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Researchers Create New Technology to ID Aggressive Breast Cancer

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new technology to tell whether or not stage 0 breast cancer will be aggressive or non-aggressive. This new innovation is called Biomarker Ratio Imaging Microscopy (BRIM). BRIM technology combines traditional pathology techniques with mathematical analysis to determine the levels of biomarkers in a tumor – whether or not the breast cancer needs aggressive treatment. Study author Howard R. Petty, professor of ophthalmology, visual sciences, microbiology, and immunology, stated that women with stage 0 breast cancer (otherwise…

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EyeForcer Wearable Technology Combats Game Boy Disease

Dr. Vahid Sahiholnasab has created a pair of electronic glasses to help prevent children from developing bad posture when playing video games or on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones. The glasses, called the EyeForcer, connect to an Android companion app. As soon as the child starts to slouch or hunch over, he or she receives a warning on their screen. If your child hunches over more than 5 times, the game or video being played or watched will automatically shut down. The device looks…

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Sewer Robots Help Retrieve Waste For Research

Let’s be honest: most of us probably don’t have a clue what goes on in the sewers that run below our streets. And for many of us, we don’t really care to know what happens to the huge amount of waste we collectively dispose of — out of sight, out of mind. But pretty soon, it’s possible that our sewers could welcome a new, unexpected guest who is much more interested in their surroundings than we are. In a new initiative in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Canadian architect Newsha…

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Counting Calories Gets Futuristic With The NutriRay3D

Everybody is scared of getting fat so we’re told to count the calories that we eat. But everybody also hates math, so what’s a person to do? Thankfully, the University of Washington is developing a new smartphone device for us all called the NutriRay3D, which uses lasers to count the number of calories that are on our plate. Yes, you read that correctly – we will be able to count calories with lasers. After plugging in the scanning module to your existing smartphone, you can…

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Combat+ Sync Headphones Has Music Sharing and Walkie-Talkie Features

If you like to workout and listen to music, you’re probably already aware of the limitations of standard headphones currently on the market. Luckily, the Combat+ Sync headphones will take your workout and music sharing capabilities to the next level. Combat+ Sync is more than just another set of wireless headphones. Controlled by an app on your smartphone, these headphones come with four modes: Customizable LED Mode, Music Sharing Mode, Music Equalizer Mode, and Walkie Talkie Mode. The walkie-talkie function allows you to communicate with your friends…

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New Edible Coating Makes Strawberries Last Longer

Summer is strawberry season and while I love them, every time I buy strawberries I have to eat them as soon as I get home or risk throwing out more than half of the bunch. Unfortunately for all of us, strawberries just don’t have much of a shelf life. Luckily, scientists from the University San Nicolás de los Garza in Mexico have created an edible coating for strawberries that will preserve them and help them last longer. This new Edible Active Coating (EAC) is made…

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Nike’s New Mask Is An Ice Pack for Your Head

Whether athletes are playing during a summer heat wave or are participating in humid weather for an extended period of time, they need a way to effectively cool down for their health and recovery. That’s why the Nike Sports Research Lab is working with US Olympic decathlon champion, Ashton Eaton, to create a new mask that’s goal is to cool down an athlete’s core temperature to increase his or her recovery time. While the design of the mask looks super creepy, it’s structure is important. The Nike…

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‘Breathe’ is a Wearable Air Quality Monitor

Air pollution is a major world problem contributing to 3.7 million deaths in the year 2012. The problem is especially acute in places like China, but the issue is an important one no matter where you live. ‘Breathe’ is a wearable device and smartphone app that allows users to measure the air quality in their immediate vicinity in real time. That information is combined with information form other users to create a crowd sourced map that informs users of the air quality of many different…

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Blood Sensor Makes Remote Diagnosis a Reality

The rHealth X is a blood sensor that can detect disease from just a single drop of blood.  This device has got to be the closest thing to a Star Trek tricorder that has been invented so far in the real world. The rHealth X is created  by a company called DMI, and it was the winner of the Nokia Sensing X competition. The team behind rHealth X won a cool half of a million dollars as prize money. That achievement is second to the…

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“Sit & Stand” is a Radically Re-designed Crutch

  The classic set of crutches that are used by most people have been reinvented many a time, but “Sit & Stand” is a redesigned crutch that addresses some fundamental drawbacks of most other designs. This crutch allows the user to sit or stand while having free use of both hands. It sounds so simple, but those innovations can mean a world of difference for a person who is dealing with a temporary leg injury. Sit & Stand was designed by 27-year old Behzad Rashidi,…

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