Thursday, 8 September 2011

Keeping up with the news (NZHerald)

Hi everyone,

I've been sitting here tonight, exploring the New Zealand Herald which I often like to do, and have found two articles that I'd like to share with you all.

On Monday we watched the video about Josh, which got me thinking more about how we can make a difference in society, by really making use of our own skills, talents and capabilities... I came across a link to this site which creates kitchen utensils for blind people.  Imagine how challenging it could be to bake and cook, without having your eyesight.  Things that we take for granted, like finding the right measuring cup and using it to put flour into a mixing bowl, could be very difficult to do without your eyesight!  Well this company makes things a little easier by making measuring cups that have different bits on them - people can feel for different patterns which helps them to recognise when measuring cup they've got - clever huh!  There's a very clever egg separator, a measuring spoon and a device that makes the mixing bowl bigger which would be very useful to stop spilling flower over the side of the bowl!

I wonder, if you have a talent for design - is there something you could invent to help make the world a better place for certain people?

Another article I read that I wanted to share with you (just for fun) was one about recent moon pictures...

These amazing photos taken show the tracks that the moon buggy left (over 40 years ago) and the buggy itself if you look really hard.  It's been estimated that the tracks will remain for between 10 million and 100 million years, before they're eventually entirely covered by moon dust - I can't even begin to imagine that long!

1 comment:

  1. Hi LH3,
    That is outstanding.I love learning about space!
    Could you put more of it on your blog because your one is the best!!
    Also a nasa space craft flew to the space station on last Saturday.

    By Muatau at hub 2


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