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Healthcare

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Fix damaged organ tissue without surgery
A team of engineers at the University of Toronto has created a way to fix damaged organ tissue without surgery. The method involves a needle and a patch the size of the postage stamp, which has shape-memory capabilities, meaning it will always return to its default state when introduced to the right temperature. Once inserted into the needle and injected into the body, the patch unfolds and expands before proceeding to repair and replace missing tissue. https://futurism.com/new-stamp-sized-tissue-patch-could-be-used-to-regenerate-damaged-organs/
19 August 2017 by lauralaura-co...
 
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Wellbeing

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A sign to stop littering
Just saw this sign on a Sydney bus and hope it's effective in stopping littering. People who litter should be more considerate of the environment.
16 August 2017 by lauralaura-co...
 
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NFP

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Clean water and power for remote communities
For a few cents a day, people?in remote communities can access clean water and clean power at a conveniently located box?unit. Inside the box is a five-stage micro-filtration tank that takes in dirty water and makes it drinkable. Each box has solar panels sufficient to allow 300 families?battery packs?that hold enough power to run three LED lights for four hours and to charge two mobile phones. Grid Box plans to install?units in 18 villages in Rwanda. https://www.fastcompany.com/40449777/this-simple-box-serves-up-running-water-and-clean-electricity-in-remote-locations?
13 August 2017 by lauralaura-co...
 
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Wellbeing

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Easy sharing of household expenses
Easyshare is an all-in-one solution to pay your rent, bills and split sharehouse expenses. It gets your household payments sorted and shared with the option to use credit card or pay via bank transfer. www.geteasyshare.com
12 August 2017 by lauralaura-co...
 
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NFP

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Top law firm offers free legal service for disadvantaged young people
The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre is a free legal service for homeless and disadvantaged young people aged 25 and under. It aims to make a difference to their lives through legal representation, social support, education and advocacy and young, social-minded lawyers from Herbert Smith Freehills work there on secondment. www.theshopfront.org
25 June 2017 by lauralaura-co...
 
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Wellbeing

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A cardboard box that your baby can sleep in
For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22751415
11 June 2017 by lauralaura-co...
 
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