Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Christina Aguilera is mum again! Reveals baby's name

Christina Aguilera's named her new baby daughter Summer Rain

Singer Christina Aguilera and hubby Matt Rutler welcomed their daughter into the world on Saturday, Aug. 16,  at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre.
Proud mom Aguilera, 33, took to Twitter to share their new daughter's name with fans.

"So proud to welcome our beautiful daughter Summer Rain Rutler into the world," she announced 17th August via twitter.

Meet Lolita Richi, 16 year old 'human barbie' who believes that all women should perfect themselves though plastic surgery or otherwise.

Lolita Richi
Lolita Richi

There is a "human Barbie" so extreme in her aesthetic views that she believes all women should perfect themselves though plastic surgery or otherwise.
Lolita Richi, 16 and from Ukraine claims she has never undergone plastic surgery.

But she says that just because she hasn't gone under the knife doesn't mean you shouldn't....
"All women should be well-kept and immaculate... If a girl doesn't have beautiful eyes then they should wear contact lenses to sort it out. If they have a crooked nose, then she must do something about it, whether that's plastic surgery or not," Richi said, according to the Mirror.


Unemployed graduate Alfred Ajani holds up sign advertising himself during rush hour at Waterloo station...see the reactions he got


22 year old Alfred Ajani has applied for over 300 jobs since getting a degree in marketing in May but nothing has come up yet. So he decided to hold up a sign advertising himself and hand out his CVs during morning rush hour at Waterloo station.

Alfred (pictured) stood at the entrance to the busy station holding a sign stating: 'Marketing graduate (BA Hons 2:1 Coventry Uni) Ask for CV'.

He said:

'I realised that there are thousands of students out there using the same old methods of applying for jobs online and through recruitment agencies and so I thought I'd try something different.

'I got up early and went to the station. At first people just looked at me but after about 10 minutes people starting stopping and talking. They said they'd never seen anything like it before and were really impressed.

'One woman worked in advertising and took a CV and another guy ran back from his train and said he'd walked past but had started thinking and might have something for me.'

Alfred added: 'I've already had some phone calls and have got an interview booked for later today. The support was great, one man even bought me a cup of tea and told me "good luck".'

Monday, 18 August 2014

PHOTOS: Matchy-matchy denim trend is back on the runways!

Ralph Lauren has just unveiled its Purple Label and Polo Ralph Lauren Spring 2015 collections featuring two double-denim suits - in fact, one includes a waistcoat, making it a triple denim ensemble.
This season  Balmain, Louis Vuitton, and Joseph Altuzarra amongst others had their models swathed in denim and from the look of things, this trend will gain momentum for next season.
Personally, I'm a great rocker of double denim. I love teaming my favourite jeans with a denim shirt! Would you rock matchy-matchy denim?

Ralph Lauren triple denim ensemble

Double denim from Polo Ralph Lauren Spring 2015 Collection

Kim Kardashian, left, and Miranda Kerr prove that you can pull off double denim and still look stylish 


Kelly Brook, left, and Eva Mendes


Balmain clothing label fresh off the runway
Rocking my double denim :)
light denim top teamed with regular jeans



Friday, 15 August 2014

Sweat - powered battery that could power small electronic devices unveiled


A tattoo that produces power from perspiration has been unveiled at the American Chemical Society meeting.

The biobattery is fuelled by lactate - which is naturally present in sweat after vigorous exercise.

It could soon power heart monitors, digital watches and eventually even smartphones, say scientists in California.

The dream of "people power"- using the body to charge portable electronic gadgets - has inspired many innovative approaches.

Some harness movement - via piezoelectrics - while others use blood to power implanted biofuel cells.

"Our device is the first to use sweat. It's a proof of concept," said Dr Wenzhao Jia of at the University of California, San Diego, who gave details of her method in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

"At the moment the power is not that high - only four microwatts. But we are working on enhancing it so it can power small electronic devices."

Interestingly, her team did not set out to build a biobattery. Their aim was to make a wearable monitor for lactate.

Athletes in training measure their lactate levels to evaluate their work-rate and fitness.

But monitoring it can be inconvenient as it typically relies on taking blood samples.

To develop a faster, more comfortable test, Dr Jia printed a lactate sensor onto temporary tattoo paper.

"I've worn it myself - you don't even feel it. It really is like a tattoo," she told BBC News.

"It's not just for athletes. Most people who exercise want to know how they can improve their workout.

"We can measure our heart rate - but if you combine that physical feedback with chemical data you get a much more comprehensive view of your exercise status."

Her team then went a step further, turning the sensor into a sweat-powered biobattery.

They incorporated an enzyme that strips electrons from lactate, generating a weak electrical current.

When volunteers on an exercise bike wore the tattoo, they were able to generate up to 70 microwatts per sq cm of skin.

Interestingly, people who were less fit produced the most power. While those who exercise most (more than three times per week) produced the least.

"We think that's because less fit people become fatigued sooner, so they form more lactate," Dr Jia explained.

"A fit person is going to have to work out much harder to power the battery."

Her lab has partnered with a start-up company to develop the product.

Next steps include linking the tattoo to portable gadgets, and adding a way to store the generated current - by integrating a device such as capacitor.

But the main challenge is to ramp up the power. More than double the current value would be needed for a digital watch - 10 microwatts.

"It's a challenge because our electrodes are only very small - just 2x3mm," said Dr Jia.

One route is to make the device more sensitive to lactate.

Another is to incorporate several biofuel cells - connected in serial or parallel.

But why use the body at all? Why not simply miniaturise conventional batteries and make them wearable?

"Because biobatteries offer certain other advantages," explained Dr Jia.

"They recharge more quickly. They are safer as there is no risk they will explode or leak toxic chemicals.

"And they use a renewable energy source. You."