Hi, I'm Xu Zhang
After obtaining a BS in Computing & Information Technology with honors from the University of Surrey in England, I am currently pursuing my MS in Computer Science at Binghamton University.
As you might be able to tell from my educational focus, I am passionate about web design. This focus not only allows me to be creative and logical at the same time, but makes my and other people's ideas come to life on the computer screen like magic. Futhermore, I am constantly striving to learn new technologies and absorb them with lightning speed.
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Wacky Utensils That Bring Flavor Back for People Who Can't Eat
It's difficult to imagine life without our favorite foods, but plenty of people have no choice in the matter. Health issues can leave us unable to chew, swallow or process food. But it's not just pizza and beer you forfeit when you get your nutrients through a feeding tube. You miss out on the entire culture of eating, too.
Dutch designer Louise Knoppert recently created a series of tools designed to enhance the tasting experience for people who aren't able to eat or drink. Each of the nine tools in her Proef series delivers a little burst of flavor to provide the user with a totally new sensation.
A Tea Kettle Alternative That's Cooler, Cleaner, and More Eco-Friendly
Between the tea and London streetlights, this problem sounds pretty specific to Brits. But heating up too much water is a universal habit. Maybe it's tea in Japan, or pour over coffee in the United States - we all do it, and therefore, we're all wasting energy. A kettle like this one could help solve that particular problem.
Calling Miito a kettle is a little misleading. It's designed to replace electric kettles, but it's actually a portable induction stove shaped like a hockey puck. It comes with a magnetic electric rod that gets dunked into whatever cup of liquid is sitting on top of the Miito. Once the rod makes contact with the induction top, Miito sends out an electromagnetic field, the rod gets hot, heating up the liquid along with it.