CSIRO’s Membrane Makes Sydney Harbor Water Drinkable

Still in the midst of a global drinking water crisis, new developments trigger excitement over the potential for saving lives. Australia’s CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) has created a brand new filtration system centered around a membrane of Graphair, a material produced from graphene. Their testing removed 99% of contaminants—and a specific test on water from Sydney Harbor made that water drinkable. Graphair …

Cinamatic iPhone App

The makers of Hipstamatic launch a video shooting, editing and sharing sister app

After almost single-handedly changing the way many of us perceived and consumed iPhone photos with the launch of Hipstamatic back in 2009, within a year or two the iPhone-only app slowly faded into the shadows. Despite the Hipstamatic brand making a few attempts at remaining relevant—including rebranding as an app for serious photographers, developing the do-it-all app PhotoMail (that never launched) and launching the community-based …

Tens Filter Sunglasses

The creative UK trio adds an Instagram touch to stylish, unisex frames with sense-heightening lenses

Thanks to the ever-expanding world of social media photography, many of us have become a little filter obsessed. The ability to enhance or modify everything we capture means easily morphing reality into the prettiest versions technology can envision. With that in mind, Edinburgh, Scotland-based sunglasses company Tens has crafted lenses to do the same—only offline. Many buyers tend to focus on shape and style when …