading.

This pattern could tell medical professionals whether a person is infected with certain diseases.

The paper chips are expected to be used in concert with mobile phones, which are exploding in popularity in the developing world.

Since people in remote parts of Africa and Asia often have to travel great distances by public transit or foot to reach a medical clinic, patients simply can take photos of the chips with cell phones and then send them to larger cities for diagnosis. And Whitesides said his group is also working with a cell phone maker to develop apps that would tell patients the results of their tests automatically if doctors aren’t available.

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blows my mind

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North Korea – Vice… whaaaaaa?

I am still blown away by this.
Vice Mag… yes. VICE… Vice’s guide to north korea.
Worth watching the whole thing.

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Giving Up the Gun

The song that’s been playing on repeat for what feels like weeks… they recently made a video for.

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Rodarte Fall 2010 Details

F*ck it… who needs sleep anyway… man i really wish I could right now.
oh well… here’s some fun details from the rodarte fall show. KNITS!!!!

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Jen Kao Fall/Winter 2010

Went to Jen Kao’s Fall/Winter 2010 show. She had some really nice pieces (mixed textiles/textures…and some sweet knit pieces). As usual, there close attention to detail… overall cut, cut outs and overlay. She always has awesome accessories: this time stand out silver large crystal cuff earrings, neck chokers, large cuffed bracelets, and awesome crystal inspired/big/ass chunky rings…. =)

susie bubble and some other fashion bloggers were there…. man i’m bad with names….
pictures aren’t the best… but you get the general idea….

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