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Transférer de l’argent par un simple tweet
Transférer de l’argent par SMS est un service très répandu. Mais voilà qu’une banque française propose à ses clients de faire leurs paiements publiquement, via un simple tweet. Une première.

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Asian elephant SMS saving Indian live
Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 08.42.02.png Biologist work to bring down the number of human deaths from encounters with Asian elephants through mobile phones. AlJazeera reports.

quotemarksright.jpgMobile phones are being increasingly used in one of India's southern states to reduce conflict between Asian elephants and the humans who live near their habitat.

Ananda Kumar of the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) is leading this technological revolution to bring down the number of human casualties from these encounters by sending out mass text alerts to those in the rural areas, where mobile phones are fairly common these days.

Human-animal conflict is a growing problem with rapid urbanisation and clearing of land. A recent report by the National Crime Records Bureau, between 2009-2011, almost 1,000 people were killed in the states of Assam, Maharashtra and Odisha, in confrontations with wild animals, especially elephants.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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3D-Printed Mistakes Are Inspiring a New Kind of Glitch Art
Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 09.36.22.png A growing movement of hobbyists is bestowing these apparent mistakes with their own sense of beauty. Flickr group “The Art of 3D Print Failure” has been around since 2011, back when desktop printers were really riding the wave of hype. [via motherboard]

quotemarksright.jpgIn the group, contributors show off their failures-turned-art, which range from nearly-finished models with slight defects to total plastic spaghetti. Somewhere between those are glitched prints that carry a real aura of artistry.

As well as the Flickr page, there’s a Pinterest board dedicated to “3D Printer Beautiful Errors,” and no shortage of enthusiasts proffering images of their not-quite-there prints on forums and subreddits. Often, they’re looking for advice on how to fix things rather than appraisal of their disfigured results—but it’s often the fact that these works are unintended that imbues them with glitch art charm.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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Previously: - When 3D printers fail, the results are beautiful

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Drones take over the catwalk
Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 08.48.47.png Lilly Pulitzer is the latest designer to zoom in on the world of high-tech fashion, using a drone to capture her Spring 2015 collection. [via The NY Daily News]

quotemarksright.jpg The Instagram video highlights Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton strutting her stuff in a Lilly Shift Dress during a photo shoot in Palm Beach, Fla.

The "Drone Cam" made its debut at Fendi's autumn/winter 2014 collection soaring over models' heads as they walked down the runway. The Italian fashion house said drones gave non-attendees the opportunity to experience the emotions of the show with an added aerial view that was streamed world-wide via

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