• Workout Shirt Reveals Your Inner Hulk

    Have you ever wondered which muscle groups you’re activating during a tough workout or whether you’re exercising hard enough? Now there is a shirt that purports to show you just that, and it’s lighting up on Kickstarter with thousands of contributions.

    It’s called the Radiate shirt and it changes color as you exercise. The shirt is made with thermochromic dyes and registers temperature fluctuations. NASA first invented the technology in the 1960s but Kenneth Crockett, the shirt’s creator and CEO of Radiate Athletics, has found a new use.

    “We raised the bar on [thermochromic technology] and engineered it to a precise and specific temperature range,” Crockett said, “and with that temperature range, we were able to calculate just how hard you’re exerting certain muscles.”

    In order to demonstrate the shirt’s effectiveness, we met with Crockett at a New York Sports Club near ABC News. He donned a dullish, grape-colored Radiate shirt and then wasted no time in lighting it up bright pink

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  • Teen Scientist’s Amazing breakthrough from her home Lab

    When a teenager has something growing under their bed, it’s usually the mold on a peanut butter sandwich forgotten among the clutter they don’t want their parents to find.

    But growing under the bed of 17-year-old high school senior Sarah Volz may be the answer to a question that’s stumped the largest oil companies in the world: How do you make algae biofuels financially viable so they can replace petroleum-based fuels at the gas station?

    Volz, the winner of the 2013 National Intel Science Talent Search, may be on track to solving this problem, all from the lab that’s she’s built under her loft bed in her parents’ Colorado Springs, Colo., home.

    In her research she developed a process of artificial selection where she killed off algae with low levels of acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACCase), an enzyme crucial to lipid synthesis. Left behind in the beakers under her bed were an efficient bunch of high yield algae, which she discovered produced a significant increase in lipid production.


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  • Some art, just like bubble wrap, just begs for you to reach out and touch. But what if the art was bubble wrap – could you control yourself?

    That is the impulse Bradley Hart, a Canadian visual artist, seems to be triggering with his current bubble wrap art exhibition at gallery nine5 in New York City. Hart has created a series of landscape and portrait mosaics by injecting large swaths of bubble wrap with a mixture of latex and acrylic paint colors. Up close, the paintings look like multi-colored bubble wrap, albeit with each bubble hardened. But from afar, the works resemble pixilated prints of digital images.

    “I’m doing a post-modern, pointillist painting – although I don’t like to classify my work as paintings themselves,” Hart said. Rather, he views his work like a sculptor, prioritizing materials and process over the image itself.

    The centerpiece of Hart’s show is a 5x4ft rendering of a smiling Steve Jobs’ digital image. Hart said he chose to “inject” Jobs out of a personal

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