Wellbeing

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How to get rid of graffiti
Ever wondered how graffiti is dealt with in your community? I saw this truck today labelled "GRAFFITI MANAGEMENT" and the driver told me there are 3 in our community dealing with the issue every day. I was surprised that this was the first time I had seen this clever idea!
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood
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Wellbeing

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Winner-top 10 public toilets in the world
We walk past this toilet every weekend and my friend just told me that it had won this award, so I looked at it more closely! It's a very clever design that complements the park environment. The toilets for men and women are separated on each side but the washroom is combined. The open design also makes it more secure to use. Now I appreciate it more!
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood
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Healthcare

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Winner Australian Innovation Challenge -Microscope in a needle
A team at the University of WA led by Robert McLaughlin and David Sampson has developed this device which has won the Australian Innovation Challenge. Small enough to fit in a needle, this device is based on a medical imaging technique using low power infra-red waves to probe tissue. Its aim is to make cancer surgery safer and more effective.
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood

Wellbeing

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Get deliveries in 30 mins or less!
Prime Air, a future delivery system from Amazon, is designed to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones. Putting Prime Air into service will take some time, but will happen when they have the necessary regulatory support.
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood
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Wellbeing

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Wearable technology- a jacket that navigates
Billie Whitehouse, co-founder of Wearable Experiments, took the stage in London recently wearing her new Urban Wayfinding Jacket, which lets you navigate through a city without staring down at your phone so you can see more around you. The jacket works by giving you a tap on the shoulder when it's time to change direction. Her company's mission is to bring together fashion and technology with functional design.
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood
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Governance

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A new version of democracy that works?
Tonight I went to a presentation by The newDemocracy Foundation who are using citizen juries to help councils make better decisions by getting randomly selected members of the local public to debate an issue, similar to how decisions were made when democracy started in Greece. Their latest project is how to tackle obesity health issues!
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood