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Wellbeing

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A ban on alcohol supported by women
Village women are enforcing a new prohibition law in Bihar, one of India?s poorest, most agrarian states. Since the law was introduced the crime rate has fallen sharply, brick houses are starting to be built instead of the usual mud huts and spending on things like motorbikes and appliances has risen significantly. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/world/asia/india-bihar-alcohol-ban-women.html?
18 April 2017 by oliver

Artistic

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Making your environment interactive
Lightform is a new technology that's able to project different patterns and content onto individual surfaces. It turns any surface into a video screen-augmented reality without the headset. You could?wrap a movie around your living room wall. Or?cast one pattern on a vase and another on a chair. In one demo, Lightform technology projects glowing menu items onto a blank blackboard. https://lightform.com
17 April 2017 by lauralaura-co...

Healthcare

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A 3D printed robot that medical students can use for practice
A medical venture firm based in Japan, has teamed up with a University Hospital to create what could very well be the future of medical simulations: a 3D printed robot. This life-like robot is equipped with special sensors that allow it to give real-time feedback to trainees as well as score their practice. http://www.3ders.org//articles/20170412-realistic-mikoto-3d-printed-medical-training-robot-developed-in-tottori-japan.html
15 April 2017 by angel

Dining

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A clever way for over 50's to connect
Stitch helps anyone over 50 find the companionship they need, from friendship to romance and everything in between. www.stitch.net
15 April 2017 by emma

Dining

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A water capsule you can drink
Plastic bottles make it easy to transport water, but it takes energy to make the bottles. When you?re done with your drink, it takes more energy to unmake the bottle, as plastics won?t fully degrade on their own. Now a startup called Skipping Rock Labs thinks we can just skip plastic bottles entirely. It has developed a capsule called ?Ooho!? for transporting water that is not only biodegradable, it?s edible. https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/247672-seaweed-based-water-pouch-aims-end-need-plastic-bottles
15 April 2017 by chloe

Artistic

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Ice cream as art... deliciously visual
Jared Goodman serves as the Culinary Artist in Residence at the Portland Art Museum (Oregon). That's where he serves not-your-typical-ice-cream-shop sundaes for special events. His custom formulated ice creams and creations are inspired by works of art in the museum. http://www.opb.org/television/programs/artbeat/segment/jared-goodman-makes-ice-cream-sundaes-inspired-by-art
14 April 2017 by ideascape