Posts Tagged With: Technology

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May 17, 2019

Wearable Cooling and Heating Patch Could Be Your Body’s New Personal Thermostat

Scientists have successfully managed to create a smart skin patch that can cool down or warm up the wearer –…

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May 16, 2019

First Smartphone App to Detect Ear Infections in Children Could Save Unnecessary Doctor’s Visits

A new smartphone app is able to sound out possible ear infections in children. Scientists developed the app using a…

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May 14, 2019

You Can Now Use These Pocket-Sized ‘Bee Savior’ Cards to Rescue Hungry Honeybees on the Sidewalk

An English inventor has designed an ingenious little device that can act as a lifeline for exhausted honeybees – and…

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May 13, 2019

Years After Dog Dies, Nurse Starts Collecting Pacemakers From Human Patients to Give to Pets in Need

Terri Matula has been saving dozens of animals simply by recycling the very same medical devices that are used to…

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May 8, 2019

With Only About 20% of Plastics Being Recycled, New Breakthrough May Be ‘Holy Grail’ for Recycling

Reprinted from Berkeley Lab Plastic is great until you no longer need it. Because plastics contain various additives, like dyes,…

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May 8, 2019

Moral Wisdom in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Cybernetics Pioneer Norbert Wiener’s Prophetic Admonition About Technology and Ethics

“Intelligence supposes goodwill,” Simone de Beauvoir wrote in the middle of the twentieth century. In the decades since, as we…

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May 7, 2019

Sick People Can Say Goodbye to Sleeping With Wires: Vital Signs Can Now Be Wirelessly Monitored By Radar

Reprinted from the University of Waterloo This exciting new radar system can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating…

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April 26, 2019

With Fridges and Air Conditioners Using 20% of World’s Energy, Cheap Plastic Crystals Could Be the Answer

Reprinted from the University of Cambridge Scientists may have just found the perfect substitute for the inefficient and polluting gases…

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April 26, 2019

Amanda Palmer’s Haunting Reading of Adrienne Rich’s Poem About Love, Perspective, and the Hubble Space Telescope

“Mingle the starlight with your lives and you won’t be fretted by trifles,” the pioneering 19th-century astronomer Maria Mitchell, who…

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April 4, 2019

That’s ‘Sew’ Smart! Scientists Develop New Threads That Change Color When Harmful Gases Are in the Air

These color-changing threads of fabric could become a brilliant new form of protection for workers and employees who work in…

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April 3, 2019

IKEA Has Developed a Curtain That Reduces Indoor Air Pollution

It will soon be possible to reduce common indoor air pollutants using just a curtain. A mineral-based surface treatment enables…

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April 3, 2019

Killed by Kindness: Virginia Woolf, the Art of Letters, the Birth and Death of Photography, and the Fate of Every New Technology

At its dawn, every technology — like every new love — is aglow with the exhilaration of endless possibility. Its…

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March 27, 2019

Contraceptive Jewelry Could Be Discreet New Method of Birth Control for Women Around the World

Photo by Mark Prausnitz / Georgia Tech Family planning for women might one day be as simple as putting on…

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March 26, 2019

‘Projects For Good’ – This Ingenious Website Makes it Easier to Change the World!

Unlike Kickstarter which funds creative startups, or GoFundMe which addresses personal needs, Projects for Good was designed for people who…

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March 13, 2019

After Success of First 3D-Printed Home in US, 50 More Homes Are Being Built for Poor Families

It has been one year since this cozy little home, which was built in just 24 hours, was unveiled as…

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March 6, 2019

The Source of Self-Regard: Toni Morrison on Wisdom in the Age of Information

“Information will never replace illumination,” Susan Sontag prophesied shortly before her death, before the birth of the social media newsfeed,…

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February 26, 2019

Mother and Daughter Are Saved From Teetering Car Thanks to a Teen’s Snapchat App

SWNS Though older generations may be quick to scoff over the use of social media, a mother and daughter were…

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Posted in Inspiring Others
February 23, 2019

We May Soon Be Able to Power Our Smartphones With Single-Use Plastic Bags

Instead of ending up in a landfill, the plastic used in grocery bags may soon be powering our smartphones, according…

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January 25, 2019

Boeing’s Flying Air Taxi Has Just Completed Its First Test Flight – And It’s Electric!

Boeing has just announced that they HAVE completed a successful first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV)…

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Posted in Inspiring Others, Music
January 24, 2019

Music, Feeling, and Transcendence: Nick Cave on AI, Awe, and the Splendor of Our Human Limitations

“All truth is comprised in music and mathematics,” Margaret Fuller proclaimed as she transfigured the cultural and political face of…