Today’s Solutions: November 26, 2022

Technology

There has been no era like ours for the rapid development of technology. Stay updated on the hottest trends and advancements from all over the world.

Blood tests with a smartphone

Blood tests with a smartphone in 15 minutes

Blood tests can take weeks to get results, and the equipment to conduct the tests costs upwards of $18,000—but that all will soon be changing. Scientists from Columbia University have invented a smart phone attachment that can be powered by any headphone jack and diagnoses HIV and syphilis in 15 Read More...

Dutch solar car wins top tech

Dutch solar car wins top tech award

The winner for Best Technology Achievement at this year’s Tech Crunch Crunchies, a ceremony that awards the top tech breakthroughs that occurred over the past year, was given to a Dutch solar car called Stella. Stella is a four-seat solar car capable of travelling up to 500 miles on a single Read More...

Online community connects thos

Online community connects those in need to people with 3D printers

The implications and possibilities of 3D printers are just now being realized. Prosthetic devices are expensive, and often unavailable to those who need them most. E-Enable is a Google+ group that connects designers and engineers who have 3D printers to those who need prosthetic limbs the Read More...

Virtual reality makes you more

Virtual reality makes you more empathetic

Walking a mile in someone’s shoes is little more than a mental exercise. But what if you could literally see what someone else sees? Or hear what they hear the same way they heard it? Companies are honing in on virtual reality technology, and new form of journalism is sprouting from it. It’s Read More...

App lets you lend your eyes to

App lets you lend your eyes to the blind

Blind people are as independent and able as any seeing person. But I could imagine there are times when it would be helpful to be able to “borrow” someone’s eyes. A new app called Be My Eyes lets you do that, not literally of course. The way it works is Be My Eyes connects blind people to Read More...

Looking for parking could be a

Looking for parking could be a thing of the past

Drivers waste around 70 million hours a year looking for parking. It’s not just a drag; it pollutes the environment, and wastes gas. To solve this problem Ford has come up with a way to use the sensors already embedded in many car’s bumpers, to help drivers parallel park, and use them to help Read More...

Tiny device harvests energy wh

Tiny device harvests energy while you walk

New wearable devices are coming out almost every week, but many of them have to be charged, or run on replicable batteries—a 20th century problem for 21st century technology. Now German researchers have come up with small devices that lie buried in the heel of your shoe that generate energy as Read More...

Acupuncture pen checks for vit

Acupuncture pen checks for vitamins

We all need vitamins and minerals, and many of us are vitamin and mineral deficient. But what vitamins should you take? How do you know? Sure you could go to the doctor, but often our vitamin and mineral levels can change by the day. Now there’s a new acupuncture pen, called Vitastiq, that when Read More...

3D printers used to fight mala

3D printers used to fight malaria

Malaria kills 1300 children per day. Doctors say that early diagnosis is key to surviving malaria, but getting test kits to rural parts of the developing world, where malaria is deadliest, can be difficult. Now engineers and doctors from Vanderbilt University have come up with a 3D printed malaria Read More...

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Help cancer patients by playing a mobile game

Those who are diagnosed with cancer face a hard decision: Treatment or not? People respond to treatment differently. Doctors have backlogs of data that show how different patients responded to different treatments, but they are unanalyzed, and analyzing them would take years. Enter Reverse The Read More...