Reviving damaged heart tissues

Researchers are planning transplants that may revive tissues thought to be hopelessly damaged, including the heart and brain. The plan is to infuse mitochondria or a placebo solution into the coronary arteries of people having bypass surgery or — an even more dire situation for the heart — having both bypass and valve surgery. The patients would be those whose hearts are so damaged that it would be difficult to wean them from heart-lung machines after surgery. For these patients, mitochondrial transplants are an appealing option. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/health/mitochondria-transplant-heart-attack.html?

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Cockroach-like robots to fix plane engines

Rolls-Royce believes these tiny insect-inspired robots will save engineers time by serving as their eyes and hands within the tight confines of an airplane’s engine. The company plans to mount a camera on each robot to allow engineers to see what’s going on inside an engine without have to take it apart. Rolls-Royce thinks it could even train its cockroach-like robots to complete repairs. https://futurism.com/cockroach-robots-rolls-royce/

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Are platforms like FHIT the way of the future for personal trainers?

Over the past five years, the fitness industry has undergone considerable structural change due to the rise of digital technology and entrepreneurs forging a career in helping people achieve fitness goals. Fitness Centre revenues in Australia are forecast to reach $2.4 billion in 2022/23. In 2017 the ‘licensure for fitness professionals’ industry grew reflecting the rise in fitness professionals and personal trainers worldwide. To stand out from the crowd, these fitness entrepreneurs are tapping into the thriving digital space to innovate their offering and reach a wider audience. Lauren Hannaford (ex-Wiggle and Dorothy The Dinosaur) has created FHIT, a digital fitness program for subscribers to use at the comforts of home, at work or even while travelling. All the online streaming program requires is an internet connection – no equipment, no gym, just a personal coach who happens to be Lauren Hannaford. Speaking to IdeaSpies, Lauren says the fitness industry has come a long way in terms of innovation. “If there continue to be new discoveries in the way the human body functions, the industry will continue to create new innovative ways to train,” said Lauren. “Whether that’s using new machines or through greater understanding of the mechanics and functionality of the body, new styles of training and techniques will continue to evolve and improve the way we train.” The FHIT program is largely based on various HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts, which is the first choice of training technique among many fitness experts in the industry due to its lack of equipment, time efficiency and flexible space arrangements. Lauren has also incorporated techniques as a former National gymnast, including body-weight training, into her workouts. The move towards an online streaming workout program is both cost effective and convenient. It eliminates the hefty cost of gym memberships, waiting for gym equipment to be free, travel time to and from the gym and working out in an uncomfortable environment. FHIT users are encouraged to embark on a fitness journey at their own pace, increasing in intensity as they progress. For motivation, Lauren joins the session with you as your personal trainer with workouts ranging from 15, 30 or 45 minutes with quick add on options of 5 and 7-minute burner workouts. To provide a holistic approach, users receive personalised messages from Lauren, regular blog updates and personal check-in messages to keep you in check, motivated and on-track. Lauren cites social media as a major reason for creating FHIT with frequent requests for fitness programs, tips and advice. “I started FHIT for both personal and professional reasons. Over the years I have constantly been asked to write programs, give fitness tips and advice for people. I decided the most effective way to achieve this is to create an online platform like FHIT where people could exercise anywhere, anytime but in a way, that is personable, instructional and motivational.” said Lauren. As the convenience economy grows in Australia, online based platforms are also growing and the need for products and services at the click of a button is stronger than ever. This has allowed for the emergence of an alternative personal training system. “As personal trainers are becoming more digitally focused and want to be able to train anywhere and at any time, their clients still crave the communication and connection that comes with a trainer.” Lauren said. To learn more visit https://www.laurenhannaford.com.au  

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Rebranding Australia as an Entrepreneurial Nation

The Academy of Entrepreneurs launched a Corporate Challenge in collaboration with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in response to the Australian Government Initiative to develop a stronger Nation Brand. The initiative is all about better positioning Australia to enhance our global competitiveness. The Foreign Policy White Paper of 2017 found that the current nation branding is fragmented with no unified representation of Australia internationally. It showed that the number of individual brands in the global market place was diluting the effectiveness of the collective promotion of Australia. The students of the Academy of Entrepreneurs presented their Brand Australia proposals to Fiona De Jong, Head of Australia’s Nation Brand at Austrade after being mentored through the Corporate Challenge by two creative industry leaders, both entrepreneurs in their own right, Duncan Harriss, Managing Director of award winning integrated production company Limehouse Creative and Dan Aldridge, Creative Director, BBC Studios Australia and Hyperkid. Fiona De Jong said, “I had the opportunity to hear the top four pitches from extraordinary entrepreneurs of Australia. I was blown away by the creativity, and the expression and the imagination of these incredible young people in our country. Each of the ideas was executed in different ways but collectively articulated some really special attributes of this country and that’s what this whole project was about. Let’s get to the essence in a simple way about what’s great about his country and let’s celebrate that. The people in this course were able to do that over the course of a very short period of time so I do thank the Academy of Entrepreneurs for the opportunity to have this project come to life and for sharing with us the inspiring ideas from young entrepreneurs in our country.” “What brief could be more exciting than helping rebrand and better brand Australia! The Nation Brand initiative is one that resonates with our own industry and citizens of course but perhaps more importantly, one that needs to be heard across the world by potential investors and talent to convince them Australia is the place to come to realise their dreams. We believe that Australia is the perfect place to test and launch a start-up; because we are a multicultural, young, innovative nation with a strong economy. Entrepreneurs are a key voice, a current and future demographic and engine of Australia,” says Duncan Harriss. Over 5 weeks, 61 students and budding entrepreneurs from over 40 nationalities workshopped ideas and creative concepts to rebrand Australia. Students learnt branding and advertising 101, analysed what Australia has to offer as a nation and critiqued other successful global nation brand campaigns Dan Aldridge said, “The brief most certainly peaked my interest and my hunger to be part of an ambitious and exciting branding exercise. By sharing my expertise, wisdom and skillsets in branding and design, I feel the young budding entrepreneurs that have attended our sessions have really got a lot out of it, with a wide range of integrated ideas and concepts being displayed.” The Academy of Entrepreneurs was founded by CEO Paula Mills with the aim of disrupting the education industry. The Academy teaches various business diplomas and entrepreneurship to students from all over the globe. Paula Mills says, “This is a great opportunity for students to test their strategic thinking, problem solving and entrepreneurial skills, whilst giving back to Australia with campaigns designed to make it more attractive for students overseas to consider launching their start-ups in Australia. It’s interesting to see how most visitors and students come to Australia for the laid-back lifestyle and its natural beauty but then most end up wanting to stay due to Australia’s young, multicultural, welcoming and strong & safe economy. For that reason, I pitched to Austrade the idea of letting our students share their experiences & ideas, so we could together build a campaign and attract more young talent into Australia.” The Corporate Challenge winners (left to right) were Eduarda Costa, Renata Torres and Gabrielle Marek. For more information, please contact: Jacqueline Cridland Account Manager, Taurus Marketing 02 9415 4528 jacqueline.cridland@taurusmarketing.com.au Samantha Sakr Account Executive, Taurus Marketing 02 9415 4528 samantha.sakr@taurusmarketing.com.au The Academy of Entrepreneurs has built a bridge between education and the start-up business world, allowing students to network with top leaders, be taught by serial-entrepreneurs, exchange ideas with likeminded colleagues, be coached and mentored, receive investor pitch training, and learn via entrepreneurial challenges. Our mission is to supercharge leaders with empowering entrepreneurship skills for them to succeed. Limehouse Creative is an award winning full-service production company that believes in intelligent integration. Based in Sydney, Australia, we house a celebrated network of specialists who produce arresting creative solutions for clients from all over the world. Operating a core team and an extended network of partners and experts both locally and abroad, we collaborate with agencies and brands to create world- class visuals and content for all media channels, including print, television, online, digital and across social media. Hyperkid is a global creative agency with over 20 years’ experience in branding, design, talent shoots, content marketing and digital strategy. We have straddled both client side and Agency, working collaboratively, creatively and cleverly to push all boundaries. With an infectious creative vision, we take strategic risks to engage audiences in ways that are both unique and impactful.  

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An art gallery that accepts cryptocurrency

Dadiani Fine Art is spearheading a revolution in the art world, becoming the first gallery in Britain to accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for works of art. Buyers at the gallery in the heart of Mayfair’s traditional art district will be able to use any of the six leading cryptocurrencies on the market: Bitcoin; Ethereum; Ethereum Classic; Ripple; Litecoin; and Dash. The gallery plans to accept more altcoins as they become more widely recognised.  They are combining old world business ethics and practice with the new world of technology, believing that cryptocurrencies will provide a bridge from the elitist, centralist fine art market to a decentralised open source world. http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=97122&utm_content=buffereaefe&utm_medium=social&utm

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An easy way to park your car

Bosch is combining its connected and automated parking solutions to create an especially convenient full-service offering. With automated valet parking, the vehicle drives itself to its parking space inside the parking garage. You simply drop the vehicle at the appointed area near the garage entrance and start the parking process, using a device such as a smartphone. The vehicle then automatically searches for and enters a suitable parking space. When you return, you wait for the vehicle to drive itself back to the pickup area. https://www.bosch-mobility-solutions.com/en/highlights/connected-mobility/connected-and-automated-parking/

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A digital assistant to make your bookings

A digital assistant to make your bookings

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Converting wind from passing traffic into electricity

ENLIL Wind turbines are created by Deveci Tech from Istanbul, Turkey. They are designed vertically with long blades and can easily be assembled. Solar panels are fixed at the top of the turbines to generate extra electricity. A single ENLIL turbine can easily provide the average daily electricity needs of two households. The speeding vehicles on the highway can provide enough wind for these turbines to work all day and night without stopping and the energy generated can be transported to places where it can be used . https://buzzonearth.com/enlil-turbines-generating-power-through-passing-vehicles/

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An AI system at the board table

The first live, public debate between an artificial intelligence system and two human debaters has happened. Using language and reasoning to debate is far more complicated than playing a game and the AI system matched the humans. Once AI is capable of persuasive arguments, it can be applied as a tool to aid human decision-making. One example of this might be boardroom decisions, where there are conflicting points of view. The AI system could, without emotion, listen to the conversation, take all of the evidence and arguments into account and challenge the reasoning of humans where necessary. The machine wouldn’t make the decision but would contribute to the discussion and act as another voice at the table. www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/18/artificial-intelligence-ibm-debate-project-debater

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3D optical scanning to restore a masterpiece

Optical scanning has been applied to generate a complete 3D model of the famous unfinished Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci (Uffizi Gallery, Florence). Application of 3D optical scanning has proved to be of unique value for documenting spatial deformation suffered by panel paintings and can represent a reference tool for conservation. www.researchgate.net/publication/247095407_Painting_Survey_by_3D_Optical_Scanning_-_The_Case_of_Adoration_of_the_Magi_by_Leonardo_Da_Vinci

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