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Fly by tiny plane instead of drive

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The obvious choice now for a trip of less than 500 km might be to drive. But what if you could show up at an airport, bypass security checkpoints, board a small hybrid-electric plane with luggage in hand, and be on the ground at your destination in about an hour — all for $25 each way? A company called Zunum Aero hopes to make that a reality, so you won’t think twice about flying on regional trips. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2017/04/08/why-tiny-electric-planes-and-25-tickets-could-be-the-future-of-air-travel/?

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A flight past the edge of space

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In the next few years Blue Origin plans to begin flying tourists past the edge of space, 62 miles or 100 km high, where for about four minutes you’ll experience the thrill of weightlessness and view the curvature of the Earth. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/04/05/jeff-bezos-shows-off-the-crew-capsule-that-could-soon-take-tourists-to-space/?

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A solution to lost school clothes

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Sydney startup RagTagd offers parents a solution to help find their child’s lost property with a smart tag that is attached to uniforms, hats and jumpers. You activate the tag with an SMS then any time the item is lost and goes to lost property you are automatically sent an SMS saying the item is there. www.ragtagd.com

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London tests driverless shuttle service

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The UK’s Transport Research Laboratory is testing a driverless shuttle service in the London borough of Greenwich. The vehicle will ferry participants up and down a preset route. It can travel at speeds of up to 10 mph and is capable of seating four. The UK government is hoping these sorts of autonomous shuttles will play a big part in the country’s public transport, especially in areas not served by bus, train, or tram routes. http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/5/15188650/london-driverless-shuttle-service-pod-greenwich

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Reusable rockets- a game-changer in space exploration

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Reusable rockets are far more cost-effective than the “disposable rockets” previously used, so cheaper space exploration is on the way. https://futurism.com/elon-musk-says-his-reusable-rockets-will-make-space-access-100-times-cheaper/

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An artistic unfolding of light

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Lumio re-imagines lamp light. It engages you by presenting the device somewhat like a magic trick. When closed, Lumio can sit on a shelf inconspicuously and appear to be a book with a wooden or fabric cover. Yet when opened, the rechargeable LED light shines through the “book’s” Tyvek pages with a warm glow. Because it isn’t tethered to an outlet by a cord, Lumio can sit on a table, on a bed and even outside on a patio. A leather strap that’s included with the kit can transform it into a pendant light suspended from the ceiling or even a tree branch in the woods. http://www.hellolumio.com

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Spinach leaf as beating heart tissue

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Ashurst held a boardroom lunch on Wednesday 5 April and the winning  idea from Idea Spies was the Spinach leaf as a beating heart tissue-http://www.ideaspies.com/need-blood-vessels-for-new-hearts-try-spinach/

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Veggies reduce your stress levels

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New findings in Australia are consistent with numerous cross sectional and longitudinal studies showing that fruit and vegetables, together and separately, are linked with a lower risk of depression and higher levels of well-being assessed by several measures of mental health. http://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/03/16/some-veggies-each-day-keeps-the-stress-blues-away.html?cid=em_se-apr-2017

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Making seawater drinkable

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New research from the University of Manchester developed a graphene-based sieve that can filter out salt from seawater. The graphene oxide membrane could be a cheaper and more efficient filter for desalination plants to use. https://futurism.com/scientists-just-figured-out-how-to-use-graphene-to-make-seawater-drinkable/

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Aged Care Report Card

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Aged Care Report Card, the ‘TripAdvisor’ styled system for the aged care industry www.agedcarereportcard.com.au ACRC’s site was developed in response to the hundreds of seniors, family carers and health professionals we surveyed to better understand the needs of our ageing community. People simply need more information than what is readily available online. Families in particular are overwhelmed by so much information and at the end of the day relied heavily on the word-of-mouth of their friends or people in their community.

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Flying on grass

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Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium have developed a way to turn grass into biofuel which could be used for air travel. If they can keep working on optimizing this process, in cooperation with industrial partners, this idea could become feasible http://www.ugent.be/en/news-events/news/from-grass-to-grassoline.htm

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A digital game for kids that encourages outdoor play

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The Sydney-based startup Elanation has developed an Internet of Things platform for children 8-12 that integrates with the virtual world to encourage outdoor play. The first product Elanation marketed was the Eturbo Sports Wristband, a smart wearable that measures steps, distance, heart rate, and has a touchscreen. The “cool factor” is that it connects to a virtual world. Every step in the real world translates into a virtual game advancement-10,000 steps a day unlocks video content from sporting athletes across Australia, teaching the child new sporting tips and tricks. www.elanation.com

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Criminals promoting a police museum

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I was quite surprised when I saw these life-size figures in the dark near Circular Quay Sydney. When I looked more closely I saw that they were criminals from the early 1900’s standing in front of the Justice and Police museum- a clever way to attract attention to the museum. www.sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/justice-police-museum

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How Airbnb disrupted the industry

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Free “granny flats” as an experiment to address homelessness

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What’s an imaginative way to combat homelessness? Offer to build granny flats on citizens’ properties… for free. A local government in the state of Oregon plans to fund construction of up to 300 miniature (200 square foot) homes on residential properties in the next year. The only catch is that property owners must agree to lease the flats to homeless families for five years. Then, property owners can keep the structures at no cost for any personal use. http://www.wweek.com/news/city/2017/03/14/multnomah-county-hopes-to-build-granny-flats-to-house-hundreds-of-homeless-families-in-portland-backyards

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Bricklaying robots that build houses faster

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Fastbrick’s bricklaying robot Hadrian is making building houses faster and safer. Fastbrick Robotics is a pioneering technology driven company introducing 3D innovation to the construction industry. This BBC podcast explains how and why it’s needed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04y5v9b?

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Need blood vessels for new hearts? Try spinach

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A step forward in ways to replace damaged or diseased human organs is by 3-D printing new organs. Successful trials are promising. Yet, a huge challenge is to create a vascular system to provide blood supply to those organ tissues. In the case of heart replacement, spinach might be the answer. The structure of spinach leaves may offer the answer as a viable blood vessel “plumbing” system. Check out the research at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/human-heart-spinach-leaf-medicine-science.

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Alcohol banned at major Sydney beachside parks and reserves

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Alcohol is now banned permanently at all Coogee beachside parks and reserves. The ban brings the beach in line with similar restrictions at Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte beachside parks. Alcohol is already prohibited on the actual beaches. Sydney is known for its beautiful beaches and residents want to keep them that way. http://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/about-council/news/news-items/2017/march/alcohol-ban-at-coogee-made-permanent

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