Planning the Sounds of the City

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727711.000-beyond-decibels-planning-the-new-sounds-of-the-city.html?full=true  I WENT on a "sound walk" in London in spring last year. Thirty people gathered near Euston railway station and then, in absolute silence, we meandered down backstreets, along major roads, through railway stations and ended up in Regent's Park. For 2 hours, we tuned into the city's soundscape. I had not expected to hear… Continue reading Planning the Sounds of the City

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Sniff

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727715.100-lockedin-people-could-control-wheelchairs-by-sniffing.html  A SERIES of sniffs could allow severely disabled people and even those withlocked-in syndrome to communicate, surf the internet and control a wheelchair.Noam Sobel, a neurobiologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and colleagues attached sensors to a nasal tube to pick up pressure changes when the wearer sniffs. "The control over sniffing… Continue reading Sniff

Segways

US Government has amended law on use of Segways. Wheelchairs and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices: The rules adopt a two-tiered approach to mobility devices, drawing distinctions between wheelchairs and "other power-driven mobility devices." "Other power-driven mobility devices" include a range of devices not designed for individuals with mobility impairments, such as the Segway® PT, but which are often used… Continue reading Segways

Are you having a laugh? Disability and TV

http://vimeo.com/13274439We are Enabled by Design: TV and DisabilityPosted: 22 Jul 2010 12:37 AM PDTToday mark's the fourth and final installment of the "We are Enabled by Design" video series. Last but no means least, is Kate Monaghan from markthree media, who joined us to talk about a programme her team produced for BBC2, called 'Are you having a… Continue reading Are you having a laugh? Disability and TV

Every black hole may hold a hidden universe

 21 July 2010 by Anil AnanthaswamyMagazine issue 2770. Subscribe and saveWE COULD be living inside a black hole. This head-spinning idea is one cosmologist's conclusion based on a modification of Einstein's equations of general relativity that changes our picture of what happens at the core of a black hole.In an analysis of the motion of particles entering a black… Continue reading Every black hole may hold a hidden universe

Ecopsychosynthesis

http://www.ecopsychosynthesis.org/whatisep.htm I love long words.... Roots and Wings: ecopsychology and psychosynthesisA perspective from Helen Sieroda* I was asked to give a 'potted' definition of ecopsychology and a taste of what it is about this emerging field which captured my imagination over 20 years ago and continues to motivate and inspire me today. Ecopsychology cares about… Continue reading Ecopsychosynthesis