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3D Organ Printing

Printing Human Organs

With a growing shortage of hearts, lungs, livers and kidneys suitable for transplant, some scientists are growing organs in the lab in the aim to solve the problem. Enter the field of “Regenerative Medicine”.

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3D Printed Jaw Implant

3D Printing – Woman Receives Jaw Implant

An 83-year-old woman who was suffering from a lower jaw infection has become the first person to receive a jaw implant manufactured with a 3D printer. This is a significant breakthrough as cases such as hers are normally treated with re-constructive surgery.

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The Water Theatre

Fresh Water from the Sea

The Water Theatre Dubbed The Teatro del Agua, or Water Theatre, this invention by Charlie Paton and the development seems to be taken on by the Grimshaw Architect firm. Essentially this development will make fresh water from the oceans salt water. A whole other application for extracting water utilising evaporation,[…]

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Telepathic machine

Telepathy machine reconstructing speech

Following is a computer or ‘telepathy machine’ reconstructing speech from brainwaves. Although the reconstruction of the original speech is a little ‘rusty’, with refinement, I’m sure it will not be long until this sort of technology is common place.

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Patterns - Jason Silva

Patterns exist everywhere!

Film by Jason Silva pointing to the recurring patterns which exist everywhere. Our societies, cities, internet….all just a reflection of the same patterns in nature…all humming to the same tune. From a microscopic level to a cosmological perspective, it is all based on the same principles. Perhaps we can learn[…]

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Solar Paint

Solar Paint

A team from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA has developed a a “solar paint” that could mark a significant step towards the implementation of accessible renewable energy tech

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Airdrop Irrigation

AirDrop Irrigation

Brilliant low tech invention by Edward Linacre who won the 2011 James Dyson Award. Essentially the Airdrop Irrigation device draws moisture from the air and through a coil mechanism, maximises condensation. This condensation is then channeled through to a reservoir, which is buried underground, and then pumped to the roots of[…]

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Moonlight Solar light

Moonlight – Solar lantern

Kamworks, a company located in a rural area of Kandal, Cambodia has produced a fantastic solar LED product to replace the need for kerosene lighting in rural households.

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Robot Loving

Robot Loving

Could the whole concept of robots as ‘partners’ be a real world solution in the future? With advancements in robot technology and AI, it seems that robot lovers many not be too far away. There are a range of positive and potential negatives associated with this sort of arrangement surely.[…]

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Emotiv Headset

Emotiv EPOC Neuroheadset

The latest developments in neuro-technology, with brilliant design by Tan Le & Nam Do, have spawned this revolutionary new personal interface device for human computer interaction.

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