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A new online course that combats binge drinking

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A new online course for schools called Climate Schools has been proven to halve the rate of kids binge drinking and delay drinking. My daughter did a project at school on binge drinking and found out that the way to help prevent it is to focus on negative reaction from peers rather than negative outcomes like headaches, or danger- a key reason I liked this approach. Binge drinking is a huge problem with kids today and needs a solution. More schools should subscribe to this course to help. www.Climateschools.com.au http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/four-personality-traits-that-predict-teen-drug-and-alcohol-problems-20170605-gwl4m1.html

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Hindu god to be world’s biggest statue

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The world’s biggest statue is finally taking shape on a hill overlooking Bali’s international airport. Twenty-five years and around $100 million in the making, the enormous copper and brass sculpture is of the Hindu god Wisnu astride the mythical bird Garuda. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-11/bali-buliding-worlds-biggest-statue-garuda-wisnu-kencana/8600760

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A robot that runs faster than Usain Bolt

A robot that runs faster than Usain Bolt

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A new energy system for your house and pool

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Pooled Energy is a unique Electricity Retailer providing a new bundled service of electricity, pool automation and energy management. When you’re a Pooled Energy customer, Pooled Energy is the electricity retailer for your home, including your swimming pool. They will only sign you on as a new customer if you have a pool. Pools are managed individually for energy and water condition, and in groups to minimise load on the Grid. www.pooledenergy.com

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A cardboard box that your baby can sleep in

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For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22751415

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A robot that could revolutionise manual work.

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A dexterous multi-fingered robot has been created at the University of California. It practiced using virtual objects in a simulated world and learned what kind of grip should work for different items by studying a vast data set of 3-D shapes and suitable grasps. When a new object is placed in front of it, the robot’s deep-learning system quickly figures out what grasp the arm should use. The creation of this robot shows how machine learning and the cloud could revolutionise manual work where precision and consistency are key. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607931/meet-the-most-nimble-fingered-robot-yet/

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Election night as a community event

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In the UK, all the candidates for a seat gather in community halls wearing coloured ribbons that correspond with their party. They then have to line up on stage while an official reads out their individual results.  Prime Minister Theresa May had to be on stage with not just her Labour, Liberal Democrat and Greens challengers, but also with candidates dressed up as Elmo, a Texan Elvis, and a Ned Kelly impersonator, going by the name of Lord Buckethead. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/uk-election-australia-should-adopt-this-delightful-but-awful-tradition-20170609-gwnzse.html

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A feminist alternative to old peoples’ homes

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All countries will have to find solutions for the care of growing elderly populations. Helping senior citizens to help each other and enjoy life, as the Babayagas in Paris are doing, looks like a good one. http://m.en.rfi.fr/france/20130305-babayagas-house

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The world’s first trackless train

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The world’s first trackless train recently went on a trial run. Train tracks on city streets could be a thing of the past. China has unveiled a train that travels on ‘virtual tracks’. The Autonomous Rail Transit (ART) uses sensors to run along invisible tracks on city streets. The sensors send the information back to the train’s central control unit to help it travel smoothly. More than 300 people can ride on the ART, which is comprised of three carriages in its basic state. It has rubber wheels with plastic cores. The ART is powered by electricity, so it won’t give off carbon emissions as traditional trains do. Watch https://lnkd.in/fugXDa3

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The Ready Glove

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The Ready Glove is a disposable ambidextrous medical glove with a convenient list of basic vital signs printed on its outer surface. This allows first responders (like me, Rural Fire Brigade medic) the opportunity to record a baseline set of vitals without having to find a notebook; and I can keep referring to it during patient care without having to consult said notebook.

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A voice for those who have none

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Generic, electronic sounding voices used by computers and other devices don’t capture the unique “sound” of individuals with speaking disabilities. VocaliD creates custom voices that match personalities, age, ethnicity, etc. to bring life to their speech. https://www.vocalid.co

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A robot that can valet park your car

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French startup Stanley Robotics is building robots that pick up your car at the entrance of a parking lot and park it for you. The robot can stack up to five cars in a single line, which increases parking lot efficiency by up to 50%. It also saves you frustration in finding a car space! https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/23/stanley-robotics-is-building-robots-that-can-park-your-car-for-you/

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Building on big ideas

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IdeaSpies presented today to top marketing students at a UNSW Business School Master of Marketing class led by Professor John Roberts. It was a great way to get feedback on objectives, target market and positioning. Based on their advice I’ve already changed the IdeaSpies tagline to “A hub for inspiration”. Watch this space for further improvements!

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A step toward “quake-proof” hands?

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Steadiwear has taken technology used to construct earthquake-proof buildings, called smart fluid dampers, to create a glove that stabilizes the wrist joints for those with hand tremors and Parkinson’s disease. More at www.steadiwear.com

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A verbal assistant to help with autism

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Pollexy is a special needs verbal assistant that lets caretakers schedule audio task prompts and messages both on a recurring schedule and/or on-demand. Caretakers can schedule regular medicine reminder messages or hourly bathroom break messages, for example, and at the same time use their Amazon Echo and mobile device to request a specific message be played immediately. Caretakers can even set it up so that the person needs to confirm that they’ve heard the message. https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/pollexy-building-a-special-needs-voice-assistant-with-amazon-polly-and-raspberry-pi/

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The key to early cancer detection

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A new algorithm that detects the early formation of blood vessels could lead to early diagnosis of malignant tumours and improved success rates of treatment. To progress clinical trials in humans, CSIRO researchers are looking for 3D imaging technologies and partnering with a hardware manufacturer that can produce high-resolution images with safe levels of radiation for humans. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/sciencesprings.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/from-csiro-new-software-key-to-early-cancer-detection/

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A straw that prevents date rape

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This straw has two strips on the end that can detect roofies (Rohypnol), GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric acid) and Ketamine, which are “overwhelmingly the most common club drugs” used on women. If even the smallest trace of drugs is present in a drink, the tip of the straw will turn blue. http://www.inspiremore.com/date-rape-straw/?

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A Flexi diet that’s backed by science

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Traditional weight loss diets restrict our energy intake each day, while the flexi approach considers energy intake over the entire week. It also includes a flexi day where we can eat what we want. https://blog.csiro.au/enjoy-flexibility-and-freedom-on-the-new-flexi-diet/

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Your face to open doors

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Beijing Normal University recently installed two facial recognition devices at the entrance way to a dormitory. Students need to either swipe their student ID card, key in their ID number, or say their name. The camera will then scan their faces for a match against records and open the door for registered residents. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2017/05/18/your-face-can-get-you-more-than-just-toilet-paper-in-china/?

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Ride a bike to wash your clothes

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This cool invention allows you to ride an exercise bike while simultaneously performing a very commonly disliked chore, the laundry. This way you get exercise as well as save on energy costs and hopefully it’s fun as well! https://thehomestead.guru/bike-powered-washing-machines/

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3d printed cells to prevent osteoarthritis

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Australian surgeons hope to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis in patients by using 3D technology to print live cells to repair damage to bones, muscles, tendons and tissue in organs. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-25/3d-cell-printer-pen-game-changer-osteoarthritis/8557374

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