Not every device needs to be smart. Do you really want your toaster texting you when your bread burns? But Withings and Kérastase — L'Oréal's professional products — have developed a smart hairbrush that can tell you more about the health of your locks than your hairdresser can.
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With Doctor Strange on the rapidly approaching horizon, San Diego Comic-Con is naturally the place to start seeing merchandise crop up for the first time. But there's something... well, strange about some of the toys on the show floor today. The plastic versions of the Sorcerer Supreme are all a bit off in the hair department.
Could this be the 'killer app' for 3D printers that finally makes them a must-have device for every home? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute have found a way to use 3D printers to create realistic-looking hair, bristles, and other fibres.
Down is the most effective commonly-available insulator for outdoors apparel. But it's also expensive, loses its ability to insulate when wet (if untreated) and — there's no way around this — is horribly cruel to most of the ducks and geese who donate their underfeathers. Now, there may be a real alternative: milkweed.
Shaved heads have come in and out of fashion over the past few decades, but some people don't have the option of allowing their locks to grow. Thankfully, for those who do suffer from hair loss, or alopecia, help may be at hand. Somewhat counter-intuitively an effective treatment for baldness may come from plucking a certain number of hairs — in a specific formation — from the scalp.
Our favourite TV show characters and movie stars and cartoons are often remembered for how they look. The outfits they wear, the cars they drive, the weapons they use, the swagger they carry and the hairstyle they have. Here's an infographic showing 65 different famous hairstyles.
Ever heard the morbid little Fun Fact™ that your hair and nails keep growing after you die? Well, it's not true. It may appear that a dead person's fingernails are still growing, but that's only because the body is drying up. The skin's retraction around the nail just makes it look like they're growing.
In a weirdly serious bit of hair research, engineers have figured out how to change hair colour without an ounce of hair dye. The only catch? You need a focused ion beam. Colour is in the eye of the beholder after all. When microscope spirals and hyperbola are etched into strands of hair with a focused ion beam, those tiny ridges work together to diffract light. Certain wavelengths are cancelled out, others amplified and you get a whole new colour. No hair dye needed.
Removing unwanted body hair has been a part of human hygiene since the dawn of history. Over the centuries, this practice has served to denote everything from high-ranking social status to acts of contrition. And as the tradition of shaving has evolved in step with global culture, so too have the tools of the trade.
So her hair makes it look like she's turned away from the camera, but her clothes are set up to make it look like she's facing the camera. What way is she really facing? Honestly, I can't tell. Malin Bergman loves to play little games with her Instagram pictures to make you question and wonder what's really happening in the photo.
There's something to be said for imaginatively styling the follicles on one's body. Of course, whether anyone will see said hairy designs is another matter entirely. For the blokes who participated in this year's National (US) Beard And Moustache Championships, their works of art were on full display, some of which you can check out here.