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New Guidance System Could Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery

Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a computerized process that could make minimally invasive surgery more accurate and streamlined using equipment already common in the operating room. In a report published recently in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology,the researchers say initial testing of the algorithm shows that their image-based guidance system is potentially superior … Continue reading

Welcome To The Purpose Economy

How can we create an entire economy geared toward good? Focusing on personal, social, and societal purpose. I’m not an economist, a sociologist, or a psychologist. I am an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs constantly look for opportunities, hoping to find emerging trends or spot inspiration for new products or services. This kind of pattern recognition first helped … Continue reading

A Cassava Revolution Could Feed the World’s Hungry

International teams are working to bring the starchy root’s genetics into the 21st century and help food-insecure countries Cassava is a starchy, tuberous root first domesticated about 10,000 years ago in South America. Also dubbed manioc and yucca, cassava may be more familiar to North Americans as tapioca—tiny pearls of starch used to thicken pies … Continue reading

Data Mining Disaster

Computer technology that can mine data from social media during times of natural or other disaster could provide invaluable insights for rescue workers and decision makers, according to an international team writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management. Adam Zagorecki of the Centre for Simulation and Analytics, at Cranfield University, Shrivenham, UK and David … Continue reading

This Three-Wheeled Car Costs Just $6,800 And Goes 672 Miles On A Tank Of Gas

The Elio is technically a motorcycle, but is a whole lot easier and safer to drive. Most Americans–about 93%–drive to work alone. So why use a car that’s big enough for four? A new vehicle that’s half-motorcycle and half-car is designed to replace sedans and SUVs on morning commutes and help save money and emissions … Continue reading

Climate change: Apocalyptish

Climate change is having an impact in every ecosystem, from equator to pole and from ocean to mountain. “THE four horsemen of the apocalypse”: that was the disparaging appraisal by Richard Tol of the University of Sussex of a report published in Yokohama on March 31st by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a … Continue reading

Virtual Reality Illnesses Provide Med Students with Constant Case Studies

Instead of being constrained by only being able to study sick patients, this platform projects virtual illnesses onto healthy subjects. The Hannover Medical School has developed an augmented reality simulation app called mARble that enables med students to get as much hands-on experience as they’d like. Instead of being constrained by only being able to … Continue reading

New device saves money, reduces testing on animals and will produce more effective medicines

A BREAKTHROUGH in drug testing developed by a University of Huddersfield lecturer could lead to cheaper, more effective medicines. Dr Hamid Merchant is a member of the team that has created a device which accurately simulates the gastro-intestinal tract and how it absorbs medication. This means that the cost of clinical trials could be greatly … Continue reading

New 15-minute cancer treatment

Patients at Henry Ford Hospital now have a new cancer treatment available that offers an alternative cancer surgery, without the incision or hospital stay, treating patients in 15 minutes or less and returning them to their everyday lives. The Edge™ Radiosurgery Suite is designed to perform advanced, non-invasive cancer procedures anywhere in the body – … Continue reading

Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies

By slowing and absorbing certain wavelengths of light, engineers open new possibilities in solar power, thermal energy recycling and stealth technology. More efficient photovoltaic cells. Improved radar and stealth technology. A new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy. All may be possible due to breakthrough photonics research at the University at … Continue reading