You might want to start saving those stray hairs that end up in your hairbrush or shower drain, because they might be worth something. If fact, your mane could potentially power the electricity for your home. The discovery comes from a Nepalese student, who has invented a few way to make solar panels—using human hair instead of silicon as a conductor. As hair is an adequate conductor of electricity, it would significantly lower the price of solar panel production, and make construction of the devices accessible to everyone (well, except for bald people). So far, the experiment has succeeded in re-charging cell phones and batteries.
Would you be able to wrap your mind around using a blow-dryer or curling iron that was powered by exactly the thing its used for? Crazy! [InventorSpot.com]
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Caster Semenya, the runner who was forced to undergo sex-determination testing, appears on the cover of South African magazine You, with her hair down and her makeup done (including dark burgundy nail polish) and wearing a wardrobe that includes a silver sequined top with black leggings and a black dress accessorized with a necklace and piles of gold bangles.
Semenya does look more feminine in the You photos than she did in the other photos we’ve seen of her in her running attire, but why the heck does someone have to be styled in girly clothes to be accepted as a woman? The results of the sex-determination test aren’t in yet, but perhaps Semenya and her PR team are hoping they can convince the world she’s not a man by wearing a dress and lipstick. We, however, know plenty of guys who wear women’s clothes better than we do. [You via Broadsheet] Keep reading »
The image above is not the offending image. The offending image is after the jump — that’s how wonky it is. So, Heidi Klum is on the cover of this week’s quarterly issue of Page Six Magazine and I don’t know when they did the photo shoot, but Heidi is mega preggers right now, so it must have been forevs ago OR they shot it recently and went to Crazy Town with the retouching. Whatever the case may be, they did a horrendous job. Heidi’s got an enviable “curvy” (for a model) and motherly physique — this hack job gives her what my coworker calls “totes flapjacks.” It ain’t right! Click after the jump to see Heidi’s wonk ass. Keep reading »
So seriously, if she is, it’s not funny. But Little J was out past her bedtime as usual last night and displayed some suspicious markings on her inner wrist. Now, as a clumsy gal myself, these could be the result of a fall or an angry cat. But girlfriend is going for a rock ‘n’ roll image and nothing says “punk rock” like “I cut myself to feel.” [NYC, 9/9/09] Keep reading »
Ever since the photos of a post-Chris-Brown-beatdown, bruised-and-battered Rihanna were leaked and subsequently appeared on TMZ, there’s been an ongoing investigation into who leaked the pics to the celebrity gossip website. The Enterprise Report reveals the Los Angeles Police Department may be preparing to finger the perpetrator. More — and the surprising twist to the story — after the jump. Keep reading »