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Healthcare

Monitoring your heart
WIWE is a medical device that provides a risk analysis of heart attack, strokes and cardiac arrest the size of a credit card. Find out more at https://mywiwe.com.au
21st September 2019 by jasond 2 Comments
(24 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Dining

Simple food labelling to reduce food waste
In an interesting move towards reducing food waste, Unilever is using now the words 'often good after' along with 'best before' in certain product labels. Because many consumers don't understand the difference between 'best before' and 'use by' in food labelling, the company is using simple wording to help them avoid throwing away too much food by indicating it's still safe to eat after the expiry date. Image credit: Unilever Read more: https://foodingredientsfirst.com/news/often-good-after-unilever-adds-label-information-to-cut-down-on-food-waste.html
22nd September 2019 by Ivani Torales 4 Comments
(24 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Startup

The World's Smallest Garden
Turn a bottle into a self-watering hydroponic herb garden. By providing a way for plants to water themselves for up to a month at a time, it means you don't have to! Launching on Kickstarter May 22. Sign up here for campaign updates and early-bird discounts. www.geturbanleaf.com    
12th October 2017 by nate 5 Comments
(23 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Artistic

Australia no 1 for creativity
The Global Creativity Index is a new model of economic development. It calls this the “3Ts” – talent, technology and tolerance – and ranks 139 nations on each of these pillars, as well as their overall measure. The top country in 2015 was Australia, followed by the United States, with New Zealand third.https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/10/most-creative-countries-in-the-world/
26th August 2017 by IdeaSpies 1 Comments
(23 vote(s), average 4.8 out of 5)
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Industrial

A rail that makes dangerous roads safer
This rolling guardrail prevents fatalities by rotating when a car hits it and absorbing the shock. http://ksiglobal.com.au/safety-roller-crash-barrier/
2nd September 2017 by lynnwood 8 Comments
(22 vote(s), average 4.9 out of 5)
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Governance

Winning the war on drugs by treating it as a health issue
Portugal decriminalised the use of all drugs in 2001. Possession and use of small quantities of these drugs was treated as a public health issue, not a criminal one. The drugs were still illegal but now getting caught with them meant a small fine and maybe a referral to a treatment program, not jail time and a criminal record. Drug-induced deaths have decreased steeply since then. Portugal's drug mortality rate is now the lowest in Western Europe, one-tenth the rate of Britain or Denmark, and about one-fiftieth the latest number for the U.S.https://mic.com/articles/110344/14-years-after-portugal-decriminalized-all-drugs-here-s-what-s-happening
9th October 2017 by idea-2 0 Comments
(20 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)