Technology Snapchat Lenses bring coral reefs to your neighborhood
What Are Snapchat ‘Snappables’?
Snap Inc. has just revealed that it is introducing a set of augmented reality games to its Snapchat app soon. Not only that, new Lenses are coming to the multimedia messaging app as well.Snap Inc. has just revealed that it is introducing a set of augmented reality games to its Snapchat app soon. Not only that, new Lenses are coming to the multimedia messaging app as well.
How do you make nature exciting to a generation growing up with Snapchat and Instagram? The California Academy of Sciences has an idea: bring the nature to the apps that generation is using. It justa series of augmented reality (the first of their kind, CAS said) that show reef life in your own corner of the world. You can get up close to creatures like sea turtles, nudibranches and moray eels without having to put on some diving gear or incurring the wrath of conservationists.
These are Lens Studio creations, so you only need to grab the relevant Snapcodes (at the source link) to get started. No, this won't stand in for a documentary or classroom lecture. However, that's not really the point -- this is more about fostering interest in the reefs, whether you're interested inor are just curious about what happens under the waves.
Hawaii is first state to ban sale of certain sunscreens .
Coral harming chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate.are to blame for the ban, which was just signed by governor. The ban won't take effect until 2021.Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed the legislation on Tuesday, but it won't become effective until 2021.
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