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Added 23 June, 2018

DFW International Airport is now home to what's being touted as the first airport emergency room in the world. Along with doctors and nurses, the facility has CT scanners, a full lab, a pharmacy, and X-ray and ultrasound machines. “What we’re seeing a lot of is chest pain from arriving flights as far as the traveling public goes,” de Moor said...

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Added 20 June, 2018

From prostate surgery to gallbladder procedures, robots are already mainstays in the operating room. Now, they’re coming for your eyes. In 2016, researchers from the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences kicked off a clinical trial to test the PRECEYES Surgical System, a robot designed to perform surgery on the...

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Added 20 June, 2018

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has a vision for New Zealand to become the first food producer to be emissions neutral. If successful, it would create a hugely powerful brand in the international market for New Zealand's primary produce as the Government looks to transition the country to a low carbon economy. "The branding around that I...

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Added 18 June, 2018

The UK city of Rochdale is using machine learning to measure local wellbeing. Traditionally, if a local authority wanted to gauge public opinion it would commission an opinion poll, an expensive way of capturing a snapshot of sentiment on any one day. The Rochdale feelgood factor does away with interviews and harnesses the power of social media...

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Added 12 June, 2018

ASUS has expanded their efforts in the wearables space by debuting their new ASUS VivoWatch BP health tracker. The company say that the VivoWatch BP is the world’s first fitness band that’s capable of tracking a users’ blood pressure. They say that they worked with cardiologists to develop a dual-sensor system that relies on both...

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Added 9 June, 2018

As major fast food chains and quick-service restaurants (QSRs) move to incorporate healthier alternatives, KFC is making a huge play in the veggie meat game. The chicken chain is officially working on the first vegetarian fried chicken to ever hit a big-name QSR. The faux meat's first destination will be the United Kingdom, where smaller places...

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Added 5 June, 2018

Facial recognition tech doesn’t have to be creepy or dystopian. We can actually use it for good. Case in point: Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) developed a facial recognition software program that could help save the lives of endangered primates. Tracking is an essential part of wildlife conservation efforts. Traditionally,...

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Added 21 May, 2018

Dutifully picking up where his carbon neutrality-aspiring predecessor left off, newly elected Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado made quite the pledge at his inauguration ceremony: by 2021 — the year of Costa Rica's bicentennial — the preternaturally happy Central American nation will have completely weaned itself off the use of fossil fuels...

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Added 15 May, 2018

Produced by Nikola Motor Company, the trucks can travel between 500-1,200 miles on one 20-minute charge and will be integrated into the world’s largest brewer’s fleet from 2020. “At Anheuser-Busch we’re continuously searching for ways to improve sustainability across our entire value chain and drive our industry forward,” said AB InBev’s chief...

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Added 14 May, 2018

Beijing and other cities already have buildings that are designed with technologies that clean the air of the cities they are located in. With its facade covered in the spray-on solution Pureti, the new NYC building at 570 Broome Street in Soho is breaking down contaminants in Manhattan air. It utilizes a photocatalytic process that transforms...