In Melbourne, Australia, emergency crews received a call Thursday night about an injured koala in a tree, who dropped about 10 meters to the ground.
Firefighters at the site caught him in a blanket as he fell some 10 meters to the ground. The Country Fire Authority named him Sir Chompsalot.
Langwarrin fire brigade captain Sean Curtin said fire crews and wildlife authorities quickly got to reviving Sir Chompsalot. "Wildlife Victoria actually performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the koala and one of the other members was actually pumping the koala's chest to get some movement in the heart and also get some air into the lungs at the same time," he said. "We put it on O2 oxygen therapy to assist in getting some oxygen into the blood flow of the koala."
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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