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Minimalist products focused on wellness

Brandless, the online retailer dedicated to minimalist and affordable products, is now expanding into the billion-dollar clean beauty market. It became popular last year when it cut out hidden middleman markups for home supplies. It found success in non-perishables and household cleaning products, and now it wants to bring that transparency to wellness-inspired personal care products. www.fastcompany.com/40586488/brandless-takes-on-the-ever-growing-clean-beauty-industry

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3D printed organs allow surgical pre-planning

A British hospital was the first in the word to use 3D printing to pre-plan a complicated transplantation of an adult kidney into a small child. Doctors scanned the father’s kidney and his son’s abdomen and 3D printed both so that surgeons could find out if the transplant was even possible, and then work out the best way to insert the organ. In similar cases where surgeons are worried that transplant organs will not fit, subjects need to be be placed under anaesthesia so that a surgical exploration can be carried out to determine feasibility. But with 3D printed models of the patient, the need for surgical exploration can be reduced because pre-planning can happen before the patient is on the operating table. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/05/17/surgeons-use-3d-printing-check-dads-kidney-would-fit-sons-abdomen/

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A robot fish that could revolutionise how we view the ocean

A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has developed a soft robotic fish that can independently swim alongside real fish in the ocean and take high-resolution photos and videos. It’s the first robotic fish that can swim untethered in three dimensions for extended periods of time. A robot like this can help explore a reef more closely than current robots. It has the potential to be a new type of tool for ocean exploration and to open up new avenues for uncovering the mysteries of marine life.” http://news.mit.edu/2018/soft-robotic-fish-swims-alongside-real-ones-coral-reefs-0321

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A 10 year vision for retail

Westfield global shopping centre group has presented its vision for the future of retail as Destination 2028. It describes the future mall as a “hyper-connected micro-city” which will go way beyond shopping to incorporate wellness enhancement and community involvement. It offers interior features such as sensory gardens and waterways, as well as spaces for wellness workshops, walkways with AI, magic mirrors, drones to deliver parcels and even toilets that can diagnose hydration and vitamin levels. The concept was developed after internal research highlighted consumers’ growing interest in health and wellness.. www.jwtintelligence.com/2018/06/enlightening-retail/

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An installation that protects a national treasure

A special technical installation, a sort of “artificial lung”, is at the entrance to the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy. The Chapel is a masterpiece in the history of painting in Italy and Europe in the 14th century. The special air-conditioned environment in the installation both purifies the air inside the Chapel and monitors its atmosphere continuously, in order to protect unique frescoes, some of the most important of all time. Groups of maximum 25 people wait at the door to the air-conditioned waiting-room to the chapel for 15 minutes, the time needed to stabilise the interior microclimate. They then enter the Chapel for another 15 minutes. Visits last a total of about 30 minutes. Automatic access doors open only once on entrance and exit, to allow stabilisation of the interior microclimate. http://www.cappelladegliscrovegni.it

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Trading comfort for efficiency

Melbourne trains should be reconfigured to align more closely to trains running in cities like New York and Hong Kong that cater for significantly higher volumes of commuters each day. By removing the five seats placed across the width of each carriage and replacing them with bench-like seats against the internal sides, additional space will be freed-up in the middle where handrails could be installed. This would enable more people to travel on each train; speed-up on-boarding and exiting time; improve adherence to schedules; and support the efficiency of the entire rail network.

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A wedding at a Tuscan Villa

Our son and his beautiful new bride planned their wedding at Villa Di Ulignano in the countryside of Volterra Italy. The Villa was booked for a week and about 40 very close friends and family came from around the world to attend the wedding and planned festivities before and after. A great success. The Villa was made famous by Visconti-one of Italy’s greatest film directors of the 20th century.

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Sleep and exercise could prevent Alzheimer’s

The brain’s cleaning system has been observed working naturally by scientists for the first time in research that may help in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Researchers have been able to use MRI scanners to watch in real time as spinal fluid flushes waste products out of the brain and circulates them alongside blood vessels, to be removed by the body. Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by the build-up of waste products, and some scientists hypothesise that it could be caused by the brain’s inability to clean itself. This finding could explain the link between Alzheimer’s and poor sleep and exercise. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/brains-cleaning-system-raises-dementia-hopes/news-story/ba28a4f9b2810cf8cd5b31380bcc5afb?

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A retirement village calculator

A new retirement village calculator developed by business analysts is designed to protect seniors from making devastating financial mistakes. The free calculator takes a complex range of fees such as entry fee, ongoing fees and exit fee, and calculates a simple ‘equivalent monthly rent’ for the years of residence. A second version of the app will be aimed at people who advise consumers considering retirement villages, such as lawyers and financial planners. www.rvcalculator.org

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