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Tag: tech

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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% […]

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