Thursday, November 24, 2016

Smartphone detects atrial fibrillation

"Around 70% of strokes due to atrial fibrillation could be avoided with pre-emptive medication." https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160827155845.htm

Range anxiety

"the state of fear drivers experience from knowing that their battery could run out of charge and strand them far from a recharging station." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/08/15/range-anxiety-scares-people-away-from-electric-cars-why-the-fear-could-be-overblown/

fleets of delivery robots

"A swarm of wheeled robots trundle down the ramp and head off down local streets on missions of their own" https://www.newscientist.com/article/2104964-mercedes-van-will-be-a-mothership-for-fleets-of-delivery-robots/

space algae

"cereal bars containing spirulina collected through MELiSSA's system to ensure they taste good in space" http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Research/Full_circle_space_algae_fighting_malnutrition_in_Congo

fire-fighting foam

"large volumes of these toxic chemicals wash into surface and ground waters and can end up in our drinking water" http://phys.org/news/2016-08-cancer-causing-chemical-fire-fighting-foam.html