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Dining

This artificial tongue detects counterfeit whisky
You would totally expect the Scots to have developed this nanoscale taster to test their national drink. The metallic 'tongue' is too small to see with the naked eye, but very stable and sensitive to changes in environment due to its chemical properties. The structure acts as 'tastebuds' that absorb light in different ways when different types of whisky are poured over them, with greater than 99% accuracy. Researchers are looking now to commercialise their technology https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2019/08/05/Scientists-have-got-it-licked-as-artificial-tongue-detects-counterfeit-whisky
8th August 2019 by Ivani Torales 0 Comments
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Healthcare

Groundbreaking Aussie program to help IBD sufferers
Australia-based gut health biotech company Microba has launched a research and development program to develop gut microbiome derived therapeutics for IBD. Microba has identified distinct differences in the gut microbiome of healthy individuals and those with IBD. Using deep learning artificial intelligence, their scientists are now able to predict IBD in patients from microbiome data alone with 86% accuracy. The program aims to create novel therapeutics that will rapidly induce and maintain remission in those with IBD. Microba launched the program at BIO in Philadelphia with the Queensland Minister for Innovation, The Hon. Kate Jones in June. | http://bit.ly/2T5B37F
8th August 2019 by mel 0 Comments
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Industrial

Smart Writing Set
This technology allows you to write your ideas on paper by hand, while all the notes are taken down manually to the screen of your phone in real time. It looks just like a standard notebook and pen; however, the pages are dotted with grid pattern and the pen uses smart technology and a built-in camera to track your movement as you write or draw on the dotted paper. The Ncoded paper technology allows the special pen to recognize individual pages, capturing each stroke in real time and immediately transferring it to your device for it to be edited and shared directly. https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/23/moleskine-ellipse-smart-pen-saves-writing-for-later/
8th August 2019 by shaina-barrag... 0 Comments
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Industrial

Hands free video calling
This device known as Portal from Facebook allows you to stay connected with friends and family with smart, hands-free video calling. By following your action and moving with you, Portal allows you to move and talk freely, creating intimate moments by feeling as if you were in the same room. Calls can be made easily with any smartphone or tablet device and can include up to six people in one group call. Friends can connect using the Messenger app even if they don?t have Portal. https://portal.facebook.com/
7th August 2019 by shaina-barrag... 0 Comments
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Not for Profit

A women-only bus to prevent violence against women on public buses in PNG
A study by UN Women found that more than 90% of women had been assaulted on public buses in Port Moresby, PNG. This high rate of violence was keeping women home from work and girls from school. In 2016, the Meri Seif Bus was introduced. This is a free women only bus which works on so many levels. It educates women about sexual violence, consent, street violence and women's empowerment while they sit on the bus. It creates a safe space for them to share stories and views. It offers referral pathways for women in need. All this happens whilst enjoying a safe ride on the bus to their final destination. The program has been expanding with new buses in both Lae and Port Moresby. https://unwomen.org.au/resource/meri-seif-bus-factsheet/
6th August 2019 by elizabeth-bro... 0 Comments
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Healthcare

Female doctors in Pakistan providing healthcare for women in low-income disadvantaged areas
Female doctors are in short supply in Pakistan despite women making up 70% of all medical students. This is because what is known as the "doctor bride" phenomenon; women in Pakistan who have medical degrees but stop practising to look after their children and/or because of social pressure. These doctors are desperately needed as 50% of the total Pakistani population lacks access to a doctor in their community. Sehat Kahani is the solution. Trained female doctors work from home using telemedicine and consult with patients in remote areas who come to an E-Health clinic. https://sehatkahani.com/
6th August 2019 by elizabeth-bro... 3 Comments
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