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Healthcare

Product (Red) plans to end AIDS
(RED) harnesses the power of people and companies to fight AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute profits from the sale of (RED)-branded products and experiences to the Global Fund. To date, (RED) has generated more than $600 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, eSwatini, Tanzania and Zambia. 100% of that money goes to work on the ground—no overhead is taken.  https://www.red.org/how-red-works
11th October 2019 by sabrabrock 1 Comments
(5 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Wellbeing

A multilateral proposal to tax digital multinationals
Facebook and Google have backed a multilateral solution to digital taxes proposed by 134 nations. The OECD released its multinational tax framework this week, a key first step in establishing one of the most significant shifts in the international tax transfer system since the 1920s. The proposed changes target digital giants with global turnover of more than $1.23 billion. The proposal addresses the "excess profit" of sales made by digital multinationals in countries without having a commensurate presence there for tax purposes. The alternative is a proliferation of countries bringing in their own digital services tax laws.https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/most-dr
11th October 2019 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(5 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Startup

DNA as a living USB.
Could your next USB actually need watering and sunlight and yet last for a millennium? Yes, if Twist Bioscience have anything to do with it. Although not technically a start-up at six years in and listed, one of their developments is worth a look, as the sector is seeing the same reduction in costs that saw computing power boom As Twist put it, “If there was an opportunity where you could put a copy of your DNA in a hard drive that would last for 1000 years for $50, that would really be the ultimate backup for your data.” https://twistbioscience.com/products/storage
11th October 2019 by tl 0 Comments
(3 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Artistic

Magnetic wallpaper
Interactive Magnetic Dino Wallpaper has won Etsy’s first-ever global design competition. The hand-drawn dinosaur-decorated wallpaper is lined with magnetic material that grips moveable magnetic characters. https://www.fastcompany.com/90414403/this-magnetic-wallpaper-won-etsys-first-global-design-competition?
10th October 2019 by ideaspies03 0 Comments
(4 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Dining

Tracking the journey of food produce to reduce food waste
This service monitors food products from the farm gate to the end of the supply chain. Any deviation from ideal conditions accelerates the deterioration of products, leading to increased waste and inconsistent quality. This recording device logs time, air temperature and location, then data is transmitted in near-real time to a platform, and you can see the conditions to which the product is exposed and how long it has spent in each leg of the chain (www.escavox.com). See escaVox at Tech23 on Spark Festival, IdeaSpies is a supporter! Register using code T23-SUPPORTER and get 10% off: http://tech23.com.au/2019/register/
10th October 2019 by Ivani Torales 1 Comments
(6 vote(s), average 4.7 out of 5)
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AI

A computer game to diagnose mental health
Within five years, you may be able to walk into a psychiatric clinic and play a computer game that analyses your decision-making and figures out whether you have a range of mental health disorders. Instead of a clinician asking about how you’re sleeping and eating, you may be asked to play a game and be assessed using AI. This could revolutionise mental health diagnosis. https://blog.csiro.au/computer-game-to-diagnose-depression-and-bipolar/
10th October 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(2 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)