Innovation! New Cement Absorbs Air Pollution

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHow great is this?? It’s what I call, News to Enthuse… An Italian company has begun marketing a cement that is capable of absorbing pollution from vehicles.   Italcementi spent 10 years developing a product that is capable of reducing urban pollution by more than 40 percent. (Monsters and Critics) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Heroic Man Rescues 3-year-old from Burning Mobile Home

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAwakened by his barking dogs about 2 a.m., Jamie Sheetz looked out his window to see a neighbor’s mobile home engulfed in flames. Dressed only in shorts, he sprinted across the lawn, smashed through a window of the burning home, grabbed the child from his bedroom and carried him back out the window to safety.Fire officials say the boy was moments away from being overcome by flames, with “literally, seconds” to spare.Like almost every hero, he said he was only doing what anyone would have done, “I did what a man’s supposed to do.” (LancasterOnline.com)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

French Sea-Going ‘Vacuum Cleaner’ Sucks up Water Pollution (Video)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore An innovative new anti-pollution ship has hit the high seas off western France. The ‘Catamar’ can collect debris and more importantly help clean up oil slicks, straining several hundred cubic meters of oil per hour from the water. More than 40 smaller boats have already been purchased to help clean up lakes. The company hopes larger boats will soon be mopping up the open seas. Video may take a moment to load… or see it at Clip Syndicate. last_img

Cookies, Potato Chips, and Clothing Help Inmates to New Life

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA jail-based brand that includes crispy potato chips, crunchy cookies and formal shirts seems an unlikely route back to life in the outside world for inmates in South Asia’s largest prison.Yet efforts by the Tihar Jail complex in New Delhi to transform the lives of its inmates and prepare them for a fresh start through vocational training in diverse fields has created the successful TJ’S brand of goods.The project, that includes a website to boost sales, helps to channel the inmates’ energy constructively, while building their self-esteem,(READ the story in the Reuters)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Rhode Island Waitress Lands $458 Tip on $42 Pizza (WATCH)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe single mother of three has worked at Uncle Tony’s Pizza in Cranston, Rhode Island for the last 15 years. She has regular customers that leave her good tips, but never like the cash she got from a couple last month to whom she served pizza.The strangers left her five crisp hundred dollar bills.She was shocked but also thought it was all a mistake. “She held on to the money thinking they would come back for it.”— WATCH the video below— READ the story from ABC-6 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream Type LIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedAudio TrackCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Frankly Video Player – v7.36.0Close AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Dog Stayed By Man’s Side 23 Days After He Died

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFamily photo An elderly man who vanished nearly a month ago was found dead, with his beloved pet Maltese dog watching over him, 23 days after the two went for their final afternoon drive.“I love that dog,” said the daughter of Jimmy Wilkerson, an 80 year-old resident of Georgia.“We’re going to take care of BeBe, like he took care of my father, up to the last minute.”The small dog had scratches and bite marks, probably from fending off an attack by a wild animal.(WATCH the video below or READ the story from the Detroit Free Press)Story tip from Lisa Bauman AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

After Jumping From Golden Gate Bridge Man Says Sea Lion Saved Him

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA man who took a suicide leap off the Golden Gate Bridge told an audience at a mental health conference in Australia how he survived the normally deadly fall after a sea lion pushed him to the surface and kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived.“I really thought it was a shark and I was panicking,” Kevin Hines told the AFP.“I remember floating atop the water and this thing just bumping me, bumping me up.”Now 33 years old and a mental health advocate, Hines said he spoke to a man who had been on the bridge that day and had seen that it was not a shark but a sea lion.(READ the AFP story in the UK Telegraph)Photo credit: jeroen020, via CC on flickrAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

‘World’s Largest Warhol’ to Decorate Dome Roof

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe city of Tacoma, Washington wants to give the old gray dome that is a fixture of its skyline a facelift – by turning the arena’s 5-acre roof into an Andy Warhol painting.Warhol submitted the giant, colorful flower design in a 1981 competition, but it was too modern for city officials then.The idea didn’t fit with those times, but now the 30-year-old building might become the world’s largest Warhol canvas.(WATCH the video below, or READ the story from King-5 *Note auto-playing so adjust your speakers.)Thanks to Michael McGinley for submitting the link on our Facebook PageAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Retired Couple Helps Thousands of Veterans Get Work, And We Can Too

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTen years ago, Mark and Tori Baird got a knock on their door from a Marine who’d just returned from Iraq.The soldier was wondering if they had any jobs around the house that could help him earn $100 which he needed for an electricity bill.The retired couple offered to give the Marine $100, but he refused the charity.Five hours later, after doing odd jobs for the couple in the yard and home, the Marine left with a hundred bucks. The encounter sparked the idea for the Bairds to start a job board called “Hire Marines”.The website took off, and Mark and Tori even got a call from the Admiral of the Navy who asked if sailors could also use the service. The Bairds were thrilled and renamed their web site, Hire Patriots, with the goal of providing work for veterans.(LEARN more about the job board’s success at Brad Aronson’s blog) – Photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty ImagesAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more