di Caprio top collector, safety guidelines for selfie how not to kill yourself, sensor warns police about graffiti artists

Leonardo DiCaprio joins ranks of world’s top art collectors

Los Angeles Times | David Ng:

Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the elite ranks of the world’s top art collectors, according to a 2015 list compiled by ARTnews magazine that was published Tuesday.

Leonardo DiCaprio collects contemporary art as well as comics, rare books and fossils. 

(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

It marks the first time that the Oscar-nominated star has been included in the New York publication’s annual 200 list, which also includes such perennial heavy hitters as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, hedge fund magnate Steve A. Cohen and billionaire Eli Broad…incapriox

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A New Electronic Sensor Named Mousetrap Sniffs Out Graffiti and Alerts the Police

A New Electronic Sensor Named Mousetrap Sniffs Out Graffiti and Alerts the PoliceArtnet News | Christie Chu:

A new technology in Australia is being used to detect graffiti, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

“Mousetrap,” an electronic sensor, was originally tested on trains in Sydney, MSNBC reports. It detects the paint vapors and relays CCTV footage to Sydney Trains staff members, who then alert the police.

A still from Wild Style (1983).
Photo: Courtesy of altscreen.com.

“Mousetrap is our latest weapon in the war against graffiti thugs damaging our trains. Vandals won’t know where and they won’t know when we’re watching,”Andrew Constance, minister for transport and infrastructure, said in a May 7 statement on Transport for New South Wales’s website—an official local government page…

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New Safety Guidelines After Spate of Selfie-Related Deaths and Injuries—Will They Work?

New Safety Guidelines After Spate of Selfie-Related Deaths and Injuries—Will They Work?Artnet News | Sarah Cascone:selfiedfg-230x180

In May, a 21-year-old woman in Moscow shot herself in the head by accident while taking a selfie posing with a pistol. Two young men taking a selfie in January while holding a hand grenade in the Urals killed themselves in the process while their selfie remained as evidence of the failed stunt.

Alexander Remnev on a Moscow rooftop.
Photo: Alexander Remnev.

These selfie-related accidents are among the hundreds of reported cases that have happened so far this year that have gotten the Russian interior ministry to take charge by starting a campaign cautioning Russia’s snap-happy youth against taking awesome selfies that could cost them their lives…

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