Must Reads: Data Centers v. Squirrels, Smart Shoes, Tree Art, Lifeguards, and More

This is my weekly list of what I most want to share. What have I read that was fascinating, exciting, puzzling, or inspiring. Catch up on some things you missed from the past week. Maybe I dug up a few obscure gems that are totally new to you. Check out the brief ones now and save the more lengthy ones for later. Share and be share to…here’s the list:

Tech
How data centers go down – squirrels?

An incredibly innovative project. Footwear for the blind, designed using wifi, smart phones, and sonar.

(Must Watch) A very funny video from The Onion making fun of HP and other companies that lag behind. Also exposes some of the absurdity of the metaphors we use to talk about tech.

“How the Gorgeous Sometimes Fictional Sound of the Olympics Gets Made”

Food Policy, Summer Fun, and More
The House’s farm bill will include many of Chellie Pingree’s provisions, which represent the type of change we need.

The advantages of security and floating pools in New York City.
Then, read about how lifeguard firings, productions systems, and outsourcing are all related.

While flying over the countryside in the UK, a man spots an incredible piece of art made with planted trees.

How Portugal has reduced crime and improved health after decriminalizing most drugs.

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