Transportation Tuesday | Olli is Getting Around

Olli, a self-driving cognitive vehicle created by Arizona-based Local Motors is getting around. With trials and active operations underway in cities like Berlin, National Harbor (Maryland), Knoxville, and Tempe, they are likely to be seen - and used - more and more. We're pretty excited to see this technology go from concept to market so quickly...what science fiction series or movie DOESN'T have self driving vehicles. A major milestone in mobility for sure.

Progress Chic | Modern World Watering Can

They saying goes "what's old is new again". That certainly holds for any of the items that are part of our Progress Chic spotlighted products. But in the case of the Blomus Verdo Watering Can, the word "newer" is even more appropriate. It is clearly an ultra contemporary update to a traditional gardening tool but the wood handles bring both a touch of rustic and an additional modern element to what would otherwise be just another modern watering can.

See Spectrum | Reimagined Lord of the Rings Covers

Our affection for spectrums never ends. This latest find is one of the most creative. This Behance contribution by Matthieu Jeanson offers new covers for the Lord of the Rings series that features a minimalist ring and color gradients that complement each other while also relating to the storyline within.

Fab Facets | Polygon Planter Gem

We love facets. We love planters. We love wood. So how could we not fall in love with this little polygon planter gem by Etsy shop RawOriginals?

SeanChron | Melanie Cheung Hongis with Pope Francis

Māori Huntington's Disease researcher Dr. Melanie Cheung meets Pope Francis in Rome with a hongi. Image credit: via Melanie Cheung)

This is SO awesome! Proof that science and culture can coexist (though there is much history that still needs to be healed). Notice her small cultural protocol in the video when she enters the lab. She spent many years developing cultural protocols for her work to compliment the scientific protocols that are part of her research on Huntington's Disease.

Having met Melanie on several occasions, I could tell she was a game changer, plus she always did things in a fun positive way. Definitely my world's colliding too...paddling and Schuhplattler (strong Catholic traditions). Mahalo and Aloha to Melanie 🌺

Full article: Hongi-ing the Holy Father: The Kiwi who taught Pope Francis the traditional Maori greeting

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Protecting ancient Guatamalan weaving designs.
Image credit: via Ms. Magazine

NewsFusion for May 2017