This morning I took the ice bucket challenge, and boy do I feel refreshed! Brace yourself for a whole bucketful of links this week.
The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen
Real leaves work great on earth, but no so well in space.
Groundbreaking Technology Transforms Greenhouse Gases Into Furniture, Phone Cases, and Plastic Bags
Wouldn’t it be nice if plastic helped the environment instead of hurting it?
A $500 fine for bad reviews? Inn’s policy pummeled
This is what happens when you taunt the Internet with a penalty for bad Yelp reviews.
Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips
It’s only a matter of time before this makes it into a spy movie.
MIT researchers made a material that forces water up walls
The microscopic video of this material in action is fascinating. Bonus points for using magnets.
Gmail finally made it easy to unsubscribe from spammers
One-click unsubscribe, directly from Gmail. Awesome work… now please give me a way to do it in bulk, so I can rescue my inbox.
Free Photo Editing Software Lets You Manipulate Objects in 3D
This is so cool – what a creative idea. Very surprised that it actually works.
United Airlines Rolls Out Passport Scanning for International Flights to iOS App
I’m in favor of anything that helps me avoid lines at the airport.
Alamo Fire – elegant networking in Swift
Swift successor to the popular AFNetworking open-source library.
Summarize Any Text Using This Hidden Mac Tool
Really curious how this made its way into Mac OS.
How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi
For some reason, it seems like the cat is enjoying this.
This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you’ll see today
I’ve seen some pretty wild projection mapping, but never onto someone’s face.