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Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees

"A Bristol-based robotics company, Open Bionics, has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm for amputees.
The Hero Arm, with its artificial hand, can fit children as young as nine years old. Its motor is controlled by muscles on the residual limb, allowing the user to carry out many tasks as if the hand was real..."

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-46432642/bionic-3d-printed-arm-gives-confidence-to-young-amputees

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A New Battery Could Store Ten Times the Power as Lithium-Ion

"Batteries are great. They power many hallmarks of the future, from smartphones to electric cars. The problem, of course, is that batteries never seem to last quite long enough on a charge — and their environmental footprint is substantial.

Now, though, an all-star team of researchers from Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Honda say they’ve developed a fluoride-based battery that could deliver up to ten times the energy density of a conventional lithium-ion cell — and that take fewer resources to manufacture..."

https://futurism.com/new-battery-ten-times-power

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World's Smallest Wearable Warns of UV Exposure, Enables Precision Phototherapy

"The world’s smallest wearable, battery-free device has been developed by Northwestern Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering scientists to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths, from the ultra violet (UV) to visible and even infrared parts of the solar spectrum. It can record up to three separate wavelengths of light at one time.

The device’s underlying physics and extensions of the platform to a broad array of clinical applications were reported in a study published in Science Translational Medicine. These foundational concepts form the basis of consumer devices launched in November to alert consumers to their UVA exposure, enabling them to take action to protect their skin from sun damage..."
https://www.ecnmag.com/news/2018/12/worlds-smallest-wearable-warns-uv-exposure-enables-precision-phototherapy

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A Smartphone App and 3D Printed Attachment for HIV Detection

"There are more than 1.1 million people in the US living with HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don’t even know they have it. Young people are the most likely to be unaware of their infections. Globally, there were approximately 36.9 million people living with HIV in 2017, an estimated 1.8 million of them children.

Early detection of HIV is critical in preventing disease progression and transmission. Modern medications can inhibit the virus, allowing people with HIV to live long and healthy lives, but first, they need accessible and reliable diagnostics.

According to a recently published paper in Nature Communications, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital have come up with a mobile diagnostic tool for detecting HIV and monitoring its management..."
https://singularityhub.com/2018/12/07/a-smartphone-app-and-3d-printed-attachment-for-hiv-detection/

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company to Launch “Road Legal” Autonomous Cars

"The Boring Company’s aggressive deadline to open its first underground tunnel is almost upon us, but the company isn’t quite ready yet to unveil it to the world. Elon Musk’s digging project just pushed back the deadline from December 10 to December 18.

But in true Elon Musk fashion, the eccentric billionaire tweeted a pair of new surprises, promising that the tunnel opening would feature “fully road legal autonomous transport cars” and “ground to tunnel car elevators.”..."

https://futurism.com/elon-musks-boring-company-road-legal-autonomous-cars

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[VIDEO] MIT team develops 3D printer that's 10x faster than comparable 3D printers

"Professors Jamison Go and John Hart of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Mechanosynthesis Group have developed new hardware that enables what they call FastFFF (fast fused filament fabrication). And it’s fast, see for yourself..."
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181207-mit-team-develop-3d-printer-thats-10x-faster-than-comparable-3d-printers.html

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Experts: Stem Cells and Robots Will Replace Many Invasive Surgeries

"In 20 years, many now-common surgical procedures could be obsolete.

And the ones that remain are likely to become less invasive as well, according to a groundbreaking report on the future of surgery by England’s Royal College of Surgeons. The report highlights the way that several emerging technologies — like surgical robots, artificial intelligence, and new vaccines — will shape the future of medicine over the next two decades, The Guardian reports. If the surgeons’ predictions hold up, the prognosis looks good..."

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/07/medical-advances-could-soon-spare-patients-surgery-say-experts

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3D-Printed Glucose Sensors Could Cut Costs for People With Diabetes

"Near constant finger pricking or expensive glucose monitoring systems are an unfortunate reality for many people who live with diabetes. A team of researchers from Washington State University is hoping to create a change by 3D printing glucose biosensors.

The 3D-printed sensors would be used in wearable glucose monitors that could stick to a person’s skin and monitor bodily fluids, like sweat. Without such systems, people living with diabetes must self-monitor their blood glucose levels, involving a nuisance finger pricking process, or shell out thousands for automated monitoring systems. Compared to traditional manufacturing processes, 3D printing sensors would reduce waste, cutting down costs, while improving the accuracy of glucose monitors..."
https://futurism.com/the-byte/3d-printed-glucose-sensors-could-cut-costs-for-people-with-diabetes

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Switching to Electric Vehicles Could Save the US Billions, But Timing Is Everything

"Today, less than two percent of the vehicles Americans buy are electric. But within the next three decades, some automotive industry experts expect electric vehiclescould make up the majority of US and global car sales.

All told, American drivers log about 3 trillion miles per year, consuming more than 170 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel in the process. Converting all those road miles to electricity would place new demands on the nation’s system for producing and delivering electricity.

As part of a major energy infrastructure study, we are seeking to understand how an increase in electric vehicles (EVs) might change how energy is supplied and consumed. So far, we have figured out the impact of electric vehicles will depend on where you live and when they are charged..."
https://singularityhub.com/2018/12/08/switching-to-electric-vehicles-could-save-the-us-billions-but-timing-is-everything/

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Scientists Reprogrammed Human Skin Cells Into Immune Cells to Fight Cancer

"Without T-cells, the cells responsible for fighting off foreign cells, we humans are pretty vulnerable to disease. The T-cells themselves however rely on immune system sentinels, dendritic cells, to seek our and flag anything suspicious.

In cancer treatments like immunotherapy, this process is manipulated to get our own bodies to attack cancerous cells. Now, for the first time, a research team from Lund University in Sweden has developed a process for converting human skin cells into these immune system sentinels, which could lead to safer immunotherapy treatment options.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/reprogrammed-human-skin-cells-immune-cells-cancer

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