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On My Radar: “Reverse Innovation”

“Reverse Innovation” is a concept that came across my horizon a few months ago, and for which I immediately went into high alert. This is important. …

Finally, A Way To Harvest Hydroelectric Energy From Toilet Flushes

It's about time toilets start providing a useful function<p>The average American flushes 24 gallons of water down the toilet daily, while—don't get me wrong, toilets; we appreciate all of your hard work—maybe some of the energy used in a flush could be put to an additional use.<p>Here's one way: harvest …

Water

You found a planet!: Robert Simpson crowdsources scientific research and accelerates discovery at Zooniverse

Scientific research is generating far more data than the average researcher can get through. Meanwhile, modern computing has yet to catch up with the …

What makes great thinkers great?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including why it’s better to be interesting than true, and how many people it takes to colonise another star system.<p>Life after death<br>Hannah Bloch & Peter Miller | National Geographic | 8 April 2014<br>Bruno Frohlich specialises in “the noninvasive study of just …

Gorillas

Battery that dissolves in the body could power embedded health sensors

Embeddable sensors that can track a person's vitals could eventually be a boon for healthcare, but something equally small, portable, and safe is going to have to power those sensors. Researchers from the University of Illinois may have an answer: batteries that slowly decompose in the body. Using …

Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds

Scientists developed a patch that could help patients receive drugs the minute they need them<p>A lot can go wrong when doctors prescribe drugs to patients. For one thing, there's always a chance that someone might forget to take their pill or refill their prescription. And then there's also the risk …

Wearable Technology: Smart Band-Aids Can Do a Lot More than Cover Up Cuts

One of the most popular wearable medical inventions so far might be the Band-Aid. A flexible strip that heals our cuts and burns and yet never slows …

Five cool medical innovations we saw last week - Vector

Last week, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation Acceleration Program hosted a jam-packed Innovators’ Showcase where teams from around the hospital …