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Engineering students , Andrew Deaver, Patrick Huston, Byron Wasti, and Keenan Zucker created the Hashtag Gloves. Via @HashtagGlove on Twitter.

Olin College Students Develop Gloves that Tweet

Engineering students Andrew Deaver, Patrick Huston, Byron Wasti, and Keenan Zucker created the Hashtag Gloves. Via @HashtagGlove on Twitter.
Engineering students Andrew Deaver, Patrick Huston, Byron Wasti, and Keenan Zucker created the Hashtag Gloves. Via @HashtagGlove on Twitter.

Love it or hate it, the hashtag gesture has enjoyed moderate success over the past couple of years since it first popped up. In 2013, Jimmy Fallon was seen hashtagging (hashing?) not once, but twice with celebrities Justin Timberlake and Jonah Hill. Continue reading

Students Develop Autism Snuggle Chair

An autistic student uses the Sensory Lounger. Photo courtesy of Stuart Jackson.
An autistic student uses the Sensory Lounger. Photo courtesy of Stuart Jackson.

A group of Kansas City high school engineering students are proving what many suspected: Hugs are the best medicine. They have designed a special chair for autistic children who respond best to sensory therapy—a treatment that provides a calming, deep touch squeezing pressure to overwhelmed autistic children. Continue reading