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Category: Science & Technology

Sprout of Office: Scientists Taught Spinach Plants to Send Emails About Hazardous Materials in the Soil

Re-posted from Mental Floss, written by Ellen Gutoskey While it’s unlikely that your email inbox would contain a message sent by spinach, it’s not impossible. In late 2016, engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) published a study [PDF] in the journal Nature Materials detailing how they taught spinach plants to transmit automatic emails. The news recently re-circulated, […]

Electric Cars: The Tech That’s Changing The Automobile Industry

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The automobile sector has undergone a rapid evolution with the advent of electric cars. This shift can be owed partly to the vital need to preserve the environment and partly to the advancement in technology.  Electric cars have revolutionized the world of transportation. While Tesla became a household name with respect to electric cars, more […]

Growing in 2021: How to Make This Year Count

Remember such a time last year? What did you foresee in the year ahead? What were your resolutions for the year? Chances are, your expectations for 2020 weren’t wholesomely met. Now that we’re all yet to adapt to our ‘new normal,’ this year is the ideal time to just reflect on yourself and be the […]

The Innovation of Telemedicine in Health Care

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We live in a digital era where technology seems to be in charge of every aspect of our lives. Every sector is increasingly becoming dependent on technology for efficiency and effective smooth running of activities. In the health care sector, modern-age technology promises a great deal of improvement as far as quality (particularly health care […]

4 Simple Exercises to Strengthen your Attention and Reduce Distractibility

Amishi Jhad on Mindfullness

Reposted in its entirety from Ideas.Ted.com, June 8, 2018, by Rebekah Barnett Mengxin Li Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we can cultivate the ability to focus on what really matters. “I think, therefore I am distracted.” If Descartes […]

The Redemption of the Recycled

Recycled plastic patio furniture

Making miracles out of milk jugs: Loll Designs There is a regular need for milk—a staple source of calcium—but for milk jugs, not so much. When the contents are exhausted, these plastic containers lie around, stacked together like bulky bricks, often a constant source for comical mishaps. Not everyone can DIY their way into discarding […]

How Sharing Ideas Supports the Entrepreneurial Environment

entrepreneurial mindset

Updated and re-posted, 01/27/2021 …”Entrepreneurs, for the most part, want to help other entrepreneurs. They are smart and think like you. What better way to challenge your thinking than to have another smart person think about your ideas with you?” In Kyle Garman’s brilliant book, The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Preparing Our Next Generation For The Future […]

Why 3D Printing Is Kicking Off The 4th Industrial Revolution

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When you think of 3D printing, you probably think of Makerspaces and clubs where people use small 3D printers for personal projects, like knick-knacks and figurines. We’re used to thinking of it as a hobby, not something that affects our everyday lives and even changes the world.  The truth is, though, 3D printing is already […]

Precision Medicine as the Future of Medicine: Benefits and Challenges

new medicine

Precision medicine, a recently developed technique to diagnose, treat, prevent, and cure diseases, considers the individual’s unique genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors when designing therapeutic interventions. This new development promises a lot of benefits to both patients and healthcare practitioners. However, it also brings to the fore various challenges in healthcare practice and some new […]

Three artists explore their creative liberties in ‘Trapped in a Vortex’

In a world that feels trapped in the middle of a pandemic, art becomes freedom—at least to artists Rita Bard, Cheri Ibes, and RJ Ward, who are set to astound with Trapped in a Vortex. The exhibit was arranged to be shown earlier this year at Molecule Design in Santa Fe, NM, but is rescheduled […]

Design for the departed: An interview with Parting Stone’s Justin Crowe

For a long time, cremation has been considered as a taboo for the religious, a choice not many would take. In the 1980s, the cremation rate was just below 10%, but over the last few years, the US has seen it slowly taking over traditional burial. According to the Smithsonian Magazine, cremations account for 50.2% […]

Lesson Plans For Bringing Tower Garden to the Classroom

Fall is finally here, and the school year is in full swing! Teachers — we know you’re well aware that with a new school year comes new opportunities and inevitable challenges. Whether it’s finding a new, refreshing way to engage the class, or making a daunting subject matter approachable, you may be looking for a […]

Fit to eat: the case of edible foodware

Single-use plastic cutlery has changed the way consumers eat outside their homes. Convenient, yes. But for the better of the environment? No. Plastic Pollution Coalition reports that America alone uses 100 million pieces of these plastic utensils per year—a large percentage that contributes to about 270,000 tons of plastic waste produced globally. Six million tons […]

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