JumpBites Edition #13: Self Healing Roads, Hot Wheels, Political Play Doh, and Mice
This is Jump Bites — a weekly amalgamation of fun Jump learnings by Cristina Cook
Bite #1 — The Dutch are Experimenting with Self Healing Roads
Erik Schlangen of Delft University in the Netherlands has been working on an asphalt mixture embedded with steel fibers that allow cracks to be repaired more quickly, allowing roads to last longer with less maintenance cost.
First, there are small cracks in the pavement. Next thing you know, the pothole-filled street is closed off for repairs…www.theverge.com
Bite #2 — Hot Wheels brings Injection Molding to the Home
Mattel has created a kid safe injection molding machine to allow kids to create their own Hot Wheels, creating a new refill revenue stream for their products.
Toys are designed to do three things. Engage, educate, inspire. They don't necessarily have to fulfill all three…www.yankodesign.com
Bite #3 — Play Doh gets political in France
These new print ads from Play Doh cover topics from racism to climate change to fringe science initiatives.
In the world of Play-Doh, if there is one thing that has never been a problem, it is definitely the mine of colors.www.adeevee.com
Bite #4–Infertile mice give birth with the help of 3D printed ovaries
Scientists from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering have created “bioprosthetic” ovary structures that allow infertile mice to ovulate as well as birth and nurse healthy offspring.
Bite #5 — Google Lens augmented reality searches through your camera
Google Lens brings Google’s search engine past to life in a more real-time, seamless way to help users learn more about the world just by looking at it through their camera.
Google is remaking itself as an AI company, a virtual assistant company, a classroom-tools company, a VR company, and a…www.wired.com
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